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Tommaso Ranzani

  • PHD
  • Assistant Professor
  • Boston University
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Research interests

variable stiffnessgranular jammingmedical devicesAdvanced manufacturingroboticsSoft roboticssensorsactuatorssurgical robotics

About

I'm interested in the design and manufacturing of robotic systems and tools. I explored soft robotic technologies to develop novel manipulators, which integrate design principles from biological systems for performing advanced procedures in minimally invasive surgery. My expertise focus on materials, actuation and sensing, and on developing manufacturing paradigms able to effectively combine these into innovative robotic systems.

Co-authors (71)

  • mansoore nejati
  • xiaojuan mo
  • Majid Taghavi
  • Sheila Russo

Publications (5)

  • Design of the Multi-module Manipulator

    • Ranzani T
    • de Falco I
    • Cianchetti M
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  • Nanofiber-reinforced soft fluidic micro-actuators

    • Sinatra N
    • Ranzani T
    • Vlassak J
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  • Pose Sensor for STIFF-FLOP Manipulator

    • Sareh S
    • Noh Y
    • Ranzani T
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  • Technology Selection

    • Cianchetti M
    • Ranzani T
    • Gerboni G
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  • Pop-up tissue retraction mechanism for endoscopic surgery

    • Becker S
    • Ranzani T
    • Russo S
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Boston University

January 2018 - Present

Postdoctoral fellow

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

November 2015 - November 2017(2 years)

Education

PhD in Biorobotics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

November 2010 - October 2015(5 years)

Biomedical engineering

Universita degli Studi di Pisa

October 2004 - June 2010(6 years)