STIFF-FLOP

STIFFness controllable Flexible and Learn-able manipulator for surgical OPerations

 Coordinatore KING'S COLLEGE LONDON 

 Organization address address: 9th Floor, Capital House, Weston St 42
city: London
postcode: SE1 3QD

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Labbett
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 20 7848 8184
Fax: +44 20 7848 8187

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 9˙554˙661 €
 EC contributo 7˙350˙000 €
 Programma FP7-ICT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies
 Code Call FP7-ICT-2011-7
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-01-01   -   2015-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: 9th Floor, Capital House, Weston St 42
city: London
postcode: SE1 3QD

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Labbett
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 20 7848 8184
Fax: +44 20 7848 8187

UK (London) coordinator 0.00
2    FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

 Organization address address: VIA MOREGO
city: GENOVA
postcode: 16163

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Simona
Cognome: Ventriglia
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 010 71781285

IT (GENOVA) participant 0.00
3    FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

 Organization address address: PASEO MIKELETEGI PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE MIRAMON
city: DONOSTIA SAN SEBASTIAN
postcode: 20009

contact info
Nome: Anthony
Cognome: Remazeilles
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 943 105 101
Fax: +34 946 460 900

ES (DONOSTIA SAN SEBASTIAN) participant 0.00
4    FUNDACJA ROZWOJU KARDIOCHIRURGII IM PROF ZBIGNIEWA RELIGI

 Organization address address: UL. WOLNOSCI
city: ZABRZE
postcode: 41 800

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Zbigniew
Cognome: Nawrat
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 3 735664
Fax: +32 3 735677

PL (ZABRZE) participant 0.00
5    PRZEMYSLOWY INSTYTUT AUTOMATYKI I POMIAROW PIAP

 Organization address address: ALEJE JEROZOLIMSKIE 202
city: WARSAW
postcode: 2486

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Karina
Cognome: Mucha
Email: send email
Telefono: +48 22 874 00 17

PL (WARSAW) participant 0.00
6    SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

 Organization address address: PIAZZA MARTIRI DELLA LIBERTA, 33
city: PISA
postcode: 56127

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Paolo
Cognome: Dario
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 050 883528
Fax: +39 050 883519

IT (PISA) participant 0.00
7    STICHTING E.A.E.S

 Organization address address: LUCHTHAVENWEG
city: EINDHOVEN
postcode: 5657 EA

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Alberto
Cognome: Arezzo
Email: send email
Telefono: 393358000000
Fax: 390116000000

NL (EINDHOVEN) participant 0.00
8    THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

 Organization address address: GIVAT RAM CAMPUS
city: JERUSALEM
postcode: 91904

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Jane
Cognome: Turner
Email: send email
Telefono: +972 2 6586676
Fax: +972 7 22447007

IL (JERUSALEM) participant 0.00
9    THE SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY LIMITED

 Organization address address: IDA Road
city: London
postcode: N15-5JE

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: RICH
Cognome: WALKER
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 207 700 2487

UK (London) participant 0.00
10    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

 Organization address address: Via Giuseppe Verdi
city: TORINO
postcode: 10124

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alessandro
Cognome: De Filippo
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 011 6709624

IT (TORINO) participant 0.00
11    UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN

 Organization address address: HERRENGARTEN
city: SIEGEN
postcode: 57072

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Heinz
Cognome: Ahlers
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 271 740 4850
Fax: +49 271 740 14850

DE (SIEGEN) participant 0.00
12    UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

 Organization address address: Stag Hill
city: GUILDFORD
postcode: GU2 7XH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maria
Cognome: Sega-Buhalis
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1483 683498
Fax: +44 1483 683791

UK (GUILDFORD) participant 0.00

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mm    robotic    cognition    port    arm    invasive    diameter    manipulate    robot    endoscopic    actuation    stiffness    unexpected    minimally    objects    soft    compliant    trocar    organs    tools    complete    manipulators    mis    surgery   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

Summary: In Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), tools go through narrow openings and manipulate soft organs that can move, deform, or change stiffness. There are limitations on modern laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical systems due to restricted access through Trocar ports, lack of haptic feedback, and difficulties with rigid robot tools operating inside a confined space filled with organs. Also, many control algorithms suffer from stability problems in the presence of unexpected conditions. Yet biological 'manipulators', like the octopus arm and the elephant trunk, can manipulate objects while controlling the stiffness of selected body parts and being inherently compliant when interacting with objects.nnContributions: We will design, build and operate an innovative soft robotic arm that can squeeze through a standard MIS port (e.g. 12 to 15 mm diameter Trocar port or 20 mm diameter umbilical single port), reconfigure itself and stiffen by hydrostatic actuation to perform compliant force control tasks while facing unexpected situations. We will address the complete system: the design and fabrication of the soft manipulator with a gripper at the tip, distributed sensing, biologically inspired actuation and control architectures, learning and developing cognition through interaction with a human instructor, and manipulating soft objects in complex and uncertain environments.nWe will advance the state of the art of embodied cognition through real world experiments on manipulators that can selectively control their stiffness and degrees of freedom morphing from a complete soft state to an articulated one. This variable stiffness robot arm will have many applications in MIS including NOTES (Natural Orifices Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery). With the support of KARL STORZ ENDOSCOPES, the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) and three internationally-leading medical institutes (see support letters), we will test the soft arm in a minimally invasive robotic surgery application to demonstrate its feasibility.

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