CoDIR – Colonic disease investigation by robotic hydro-colonoscopy

Simone Calo using the hydrojet

We’re collaborating with IMSaT, Dundee on this large EU funded project to develop a mobile robotic system for next-generation hydro-colonoscopy.

The work is highly multidisciplinary and our team of PhD researchers have backgrounds in both engineering and surgery.

Our work centres on understanding the complex geometry and mechanical nature of the colonic system (through mechanical characterisation) and developing novel robotic solutions for locomotion through this challenging environment.