Distributed modular computer-integrated surgical robotic systems: Implementation using modular software and networked systems

Andrew Bzostek, Rajesh Kumar, Nobuhiko Hata, Oliver Schorr, Ron Kikinis, Russell H. Taylor

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Abstract

We seek to build CIS research systems within a flexible, open architecture. In this paper, we outline our solutions to the problems of system design, construction, and integration in this environment: building distributed, modular systems for sensing, control, and processing. Based on our experience building these systems, we utilize distributed network architectures, modular software components, and intelligent object distribution to maximize flexibility while complying with the particular needs and interfaces of specific components. While a work in progress, these approaches have been integrated into several systems in development and have demonstrated significant utility, based on construction time and system flexibility. This paper will discuss the first two aspects: modular software and basic network architectures, while intelligent object distribution is presented in a companion paper. Based on the applications we have targeted and technologies we have used, this paper introduces our architecture and its components. It then presents the system’s current state and finally, discusses plans for future improvements and extensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2000 - 3rd International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsAnthony M. DiGoia, Branislav Jaramaz, Scott L. Delp
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages969-978
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540411895, 9783540411895
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Event3rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2000 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2000Oct 14 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1935
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2000
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period10/11/0010/14/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Bzostek, A., Kumar, R., Hata, N., Schorr, O., Kikinis, R., & Taylor, R. H. (2000). Distributed modular computer-integrated surgical robotic systems: Implementation using modular software and networked systems. In A. M. DiGoia, B. Jaramaz, & S. L. Delp (Eds.), Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2000 - 3rd International Conference, Proceedings (pp. 969-978). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1935). Springer Verlag.