Robots as surgical assistants: Where we are, wither we are tending, and how to get there

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Abstract

This paper concerns the use of “robotic” technologies and systems to significantly improve the ability of human clinicians to perform surgery and other interventional procedures. We discuss briefly several possible taxonomies and adopt one of them to structure a brief overview of the field, using the different roles that robotic systems can play as an organizing principal. Our discussion emphasizes the complementary capabilities of robots and hmnans, and includes short sections on “intern replacements", telesurgical systems, robotic navigational aids, precise positioning systems and precise path systems. We conclude with a few remarks on the essential collaboration between clinical end users and robotics tecbmology researchers that is crucial to future progress in this emerging field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Medicine - 6th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Europe, AIME 1997, Proceedings
EditorsRobert Baud, Elpida Keravnou, Catherine Garbay, Jeremy Wyatt
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages3-11
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)354062709X, 9783540627098
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Event6th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe, AIME 1997 - Grenoble, France
Duration: Mar 23 1997Mar 26 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1211
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe, AIME 1997
CountryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period3/23/973/26/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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