Introducing the Core-Snake

The Core-Snake is a variable stiffness laparoscopic camera that uses granular jamming to alternate between soft and rigid states. The soft state enables it to be flexible and dexterous, while the rigid state enables it to be a stable platform for the camera.

Allen Jiang Hamlyn 2013 Core Snake

Developed by Allen Jiang at the Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe) at King’s College London, Department of Informatics.

Presented at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2013