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Ingestible Origami Robots for Biomedicine

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

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 ingesitlbe 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.

Funding Notes

Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive. it will be possible to make Scholarship applications from the Autumn with a strict deadline in late January. Specific information is available at:
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