MQP - Development of a Robotic Telesurgery System (SASHA)

Project report can be found here:
http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-042811-131622/

The goal of this project is to develop a robotic system for performing surgery. This work builds upon previous efforts to turn an industrial robot into a simulated daVinci robot and incorporating torque sensors. The goal is to develop a compact robotic arm that can manipulate daVinci tools from a remote interface, sense interaction forces, and feed those forces back to the operator.

Robotic Telesurgery System

Students Involved

  • Dan Jones
  • Andrew Lewis

Project Supervisor

External Collaborators

  • Hiep Nguyen, MD - Director, Robotic Surgery Research and Training, Department of Urology, Children's Hospital Boston

Related Publications

  1. Jones D, Lewis A, Fischer GS, Development of a StandAlone Surgical Haptic Arm, In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Boston, USA, Aug. 2011. PubMed, IEEE, PDF