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  Ingestible Origami Robots for Biomedicine

   Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

   Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

Soft robots that can be swallowed (ingested) and can accomplish various surgical tasks are no longer a fiction for engineering. Instead of 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.

We require applicants to have either an undergraduate honours degree (1st) or MSc (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant science or engineering subject from a reputable institution.

Computer Science (8) Engineering (12) Information Services (20) Materials Science (24) Mathematics (25)

Funding Notes

3.5 years scholarship available for home student commencing October 2024. This funding opportunity is open to home applicants. Successful candidates will receive financial support covering tuition fees at the domestic rate and a stipend for a duration of 3.5 years.


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