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Pop-up Soft Robot for Minimally Invasive Surgery

EasyChair Preprint no. 8166

2 pagesDate: June 1, 2022


Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death globally and there is a great need for improved screening and treatment options. Among new surgical techniques using flexible endoscopes is Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), which provides patient benefits in comparison to other techniques currently in use, such as piecemeal Endoscopic Mucosal Resection. We have created a soft robotic device that aims to deliver the advantages of robotic assisted surgery while remaining low-profile and flexible when not in use. Importantly, our robot can be rapidly manufactured at low cost, reducing barriers to accessibility and widespread uptake of soft robotic technologies.

Keyphrases: Gastrointestinal tract, minimally invasive surgery, Soft Robotics

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Mark Runciman and James Avery and George Mylonas},
  title = {Pop-up Soft Robot for Minimally Invasive Surgery},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 8166},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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