Manfredi, Luigi


  • 285 Citations
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He has collaborated with several industries, specifically on the design and fabrication of mechatronic systems for digital control of robotic platforms. He was involved in the design and implementation of miniaturized digital hardware for digital control of multi-linked and flexible robots and has been involved in several European FP7 Projects.

In 2013, he was awarded of the prestigious SAGES Foundation Felicien M Steichen Surgical Innovation Award, at the SAGES Congress in Baltimore, USA, and in 2016 awarded a prize for the CARPE oral presentation in the Emerging Technology session during the SAGES, Congress in Boston, USA.

More recently, he was invited as a Keynote speaker in the Scientific session - Innovative devices - at the Annual EAES Congress in Amsterdam in June 2016, and the scientific session of SAGES Congress in Seattle in April 2018.

His main research is focused on designs for medical mini robot for screening endoscopy for common cancers of the GI tract and mini robots for surgical operations based on using smart materials for flexible and compliant mechanism (i.e. shape memory alloys, SMAs).

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Research Output

Joint optimization based on direct sparse stereo visual-inertial odometry

Wen, S., Zhao, Y., Zhang, H., Lam, H. K. & Manfredi, L., 1 May 2020, In : Autonomous Robots. 44, 5, p. 791-809 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Path planning for active SLAM based on deep reinforcement learning under unknown environments

    Wen, S., Zhao, Y., Yuan, X., Wang, Z., Zhang, D. & Manfredi, L., Apr 2020, In : Intelligent Service Robotics. 13, 2, p. 263-272 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    4 DOFs hollow soft pneumatic actuator – HOSE

    Manfredi, L., Putzu, F., Guler, S., Huan, Y. & Cuschieri, A., 28 Jan 2019, In : Materials Research Express. 6, 4, 045703.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    68 Downloads (Pure)

    A Soft Pneumatic Inchworm Double balloon (SPID) for colonoscopy

    Manfredi, L., Capoccia, E., Ciuti, G. & Cuschieri, A., 31 Jul 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, p. 1-9 9 p., 11109.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    85 Downloads (Pure)

    A Wireless Compact Control Unit (WiCCU) for Untethered Pneumatic Soft Robots

    Manfredi, L. & Cuschieri, A., 27 May 2019, 2019 2nd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft). IEEE, p. 31-36 6 p. 8722788. (RoboSoft 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics).

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    Open Access
  • 120 Downloads (Pure)