Mechatronic hand-held surgical robots

Brett, P. and Du, X. and Zoka Assadi, M. and Proops, D. and Reid, A. and Coulson, C. (2012) Mechatronic hand-held surgical robots. In: 19th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP 2012), 28-30 Nov 2012, Auckland, New Zealand.


This paper describes the considerations leading to a hand-held surgical robot for micro-drilling. The sensing and control schemes are unique, enabling precise control of the tool with respect to tissues and enables preservation of tissues and reduction of tissue trauma. The device has been derived from a robotic tool supported on a fixed arm. The results will show that the method has considerable advantage over existing tools and robotic tools for a range of surgical processes, and that the principles can be applied to other cutting tools.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: flexible tissues; sensing; surgery; Control schemes; Micro-drilling; Precise control; Robotic tools; Surgical robots; Biological Materials; Biomedical Equipment, Small Tools and Hardware; Robotics; Robot Applications;
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090304 Medical Devices
10 Technology > 1004 Medical Biotechnology > 100499 Medical Biotechnology not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4003 Biomedical engineering > 400308 Medical devices
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3206 Medical biotechnology > 320699 Medical biotechnology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

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