Ingestible Origami Robots for Biomedicine
Supervisor: Dr Shuyhei Miyashita
Soft robots that can be swallowed (ingested) and can accomplish various surgical tasks are no longer a fiction for engineering. Instead a medical doctor cutting and suturing, we expect robots to perform equivalent surgical operations. For this aim, we have developed a series of ingestible robots that can remove a foreign obstacle, patch the wound, and deliver drugs (e.g., Miyashita et al., ICRA 2016). This program will develop the 2nd generation of ingestible, magnetically controlled robots and tools that will replace conventional surgical tools.
Prospective applicants should have an engineering or science degree. The project involves practical and theoretical activities.