Robot-Like Dexterity... Without the Robot

Journal Papers

  1. K. E. Riojas, P. L. Anderson, R. A. Lathrop, S. D. Herrell, D. C. Rucker, and R. J. Webster III, “A Hand-Held Non-Robotic Surgical Tool with a Wrist and an Elbow”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 66, no. 11, pp. 3176-3184, 2019. PDF (697.43 KB)
  2. P. L. Anderson, R. A. Lathrop, and R. J. Webster, III, “Robot-Like Dexterity Without Computers and Motors: A Review of Hand-Held Laparoscopic Instruments with Wrist-Like Tip Articulation”, Expert Review of Medical Devices, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 661-672, 2016. PDF (483.03 KB)
  3. P. L. Anderson, R. A. Lathrop, D. S Herrell, and R. J. Webster III, “Comparing a Mechanical Analogue with the da Vinci User Interface: Suturing at Challenging Angles”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 1060-1065, 2016. PDF (899.89 KB)

Ph.D. Dissertations

  1. R. A. Lathrop, “Dexterity and Guidance Without Automation: Surgical Robot-Like Capabilities at a Fraction of the Cost”. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2014. PDF (13.43 MB)