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A Study on Anchoring Ability of Three-Leg Micro Intestinal Robot

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Wei Lin, Guozheng Yan


The Institute of Medical Precision Engineering and Intelligent System, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.


This paper proposes an anchoring and extending micro intestinal robot for medical inspection and surgery propose. The three-leg anchoring method is discussed in detail, and micro robot phantom model is used to test anchoring related parameters for mechanical design. A prototype is designed and fabricated base on the experiment results and is tested in in-vitro experiment. The prototype is locomotive in a pig small intestine under a diameter limitation.


Intestinal Tract; Micro Robot; Anchoring Extending

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W. Lin and G. Yan, "A Study on Anchoring Ability of Three-Leg Micro Intestinal Robot," Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 8, 2012, pp. 477-483. doi: 10.4236/eng.2012.48062.

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