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Title: Micromachines in endoscopy
Authors: Goh, P. 
Krishnan, S.M.
Keywords: Colonoscopy
Issue Date: Apr-1999
Citation: Goh, P., Krishnan, S.M. (1999-04). Micromachines in endoscopy. Bailliere's Best Practice and Research in Clinical Gastroenterology 13 (1) : 49-58. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Conventional endoscopy has reached a plateau in technical development, necessitating the exploration of bold new ideas in order to make further advances. One such idea is a self-navigating, independent, intelligent colonoscopic micro-robot. The design of a vehicle that can negotiate the difficult and hostile terrain of the colon is a complex task. Options include wheeled or tracked vehicles and pneumatically driven devices. The development of navigation and lesion recognition software to drive such a vehicle is also challenging. The various mathematical concepts involved in the development of such software are explored in this article.
Source Title: Bailliere's Best Practice and Research in Clinical Gastroenterology
ISSN: 15216918
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