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RBE MQP Preliminary Design Review: SCREAM 3.0: Super-elastic Continuum Robot for Endoscopic Articulation and Manipulation

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WPI Robotics Engineering
Monday, November 23, 2020
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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, stliu@wpi.edu 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

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