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Pietro Valdastri’s Plenary Speak – Medical capsule robots: a Incredible Voyage


At the start of the brand new millennia, wi-fi capsule endoscopy was launched as a minimally invasive methodology of inspecting the digestive tract. The opportunity of amassing photographs deep contained in the human physique simply by swallowing a “tablet” revolutionized the sphere of gastrointestinal endoscopy and sparked a brand-new discipline of analysis in robotics: medical capsule robots. These are self-contained robots that leverage excessive miniaturization to entry and function in environments which are out of attain for bigger gadgets. In medication, capsule robots can enter the human physique by way of pure orifices or small incisions, and detect and remedy life-threatening ailments in a non-invasive method. This discuss supplies a perspective on how this discipline has advanced within the final ten years. We discover what was completed, what has failed, and what had been the teachings realized. We additionally talk about enabling applied sciences, clever management, potential ranges of pc help, and spotlight future challenges on this ongoing Incredible Voyage.

Bio: Pietro Valdastri (Senior Member, IEEE) acquired the grasp’s diploma (Hons.) from the College of Pisa, in 2002, and the Ph.D. diploma in biomedical engineering, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in 2006. He’s a Professor and a Chair of Robotics and Autonomous Programs with the College of Leeds. His analysis pursuits embody robotic surgical procedure, robotic endoscopy, design of magnetic mechanisms, and medical capsule robots. He’s a recipient of the Wolfson Analysis Advantage Award from the Royal Society.

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