Journal Publications

  1. Wang, L., Del Giudice, G., and Simaan, N. (2018). Simplified Kinematics of Continuum Robot Equilibrium Modulation via Moment Coupling Effects and Model Calibration, under review.
  2. Wang, L. and Simaan, N. (2018). Geometric Calibration of Continuum Robots: Joint Space and Equilibrium Shape Deviations, IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), accepted.
  3. Wang, L., Chen, Z., Chalasani, P., Yasin, R. M., Kazanzides, P., Taylor, R. H. and Simaan, N. (2017). Force-Controlled Exploration for Updating Virtual Fixture Geometry In Model-Mediated Telemanipulation. ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (JMR).
  4. Garbin, N., Wang, L., Chandler, J. H., Obstein, K. L., Simaan, N., and Valdastri, P. (2018). Dual-Continuum Design Approach for Intuitive and Ultra Low-Cost Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME), in press.
  5. Chalasani, P., Wang, L., Yasin, R. M., Simaan, N., and Taylor, R.H. (2018). Preliminary Evaluation of an Online Estimation Method for Organ Geometry and Tissue StiffnessIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L).
  6. Roy, R., Wang, L., and Simaan, N (2017). Modeling and Estimation of Friction, Extension and Coupling Effects in Multi-Segment Continuum RobotsIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH).
  7. Groom, K., Wang, L., Simaan, N. & Netterville, J. (2015). Robot-Assisted Trans-nasal Laryngoplasty in Cadaveric Models: Quantifying Forces and Identifying Challenges. The Laryngoscope, 125(5), 166-168.
  8. Simaan, N., Yasin, R. M., and Wang, L. (2018). Medical Technologies and Challenges of Minimally Invasive Intervention and Diagnostics in Confined Spaces. Annual Review of Control, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, accepted.
  9. Ayvali, E., Ansari, A., Wang, L., Simaan, N., & Choset, H. (2017). Utility-Guided Palpation for Locating Tissue Abnormalities. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L).
  10. Simaan, N., Bajo, A., Reiter, A., Wang, L., Allen, P. and Fowler, D., 2013. Lessons learned using the insertable robotic effector platform (IREP) for single port access surgery. Journal of Robotic Surgery.


Conference Publications

  1. Garbin, N., Wang, L., Chandler, J. H., Obstein, K. L., Simaan, N., and Valdastri, P., “A Disposable Continuum Endoscope Using Piston-driven Parallel Bellow Actuator", IEEE International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR), Atlanta, GA, 2018, [best student paper].
  2. Yasin, R. M., Wang, L., Abah, C. and Simaan, N. (2018). Using Continuum Robots for Force-controlled Semi-autonomous Organ Exploration and Registration. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR), Atlanta, GA, 2018, [finalist best student paper].
  3. Salman, H., Ayvali, E., Srivatsan, R. A., Ma, Y., Zevallos, N., Yasin, R.M., Wang, L., Simaan, N., and Choset, H. (2018). Trajectory-Optimized Sensing for Active Search of Tissue Abnormalities in Robotic Surgery, IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation (ICRA’), 2018, in press.
  4. Garbin, N., Wang, L., Sohn, D., Obstein, K. L., Simaan, N., and Valdastri, P. (2017). An Intuitive Disposable Endoscope with Intrinsic Pneumatic Actuation29th Conference of the International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT), University of Torino, Italy, 2017.
  5. Del Giudice, G., Wang, L., Shen, J., Joos, K. and Simaan, N. (2017). Continuum Robots for Multi-Scale Motion: Micro-Scale Motion Through Equilibrium ModulationIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’), Vancouver, Canada, 2017.
  6. Wang, L., Chen, Z., Chalasani, P., Pile, J., Kazanzides, P., Talor, R. H., Simaan, N. (2016). Updating Virtual Fixtures From Exploration Data in Force-controlled Model-based Telemanipulation. In ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, August, 2016
  7. Roy, R., Wang, L. & Simaan, N. (2016). Investigation of Effects of Dynamics on Intrinsic Wrench Sensing in Continuum Robots. In Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016 IEEE International Conference on. [finalist best medical robotics paper].
  8. Chalasani, P., Wang, L., Roy, R., Simaan, N. & Taylor, R. H (2016). Concurrent Nonparametric Estimation of Organ Geometry and Tissue Stiffness Using Continuous Adaptive Palpation. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
  9. Ayvali, E., Srivatsan, A., Wang, L., Roy, R., Simaan, N. & Choset, H (2016). Using Bayesian Optimization to Guide Probing of a Flexible Environment for Simultaneous Registration and Stiffness Mapping. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
  10. Srinivasan, A., Ayvali, E., Wang, L., Roy, R., Simaan, N. & Choset, H (2016). Complementary model update: A method for simultaneous registration and stiffness mapping in flexible environments. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
  11. Srivatsan, A., Wang, L., Ayvali, E., Simaan, N. & Choset, H. (2016). Simultaneous Registration and Stiffness mapping of a Flexible Environment using Stiffness and Geometric Prior. The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics (2016), July, 2016.
  12. Wang, L. & Simaan, N (2014). Investigation of Error Propagation in Multi-Backbone Continuum Robots. In Advances in Robot Kinematics. Springer International Publishing.
  13. Bajo, A., Goldman, R. E., Wang, L., Fowler, D. & Simaan, N (2012). Integration and Preliminary Evaluation of an Insertable Robotic Effectors Platform for Single Port Access Surgery. In Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012 IEEE International Conference on. [finalist best medical robotics paper]
  14. Wang, L., Del Preto, J., Bhattacharyya, S., Weisz, J., and Allen, P. K (2011). A highly-underactuated robotic hand with force and joint angle sensors. IEEE/RSJ Inter. Conf. IROS 2011, San Francisco, California, 2011.
  15. Wang, L., Zhang, W., Ye, Y., et al (2009). The indirect style under-actuated robotic finger with tendon-slider mechanisms. IEEE Inter. Conf. Robio 2009, Guilin, China, 2009.
  16. Zhang, W., Wang, L., Hao, L., et al (2010). An indirect style linkage under-actuated humanoid robot hand. IEEE Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (CAR), Wuhan, China, 2010.