Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Department of


Date of this Version



United States Patent NO.: US 7,339,341 B2
Oleynikov et al.
Date of Patent: Mar. 4,2008


The present invention is a miniature camera robot which can be placed entirely within an open space such as an abdominal cavity. The instant camera robot has pan and tilt capabilities, an adjustable focus camera, and a support component for supporting the robot body. In particular embodiments, the camera robot further contains a light source for illumination and a handle to position the camera robot. A system and method for using the instant camera robot are also provided.