Seminar: Targeting breast cancer via robotics, Prof Stefano Stramigioli, Robotics and Mechatronics lab, University of Twente, Netherlands

  • Date:
  • Time: 10.30 - 11.30
  • Location: Chemical and Process Engineering SR 4.06


Breast cancer is known to be the biggest killer for the female population worldwide. Diagnostics and Treatment of breast tumors are therefore very relevant. In the seminar, after an introduction of different activities taking place at the University of Twente, Robotics and Mechatronics lab, two solutions will be presented which are under investigation to target breast cancer. One will concern the European project MURAB which combines MRI with ultrasound for needle steering. The second will present the evolution of the MRI compatible SunRAM robot and novel actuators technologies for navigation under MRI guidance.

Short Bio:

Stefano Stramigioli received the M.Sc. with honors (cum laude) in 1992 and the Ph.D with honors (cum laude) in 1998. He is currently full professor in Advanced Robotics. He is an IEEE Fellow, ERC Advanced Grant laureate and member of the Royal Holland Society of Science and Humanities (KHMW), Vice president research of euRobotics and has been an IEEE RAS officer for many years.

He is currently leading a growing group of about 60 people. He has been Editor in chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, which he brought from the seventh to the first place in the ranking of the Impact Factor among all journals on Robotics. He has been an AdCom member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, he has been the founder and chair of the Electronic Products and Services of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He is involved in different projects related to Control and Robotics for medical & inspection applications. Nationally has been the founder and chair of RoboNED, the national platform coordinating all academic, industrial and governmental institutions on Robotics and responsible for producing a Strategic Research Agenda for Robotics for the Netherlands and he is one of the initiator of the LEO  robotics center, the first robotic center in the Netherlands.  He has been the 2009 recipient of the IEEE-RAS distinguish service award and he is a member of the 3TU Center of Excellence on Intelligent Mechatronics Systems. He has been teaching Modeling, Control and Robotics for under and post-graduates.  He has around 300 publications including 4 books.