Control algorithms for interactive shaping

A. Hein, T. C. Lueth

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In this paper a robotic system for the application in head and spinal surgery is described, The system, developed at the Surgical Robotics Lab (SRL), is distinguished from other systems by the complete interactive control by the surgeon. From the viewpoint of telemanipulation it can be interpreted as a combined master/slave manipalator. This system has already been applied clinically in maxillofacial surgery for the exact placement of implants. In this paper extensions are described for the use in spinal surgery. The advantages and arising problems are described, especially for shaping at vertebrae for the decompression of the nerve channel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2025-2030
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 21 May 200126 May 2001


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