Emmanuel B. Vander Poorten

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This paper derives analytic guidelines to tune the popular Position-Force bilateral controller and improve its performance by incorporating available knowledge on the bounds of the environment impedance. The proposed guidelines can prove especially useful in the domain of telesurgery where a need exists for well-understood bilateral teleoperation(More)
Advances in technology and computing play an increasingly important role in the evolution of modern surgical techniques and paradigms. This article reviews the current role of machine learning (ML) techniques in the context of surgery with a focus on surgical robotics (SR). Also, we provide a perspective on the future possibilities for enhancing the(More)
Retinal surgery is one of the most challenging types of surgery because of the scale and the fragility of the human eye anatomy. The surgeon suffers from limited positioning accuracy, tremor and poor force feedback directly affecting the quality of the surgical procedures. To tackle these issues, we developed a teleoperation system to assist surgeons during(More)
In this article we present a new theorem that reduces the stability problem of teleoperators from a structured singular value problem to a maximum singular value problem. A control scheme realizing an ideal response for fixed scaled teleoperation is proposed and its stability is proven analytically. Next, the ideal control scheme is extended to control(More)
This article introduces a set of novel haptic guidance algorithms intended to provide intuitive and reliable assistance for electric wheelchair navigation through narrow or crowded spaces. The proposed schemes take hereto the non-holonomic nature and a detailed geometry of the wheelchair into consideration. The methods encode the environment as a set of(More)
Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) is a common retinal vascular disorder which may cause severe loss of vision. Retinal cannulation appears to be the most effective treatment, but given the small diameter of a retinal vein, it is too difficult and risky for a surgeon to perform this procedure manually. This work reports on the development of an innovative robotic(More)
This paper discusses variable-scale bilateral control for micro teleoperation. A method is proposed to synthesize robust variable-scale controllers that guarantee system stability and realize robust performance in contact with any arbitrary, but passive, operator and environment. The proposed method is based on the formulation as a robust output feedback(More)
In endovascular surgery and cardiology, robotic catheters are emerging as a promising technology for enhanced catheter manipulation and navigation while reducing radiation exposure. For robotic catheter systems especially with tendon actuation, a key challenge is the localisation of the catheter shape and position within the anatomy. An effective approach(More)