Soft Robotics in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Mark Runciman, Ara Darzi, George P. Mylonas
2019 Soft Robotics  
Soft robotic devices have desirable traits for applications in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), but many interdisciplinary challenges remain unsolved. To understand current technologies, we carried out a keyword search using the Web of Science and Scopus databases, applied inclusion and exclusion criteria, and compared several characteristics of the soft robotic devices for MIS in the resulting articles. There was low diversity in the device designs and a wide-ranging level of detail regarding
more » ... their capabilities. We propose a standardized comparison methodology to characterize soft robotics for various MIS applications, which will aid designers producing the next generation of devices.
doi:10.1089/soro.2018.0136 pmid:30920355 pmcid:PMC6690729 fatcat:5j2onzrxcjf2rdacvkjd6bvcb4