Preliminary protocol for interoperable telesurgery

King, H.H. and Tadano, K. and Donlin, R. and Friedman, D. and Lum, M.J.H. and Asch, V. and Wang, C. and Kawashima, K. and Hannaford, B. (2009) Preliminary protocol for interoperable telesurgery. In: Advanced Robotics, 2009. ICAR 2009. International Conference on.

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In the same way Internet standards have connected heterogeneous computing systems, we predict robot communication standards will speed research and development of teleoperated robots. In this paper, a preliminary specification is presented for interoperability among robotic telesurgery systems. This is a first step towards developing a full telerobotics protocol. One way that interoperability will help is by allowing new teleoperation robots to be compared to existing ones on standard platforms. Using our preliminary specification, two telesurgical masters located in Yokohama, Japan controlled the same surgical assistant robot located in Seattle, WA, USA. Teleoperation was over the public Internet and users performance was measured on a standardized task. The value of the communication standard becomes clear, as a comparison between the two systems exposes several important improvements for the surgical master systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Teleoperation > B Teleoperation (General)
Depositing User: Katherine Pratt
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 09:24
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2015 09:24

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