|By Business Wire||
|August 12, 2013 06:25 AM EDT||
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z68cc9/snake_robots) has announced the addition of Wintergreen Research, Inc's new report "Snake Robots Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019" to their offering.
Worldwide snake robot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the next generation units provide an access and movement mechanism that is unique and useful.
Confined spaces exist. A confined space exists because of a lack of ability to take apart or dismantle components. Confined spaces exist in nuclear reactors, aircraft, the human body, industrial processing plant, underwater environments, ship-building, space. Buildings, roads, pipelines and other man-made spaces all have confined spaces.
The world is full of awkward confined spaces. Snake-arm robots are self-contained portable devices and extensions to existing systems. These products build on software and hardware technology. Snake robots used for small space access, inside airplane wing access, first responder tasks, and surgery: They are used for going where nothing else can go. Snake robots provide systems that significantly improve traditional open surgery by consolidating the number of minimally invasive access ports to one and eliminating open surgery.
The automated process revolution in surgery, first responder help, and communications is being implemented via robots. Robots are automating systems, providing significant improvement in the accuracy of surgery and penetration of spaces that were previously impenetrable.
According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, a confined space needs snake shapes to achieve access. Confined spaces exist by design (aircraft engine), by failure (collapsed building) or naturally (human body). Existing open surgery can be replaced in large part by robotic and minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Minimally invasive surgery MIS, drug therapies, radiation treatment, and emerging interventional surgical approaches complement robotic surgery techniques as a replacement for or complement to open surgery. The snake robots reduce the number of ports needed to gain access and repair the heart.
- Applied Robotics
- Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM
- OC Robotics
- Robotics Lab Omnitread
- Selected List of University and Research Snake Robots
- Technologies, LLC
- Tokyo Institute of Technology Research
- University of Michigan Mobile
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Source: Wintergreen Research, Inc
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