Development of a remote minimally-invasive surgical system with operational environment transmission capability

Mamoru Mitsuishi, Jumpei Arata, Katsuya Tanaka, Manabu Miyamoto, Takumi Yoshidome, Satoru Iwata, Shin'ichi Warisawa, Makoto Hashizume

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Abstract

This paper describes a tele-endoscopic surgical system with force feedback capability. The system consists of multi-media cockpit, surgical site and communication link. The multi-media cockpit is equipped with force feedback type master manipulators, visual and auditory information presentation apparatuses, and foot switches. A slave manipulator with 3 arms is located at the surgical site; the left and right arms hold forceps or a radio knife and the center arm holds an endoscope. The slave manipulator has a special safety mechanism. Vital signs can be also transmitted to the cockpit. In the experiment, a cholecystectomy was successfully performed on a pig at the distance of 150km.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2663-2670
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 9 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Sep 14 2003Sep 19 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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