Numerous publications report on both the development of the Visibot technology and pre-clinical trials demonstrating proof of concept. These studies have been funded with a combination of government and private research support.
Fowler, D. L., Hu, T., Nadkarni, T., Allen, P. K., & Hogle, N. J. (2010). Initial trial of a stereoscopic, insertable, remotely controlled camera for minimal access surgery. Surgical endoscopy, 24(1), 9-15.