In this new paper from our Lab (Active Stabilization of Interventional Tasks Utilizing a Magnetically Manipulated Endoscope), we show how intelligent robotics can help with stabilizing the tip of a flexible endoscope and support a gastroenterologist in acquiring a tissue sample during a colonoscopy. This task is crucial for colorectal cancer screening and it often depends on the operator’s skills.

Intelligent robotic colonoscopy has the potential to democratize this procedure allowing every operator to perform at the same level as the best gastroenterologist.