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Multifunction robotic platform for natural orifice surgery.

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  • 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0656, USA. xlzhang@huskers.unl.edu

Abstract

A new robotic platform for natural orifice surgery is described. The robot is designed to carry multiple tool tips in a single end-effector arm. Design and experimental validation are presented. Although the design is still being improved, results suggest that the new robotic tool will enable dexterous abdominal surgery with improved force transmission capability.

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