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Observer-based force sensing using a surgical robot

Performing surgery is a difficult task that pushes surgeons to their mental and physical limits. Automation has been able to successfully reduce the burden on human workers in other industries (e.g. manufacturing) and is expected to be able to do the same for surgeons. Surgical robots are different from most industrial robots as they must be made in a way that makes them able to safely interact with a patient during surgery, which means that the typical methods of automation …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

Controlling a surgical robot using visual feedback

Performing surgery is a difficult task that pushes surgeons to their mental and physical limits.Automation has been able to successfully reduce the burden on human workers in other industries (e.g. manufacturing) and is expected to be able to do the same for surgeons.Surgical robots are different from most industrial robots as they must be made in a way that makes them able to safely interact with a patient during surgery, which means that the typical methods of automation cannot be …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

Controlling a surgical robot using a game controller

Many surgical robots, such as the da Vinci robot, are controlled by an operator using complex teleoperation devices. These devices are designed to be easy for a trained surgeon to use, but are not very intuitive for a novice operator.There has been much research recently that suggests that people with gaming experience will be better at controlling surgical robots than surgeons due to having more experience controlling objects via a screen. However, having to learn how to use the current …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

GUI-based monitoring and control of a surgical robot

The Medical and Healthcare Robotics Group at QUT is currently researching on vision-guided robotic devices to assist surgeons in performing better and safer surgeries.Within our group, a number of software tools for monitoring and controlling a surgical robot are available. However an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI) is missing.Such an interface would allow surgeons and engineers to easily command predefined functions of the surgical system. Furthermore, during current trials on cadavers such a graphical interface is likely to improve both …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

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