Tamas Haidegger

Tamas Haidegger
Óbudai Egyetem · University Research and Innovation Center (EKIK)

PhD in EE, MSc in BME

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Introduction
Main field of research is being on medical technologies, control/teleoperation of surgical robots, image-guided therapy and assistive devices
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - August 2020
Óbudai Egyetem
Position
  • Managing Director
February 2012 - April 2016
Óbuda University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2011 - January 2013
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

Publications

Publications (246)
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This paper describes a Mass Ventilation System (MVS) which serves as a medical ventilator system. It can be used to ventilate large number of COVID-19 patients in parallel (5 – 50+) with personalized respiratory parameters. The system has been designed to be medically suitable for both non-invasive and invasive patient ventilation. It protects heal...
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Food production systems face many challenges nowadays. Concerns regarding the environmental impact of increasingly intensive production, the rising cost of inputs needed to achieve adequate yields and the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have put, and continuously put the agricultural sector in a difficult position regarding its sustainabil...
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The rise and advancement of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has significantly improved patient outcomes, yet its technical challenges—such as tissue manipulation and tissue retraction—are not yet overcome. Robotic surgery offers some compensation for the ergonomic challenges, as retraction typically requires an extra robotic arm, which makes the c...
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In computer-assisted surgery, it is typically required to detect when the tool comes into contact with the patient. In activated electrosurgery, this is known as the energy event. By continuously tracking the electrosurgical tools’ location using a navigation system, energy events can help determine locations of sensor-classified tissues. Our objec...
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The ability of healthcare workers to learn proper hand hygiene has been an understudied area of research. Generally, hand hygiene skills are regarded as a key contributor to reduce critical infections and healthcare-associated infections. In a clinical setup, at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the outcome of a multi-modal training initiative...
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The appearance and global spread of Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (RAMIS) induced a revolution in healthcare during the last few decades. Many believe that the next step in the advancement of surgery will be subtask-level automation. Currently, a number of research groups are working on the automation of surgical subtasks, and in the la...
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Interventional robotic systems have been deployed with all existing imaging modalities in an expansive portfolio of therapies and surgeries. Over the years, literature reviews have painted a comprehensive portrait of the translation of the underlying technology from research to practice. While many of these robots performed promisingly in preclinic...
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Telesurgical robotics, as a technical solution for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (RAMIS), has become the first domain within medicosurgical robotics that achieved a true global clinical adoption. Its relative success (still at a low single-digit percentile total market penetration) roots in the particular human-in-the-loop control, in w...
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The United Nations has long put on the discussion agenda the sustainability challenges of urbanization, which have both direct and indirect effects on future regulation strategies. Undoubtedly, most initiatives target better quality of life, improved access to services & goods and environment protection. As commercial aerial urban transportation ma...
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Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (RAMIS) has reshaped the standard clinical practice during the past two decades. Many believe that the next big step in the advancement of RAMIS will be partial autonomy, which may reduce the fatigue and the cognitive load on the surgeon by performing the monotonous, time-consuming subtasks of the surgical...
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Given the rising popularity of robotics, student-driven robot development projects are playing a key role in attracting more people towards engineering and science studies. This article presents the early development process of an open-source mobile robot platform—named PlatypOUs—which can be remotely controlled via an electromyography (EMG) applia...
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The development and deployment of robotic technologies can have an important role in efforts to achieve the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—with both enabling and inhibiting impacts. During a workshop at the 2021 IEEE/Robotics Society of Japan International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021), experts...
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The revolution of minimally invasive procedures had a significant influence on surgical practice, opening the way to laparoscopic surgery, then evolving into robotics surgery. Teleoperated master-slave robots, such as the da Vinci Surgical System, has become a standard of care during the last few decades, performing over a million procedures per ye...
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I n the complex and rapidly evolving fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, the elaboration of ethical concerns, considerations, and requirements helps elucidate the nature of technology’s reach and impact on society where there is a legal void. Thus, establishing ethics in AI and robotics is fundamental to identifying their potential...
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Összefoglaló. A technika folyamatos fejlődésével a robotikának és az adattudományoknak minden bizonnyal hasonló hatása lesz az invazív medicina egyes ágaira a következő 20 évben, mint a gyártástechnikára volt az elmúlt évtizedekben. A korai kép által vezetett sebészeti rendszereket és sebészrobotokat elsősorban pontosságuk és megbízhatóságuk miatt...
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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its disease COVID-19 present an unprecedented challenge for humanity. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics may help fighting COVID-19. Potential applications of AI in this accelerating pandemic include, but are not limited to, early detection and diagnosis, massive agent modeling and simulation, data a...
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Objective skill assessment-based personal performance feedback is a vital part of surgical training. Either kinematic—acquired through surgical robotic systems, mounted sensors on tooltips or wearable sensors—or visual input data can be employed to perform objective algorithm-driven skill assessment. Kinematic data have been successfully linked wit...
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During the last few decades, Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery reshaped the standard clinical practice. It offers a number of benefits, such as lower risk of complications for the patient and better ergonomics for the surgeon. Many believe that the next big step in the advancement of surgery will be partial autonomy, that may reduce the fat...
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The most compelling questions about the possibility of life on other planetary bodies will likely be answered only once the human mind can fully engage with the explored alien surface. Current interplanetary science operation models are primarily based on the paradigm of using robotic off-Earth assets for exploration. Conducting field geology resea...
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BACKGROUND: Sensor technologies and data collection practices are changing and improving quality metrics across various domains. Surgical skill assessment in Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (RAMIS) is essential for training and quality assurance. The mental workload on the surgeon (such as time criticality, task complexity, distractions)...
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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its disease COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge for humanity. Intelligent systems and robotics particularly are helping the fight against COVID-19 several ways. Potential technology-driven solutions in this accelerating pandemic include, but are not limited to, early detection and diagnosis , assis...
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Background Current hand hygiene guidelines do not provide recommendations on a specific volume for the clinical hand rubbing procedure. According to recent studies volume should be adjusted in order to achieve complete coverage. However, hand size is a parameter that highly influences the hand coverage quality when using alcohol-based handrubs (ABH...
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This paper describes a Mass Ventilation System (MVS) which serves as a medical ventilator system. It can be used to ventilate large number of COVID-19 patients in parallel (5 – 50+) with personalized respiratory parameters. The system has been designed to be medically suitable for both non-invasive and invasive patient ventilation. It protects heal...
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Enforcing system level safety is a key research domain within self-driving technology. Current general development efforts aim for Level 3+ autonomy, where the vehicle controls both lateral and longitudinal motion of the dynamic driving task, while the driver is permitted to divert their attention, as long as she/he is able to react properly to a h...
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Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)---which is a very beneficial technique to the patient but can be challenging to the surgeon---includes endoscopic camera handling by an assistant (traditional MIS) or a robotic arm under the control of the operator (Robot-Assisted MIS, RAMIS). Since in the case of RAMIS the endoscopic image is the sole sensory input...
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Describes the special features of the MassVentil system. This ventilator system has been developed and tested in a laboratory environment, will be able to simultaneously ventilate 10 people at the preclinical stage, and up to 50 or more in the future, while protecting health-care professionals.
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Background: Hand hygiene can only be efficient if the whole hand surface is treated with sufficient alcohol-based handrub (ABHR); therefore, the volume of handrub applied is a critical factor in patient safety. The proper amount of ABHR should be provided by handrub dispensers. The aim of this study was to investigate the dispensing performance of...
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Since the end of the Apollo missions to the lunar surface in December 1972, humanity has exclusively conducted scientific studies on distant planetary surfaces using teleprogrammed robots. Operations and science return for all of these missions are constrained by two issues related to the great distances between terrestrial scientists and their exp...
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Background Healthcare-associated infections represent a major burden in neonatal intensive care units. Hand antisepsis is the most important tool for prevention, however, compliance among healthcare workers remains low. Objectives To prospectively evaluate the influence of different work shifts (extended working hours, night shifts) on the quality...
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Robotics is a fast-growing field which requires the efficient development of adapted standards. Hence, in this paper, we propose a development methodology to support the robot standardization effort led by international, technical, and professional associations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Our proposed stand...
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This article presents an application-oriented method for the structural synthesis of control systems for multichannel linear objects. It provides a general form, based on the compensation for object dynamics and disturbances. The algorithm is based onalgebraic transformations of the mathematical model of the object and reference systems. The genera...
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Robotics is one of the major megatrends unfolding these days. Clearly, robots are capable of doing much more outside the factories than ever imagined, and that has a great impact on the whole society. This chapter provides some practical updates and guidelines on a few exciting aspects of automated technologies: applied robotics in the industry, in...
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Self-driving-car development on the global scale has reached a point where prototypes have proven the validity of the technology in various environments. Nevertheless, an increasing debate surrounds the serial production of these systems, with some experts arguing that real, trusted autonomous-driving capabilities may be at least a decade away, whi...
