Chapter 8: Raven: Developing a Surgical Robot from a Concept to a Transatlantic Teleoperation Experiment

Rosen, J. and Lum, M. and Sinanan, M. and Hannaford, B. (2011) Chapter 8: Raven: Developing a Surgical Robot from a Concept to a Transatlantic Teleoperation Experiment. In: Surgical Robotics: Systems Applications and Visions. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 159-197.

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For decades surgery and robotics were progressing along two parallel paths. In surgery, minimally invasivesurgery (MIS) revolutionized the way a significant number of surgical interventions were performed. Minimally invasive surgery allows the surgeon to make a few small incisions in the patient, rather than making one large incision for access. This technique allows for significantly faster recovery times, less trauma, and decreased pain medication requirements for the patient. In robotics, teleoperation integrated the human into robotic systems. Only in the last decade have surgery and robotics reached a level of maturity that allowed safe assimilation between the two in a teleoperation mode for creating a new kind of operating room with the potential for surgical innovation long into the future 1. A detailed historical overview of surgical robotics is beyond the scope of this chapter. The reader may refer to several published papers, which collectively may provide a comprehensive survey of the field of surgical robotics and its applications in various sub-disciplines of surgery and medicine 2–17. The remaining of this section will provide a brief overview of key systems and millstones of the research activities in the field of surgical robotics and telesurgery.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Teleoperation > B Teleoperation (General)
C Surgical Robots > C Surgical Robots(General)
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Margaret Thompson
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 21:23
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 21:23

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