Tommaso Ranzani, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Engineering
Dept of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
MS, University of Pisa

Professor Ranzani has extensive experience in the development of medical robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). He explored different technologies and developed a number of manufacturing paradigms to design and manufacture innovative robotic systems and tools. His main research area is soft robotics, he has explored soft robotic technologies to develop novel manipulators, which integrate design principles from biological systems for performing advanced procedures in MIS. He is interested in expanding the potential of soft robots across different scales to develop novel reconfigurable soft-bodied robots.

Enabling advanced endovascular beating-heart procedures through soft robotics
09/16/2020 - 09/15/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering


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  1. Ranzani T, Russo S, Bartlett NW, Wehner M, Wood RJ. Increasing the Dimensionality of Soft Microstructures through Injection-Induced Self-Folding. Adv Mater. 2018 Sep; 30(38):e1802739. PMID: 30079470
  2. N.R. Sinatra, T. Ranzani, V. Joost, K.K. Parker, R. J. Wood. Nanofiber-reinforced soft fluidic micro-actuators. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2018; 28.
  3. S. Russo, T. Ranzani, C. J. Walsh, R. J. Wood. An Additive Millimeter-Scale Fabrication Method for Soft Biocompatible Actuators and Sensors. Advanced Materials Technologies. 2017. View Publication
  4. J. Gafford, T. Ranzani, S. Russo, A. Degirmenci, S. Kesner, R. Howe, R. J. Wood, C. J. Walsh. Towards Medical Devices with Integrated Mechanisms, Sensors and Actuators via Printed-Circuit MEMS. Journal of Medical Devices. 2017; 11(1):011007-12.
  5. Becker, T. Ranzani, S. Russo, R. J. Wood. The 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Pop-Up Tissue Retraction Mechanism for Endoscopic Surgery. 2017.
  6. Ranzani, S. Russo, F. Schwab, C. J. Walsh, R. J. Wood. Proceedings of Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Deployable stabilization mechanisms for endoscopic procedures. 2017.
  7. Russo, T. Ranzani, J. Gafford, C. J. Walsh, R. J. Wood. Proceedings of Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Soft pop-up mechanisms for micro surgical tools: design and characterization of compliant millimeter-scale articulated structures. 2016; 750-757.
  8. Gafford, T. Ranzani, S. Russo, H. Aihara, R. J. Wood, C. J. Walsh, C. Thompson. Proceedings of Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Snap-On Robotic Wrist Module for Enhanced Dexterity in Endoscopy. 2016; 4398-4405.
  9. Ranzani, S. Russo, C. J. Walsh, R. J. Wood. Proc. of 6th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics. A soft suction-based end effector for endoluminal tissue manipulation. 2016.
  10. T. Ranzani, M. Cianchetti, G. Gerboni, I. De Falco, A. Menciassi. A Soft Modular Manipulator for Minimally Invasive Surgery: Design and Characterization of a Single Module. IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 2016; 32(1).
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