• 224 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


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).

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

  • 5 Similar Profiles
Robotics Engineering & Materials Science
Robots Engineering & Materials Science
Actuators Engineering & Materials Science
Shape memory effect Engineering & Materials Science
Eye movements Engineering & Materials Science
Wire Engineering & Materials Science
Energy efficiency Engineering & Materials Science
Pneumatic actuators Engineering & Materials Science

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

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
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
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
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
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

Degree of freedom
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
Shape memory effect
Intelligent materials
Energy efficiency