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.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 email@example.com
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 firstname.lastname@example.org