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1. (WO2018045036) ROBOTIC DEVICE WITH COMPACT JOINT DESIGN AND AN ADDITIONAL DEGREE OF FREEDOM AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/045036    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/049390
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B25J 17/02
A61B 34/30
B25J 7/00
B25J 19/00
Applicants: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
Inventors: FARRITOR, Shane
FREDERICK, Thomas
CUBRICH, Lou
Title: ROBOTIC DEVICE WITH COMPACT JOINT DESIGN AND AN ADDITIONAL DEGREE OF FREEDOM AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Abstract:
The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various robotic and/or in vivo medical devices having compact joint configurations and at least three degrees of freedom. Other embodiments relate to various medical device components, including forearms having grasper or cautery end effectors, that can be incorporated into certain robotic and/or in vivo medical devices.