Publications from 2021

Journal articles

  • C M Heunis, K J Behrendt, E E G Hekman, C Moers, J-P P M de Vries, and S Misra, “Design and evaluation of a magnetic rotablation catheter for arterial stenosis”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, June 2021. Accepted.  

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  • M Aggravi, D A L Estima, A Krupa, S Misra, and C Pacchierotti, ”Haptic teleoperation of flexible needles combining 3D guidance and needle tip force feedback”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6(3): 4859–4866, July 2021.  

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  • M Kaya, F Stein, J Rouwkema, I S M Khalil, and S Misra, “Serial imaging of micro-agents and cancer cell spheroids in a microfluidic channel using multicolor fluorescence microscopy”, PLoS ONE, 16(6): e0253222, June 2021.

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  • F Šuligoj, C M Heunis, J Sikorski, and S Misra, ”RobUSt – An autonomous robotic ultrasound system for medical imaging”, IEEE Access, 9: 67456–67465, May 2021.

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  • M Richter, V K Venkiteswaran, and S Misra, ”Multi-point orientation control of discretely-magnetized continuum manipulators”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6(2): 3607–3614, April 2021.

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  • T L Thomas, V K Venkiteswaran, G K Ananthasuresh, and S Misra, “Surgical applications of compliant mechanisms”, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 13(2): 020801-1–020801-13, April 2021.  

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  • A Tariverdi, V K Venkiteswaran, M Richter, O J Elle, J Tørresen, K Mathiassen, S Misra, and Ø G Martinsen, “A recurrent neural-network-based real-time dynamic model for soft continuum manipulators”, Frontiers in Robotics and AI: Machine Learning Techniques for Soft Robots, 8(631303):1–19, March 2021.

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  • V Magdanz, J Vivaldi, S Mohanty, A Klingner, M Vendittelli, J Simmchen, S Misra, and I S M Khalil, “Impact of segmented magnetization on the flagellar propulsion of sperm-templated microrobots“, Advanced Science, 2004037-1–2004037-17, February 2021.  

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  • F Khan, D Barrera, S Sales, and S Misra, “Curvature, twist and pose measurements using fiber Bragg gratings in multi-core fiber: A comparative study between helical and straight core fibers”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 317: 112442-1–112442-7, January 2021.    

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  • C M Heunis, F Šuligoj, C F Santos, and S Misra, “Real-time multi-modal sensing and feedback for catheterization in porcine tissue“, Sensors, 21(1): 273–288, January 2021.

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Conference publications

  • R Avaneesh, R Venezian, S Misra, and I S M Khalil, “Open-loop magnetic actuation of helical microrobots using position-constrained rotating dipole field”, in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Prague, Czech Republic, September-October 2021. Accepted.

  • V K Venkiteswaran, J J Palao, and S Misra, “A magnetically-steerable stenting catheter for minimally invasive cardiovascular interventions”, in Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), pages 848–858, Delft, Netherlands, July 2021.  

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  • M Aggravi, D A L Estima, A Krupa, S Misra, and C Pacchierotti, “Haptic teleoperation of flexible needles combining 3D guidance and needle tip force feedback”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Xi’an, China, May–June 2021.

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  • M Richter, V K Venkiteswaran, and S Misra, “Multi-point orientation control of discretely-magnetized continuum manipulators”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Xi’an, China, May–June 2021. (Finalist for Best Conference Paper Award on Mechanisms and Design)

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Book chapters

  • I S M Khalil, A Klingner, and S Misra, ”Mathematical modeling of swimming soft microrobots”, Academic Press (Elsevier), June 2021.

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Abstracts / Video submissions

  • Z Zhang, I S M Khalil and S Misra, “3D Control of magnetically-driven microrobots in viscoelastic medium”, in Proceedings of the W. J. Kolff Annual Research Days, Groningen, Netherlands, April 2021.

