New frontiers in robotic assisted single port surgery:
a novel robotic system with dexterous instruments
Development of a novel modular robotic system with dexterous instruments (both based on parallel structures) and advanced software (implemented on a master console) for the master-slave control of the robotic system and training modules for robotic SSLS. The Challenge robotic system will provide solutions to the current limitations of the SSLS and will ensure patient safety and procedure ergonomics, with applications in urology and abdominal surgery.
O1 - Development of a parallel robotic system with six DOF for instruments and camera positioning (modular approach).
O2 - Development of dexterous instruments with four+one DOF for grasping and cutting in SSLS (modular approach).
O3 - Development of an advanced software program for master-slave control of the robotic system with training module based on VR.
O4 - Development of the experimental model; research validation through experimental results analysis.
O5 - Research results dissemination and increase of research team visibility.