Loris Fichera

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Loris is an Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Computer Science, with appointments in Robotics Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Before joining WPI, Loris was a postdoc at Vanderbilt University, where he spent two years doing research on image-guided ear surgery. During his time at Vanderbilt he worked in the MedLab and in the CAOS Lab.

A native of Italy, Loris received his Ph.D. in Robotics, Cognition and Interaction Technologies in 2015 from the University of Genova and the Italian Institute of Technology.

Prior to entering science, Loris worked as a software developer and sysadmin.

Papers

╬╝RALP and Beyond: Micro-Technologies and Systems for Robot-Assisted Endoscopic Laser Microsurgery

Optical Fiber Coupling System for Steerable Endoscopic Instruments

Beyond Constant Curvature: A New Mechanics Model for Unidirectional Notched-Tube Continuum Wrists

Bringing the Light Inside the Body to Perform Better Surgery

On the Merits of Using Angled Fiber Tips in Office-based Laser Surgery of the Vocal Folds

Eyes in Ears: A Miniature Steerable Digital Endoscope for Trans-Nasal Diagnosis of Middle Ear Disease

Computational Optimization of Notch Spacing for a Transnasal Ear Endoscopy Continuum Robot

Analysis of middle ear morphology for design of a transnasal endoscope

Towards Flexible Steerable Instruments for Office-Based Laryngeal Surgery

Laser incision depth control in robot-assisted soft tissue microsurgery

Through the Eustachian Tube and Beyond: A New Miniature Robotic Endoscope to See into the Middle Ear