Portability and applicability of virtual fixtures across medical and manufacturing tasks

Henry C. Lin, Keith Mills, Peter Kazanzides, Gregory D. Hager, Panadda Marayong, Allison M. Okamura, Ray Karam

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Abstract

Virtual fixtures are virtual constraints that enhance human performance in motion tasks. They can either confine and/or guide a user's motion. In this paper, we use a commercially available motion platform to explore the portability and applicability of virtual fixtures and document how people interact with them. Two micromanipulation tasks are analyzed and the effects of similarly designed virtual fixtures are discussed. One task simulates a medical task, retinal vein cannulation, and the other simulates a manufacturing task, fine leads soldering. Preliminary experimental results show that the virtual fixtures increase the accuracy of both medical and manufacturing tasks, lending support to its portability and applicability across unrelated tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006
Pages225-230
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 27 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 15 2006May 19 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/15/065/19/06

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Keywords

  • Human machine collaborative systems
  • Retinal vein cannulation
  • Virtual fixtures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Lin, H. C., Mills, K., Kazanzides, P., Hager, G. D., Marayong, P., Okamura, A. M., & Karam, R. (2006). Portability and applicability of virtual fixtures across medical and manufacturing tasks. In Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006 (pp. 225-230). [1641188] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2006.1641188