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Title: Design of a Modular, Partially Disposable Robot for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Most robots for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) are large, bulky devices which mimic the paradigm of manual MIS by manipulating long, rigid instruments from outside the body [1]. Some of these incorporate “wristed” instruments to place some local dexterity at or near the tool tip [2]. In contrast, a small number of MIS robot designs place all of the degrees of freedom inside the patient’s body in order to increase the local dexterity [3].

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Frontiers in Biomedical Devices
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National Science Foundation
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