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  • C Li, I S M Khalil and S Misra, “Motion control of helical robots in a vascular model of carotid artery under ultrasound guidance”, in Proceedings of the W. J. Kolff Annual Research Days, Groningen, Netherlands, April 2021.

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Theses / Reports

  • S Staps, “Design of a magnetic soft robot with grasping legs”, Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, July 2021.  

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  • A Riccardi, “Suboptimal control of mobile electromagnet for advanced actuation of soft robots”, Master’s degree in Control Engineering, Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics, and Statistics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, July 2021.

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  • J Pruijm, “Design of a variable stiffness surgical manipulator using smart materials”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (Internship), Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, July 2021.

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  • N T D Sproates, “Origami-based design of flexible surgical capsules”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, July 2021.  

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  • R Venezian, “Control of untethered helical robots at the interface between newtonian and viscoelastic mediums”, Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, July 2021.  

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  • W Tjepkema, “Design of a surgical manipulator using smart materials”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, July 2021.

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  • A Hermann, “Dynamic modelling of a magnetic soft robot”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, July 2021.

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  • W Zafira, “Design of an indirect liquid cooling system for the ARMM electromagnetic coil”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, July 2021.  

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  • E A Codrea, “A comparative study of miniature capsule designs and their ability to translate magnetic energy into work”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, June 2021.

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  • J F Dias, “Design of a flexible surgical capsule based on origami techniques”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, June 2021.

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  • J. Leeftink, “Influence of multiple flexible flagella on the flagellar propulsion of spermatozoa”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, June 2021.

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  • M W Hoppenreijs, “The stability of collinear bundles and the influence of a time-periodic load on the forward propulsion of spermatozoa”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, June 2021.

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  • N C A Rabou, “Design and control of a tri-axial miniature robot”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, June 2021.

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  • S van Wees, “Prototype framework and feasibility study of promising trigger mechanisms for shape memory polymer origami-inspired soft robotics”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, June 2021.  

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  • K Nieuweweme, “The design of an ingestible micro-robot for gastro-intestinal therapeutics”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, June 2021.  

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  • S Sha, “Simulation of a permanently magnetized stent for passive directional control of magnetic nano-agents inside the human cardiovascular system”, Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, June 2021.

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  • J M van der Zee, ”Clinical feasibility of the ARMM actuation strategies in the operating room for endovascular PAD treatment”, Master’s degree in Technical Medicine (Internship Report), Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, May 2021.  

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  • R-J Fidder, ”Acoustic tweezers for contactless manipulation of mm-size agents”, Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, May 2021.

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  • C W A Pruijssers, ”Optimal positioning of robot arms inside the abdominal cavity, to achieve optimal sight and range of motion in pediatric surgery”, Master’s degree in Technical Medicine (Internship Report), Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, May 2021.

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  • F Khan, “Fiber Bragg grating sensors for flexible medical instruments”, Doctoral degree (Biomedical Engineering), Faculty of Medical SciencesUniversity Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, May 2021.

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  • C M Heunis, “Advanced robotics for magnetic manipulation: The mobile magnet vascular surgeon”, Doctoral degree (Biomechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, April 2021.

  • D H Ramadhin, “Flagellar propulsion of paired bull spermatozoa”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, April 2021.  

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  • V R Puranam, “Design and fabrication of biodegradable magnetic soft robots”, Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, March 2021.

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  • E Bax, ”Objective quantification of fluorescence intensity during the creation of anastomoses and sentinel lymph node identification using Indocyanine green”, Master’s degree in Technical Medicine (Internship Report), Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, February 2021.

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  • A J Sterkenburg, ”The usage, possibilities and impossibilities of indocyanine green quantification in a new approach for sentinel lymph node detection in robotic surgery for colon carcinoma”, Master’s degree in Technical Medicine, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, February 2021.

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  • H J Punte, “Characterization of the bending stiffness of passive IRONSperm using magnetic-based dynamic excitation”, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands, January 2021.

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