Publications from 2020

Journal articles

  • S Mohanty, I S M Khalil, and S Misra, ”Contactless acoustic micro/nano manipulation: A paradigm for next generation applications in life sciences”, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2020. Accepted.

  • T L Thomas, V K Venkiteswaran, G K Ananthasuresh, and S Misra, “A monolithic compliant continuum manipulator: A proof-of-concept study”, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 12(6): 061006-1–061006-10, December 2020.  

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  • V K Venkiteswaran, D K Tan, and S Misra, ”Tandem actuation of legged locomotion and grasping manipulation in soft robots using magnetic fields”, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 41(101023): 1–11, November 2020.

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  • J Sikorski, S Mohanty, and S Misra, “MILiMAC: Flexible catheter with miniaturized electromagnets as a small-footprint system for microrobotic tasks”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(4): 5260–5267, October 2020.

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  • S Mohanty, Q Jin, G P Furtado, A Ghosh, G Pahapale, I S M Khalil, D H Gracias, and S Misra, “Bi-directional propulsion of arc-shaped micro-swimmers driven by precessing magnetic fields”, Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2(9): 2000064-1–2000064-10, September 2020.  

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  • F Khan, A Donder, S Galvan, F Rodriguez y Baena, and S Misra, “Pose measurement of flexible medical instruments using Fiber Bragg gratings in multi-core fiber”, IEEE Sensors Journal, 20(18): 10955–10962, September 2020.

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  • C M Heunis, B F Barata, G P Furtado, and S Misra, “Collaborative surgical robots: Optical tracking during endovascular surgery”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 27(3): 29–44, September 2020.

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  • V Magdanz, I S M Khalil, J Simmchen, G P Furtado, S Mohanty, J Gebauer, H Xu, A Klinger, A Aziz, M Medina Sánchez, O G Schmidt, and S Misra, “IRONSperm: Sperm-templated soft magnetic microrobots”, Science Advances, 6: eaba5855-1–eaba5855-15, July 2020  

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  • I S M Khalil, A Klingner, Y Hamed, Y S Hassan, and S Misra, “Controlled non-contact manipulation of non-magnetic untethered microbeads orbiting two-tailed microrobot”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 36(4): 1320–1332, August 2020.  

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  • A Tariverdi, V K Venkiteswaran, Ø G Martinsen, O J Elle, J Tørresen, and S Misra, ”Dynamic modeling of soft continuum manipulators using lie group variational integration”, PLoS ONE, 15(7): e0236121-1–e0236121-29, July 2020.  

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  • F S Farimani, M de Rooij, E E G Hekman, and S Misra, “Frictional characteristics of fusion deposition modeling manufactured surfaces”, Rapid Prototyping Journal, 26(6): 1095–1102, April 2020.  

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  • F S Farimani, M Mojarradi, E E G Hekman, and S Misra, “PneuAct-II: Hybrid manufactured electromagnetically stealth pneumatic stepper actuator”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(2): 3587–3592, April 2020.  

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  • C M Heunis, Y P Wotte, J Sikorski, G P Furtado, and S Misra, “The ARMM system – Autonomous steering of magnetically-actuated catheters: Towards endovascular applications”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(2): 704–711, April 2020.    

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  • I S M Khalil, V Magdanz, J Simmchen, A Klingner, and S Misra, “Resemblance between motile and magnetically-actuated sperm cells”, Applied Physics Letters, 116, 063702-1–063702-5, February 2020.

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Conference publications

  • G Pittiglio, J H Chandler, M Richter, V K Venkatasubramanian, S Misra, and P Valdastri, “Dual-arm control for enhanced magnetic manipulation”, in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS),Las Vegas, USA, October 2020. Accepted.  

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  • Z Zhang, A Klinger, S Misra, and I S M Khalil, “Control of magnetically-driven screws in a viscoelastic medium”, in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Las Vegas, USA, October 2020. Accepted.

