Proposal of a new medical manipulator for laparoscopic surgery

Nobuto Matsuhira, Hideaki Hashimoto, Makoto Jinno, Kyojiro Nambu, Yasuhide Morikawa, Toshiharu Furukawa, Masaki Kitajima, Kazuo Nakazawa

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The combined manipulator (MCM) is proposed as a robotic forceps for laparoscopic surgery. In the next phase of development, the conceptual model will be evaluated and applicable design for actual size and operation will be completed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Robotics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Master-slave manipulator
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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