The goal of this project is to develop a robotic system for performing surgery. This work builds upon previous efforts to simulate the daVinci surgical robot and incorporating sensors. The goal is to configure a robotic arm that can manipulate daVinci tools from a remote interface, sense interaction forces, and feed those forces back to the operator through a haptic master.
Team members: looking for 2-4 students to take on this project. Components include: mechanical design and fabrication, robotic manipulator kinematics, dynamics and control, software development, and teleoperation and haptic feedback interfaces.
More information coming shortly...
Please contact Prof. Gregory Fischer to get involved in the project.
DaVinci Surgical Robot from Intuitive Surgical: