Multifunction robotic platform for natural orifice surgery

Xiaoli Zhang, Wei Jian Chin, Chi Min Seow, Akiko Nakamura, Michael Head, Shane Farritor, Dmitry Oleynikov, Carl Nelson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Multifunction robotic platform
  • natural orifice surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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