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Research interests

My research interests include wearable technologies, robot hands, hand exoskeletons, robot kinematics and haptics and bio-inspired robotics. I am especially interested in applications of robotics in surgery, preventative medicine, rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dexterous tele-operation.

Research interests

Current projects

 

ARTEMIS (Advanced RoboTic brEeast exaMination Intelligent System)

funded by CRUK, kick off: 04/2020, in partnership with Imperial College London and the University of Lincoln

Development of robotic palpation sensors for breast lump early detection, using soft materials and haptic technologies.

 

Robotic Prostate cancer diagnosis/treatment

collaboration with Bristol Urological Institute

Modelling and develoment of robotic tools and simulator for biopsy and treatment of prostate cancer (for Brachytherapy and LATP - local anaesthetic transperineal biopsy)

 

Teleoperation in extreme environments (space and nuclear robotics)

collaboration with Thales Alenia Space, UK and RAIN Hub

Development of sensorised grippers and hand exoskeletons for dexterous manipulation

Investigation of effects and mitigation of teleoperation delays using haptic interfaces

 

Sign Language Recognition and Learning

Development of wearable technologies for the recognition and teaching of British Sign Language, using soft sensors and machine learning.

 

Robot assisted diagnosis in colorectal examination

Development of teleoperated soft haptic systems and wearable diagnostic interfaces

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Research Output

  • 8 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 4 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 PhD thesis (not Bristol)

Estimation of Tool-Tissue Forces in Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery using Neural Networks

Abeywardena, S., Qiaodi, Y., Tzemanaki, A., Psomopoulou, E., Droukas, L., Melhuish, C. & Dogramadzi, S., 16 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 6, 11 p., 56.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Requirements elicitation for robotic and computer-assisted minimally invasive surgery

    Nakawala, H., De Momi, E., Tzemanaki, A., Dogramadzi, S., Russo, A., Catellani, M., Bianchi, R., De Cobelli, O., Sideridis, A., Papacostas, E., Koupparis, A., Rowe, E., Persad, R. A., Ascione, R. & Ferrigno, G., 19 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. 16, 4, p. 1 - 32 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Design of a wearable fingertip haptic device for remote palpation: Characterisation and interface with a virtual environment

    Tzemanaki, A., Al, G. A., Melhuish, C. & Dogramadzi, S., 12 Jun 2018, In : Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 14, 4, p. 6633-6655 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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