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Nonlinear Trajectory Following Control for a Bio-Inspired Steerable Needle

EasyChair Preprint no. 8144

2 pagesDate: May 31, 2022


Research in minimally invasive surgery has placed great focus on percutaneous intervention, leading to a booming research interest in steerable needles. Such systems, compared with rigid needles, enjoy the advantage of following a curvilinear trajectory towards a target that lies under anatomical tissue surrounded by vessels while avoiding obstacles along the path. Amongst these, a bio-inspired programmable bevel-tip steerable needle (PBN) has been developed, which can steer in any direction in three-dimensional space without causing tissue damage due to torsion; its steering behaviour has been described by a mechanics-based model. To further investigate needle tracking performance under the newly-developed needle model, this paper presents a tailored closed-loop controller which characterizes needle movement by applying an underactuated Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) model.

Keyphrases: nonlinear control, Steerable Needle, trajectory tracking

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  author = {Zejian Cui and Abdulhamit Donder and Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena},
  title = {Nonlinear Trajectory Following Control for a Bio-Inspired Steerable Needle},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 8144},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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