Conference Paper

Neuromaster: a robot system for neurosurgery

Robotics Inst., Beihang Univ., Beijing, China
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2004.1307251 Conference: Robotics and Automation, 2004. Proceedings. ICRA '04. 2004 IEEE International Conference on, Volume: 1
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ABSTRACT This work introduces a robot system for minimally invasive frameless stereotactic neurosurgery. The system consists of a robot arm for precise positioning of surgical tools, a vision system for intro-operative registration, and a preoperative planning system. The robot is a custom designed accurate arm with five degree-of-freedom. The vision system uses two cameras to automatically generate the target position of the robot The robot can be controlled autonomously as well as interactively through an intuitive way. Experiments and clinical trials approve the robot system is effective and powerful.

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