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Biography

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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Projects 2015 2016

Research Output 2006 2019

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

Pneumatic actuators
Actuators
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
Rubber
Torque
17 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling of a vibro-impact self-propelled capsule in the small intestine

Yang, Y., Liu, Y., Manfredi, L. & Shyam, P., 12 Feb 2019, In : Nonlinear Dynamics. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Radius
Forcing
Modeling
Energy efficiency
Natural frequencies

A 3 DOFs Mini Variable Stiffness Soft Pneumatic Actuator

Manfredi, L., Yue, L. & Cuschieri, A., 25 Jun 2018, Proceedings of ACTUATOR 2018: 16th International Conference on New Actuators. 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pneumatic actuators
Actuators
Stiffness
Robots
Sensory feedback

A 4 DOFs variable stiffness soft module

Manfredi, L., Yue, L., Zhang, J. & Cuschieri, A., 5 Jul 2018, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2018. IEEE, p. 94-99 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Stiffness
Robot
Degree of freedom
Robots
Tendons
1 Citation (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Design of a 2 DOFs Mini Hollow Joint Actuated with SMA Wires

Manfredi, L. & Cuschieri, A., 17 Oct 2018, In : Materials. 11, 10, p. 1-13 13 p., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Shape memory effect
Wire
Intelligent materials
Energy efficiency
Robotics