Imperial College London

Dr. Riccardo Secoli

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate



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Riccardo Secoli received the MSEE in Control System Engineering from the University of Padua (Italy) in 2006. He then joined the Department of Innovation in Mechanics and Management (University of Padua), where he gained a PhD in Industrial Engineer with specialization in Mechatronics and Industrial System (March 2010). In 2009, he was a visiting PhD Student in the Biorobotics Lab (Dept. Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. - University of California Irvine - USA) where he joined as post-doc in 2010 till 2011. Nowadays, his a Research Associate in the Mechatronics in Medicine Lab at Dept. Mechanical Eng. - Imperial College London.

His past research during the Master and PhD has focused on development of haptic cable-driven robot for rehabilitation of individuals affected by stroke.



Matheson E, Secoli R, Burrows C, et al., Cyclic Motion Control for Programmable Bevel-Tip Needles to Reduce Tissue Deformation, Journal of Medical Robotics Research, ISSN:2424-905X


Cattilino M, Secoli R, Galvan S, et al., Development of a Dynamic Soft Tissue Phantom for Cooperative Control Testing in Robotic Surgery, Hamlyn Symposium

Secoli R, Rodriguez y Baena F, Experimental Validation of Curvature Tracking with a Programmable Bevel-Tip Steerable Needle, International Symposium on Medical Robotics, IEEE

Watts T, Secoli R, Rodriguez y Baena F, Modelling the Deformation of Biologically Inspired Flexible Structures for Needle Steering, The first International Congress for the Advancement of Mechanism, Machine, Robotics and Mechatronics Sciences 2017, ISSN:2211-0984

Burrows C, Liu F, Leibinger A, et al., 2017, Multi-target Planar Needle Steering with a Bio-inspired Needle Design, 1st International Conference of IFToMM ITALY (IFIT), SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG, Pages:51-60, ISSN:2211-0984

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