Human-integrated automation of suturing task with one-master two-slave system for laparoscopic surgery

@article{Watanabe2016HumanintegratedAO,
  title={Human-integrated automation of suturing task with one-master two-slave system for laparoscopic surgery},
  author={Kengo Watanabe and Takahiro Kanno and Kazuhisa Ito and Kenji Kawashima},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)},
  year={2016},
  pages={1180-1185}
}
Automating surgical subtasks such as suturing, cutting, and debridement can reduce surgeon fatigue and procedure time and also facilitate tele-surgery. Especially, suturing is ubiquitous subtask in surgery. To achieve fully autonomous suturing with surgical robot is challenging due to deformation of human tissue. However, certain level of autonomy in… CONTINUE READING