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Tommaso Ranzani

  • PHD
  • Postdoctoral fellow
  • Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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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 (74)

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

Publications (38)

An Additive Millimeter-Scale Fabrication Method for Soft Biocompatible Actuators and Sensors

  • Russo S
  • Ranzani T
  • Walsh C
Advanced Materials Technologies (2017)
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Deployable stabilization mechanisms for endoscopic procedures

  • Ranzani T
  • Russo S
  • Schwab F
2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (2017)
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Soft pop-up mechanisms for micro surgical tools: Design and characterization of compliant millimeter-scale articulated structures

  • Russo S
  • Ranzani T
  • Gafford J
2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (2016)
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Towards Medical Devices with Integrated Mechanisms, Sensors and Actuators via Printed-Circuit MEMS

  • Gafford J
  • Ranzani T
  • Russo S
Journal of Medical Devices (2016)
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Robotic platform for mini-invasive surgery

  • Valdastri P
  • Di Natali C
  • Simi M
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral fellow

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

November 2015 - Present

Education history

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)