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An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training (2014)
Journal Article
Pipe, A. G., Tzemanaki, A., Walters, P., Pipe, A. G., Melhuish, C., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014). An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 10(3), 368-378. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcs.1544

© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Background: Over the past century, abdominal surgery has seen a rapid transition from open procedures to less invasive methods, such as robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This study aimed to investigate... Read More about An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training.

μAngelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Tzemanaki, A., Burton, T. M. W., Gillat, D., Melhuish, C., Persad, R., Pipe, A. G., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014, August). μAngelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design. Paper presented at 2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)

Abdominal surgery has seen a rapid transition from open procedures to Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (R-A MIS). The learning process for new surgeons is long compared to open surgery, and the desired dexterity cannot always be achieved usi... Read More about μAngelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design.

Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Dikaiakos, G., Tzemanaki, A., Pipe, A. G., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014, August). Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments. Paper presented at 2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has proven to be beneficial in providing outstanding results for the patients. However, studies have shown that the surgeon faces significant challenges whilst performing this type of surgery, ranging from poorly desi... Read More about Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments.

Remotely deployable aerial inspection using tactile sensors (2014)
Journal Article
Macleod, C. N., Cao, J., Pierce, S. G., Sullivan, J. C., Pipe, A. G., Dobie, G., & Summan, R. (2014). Remotely deployable aerial inspection using tactile sensors. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1581, 1873-1880. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4865052

For structural monitoring applications, the use of remotely deployable Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) inspection platforms offer many advantages, including improved accessibility, greater safety and reduced cost, when compared to traditional manual... Read More about Remotely deployable aerial inspection using tactile sensors.

Seeing by touch: Evaluation of a soft biologically-inspired artificial fingertip in real-time active touch (2014)
Journal Article
Assaf, T., Roke, C., Rossiter, J., Pipe, A. G., & Melhuish, C. (2014). Seeing by touch: Evaluation of a soft biologically-inspired artificial fingertip in real-time active touch. Sensors, 14(2), 2561-2577. https://doi.org/10.3390/s140202561

Effective tactile sensing for artificial platforms remains an open issue in robotics. This study investigates the performance of a soft biologically-inspired artificial fingertip in active exploration tasks. The fingertip sensor replicates the mechan... Read More about Seeing by touch: Evaluation of a soft biologically-inspired artificial fingertip in real-time active touch.

A novel bio-inspired tactile tumour detection concept for capsule endoscopy (2014)
Journal Article
Pipe, T., Winstone, B., Melhuish, C., Dogramadzi, S., Pipe, A. G., & Callaway, M. (2014). A novel bio-inspired tactile tumour detection concept for capsule endoscopy. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 8608 LNAI, 442-445. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09435-9_56

Examination of the gastrointestinal(GI) tract has traditionally been performed using endoscopy tools that allow a surgeon to see the inside of the lining of the digestive tract. Endoscopes are rigid or flexible tubes that use fibre-optics or cameras... Read More about A novel bio-inspired tactile tumour detection concept for capsule endoscopy.

Hardware architecture of the protein processing associative memory and the effects of dimensionality and quantisation on performance (2014)
Journal Article
Pipe, T., Qadir, O., Lenz, A., Tempesti, G., Timmis, J., Pipe, A. G., & Tyrrell, A. (2014). Hardware architecture of the protein processing associative memory and the effects of dimensionality and quantisation on performance. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 15(3), 245-274. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10710-014-9217-1

The Protein Processor Associative Memory (PPAM) is a novel hardware architecture for a distributed, decentralised, robust and scalable, bidirectional, hetero-associative memory, that can adapt online to changes in the training data. The PPAM uses the... Read More about Hardware architecture of the protein processing associative memory and the effects of dimensionality and quantisation on performance.

Compliance Control and Human–Robot Interaction: Part II — Experimental Examples (2014)
Journal Article
Khan, S. G., Herrmann, G., Lenz, A., Al Grafi, M., Pipe, A. G., & Melhuish, C. (2014). Compliance Control and Human–Robot Interaction: Part II — Experimental Examples. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 11(03), 1430002. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219843614300025

Compliance control is highly relevant to human safety in human–robot interaction (HRI). This paper presents multi-dimensional compliance control of a humanoid robot arm. A dynamic model-free adaptive controller with an anti-windup compensator is impl... Read More about Compliance Control and Human–Robot Interaction: Part II — Experimental Examples.

Compliance Control and Human–Robot Interaction: Part 1 — Survey (2014)
Journal Article
Khan, S. G., Herrmann, G., Al Grafi, M., Pipe, A. G., & Melhuish, C. (2014). Compliance Control and Human–Robot Interaction: Part 1 — Survey. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 11(03), 1430001. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219843614300013

Compliance control is highly relevant to human safety in human–robot interaction (HRI). This paper presents a review of various compliance control techniques. The paper is aimed to provide a good background knowledge for new researchers and highlight... Read More about Compliance Control and Human–Robot Interaction: Part 1 — Survey.

Text line aggregation (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Beck, C., Broun, A., Mirmehdi, M., Pipe, T., & Melhuish, C. (2014). Text line aggregation. In M. De Marsico, A. Tabbone, & A. Fred (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods. , (393-401). https://doi.org/10.5220/0004817903930401

We present a new approach to text line aggregation that can work as both a line formation stage for a myriad of text segmentation methods (over all orientations) and as an extra level of filtering to remove false text candidates. The proposed method... Read More about Text line aggregation.