Locomotion techniques for robotic colonoscopy

  title={Locomotion techniques for robotic colonoscopy},
  author={Irwan M. Kassim and Louis Phee and W. S. Ng and Feng Gong and Paolo Dario and Charles A. Mosse},
  journal={IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine},
Colonoscopy has become a routine procedure in many hospitals all over the world for colon cancer diagnosis. This review article discusses the work done by researchers in the quest to automate the colonoscopy procedure. In vitro and in vivo experimentation have been carried out to prove the possibilities of a robot crawling along a patient's colon, treating polyps as they are encountered. Locomotion is an essential part of robotic colonoscopy. The robot must be able to propel itself from the… 

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