V.R.C. Kode

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The end-effectors in the state-of-the-art robotic tools for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) are actuated by actuator packs located outside the patient's body, with the power transmitted from the actuator pack to the end-effector by means of sliding link or tendon-driven mechanisms. This method of power transmission limits the number of degrees-of-freedom(More)
Recent developments in the field of robotics, smart materials, micro actuators and mechatronics have opened a new frontier for innovation and development in millimeter scale actuators for use in medical robotics. In this paper a novel design idea for developing a millimeter scale actuator is presented for actuating the end effector of a robot performing(More)
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