Micro robot prototype for colonoscopy and in vitro experiments.

  title={Micro robot prototype for colonoscopy and in vitro experiments.},
  author={Kundong Wang and Grace Zhixia Yan},
  journal={Journal of medical engineering & technology},
  volume={31 1},
For actively diagnosing the colon's pathologies micro-invasively or non-invasively, an autonomous prototype of the earthworm-like robot for colonoscopy was designed according to the principle of bionics, and manufactured using precision process technology. In vitro experiments in pig colon were carried out. The micro robot was driven directly by an electromagnetic linear driver. The mobile cells were joined with joints of two degrees of freedom, and the whole body was flexible. The direction of… CONTINUE READING
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