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This book gathers contributions on fuzzy neural control, intelligent and non-linear control, dynamic systems and cyber-physical systems. It presents the latest theoretical and practical results, including numerous applications of computational intelligence in various disciplines such as engineering, medicine, technology and the environment. The boo...
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The revolution of minimally invasive procedures had a significant influence on surgical practice, opening the way to laparoscopic surgery, then evolving into robotics surgery. Teleoperated master-slave robots, such as the da Vinci Surgical System, has become a standard of care during the last few decades, performing over a million procedures per ye...
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In Part 1 of this article [2], we discussed artificial intelligence (AI) as an enabler of the SDGs. In this part, our focus is on the role of robotics and automation (R&A) in achieving the SDGs. Since automation has been a core component of technology development for a long time and is the driving factor behind the advances discussed in Part 1, we...
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Reports on events, meetings, and activities that were part of the Industry Forum at 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
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We are witnessing a paradigm shift regarding how people purchase, access, consume, and utilize products and services as well as how companies operate, grow, and deal with challenges in a world that is continuously changing. This transformation is unpredictable thanks to fast-growing technological innovations. One of the cornerstones is artificial i...
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The technological development of the last decades resulted in the rise of entirely new paradigms in healthcare. Computer-Integrated Surgery (CIS) is providing innovative, minimally invasive solutions to heal complex injuries and diseases. It integrates robotic devices to the treatment delivery phase. By now, well over 6 million successful operation...
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Robotic assistance is becoming a standard in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Despite its clinical benefits and technical potential, surgeons still have to perform manually a number of monotonous and time-consuming surgical subtasks, like knot-tying or blunt dissection. Many believe that the next bold step in the advancement of robotic surgery is the au...
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The practice of Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (RAMIS) requires extensive skills from the human surgeons due to the special input device control, such as moving the surgical instruments, use of buttons, knobs, foot pedals and so. The global popularity of RAMIS created the need to objectively assess surgical skills, not just for quality a...
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The systematic assessment and development of human learning capabilities is one of the biggest challenges in applied sciences. It can be observed within the medical domain how evidence-based paradigms are gradually gaining space. In this chapter, the development process of a laparoscopic box trainer is introduced. A simulator including a phantom fo...
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Presents information on the IROS 2018 Conference.
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Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (RAMIS) is becoming standard-of-care in western medicine. RAMIS offers better patient outcome compared to traditional open surgery, however, the surgeons' ability to identify the tissues with the sense of touch is missing from most robotic systems. Regarding haptic feedback, the most promising diagnostic te...
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Robot-assisted and computer-integrated surgery provides innovative, minimally invasive solutions to heal complex injuries and diseases. The dominant portion of these surgical interventions has been performed with master–slave teleoperation systems, which are not capable of autonomous task execution or cognitive decision making. Much of the most adv...
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In the case of robotics, an ontology can serve as a communication middle-layer between humans and robots. However, as groups of humans might communicate in different languages, there is nothing preventing distinct human/robot groups of employing distinct ontologies in communications. This creates communication islands akin to the information island...
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The main goal of this article is to provide a short summary regarding the research activities of Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary, related to physiological and bioinspired systems, as one of the key areas of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMCS). We also intend to introduce the impact of Prof. Imre Rudas through these activities,...
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There are many parallelisms between autonomous medical robotics and autonomous vehicle technologies from the control design point of view. A key research interest in both domains is system safety. Current efforts target Level 3 (LoA 3) autonomy, where the system controls the robotic arms to perform section of a procedure autonomously, or in self-dr...
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Self-driving technologies introduced new challenges to the control engineering community. Autonomous vehicles with limited automation capabilities require constant human supervision, and human drivers have to be able to take back control at any time, which is called handover. This is a critical process in terms of safety, thus appropriate handover...
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Self-driving cars have, in recent years, clearly become among the most actively discussed and researched topics. By all definitions, these systems, as a third robotic revolution, belong to the robotics field, despite the fact that people generally assign them to a specific domain of the automotive industry [1]. Replicating the complex task of human...
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The current growth of research and application development in robotics has triggered many efforts in robot standardization led by international, technical and professional associations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). As robotics is a fast-pace changing domain, the development of robotic standards needs to be ad...
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Purpose: The development of common ontologies has recently been identified as one of the key challenges in the emerging field of surgical data science (SDS). However, past and existing initiatives in the domain of surgery have mainly been focussing on individual groups and failed to achieve widespread international acceptance by the research commu...