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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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Projects 2015 2016

Research Output 2006 2020

Joint optimization based on direct sparse stereo visual-inertial odometry

Wen, S., Zhao, Y., Zhang, H., Lam, H. K. & Manfredi, L., 10 Jan 2020, In : Autonomous Robots. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Units of measurement
Fusion reactions

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., 16 Jan 2020, In : Intelligent Service Robotics. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reinforcement learning
Motion planning
Collision avoidance
2 Citations (Scopus)
29 Downloads (Pure)

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
Pneumatic actuators
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
45 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
Pneumatic actuators
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
74 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).

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

Open Access
Pressure sensors
Pneumatic control
Pneumatic actuators