"In the early 19th Century it would have been fair to describe surgery as butchery but in the early 21st it is a fast moving technological science." -Professor Sir Ara Darzi
Sheila Russo received the master’s degree (with honours) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in June 2010 with a thesis entitled “Study on coordinated actuation of assembled modular robots for symbiotic multi-robot organisms”, carried on at CRIM (Center for Research in Microengineering) Lab of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. In the same year she joined the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa as a Ph.D. student. She is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in biorobotics at the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa. Her current research interests include robotic systems for minimally invasive laser assisted surgery and smart sensorization for surgical endoscopic tools.