Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Robotics at WPI, where I direct the Cognitive Medical Technology and Robotics Lab.


In the past I was a postdoc at Vanderbilt University. I did my PhD at the Italian Institute of Technology. See my full CV here


Areas of research:
  • Computer/robot-assisted surgery
  • Continuum robots
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
 

Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor with the Robotics Engineering Program and the Department of Computer Science at WPI.


In the past I was a postdoc at Vanderbilt University. I did my PhD at the Italian Institute of Technology. See my full CV here


Areas of research:
  • Computer/robot-assisted surgery
  • Continuum robots
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
For more information, please see my research page.

News

  • Aug 14, 2017 - I have started my new position at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA.

Recent Publications

  • Fichera L, Dillon NP, Zhang D, Godage IS, Siebold MA, Hartley BI, Noble JH, Russell PT, Labadie RF, Webster RJ.
    Through the Eustachian Tube and Beyond: A New Miniature Robotic Endoscope to See Into the Middle Ear. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 2017 Jul;2(3):1488-94.

  • Fichera L, Messina F, Pappalardo G, Santoro C.
    A Python framework for programming autonomous robots using a declarative approach. Science of Computer Programming. 2017 Jun 1;139:36-55.

  • Kesler K, Dillon NP, Fichera L, Labadie RF.
    Human Kinematics of Cochlear Implant Surgery: An Investigation of Insertion Micro-Motions and Speed Limitations. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2017 May 1:0194599817704391.

  • Dillon NP, Fichera L, Kesler K, Zuniga MG, Mitchell JE, Webster RJ, Labadie RF.
    Pre-operative Screening and Manual Drilling Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Thermal Injury During Minimally Invasive Cochlear Implantation Surgery. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2017 May 18:1-2.

  • Acemoglu A, Fichera L, Kepiro IE, Caldwell DG, Mattos LS.
    Laser Incision Depth Control in Robot-Assisted Soft Tissue Microsurgery. J Med Robot Res. 2017 Mar 27:1740006.

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