  • J Sikorski, S Mohanty, and S Misra, “MILiMAC: Flexible catheter with miniaturized electromagnets as a small-footprint system for microrobotic tasks”, in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Las Vegas, USA, October 2020. Accepted.      

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  • V K Venkatasubramanian and S Misra, “Towards gradient-based control of magnetic soft robots using a six-coil electromagnetic system”, in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS),Las Vegas, USA, October 2020. Accepted.

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  • A Klingner, B Hanna, D Mahdy, M Hanafi, S Misra, and I S M Khalil, “Helical propulsion in a viscous heterogeneous medium”, in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Toronto, Canada, July 2021. Accepted.

  • C M Heunis, Y P Wotte, J Sikorski, G P Furtado, and S Misra, “The ARMM system – Autonomous steering of magnetically-actuated catheters: Towards endovascular applications”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France, May–June 2020.  

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  • F S Farimani, M Mojarradi, E E G Hekman, and S Misra, “PneuAct-II: Hybrid manufactured electromagnetically stealth pneumatic stepper actuator”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France, May–June 2020.

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Theses / Reports

  • F Linde, “Simulation of acoustically actuated micro-propellers”, Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, October 2020.  

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  • J Sikorski , “Magnetic catheters: A journey across orders and scales”, Doctoral degree (Biomechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, September 2020.  

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  • K J Behrendt, “Design of an artherectomy catheter with a magnetic hammer actuated drill for the ARMM system”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, September 2020.

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  • S van der Heide, ”3D instrument tip tracking for stereotactic navigation in robot assisted rectum resection surgery”, Master’s degree in Technical Medicine (Internship Report), Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, September 2020.  

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  • A P Geurts, “Design of a catheter for localized drug delivery using magnetic actuation for anchoring, steering and drug injection”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, August 2020.  

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  • S Zijp, “Product design of a magnetically actuated robotic surgical tool for drug delivery into the colon wall”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, August 2020.  

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  • P de Graaf, ”Optimal positioning of robotic arms inside the abdominal cavity in pediatric surgery”, Master’s degree in Technical Medicine (Internship Report), Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, August 2020.

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  • K Voogd, “Influence of immersed particles on the wave-pattern of sperm cells and spermbots”, Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, August 2020.    

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  • J Vivaldi, “Motion analysis and control of self-assembled sperm-templated micro-bio-robots”, Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering), Università di Roma La Sapienza, July 2020. (visiting student)  

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  • E Kreeft, “Design of a magnetically- actuated ablation catheter”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, July 2020.  

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  • A G J Harbers, “Control of a tetherless miniature robot using static magnetic fields”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology,, University of Twente, Netherlands, July 2020.  

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  • R T S Kouwen, “Modelling and control of helical microrobots”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology,, University of Twente, Netherlands, July 2020.  

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  • B Cats, “Compliant joint design of a surgical tool”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology,, University of Twente, Netherlands, July 2020.  

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  • E W van den Brink, “Modeling and design of a soft reconfigurable microrobot”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology,, University of Twente, Netherlands, July 2020.    

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  • C Fambuena Santos, “Three-dimensional intravascular reconstruction framework using multicore optical shape sensors and ultrasound images”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, May 2020.    

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  • M Daubresse-Chasle, “Design of a magnetically-actuated gripper for surgical application”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (Internship), Université de Franche-Comté / Université Bourgogne – Franche-Comté — Institut Supérieur d’ingénieurs de Franche-Comté, France, May 2020.  

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  • E Morfidou, F van der Graaf, J P Gonzalez, L Bakker, S Straatsma, S Fatapour, and S Senthilkumar, “Flexi-Bot – A magnetically actuated surgical tool”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering – Multidisciplinary Project, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, March 2020.  

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  • R Belinskis, “Designing electropneumatic control unit (EPCU) and motor identification setup of the PneuARMM robot”, Master’s degree in Systems and Control, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands, March 2020.  

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