Video: Engineering – Developing i-Snake®

Surgeons, programmers and engineers talk about how they created their robotic device

In this three-minute video, surgeons, programmers and engineers from Imperial College London talk about the teamwork involved in developing i-Snake® – a robotic snake-like device for surgery. The device will be able to enter the body through natural orifices such as the mouth and propel itself to the body part of interest, under the remote control of surgeons.

Running time 3 mins 25 secs

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Careers From Biology’ in June 2012 and reviewed and updated in November 2017.

Careers, Medicine, Biotechnology and engineering
Careers From Biology
Education levels:
16–19, Undergraduate, Continuing professional development