Nick got a paper accepted in the Journal of Medical Robotics Research. The manuscript
is entitled Beyond Constant Curvature: A New Mechanics Model for Unidirectional Notched-Tube Continuum Wrists.
Dr. Fichera co-authored an article entitled Trans-eustachian Middle Ear Endoscopy Using a Steerable Distal-Camera Tipped Endoscope, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of Otology and Neurotology.
Our group got a paper accepted at IEEE EMBC 2021. The paper is entitled Optical Fiber Coupling System for Steerable Endoscopic Instruments, and it is a collaboration with Prof. Yuxiang Liu’s laboratory at WPI.
We also posted a pre-print on arXiv entitled Identification of Tissue Optical Properties During Thermal Laser-Tissue Interactions: Approach and Preliminary Evaluation. This project is in collaboration with
Prof. Andrea Arnold (WPI).
18 Aug 2021
Dr. Fichera co-authored an article for
Frontiers in Robotics and AI entitled
“μRALP and beyond: Micro-technologies and systems for robot-assisted endoscopic laser microsurgery.” The
article will appear on the journal website.
14 Jul 2021
01 Jun 2021
Jesse successfully defended his Robotics MS thesis entitled
Making Concentric Tube Robots More Accessible: A New Open-Source Design Made of 3D-Printed and Other Easy-to-Source Materials on
April 21. He will join the MedLab at Vanderbilt University in the Fall of 2021 to
continue his studies as a Ph.D. student.
Nick successfully passed his Robotics MS defense on April 19 with a thesis entitled
A New Mechanics Model for Continuum Notched-Tube Wrists that Accounts for Tendon Friction
and Material Nonlinearities, and he will continue his graduate studies at WPI.
Congratulations to Jesse and Nick!
21 Apr 2021