Cinically-relevant control of microrobotic agents

F. Ongaro

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT


    In recent years, surgical robotic tools have been introduced in the medical and environment, leading to a significant decrease in the invasiveness of most surgical procedures. Starting from robotic manipulators, these tools have evolved in a plethora of devices, ranging from robotic endoscopes to steerable needles and catheters. In this doctoral thesis, we investigate an alternative approach to robotic surgery: the development of microscopic and unethered robots capable of navigating the human vascular network and performing surgeries in hard-to-reach areas. In particular, we look at the advantages and limitations of microrobotics, proposing novel solutions to some of the main challenges in the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Misra, Sarthak, Supervisor
    • Sitti, Metin, Member, External person
    • Kamperman, M.M.G. , Member, External person
    • Cao, M., Member, External person
    • Koopman, Bart F.J.M., Member
    • Meratnia, N., Member
    Award date3 Jul 2019
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-4805-2
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019

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