Early Developments of a Novel Smart Actuator Inspired by Nature

  title={Early Developments of a Novel Smart Actuator Inspired by Nature},
  author={Luca Frasson and Tassanai Parittotokkaporn and Brian L. Davies and Ferdinando Rodriguez Y. Baena},
  journal={2008 15th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice},
Current research at Imperial College focuses on the development of a novel neurosurgical probe for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), which can be used to target deep lesions in the brain by exploiting the unique design of certain ovipositing wasps. While conventional neurosurgical instruments are rigid and can only be used to achieve straight-line trajectories, the biomimetic design will enable curved paths connecting any entry point to any target within the brain to be followed autonomously… 

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