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Proof of concept for a wrist mechanism for articulated forceps for use in robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Articulated forcepsOne of the main difficulties in laparoscopic surgery is the restriction of free motion of the forceps because of the limited degrees of freedom by the trocar. This paper, by Makoto Jinno of Kokushikan University, Japan, proposes a new wrist mechanism for articulated forceps to be used in laparoscopic surgery. The degrees of freedom of the proposed design are three motor-driven axes that use wires and pulleys (a pitch axis, yaw axis, and gripper axis) and a roll axis driven by manual rotation of the forceps shaft.

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About the Editor-in-chief

tf (1)Toshio Fukuda, Professor Emeritus at Nagoya University, Japan, Professor at Meijo University and Beijing Institute of Technology, is an internationally recognised leader in the field of robotics. He obtained a Bachelor in engineering from Waseda University and received Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Tokyo University in 1973 and 1977, respectively. His pioneering work on micro and nano robotics technology has seen great commercial use and he has been extremely active the Robotics community for the past 4 decades. His many achievements include holding the position of President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (1998-1999) and founding the IEEE International Conference of Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in 1988.

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ROBOMECH Journal focuses on advanced technologies and practical applications in the field of Robotics and Mechatronics.

The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to:
1. Modeling and design
2. System integration
3. Actuators and sensors
4. Intelligent control
5. Robotics
6. Manufacturing
7. Motion control
8. Vibration and noise control
9. Micro/nano devices and optoelectronics systems
10. Automotive systems
11. Applications for extreme and/or hazardous environments
12. Other applications

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