Design of Pneumatic Soft Surgical Robot for Endoscopic NOTES and MIS Application with Reduced Size

Finished: 2019-12-20

MSc assignment

This project aims at designing a pneumatic soft surgical robot which size is less than 12 mm in diameter for endoscopic NOTES and MIS application from developing methods to reduce the size of the existing research which is 25 mm in diameter.

The project consists of several parts, which are the literature review of previous pneumatic soft surgical robotic platform, design of pneumatic soft surgical robot with reduced size, fabrication and test experiments on maximum pressure, bending, elongation and end effector force for validating the bending performance of the new design. The discussion and results of test experiments are also included.