A Novel System for Navigation-and Robot-Assisted Craniofacial Surgery: Establishment of the Principle Prototype.

PURPOSE The authors aimed to develop 1 novel navigation-guided robotic system for craniofacial surgery to improve accuracy during operation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A new 7-DOF (7-degree-of-freedom) robotic arm was designed and manufactured. Based on our self-developed navigation system TBNAVIS-CMFS, the key technique of integration was studied. A phantom… (More)