Continuum robots have lean, flexible bodies that can operate in constrained scenarios, such as surgery or airplane turbines.
I am developing new continuum designs and models to deploy this technology in real use cases.
Russo et al., “Continuum robots: An overview”
Alatorre et al., “COBRA: From industrial to medical surgery with slender continuum robots”
Russo et al., “Cooperative continuum robots”
Parallel robots are characterized by high stiffness, payload, and repeatability, improving performance in critical tasks.
With my research, I aim at guiding and optimising their design and operation with new models and algorithms.
My industrial research focuses on maintenance in hard-to-reach areas, such as nuclear plants and aircraft engines.
ROBOTICS IN HEALTHCARE
From a medical perspective, I aim at improving rehabilitation accessibility with low-cost exoskeletons.
Rodriguez-Leon et al., “An auto-tuning cable-driven device for home rehabilitation”
Russo and Ceccarelli, “Analysis of a wearable robotic system for ankle rehabilitation”
Cafolla et al., “CUBE, a cable-driven device for limb rehabilitation”
By combining innovative architectures and rapid prototyping, I develop inexpensive service robots.
Cafolla et al., “HeritageBot III, a robotic platform for cultural heritage”
I am interested in mechanism design and analysis, with a focus on musical or low-cost applications.
Sriratanasak et al., “Tasering twin soft robot: A soft robot capable of passive flight & wall climbing”
Russo and Robles-Linares, “A brief history of piano action mechanisms”