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Margaritescu M.,National Institute of Research and Development in Mechatronics and Measurement Technique Bucharest | Rolea A.M.E.,National Institute of Research and Development in Mechatronics and Measurement Technique Bucharest | Vaduva V.,National Institute of Research and Development in Mechatronics and Measurement Technique Bucharest
Romanian Review Precision Mechanics, Optics and Mechatronics | Year: 2014

Although surgical robots are already functional, however it is considered that they are now in incipient stage. Currently, the surgical robot can not perform independent actions, but serves as a direct extension of the surgeon hand. These devices accurately replicate the action of a surgeon, but have no artificial intelligence or automated subroutines. They are complex and very expensive and there is a concern to produce models more accessible, while keeping the performance. A first step in developing and testing a new robot is to create a virtual model that allows identification of the design deficiencies in an early stage, thus saving time and other resources. This article describes such a virtual model with hybrid kinematics, as alternative to existent laparoscopic surgical robots with serial or parallel structure. © 2014, Editura Cefin. All rights reserved. Source

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