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ICRA
2005
IEEE
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13 years 11 months ago
Planning for Steerable Bevel-tip Needle Insertion Through 2D Soft Tissue with Obstacles
— We explore motion planning for a new class of highly flexible bevel-tip medical needles that can be steered to previously unreachable targets in soft tissue. Planning for thes...
Ron Alterovitz, Kenneth Y. Goldberg, Allison M. Ok...
ISER
2004
Springer
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13 years 11 months ago
Nonholonomic Modeling of Needle Steering
As a flexible needle with a bevel tip is pushed through soft tissue, the asymmetry of the tip causes the needle to bend. We propose that, by using nonholonomic kinematics, contro...
Robert J. Webster III, Noah J. Cowan, Gregory S. C...
ICRA
2007
IEEE
138views Robotics» more  ICRA 2007»
14 years 16 days ago
Teleoperation of Steerable Needles
— Needles are commonly used in medical practice as a minimally invasive means to reach subsurface targets for diagnosis or therapy delivery. Recent results indicate that steerabl...
Joseph M. Romano, Robert J. Webster III, Allison M...
IJRR
2008
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13 years 6 months ago
Motion Planning Under Uncertainty for Image-guided Medical Needle Steering
We develop a new motion planning algorithm for a variant of a Dubins car with binary left/right steering and apply it to steerable needles, a new class of flexible beveltip medica...
Ron Alterovitz, Michael S. Branicky, Kenneth Y. Go...