Future Trends

Luigi Manfredi (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Endorobots can empower the user’s perception by accessing the human body through natural orifices or small incisions. Improvements in new available technologies, in designing miniaturized sensors and actuators, in new smart materials, and in powerful computational units to implement complex real-time control strategies have paved the way to new design paradigms. This chapter discusses current challenges and future trends in endorobotics that will provide new solutions for the design of the next generation of endorobots. The chapter will discuss in the first section the evolution of medical devices; then, it presents the size requirement to access human organs, and in the last section, challenges ahead in designing the next generation of endorobots are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndorobotics
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, R&D and Future Trends
EditorsLuigi Manfredi
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128217504
ISBN (Print)9780128217504
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2022


  • Endoscopic robot
  • Future trends
  • New robotics technologies
  • Smart materials
  • Soft robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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