Robotics

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Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Academic Credit

Overview

The Material Robotics Lab is looking for multiple students interested in the area of soft robotics and surgical robotics.


Robotic navigation, stabilization, and tool deployment mechanisms are being developed to provide enhanced force transmission and capabilities to soft robots in minimally invasive surgical applications, such as interventional bronchoscopy and neuroendoscopy.
These solutions would allow a millimeter-scale soft continuum robot to navigate to a target surgical area in the periphery of the lung or in the brain cavity, anchor to the surrounding anatomical tissue, and perform tissue biopsy.


The students will help with fabricating prototypes of these mechanisms. Activities will involve elastomer molding, laser cutting, lamination and other fabrication methods to create soft origami-inspired robots. The students will also help set up and perform characterization tests to validate the robot.

Robotics

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