Hybrid Surgical Robot Project

Principal Investigator: Sheila Russo

Project Description

With the advancement of rigid surgical robots, they have been increasingly used for a wide range of surgical procedures, offering improved safety and precision. However, soft surgical robots have been developed to provide a safer interaction with surgical environments. Despite this, the controllability and ability to generate forces in the desired direction of soft robots remain limited. Hybrid robots that leverage the benefits of both rigid and soft robots have been introduced to address these limitations, with fluidic control being a common approach.


Sheila Russo & Hun Lee