News

Our latest paper “A Soft Robot for Peripheral Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy” has been published in Soft Robotics!

August 8, 2021


Prof. Russo gives an invited talk at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics during the workshop “Soft, Smart, Multifunctional, Agile and Aware Surgical Robots: Progress and Technologies”

June 10, 2021


Prof. Russo gives an invited talk at the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences at University College London during a virtual symposium on “Soft Robotics for Healthcare”

May 13, 2021


Prof. Russo gives an invited keynote presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics today!

April 16, 2021


Our paper “A Soft Robotic Sleeve for Safer Colonoscopy Procedures” has been accepted for publication in IEEE RA-L and will be presented by Max at the IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics today! Congrats, Max!

April 14, 2021


Prof. Russo gives an invited talk at Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) at Vanderbilt University

November 19, 2020


Prof. Russo and the Material Robotics Lab participate in the “Maximizing Engineering Potential Program” at Cal Poly Pomona, a Zoom virtual outreach event

November 12, 2020


Prof. Russo gives an invited talk at “The Future of Robotics: Research to Commercialization” virtual event organized by MassRobotics

November 5, 2020


The Material Robotics Lab receives a Trailblazer Award from the NIBIB, NIH

October 1, 2020


Prof. Russo gives an invited talk at the 2020 BMES Virtual Annual Meeting – Biomedical Robotics Session

September 18, 2020


Congratulations to Ashlyn who has been named a Clare Boothe Luce Scholar for summer 2020!

August 5, 2020


The Material Robotics Lab is awarded a project sponsored by the BU Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy (IHSIP)

July 20, 2020


The Material Robotics Lab is awarded a BU-CTSI Integrated Pilot award

June 6, 2020


Congratulations to Ashlyn and Pooja for being selected for Boston University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) for Summer and Fall 2020!

May 31, 2020


Congratulations to Harin and Ryan that have been awarded a Distinguished Summer Research Fellowship (DSRF) for the summer of 2020!

May 31, 2020


Prof. Russo gives an invited talk at the US. Army Futures Command, Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, Natick, MA

May 5, 2020


Congratulations to Jiayue Zhao, an undergraduate student in the MRL, who was recently admitted to the Master program at MIT!

March 26, 2020


Congratulations to Jiayue and Harin for being selected for Boston University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) for Spring 2020!

February 24, 2020


Congratulations to Max for passing the PhD Qualifying exam!

November 18, 2019


Congratulations to Arincheyan for being selected for Boston University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) for Fall 2019!

October 5, 2019


Congratulations to Mary Economy, Hael Hanson, Amaan Khimani, Marybelle Raymond, and Florence Xhori on winning the first place in the 2019 Societal Impact Capstone Award, a College of Engineering-wide competition!

May 13, 2019


Congratulations to Arincheyan that has been awarded a Joseph Healey Distinguished Research Fellowship for the summer of 2019!

March 20, 2019


Prof. Russo gives invited talk entitled “Towards soft robotic systems for advanced endoscopic procedures” at MIT – Soft Materials Structures and Devices Seminar Series

March 7, 2019


The Material Robotics Lab is awarded a pilot project funded by Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Initiative at BU

December 2, 2018


Congratulations to Darwin Chiu for being selected for Boston University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)!

October 1, 2018



Our collaborative paper is featured on the cover of Advanced Materials!

Link to the paper here!

September 20, 2018


Prof. Russo is 1 of 5 women “killin it” in the field of robotics according to The University Network!

August 28, 2018

TUN | The University Network featured Prof. Sheila Russo among Women “Killin It” In Robotics for her work in soft robotics.


Congratulations to Jordann Marinelli, Eric Rapp, and Jared Lawson on winning the first place in the 2018 Societal Impact Capstone Award, a College of Engineering-wide competition!

May 14, 2018 

An awesome interdisciplinary team of students from MechE and BME in the ME461 Capstone Experience class. Here celebrating all together with Dean Lutchen!

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Material Robotics Laboratory website launched!

April 9, 2018 


Prof. Russo joins BU and founds the Material Robotics Laboratory

January 9, 2018