Moving on from surgical robotics to robotic micro-tools in surgery

P. N. Brett

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Abstract

Over the past 20 years robotic systems have been deployed in surgery and have demonstrated benefits resulting in greater accuracy and consistency of tool trajectories when compared with comparable manual surgical interventions. It has been a great achievement to deploy such machines in the operating theatre environment in close proximity to patients and operating staff, and now commercial systems are available. Tool point guidance and cutting through the control of tool-point/tissue interaction is essential to increase precision further, particularly when working with soft or flexible tissues. The ability to automatically retrieve information describing tissues and the state of the process remains a challenging aspect. This paper focuses on the developing field of controlling tool-point interaction with tissues. The potential to discriminate different conditions and the means to use this information for control offers great potential towards the future of autonomous systems in surgery. This offers the order of magnitude greater accuracy needed in micro-surgical processes. The paper explores the challenges and novelty in formulating actuation, sensory and control solutions through discussion of some examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 14th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP2007
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event14th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP 2007 - Xiamen, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Dec 20075 Dec 2007

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Conference14th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityXiamen
Period3/12/075/12/07

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Surgery
Robotics
Tissue
Theaters
Information use
Trajectories

Keywords

  • Guided
  • Robotics
  • Sensory
  • Surgical

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Brett, P. N. (2007). Moving on from surgical robotics to robotic micro-tools in surgery. In Proceedings 14th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP2007 (pp. 1-5). [4430753] https://doi.org/10.1109/MMVIP.2007.4430753
Brett, P. N. / Moving on from surgical robotics to robotic micro-tools in surgery. Proceedings 14th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP2007. 2007. pp. 1-5
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