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The STORM Lab at Eurosensor 2016

STORM Lab PhD student, Federico Campisano, presented our paper: Federico Campisano, Francesco Gramuglia, Imro Dawson, Sarthak Misra, Elena De Momi, Keith Obstein, Pietro Valdastri, “Water Jet Actuation for Ultra-Low Cost Endoscopy: Characterization of Miniature Nozzles Fabricated by Rapid Prototyping” at the 2016 Eurosensor conference in Budapest, Hungary.  ... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 in News | Comments Off on The STORM Lab at Eurosensor 2016


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STORM Lab’s Hydrojet wins the Surgical Robot Challenge

June 2016. The STORM Lab Hydrojet Team won the Best Overall Award and the Best Application Award at the Surgical Robot Challenge 2016 organized for the Hamlyn Symposium of Medical Robotics at the Imperial College in London. Our low cost platform for gastric cancer screening in low income countries was evaluated by a jury composed...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 in News | Comments Off on STORM Lab’s Hydrojet wins the Surgical Robot Challenge


Addisu Taddese presenting our paper "Closed Loop Control of a Tethered Magnetic Capsule Endoscope" at the 2016 Robotics: Science and Systems conference in Ann Arbor, MI

The STORM Lab at RSS 2016

STORM Lab PhD student, Addisu Taddese, presented our paper: Addisu Z. Taddese, Piotr R. Slawinski, Keith L. Obstein, Pietro Valdastri, Closed Loop Control of a Tethered Magnetic Capsule Endoscope, at the 2016 Robotics: Science and Systems conference in Ann Arbor, MI... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 in News | Comments Off on The STORM Lab at RSS 2016


PhD student, Hakan Tunc presenting at the Robot Makers (RoMa) workshop at the 2016 Robotic Science and Systems (RSS) conference in Ann Arbor, MI.

Our design environment for capsule robots was presented at the Robot Makers workshop

Our collaborator, Hakan Tunc from the Institute for Software Integrated Systems, presented our project on a design environment for medical capsule robots at the Robot Makers (RoMa) workshop at the 2016 Robotic Science and Systems (RSS) conference in Ann Arbor, MI.    ... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Our design environment for capsule robots was presented at the Robot Makers workshop


The STORM Lab at ICRA 2016

Ph.D. students Nicolo Garbin and Piotr Slawinski, along with Dr. Valdastri, traveled to the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Stockholm, Sweden (May 16-21, 2016) to present their paper: N. Garbin, P. Slawinski, G. Aiello, C. Karraz, P. Valdastri, “Laparoscopic Camera based on an Orthogonal Magnet Arrangement”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2016, Vol....... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 in News | Comments Off on The STORM Lab at ICRA 2016


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The STORM Lab at DDW 2016

May 21-24, 2016. The abstract “Evaluation of a Novel Magnetic Actuated Capsule Endoscope for Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Preliminary Feasibility Study” by Addisu Z. Taddese, Piotr R. Slawinski, Kyle B. Musto, Pietro Valdastri, Keith L. Obstein was presented at a poster session at the Digestive Disease Week 2016 in San Diego, California.    ... KEEP READING

Posted on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 in News | Comments Off on The STORM Lab at DDW 2016


STORM Lab research featured by WIRED Magazine

May 26, 2016. STORM Lab research on magnetic and painless colonoscopy has been featured by WIRED Magazine. Read the article here.... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016 in News | Comments Off on STORM Lab research featured by WIRED Magazine


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STORM Lab research featured by NSF Science360’s Super Science Show

December 2015. In NSF Science360’s Super Science Show, Charlie and Jordan explore Vanderbilt’s new open-source medical capsule robots’ hardware and software. Researchers around the globe who want to customize medical capsule robots won’t have to start from scratch anymore. Here the link to the coolest description ever of what we are doing at the STORM...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, December 7th, 2015 in News | Comments Off on STORM Lab research featured by NSF Science360’s Super Science Show


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The HydroJet featured by VUCast for low-cost gastric cancer screening in low-income countries

The HydroJet platform — designed to provide an ultra-low-cost option for gastric cancer screening in rural areas of low-income countries — has been featured in a clip by VUCast. VUCast Vanderbilt in Central America... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in News | Tags: Comments Off on The HydroJet featured by VUCast for low-cost gastric cancer screening in low-income countries


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The NSF-funded design environment for medical capsule robots goes open-source and is featured by IEEE Spectrum

November 2015. The open source design environment for the rapid prototyping of medical capsule robots is officially launched. Read more here. IEEE Spectrum, the main magazine of IEEE, features our design environment in this report by Emily Waltz.... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 in News | Tags: Comments Off on The NSF-funded design environment for medical capsule robots goes open-source and is featured by IEEE Spectrum


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Gregorio successfully defended his Master Thesis in Biomedical Engineering at Polytechnic University of Milan. Congratulations Gregorio!!!

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Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Gregorio successfully defended his Master Thesis in Biomedical Engineering at Polytechnic University of Milan. Congratulations Gregorio!!!


Engineering Ambassadors Network kick-off meeting Fri Sep 18, 5pm, FGH138

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Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Engineering Ambassadors Network kick-off meeting Fri Sep 18, 5pm, FGH138


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STORM Lab educational robotic toolkit wins $10,000 competition

The STORM Lab educational robotic toolkit has been selected as one of the three winners of the Silicon Labs and Digi-Key Your IoT contest. Eka Susilo will now receive $10,000 in Silicon Labs Components supplied through Digi-Key to expand the robotic toolkit and bring it to local high schools.... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 in News | Comments Off on STORM Lab educational robotic toolkit wins $10,000 competition


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STORM Lab educational robotic toolkit featured by Vanderbilt press

The educational robotic toolkit developed at the STORM Lab has been featured by Vanderbilt press. The modular design for tiny robots – snap-together, removable magnetic plates that include motorized wheels, an accelerometer, a barometer and other functions, depending on what the user wants to do – is an affordable teaching tool for most public schools....... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 in News | Tags: Comments Off on STORM Lab educational robotic toolkit featured by Vanderbilt press


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STORM Lab research in robotic colonoscopy fetured by WHYY-FM

July 23, 2015. Todd Bookman from the WHYY-FM The Pulse radio show interviews Pietro Valdastri about the future of capsule colonoscopy. Here you can read the full story and listen to the radio interview.... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 in News | Comments Off on STORM Lab research in robotic colonoscopy fetured by WHYY-FM


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