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Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Robotic Catheter (To Scale)

Caption: The robotic catheter developed by Buckner’s team utilizes “smart materials” that act as internal muscles, contracting when an electric current is applied. This allows the catheter to bend left, right, up, down or any combination of those directions.

Credit: Dr. Greg Buckner, North Carolina State University

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