RoboFORCE: Magnetic Colonoscopy with Robotic Guidance

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Colonoscopy is not everyone’s favorite procedure but can save your life. In the future, the process will be a whole lot less painful. Team RoboFORCE’s idea is well wroth a look. It involves using a magnetically-controlled endoscope with smart robotic guidance.

As KUKA explains:

researchers from the universities of Leeds, Vanderbilt and Turin are developing a robot platform using a magnetic capsule which navigates through the bowels thanks to magnetic coupling with an external magnet on an LBR Med.

The Roboception vision system is used to create an external 3D map of the patient to enhance safety.


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