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Benchtop Testing of a Novel Robotic Capsule With Differential Drive Capabilities1

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J. Micah Prendergast, Alexander C. Perry, Mark E. Rentschler

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Colorado at Boulder,
Boulder, CO 80309

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 17, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030935 (Sep 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1091; doi: 10.1115/1.4030566 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Fig. 1

Computer-aided design (top) and benchtop (bottom) images of the robotic capsule

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Fig. 2

Mean velocities at the 0 deg, 30 deg, and 45 deg slopes are shown. The error bars show the standard deviation for each test. Sample size was ten for each group.




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