FENS Seminars – Assoc. Prof. Evren Samur
Assoc. Prof. Evren Samur (Boğaziçi University) will be the guest of KHAS Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences seminar with his speech “Growing Soft Robot for Flexible Endoscopy” on Friday, December 2 at 2 pm. The event will take place in Fener Hall and is open to anyone interested.
Abstract: Colonoscopy is an endoscopic method used to screen colon for detecting colorectal cancer which is the second leading mortality cause among all cancer types. Conventional colonoscopes are propelled and positioned manually that lead to the risk of colon perforation and patient discomfort. In this talk, I will present a novel robotic solution for colonoscopy operations that will reduce operational risk and improve patient comfort. My talk will focus on the development and evaluation of the robotic prototypes that are categorized as growing soft robots having huge potential not only for the medical applications, but also for inspection purposes in confined spaces and hard-to-access areas.
About the Speaker: Evren Samur, who heads Haptics & Robotics Lab, is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Bogazici University. In 2010, he received his Ph.D. in Robotics from EPFL, Switzerland. His Ph.D. thesis was rated as the Best Ph.D. thesis in 2010 by the EuroHaptics Society. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University in 2011, and a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Boston University in 2021. His research interests include soft robotics, medical robotics, industrial robotics, collaborative robots, robotic grippers and haptics.