Papers on ‘A Geometry Deformation Model for Braided Continuum Manipulators’ and ‘Mechanics of Continuum Manipulators, A Comparative Study of Five Methods with Experiments‘ have been accepted in Frontiers in Robotics and AI Journal and TAROS 2017 Conference, respectively. The findings, described in these papers, provide a deep insight into comprehensive modeling of braided continuum manipulators for surgery applications.
Paper on ‘Palpation Force Modulation Strategies to Identify Hard Regions in Soft Tissue Organs’ has been accepted in PLOS ONE. The findings, described in the paper, have the potential to change how robots will be used in the future for soft tissue examination like in cancer surgery, food industry, agriculture, airport security.
Psychoanalyst Darian Leader’s new book looks at the culture and psychology of the human hand. He joins Matthew Sweet along with art historian Lisa Le Feuvre, currently curating an exhibition on sculpture and prosthesis at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, and robotics scientist Thrishantha Nanayakkara from King’s College London, who works on the problem of engineering a functioning hand from scratch…more
EPSRC just confirmed that we will be funded to lead a major UK based research consortium. See details here.
PhD candidate Hadi Sadati has been appointed as a member of the newsletter team of IEEE soft robotics technical committee.
Al Jazeera America has recently visited our lab to film about soft robotic technology we are developing here in our lab at King’s college London. Sara, one of our lab member was interviewed about her work on the locomotion system for climbing and walking in uneven terrain conditions, taken a ‘mountain goat’ as an example. Some of other works carried out in the lab were also featured in the program as well. The video is embedded below. Enjoy!
Credit: Al Jazeera America
Thrish was in the panel together with Amon Twyman, the leader of the UK Transhumanist Party, and Nicky Ashwell, the first UK user of one of the most advanced bionic hands, before screening “The blade runner” at the London Underground Film club (interviewed by Victoria Turk, editor of “Motherboard”): http://motherboard.vice.com/read/london-come-watch-blade-runner-with-us-humans-and-replicants-welcome