Updating virtual fixtures from exploration data in force-controlled model-based telemanipulation

Long Wang, Zihan Chen, Preetham Chalasani, Jason Pile, Peter Kazanzides, Russell H. Taylor, Nabil Simaan

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Abstract

This paper proposes an approach for using force-controlled exploration data to update and register an a - priori virtual fixture geometry to a corresponding deformed and displaced physical environment. An approach for safe exploration implementing hybrid motion/force control is presented on the slave robot side. During exploration, the shape and the local surface normals of the environment are estimated and saved in an exploration data set. The geometric data collected during this exploration scan is used to deform and register the a - priori environment model to the exploration data set. The environment registration is achieved using a deformable registration based on the coherent point drift method. The task-description of the high-level assistive telema-nipulation law (virtual fixture) is then deformed and registered in the new environment. The new model is updated and used within a model-mediated telemanipulation framework. The approach is experimentally validated using a da-Vinci research kit (DVRK) master interface and a Cartesian stage robot. Experiments demonstrate that the updated virtual fixture and the updated model allow the users to improve their path following performance and to shorten their completion time when the updated path following virtual fixture is applied. The approach presented has direct bearing on a multitude of surgical applications including force-controlled ablation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850152
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2016Aug 24 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5A-2016

Other

OtherASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period8/21/168/24/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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