Post-Doctoral Fellow, field Bio-Robotics, topic Surgical Robotics.
PhD-thesis title: “Novel actuation strategies for flexible and modular multi-DOF instruments for minimally invasive surgery”.
Study and development of new actuation approaches for mechanisms embedded on articulated and miniaturized MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) instruments.
Defended on October 30th, 2015.
Visiting Research Assistant at Biomechanical department of TU Delft.
Patent co-inventor: "Multi-steerable single-segmented medical instrument" (inventors: P. Breedveld, G. Gerboni, P. Henselmans , E. Arkenbout , W. F. Wouter)
Master Degree in Biomedical engineering at University of Pisa, Facoltà di Ingegneria.
Thesis title: "Study and development of a magnetic system for GI (gastrointestinal) biopsy capsule”
CRIM (Center for Research in Microengineering) Lab of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Bachelor Degree in Biomedical engineering at University of Pisa, Facoltà di Ingegneria.
Thesis title: “Acryl Acid copolymers synthesis for biomedical use”
M. Simi , G. Gerboni , A. Menciassi and P. Valdastri. "Magnetic torsion spring mechanism for a wireless biopsy capsule", ASME Journal of Medical Devices (JMED), vol. 7, no. 4, pp.041009-1 -041009-9 Sep. DOI: 10.1115/1.4025185. 2013
M. Cianchetti, T. Ranzani, G. Gerboni, T. Nanayakkara, K. Althoefer, P. Dasgupta, A. Menciassi "Soft robotics technologies to address shortcomings in today's minimally invasive surgery: the STIFF-FLOP approach". Soft Robotics (SoRo) 1
(2), 122-131. 2014
A. Jiang, T. Ranzani, G. Gerboni, L. Lekstutyte, K. Althoefer, P. Dasgupta, T. Nanayakkara "Robotic Granular Jamming: Does the Membrane Matter?". Soft Robotics 1 (3), 192-201. 2014
T. Ranzani, G. Gerboni, M. Cianchetti, A. Menciassi. "A bioinspired soft manipulator for minimally invasive surgery".Bioinspiration and biomimetics 10 (3), 035008. 2015
F. Jelinek, G. Gerboni, P. Henselmans, R. Pessers, P. Breedveld. "Attaining high bending stiness by full actuation in steerable minimally invasive surgical instruments." Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies (MITAT) 77- 85. 2014
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", Accepted for publication (in press) on IEEE/ASME Transactions on Robotics (T-RO). 2015
G. Gerboni, P. Henselmans, E. Arkenbout , W. F. Wouter, P. Breedveld "HelixFlex: Bioinspired maneuverable instrument for skull base surgery" accepted for publication (in press) on IOP Science-Bioinspiration and biomimetics. 2015
G. Gerboni, T. Ranzani, A. Diodato, G. Ciuti, M. Cianchetti, A. Menciassi. "Modular soft mechatronic manipulator for minimally invasive surgery (MIS): overall architecture and development of a fully integrated soft module". Springer MECCANICA, Special issue on Soft-Mechatronics, 1-14. 2015
G. Gerboni, M. Simi, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi. "Magnetically Activated Biopsy Capsule." IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob2012), June 24-27, Rome, Italy. 2012
M. Simi, G. Gerboni, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri. "Magnetic Mechanism for Wireless Capsule Biopsy." ASME Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD), April 10-12, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 2012
M. Cianchetti, T. Ranzani, G. Gerboni, I. De Falco, C. Laschi, A. Menciassi. "STIFF-FLOP surgical manipulator: mechanical design and experimental characterization of the single module". Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013.
T. Ranzani, M. Cianchetti, G. Gerboni, I. De Falco, G. Petroni, A. Menciassi. "A modular soft manipulator with variable stiness". 3rd Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS). 2013
G. Gerboni, T. Ranzani, G. Ciuti, M. Cianchetti, A. Menciassi "A new strategy to build a fully modular soft manipulator for MIS" 4rd Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS). 2014
P. Henselmans, G. Gerboni, E. Arkenbout, P. Breedveld. " The HelixFlex 2D: Multi-Actuation Control." ASME Conference on Design of Medical Devices (DMD2014) Europe edition, September 8-9, TU Delft, The Netherlands. 2014.
G. Gerboni, P. Henselmans, P. Breedveld. "The HelixFlex: a new multi-actuated instrument." ASME Conference on Design of Medical Devices (DMD2014) Europe edition, September 8-9, TU Delft, The Netherlands. 2014.