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Ten years in the making

EDEN2020 team publish paper on the steerable needle simulation; embodying ten years of work. Paper: An adaptive finite element model for steerable needles in Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology (2020) by Michele Terzano, Daniele Dini, Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Andrea Spagnoli &  Matthew Oldfield.   If we go directly to the abstract, the paper is about the development of …

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European Robotics Forum poster

Come one, come HAL.

Smartest robotic tech showcased in Europe for the European Robotics Forum 2020. EDEN2020 presentation from the forum available for all. EDEN2020’s Prof Elena de Momi of Politecnico di Milano presented on EDEN2020’s steerable robotic catheter at the most prominent forum for the robotics community in Europe. Prof. de Momi’s presentation titled, “Smart planning and sensing …

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EDEN2020 at the CBTDDC workshop

The second Workshop on Drug Delivery to the Brain, run by the Children’s Brain Tumour Drug Delivery Consortium (CBTDDC) occurred last month in Edinburgh, UK (27th February). EDEN2020’s senior engineer from Imperial College London, Dr Riccardo Secoli took the EDEN2020 pop-up station to the workshop and engaged with fellow researchers and scientists. The workshop comprised …

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Guests look at the EDEN2020 system

EDEN2020 showcases amongst the most innovative tech at new lab in Milan

The official opening of the Leonardo Robotics Labs in Milan included engineers and researches showcasing their robots of tomorrow. Updated 19 Mar 2020 [additional external article added; Il Sole 24 ORE] The Leonardo Robotics Labs at the Milan Polytechnic officially opened in February. 500 square meters of the historic Carlo Erba building was transformed into …

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ITRI and EDEN2020 in a meeting

EDEN2020 goes to Taiwan

Image: ITRI and Imperial discussing the bespoke, steerable catheter which, the EDEN2020 are working hard to develop and revolutionise and advance cancer diagnostics and therapy. Collaborative relationship with not-for-profit research institute (ITRI) gets stronger. The EDEN2020 team from Imperial travelled to Taiwan in November 2019 and spent a 3-day intensive with Taiwan’s leading not-for-profit research …

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Snapshot – EDEN2020 the past 6 months

The EDEN2020 consortium have been busy submitting numerous deliverables and completing milestones this past May to October period and here is a snapshot of what they have been up to. All deliverables in work package (WP) Two – Measurement and Modelling of Drug Delivery in Neurosurgery – are completed and WP Four – Intra-operative Sensing …

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The EDEN2020 team along with other Imperial project tea members in front of the science station

EDEN2020 team out in force at New Scientist Live 2019

After just dusting off the glitz and glamour from the European Researchers’ Night in London a couple of weeks ago, the Imperial team were out in force again with EDEN2020’se interactive pop-up science station. EDEN2020 showcased at the New Scientist Live 2019 along with other Imperial College London projects, at ExCeL London.     New …

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kids learning about the catheter development at the EDEN2020 science station

EDEN2020 at European Researchers’ Night in London

EDEN2020 on show for a night of fun and revelry in the name of science. The Natural History Museum, London opened its doors after-hours for a festival of scientific exploration called The European Researchers’ Night. The tangled ‘world wild webs’ as went the theme of the night welcomed the public to interact with an eclectic …

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The medical team during the invivo trial of the catheter insertion

Through the eye of the needle: EDEN2020 performs the very first live flexible needle insertion

From an idea of wasp ovipositors and neurosurgery 13 years ago, to an EU-funded Horizon2020 research project, to now the world’s first flexible catheter insertion, EDEN2020 has come so far. We take a look at how far EDEN2020 has progressed from Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena’s chance dinner conversation, to an amazing consortium of EU …

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Marlene with a child playing with the computer simulation

EDEN2020 showcase at the Great Exhibition Road Festival in London

 The EDEN2020 engineers and researchers were out again teaching our future scientists and families all about the project at the Great Exhibition Road Festival held in London, June 2019. I’m not a robot. It is not something you had to tick when entering the Robot Zone of the Great Exhibition Road Festival over the …

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