ROBOTICS ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT PRESENTS:
SCREAM 3.0: Super-elastic Continuum Robot for Endoscopic Articulation and Manipulation
MQP Preliminary Design Review
Monday, November 23, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual: Please email Sabrina Liu, firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link
Abstract: Laryngeal tumors are common, yet challenging to treat endoscopically due to the lack of articulation in commercially available surgical instruments. Teaming up with a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we hope to create an integrated, miniaturized, steerable laser sheath to make formerly untreatable tumors accessible and operable.
The objective of this project is to investigate robotic platforms to enhance a physician’s dexterity in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. We present the preliminary design and construction of a continuum robotic manipulator consisting of a notched tube capable of providing pan and tilt degrees of freedom. The system encompasses a steerable wrist, control handle, and actuation module that integrates with the endoscopic handle currently being used by physicians.
MQP Team Members: Phillip Abell, Sabrina Liu, Samuel Johnson, Zhongchuan Xu
MQP Advisors: Professor Loris Fichera, Professor Yuxiang Liu