Publications from 2018

Journal articles

  • F Ongaro, S Pane, S Scheggi, and S Misra, “Design of an electromagnetic setup for independent 3D control of pairs of identical and non-identical microrobots”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2018. Accepted.

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  • J Chevrie, N Shahriari, M Babel, A Krupa, and S Misra, “Flexible needle steering in moving biological tissue with motion compensation using ultrasound and force feedback”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(3): 2338–2345, July 2018.  

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  • P Moreira, L Kuil, P Dias, R Borra, and S Misra, “Tele-operated MRI-guided needle insertion for prostate interventions”, Journal of Medical Robotics Research, 2018. Accepted.

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  • S Scheggi, C Yoon, A Ghosh, D H Gracias, and S Misra, “A GPU-accelerated model-based tracker for untethered submillimeter grippers”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 103: 111–121, May 2018.

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  • C M Heunis, J Sikorski, and S Misra, “Magnetic actuation of flexible surgical instruments for endovascular interventions”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 25(3): 71–82, September 2018.

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  • A Denasi and S Misra, “Independent and leader-follower control for two magnetic micro-agents”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 4(1): 218–225, January 2018.  

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  • C Pacchierotti, F Ongaro, F van den Brink, C Yoon, D Prattichizzo, D H Gracias, and S Misra, “Steering and control of miniaturized untethered soft magnetic grippers with haptic feedback”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 15(1): 290–306, January 2018.

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Conference publications

  • M Kaya, A Denasi, S Scheggi, E Agbahca, C Yoon, D H Gracias, and S Misra, “A multi-rate state observer for visual tracking of magnetic micro-agents using slow medical imaging modalities”, in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pages 5386–5393, Madrid, Spain, October 2018.

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  • J Sikorski, E S A A M Rutting, and S Misra, “Grasping using magnetically-actuated tentacle catheter: A proof-of-concept study”, in Proceedings of the IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), pages 609–614, Enschede, Netherlands, August 2018.

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  • G J Vrooijink, H Irzan, and S Misra, “A beating heart testbed for the evaluation of robotic cardiovascular interventions”, in Proceedings of the IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), pages 1076–1082, Enschede, Netherlands, August 2018.

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  • I S M Khalil, M Ehab, A Klingner, S Scheggi, B Adel, and S Misra, “Near surface effects on the flagellar propulsion of soft robotic sperms”, in Proceedings of the IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), pages 384–389,  Enschede, Netherlands, August 2018.

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  • A Denasi, F Khan, K J Boskma, M Kaya, C Hennersperger, R Gobl, M Tirindelli, N Navab, and S Misra, “An observer-based fusion method using multicore optical shape sensors and ultrasound images for magnetically-actuated catheters”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pages 50–57, Brisbane, Australia, May 2018.

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  • F Sojoodi Farimani and S Misra, “Introducing PneuAct – Parametrically-designed non-electromagnetic pneumatic stepper actuator”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pages 200–205, Brisbane, Australia, May 2018.

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  • J Chevrie, N Shahriari, M Babel, A Krupa, and S Misra, “Flexible needle steering in moving biological tissue with motion compensation using ultrasound and force feedback”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pages 1–8, Brisbane, Australia, May 2018.

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Abstracts / Video submissions

  • F Khan and S Misra, “Multicore optical fibers as shape sensors for flexible medical instruments”, in Proceedings of the W. J. Kolff Annual Research Days, Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands, April 2018.

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  • M Kaya, A Denasi, S Scheggi, C Yoon, D Gracias, and S Misra, “A multi-rate state observer for visual tracking of magnetic micro-agents using slow medical imaging modalities”, in Proceedings of the W. J. Kolff Annual Research Days, Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands, April 2018.

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  • A Denasi, F Khan, K J Boskma, M Kaya, C Hennersperger, R Gobl, M Tirindelli, N Nawab, and S Misra, “An observer-based fusion method using multicore optical shape sensors and ultrasound images for magnetically-actuated catheters”, in Proceedings of the W. J. Kolff Annual Research Days, Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands, April 2018.

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Theses / Reports

  • A Zeybek, “Development of a thermal cage for high frequency coil driver heat experiments”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Internship), Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, September 2018.

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  • U Sakthivel, “Design of a high frequency coil driver for the magnetic manipulation of micro-agents and steerable catheters”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Sri Ramaswamy Memorial (SRM) University, India, September 2018.

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  • A Alp Aydeniz, “Development of high-frequency coil driver”, Bachelor’s degree in Electrical-Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (Internship), Ozyegin University, Turkey, September 2018.

  • M Prati, “Ultrasound-based soft tissue phantom model”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (Internship), Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy, September 2018.

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  • A Sahin, “High frequency high resolution PWM generation”, Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, September 2018.

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  • V Spadaro, “Pose tracking of a magnetic torpedo for targeted drug delivery”, Master’s degree in Information Technologies for Health (Internship), Department of Information Technologies for Health, University of Strasbourg, France, August 2018.

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  • L F Peña Samaniego, “Design of magnetically actuated surgical devices using magnetic micro-particles embedded in a polymeric matrix”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, August 2018.

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  • M Nappez, “Closed-loop control of catheter tip using passive tracking/ultrasound”, Master’s degree in Imaging, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering (Internship), Department of Information Technologies for Health, University of Strasbourg, France, August 2018.

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  • A S Rafael, ”Electro-pneumatic control system for a two degrees of freedom demonstrative mechanism actuated with PneuAct”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, July 2018.  

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  • T Vlogman , “Simulation of a bio-inspired swimming mechanism”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology,, University of Twente, The Netherlands, July 2018.  

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  • E Rutting, “Looping catheter for object manipulation within the human body”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, March 2018.

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  • M Fernandes, “Programming of optical auto-focus for microscopic stereo system”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (Internship), University of Porto, Portugal, May 2018.  

  • M Weessies, A Noordhuis, J Terpstra, M Miloszewska, and W Grootens, “Phantom”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (Multidisciplinary Project), Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, April 2018.

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  • G Bucchi, ”Enhanced fitting techniques for model-based tracking of continuum manipulators”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, April 2018.

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  • T Buitink and J Hop, “Designing a patient specific brain phantom for neurosurgical simulations”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (Research Internship), Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, April 2018.

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  • G van Praagh, B van der Spek, M Baltasar Badaya, R O Kobayashi and J Bakker, “Magnetically-actuated gripper for minimally invasive surgery”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (Multidisciplinary Project), Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, April 2018.  

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  • J Spenkelink, “Contact force estimation in tendon-driven continuum manipulators with tip probes using fiber Bragg grating sensors”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (Research Internship), Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, April 2018.

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