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Tube Crawler

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The Tube Crawler

By Adam Wilson, AJ Schrauth, Dan Parent, David Cades, Diana Deluca, Eric Basford, Laura Hacker, Jason Adrian, and Matthew Dombach

The Tube Crawler was created as a prototype to an automated colonoscopic robot. Designed to traverse tubes of varying diameter and of differing stiffness, the Tube Crawler employed inflatable bladders that expanded for both fixing itself inside the tube, and for propulsion.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0212046. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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