Federico Ongaro

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In order to handle complex tasks in hard-to-reach environments, small-scale robots have to possess suitable dexterous and untethered control capabilities. The fabrication and manipulation of soft, small-scale grippers complying to these requirements is now made possible by advances in material science and robotics. In this paper, we use soft, small-scale(More)
The use of small, maneuverable, untethered and reconfigurable robots could provide numerous advantages in various micromanipulation tasks. Examples include microassembly, pick-and-place of fragile micro-objects for lab-on-a-chip applications, assisted hatching for in-vitro fertilization and minimally invasive surgery. This study assesses the potential of(More)
Current wireless, small-scale robots have restricted manipulation capabilities, and limited intuitive tools to control their motion. This paper presents a novel teleoperation system with haptic feedback for the control of untethered soft grippers. The system is able to move and open/close the grippers by regulating the magnetic field and temperature in the(More)
1 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, 3 Surgical Robotics Laboratory, Department of Biomechanical Engineering, MIRA – Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University of Twente,(More)
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