A snake-like articulated robot for flexible access minimally invasive surgery : modelling, optimisation and kinematic control

The integration of robotic technologies in surgical instrumentation has contributed to the further development of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) aimed at reducing the patient trauma and hospitalisation costs. Recent advances in imaging and mechatronics promise to enable the execution of more compl...

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Main Author: Vitiello, Valentina
Other Authors: Yang, Guang-Zhong ; Elson, Dan
Published: Imperial College London 2012
Online Access:http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.550872