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FP6

Final Report - ACCUROBAS (Accurate Robot Assistant)

Project ID: 045201
Funded under: FP6-IST

Abstract

The EC-backed Accurobas project responded to the growing demand for advanced tools, to compensate sources of uncertainty and achieve high precision during surgical procedures. Leading experts in medical robotics teamed up and proposed a robotic arm that can be moved by hand, tele-operated, or let to execute a task autonomously.

Despite its rich sensory-motor skills, this robotic system needs a detailed description of the surgical environment is fuzzy and continuously changing. This final activity report of the Accurobas project describes the researchers' efforts to find a way model such environments with sufficient accuracy.

The flexible modular system developed to extend the capabilities of the robotic arm by providing software tools to model, plan and execute a surgical procedure is described. Furthemore, two demonstrators developed to benchmark its capabilities are presented: a robot-assisted bone ablation and a minimally-invasive robotic surgery.

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