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Smart Autonomous Robotic Assistant Surgeon

Objective

Currently during a laparoscopic operation, several units of medical personnel are requested to stay in the operating room for supporting the main surgeon teleoperating the surgical robot. In particular one assistant is always present for taking care of simple surgical procedures (e.g. aspiration of dead tissue after a cut in laparoscopy, moving organs or tissue to make room for cutting or suturing) that the leading surgeon cannot perform with the laparoscopic tools s/he is teleoperating. It is common that an expert surgeon has to play the role of an assistant during an operation led by another surgeon.
Furthermore, the assistant is performing critical tasks only for the 30% of the time of the operation and s/he has to stand, waiting, most of the time. Considering the hourly cost of a surgeon, the current practice is very inefficient from an economic point of view but also from a social point of view, leading to unnecessary long waiting lists.
The goal of the project is to develop a surgical robotic platform that allows to decrease the number of surgeons necessary for one operation, increasing the social and economic efficiency of a hospital and guaranteeing the same level of safety for the patients. We will focus on laparoscopic surgery, where the surgeon is teleoperating a surgical robot for executing some procedure (e.g. nephrectomy, prostatectomy). The goal of the project is to develop a surgical robotic platform that allows only one surgeon to execute R-MIS operations. SARAS will develop:
1. two assistive robotic arms designed to implement the tasks currently done by the assistant surgeon by holding off-the shelf laparoscopic instruments,
2. a cooperative and cognitive supervisor system able to infer the actual state of the procedure by analysing the information coming from the sensing system and to act accordingly with the surgeon’s needs.
Having these technologies available we are in a position to develop a solo surgery system.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2017-1

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Net EU contribution
€ 663 418,75
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Italy

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Nord-Est Veneto Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 447 500,00
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Modena
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 336 750,00
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Ferrara
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 357 500,00
Address
Via Olgettina 60
20132 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAFFAELE
Italy
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€ 75 000,00
Address
Via Olgettina 60
20132 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITA VITA-SALUTE SAN RAFFAELE

Participation ended

Italy
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€ 0,00
Address
Via Olgettina 58
20132 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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€ 408 721,25
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Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
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€ 573 453,75
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Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee

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Eastern Scotland Angus and Dundee City
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OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 569 831,25
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Headington Campus Gipsy Lane
OX3 OBP Oxford

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
BRAINLAB ROBOTICS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 445 000,00
Address
Olof-palme-strasse 1
81829 Munchen

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00
ACMIT GMBH
Austria
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€ 348 656,25
Address
Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niederösterreich Niederösterreich-Süd
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00