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About the Project

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.

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Funding Notes

This is a self-funded research project. 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. The project involves practical and theoretical activities.
Full details of how to apply can be found at the following link:
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Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive: View Website

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