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On the ModElling of micro-robots in the Gut: a non-smooth dynamics Approach

Project description

Micro-robots to spot bowel cancer

An endoscopy is one of the first steps to detection of colon cancer. Current screening methods rely on visual tests that look inside the colon and rectum. However, these methods are less reliable in spotting small-sized lesions, which should be removed early before they become cancerous. Micro-robots may be able to help. In this context, the EU-funded OMEGA project will develop a new mathematical tool to analyse the sensing capacity of micro-robots in supporting hard-to-visualise bowel lesion detection. The project will develop pioneering numerical techniques and use, for the first time, robots’ multistability to analyse such robot–lesion association and generate a sequence of computational analysis and advanced control methods for cancer detection and staging.

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The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 212 933,76