DLR has developed the light-weight robot MIRO for the application in various surgical procedures. Its low weight and compact dimensions simplify the integration of one or more robot arms into the operating room where space is sparse. MIRO’s features and performance allow applications in open surgery as well as minimally invasive surgical procedures like endoscopic heart surgery. DLR integrates three MIRO robots in the presented MIROSURGE project: two robots guide sensor integrated, proprietary forceps for bimanual manipulation with force feedback, while a third one controls a stereo endoscope for 3D-Vision.
Ulrich HagnInstitute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR Oberpfaffenhofen82234 Wessling, GermanyTel.: +49 (0) 8153 28-1075E-mail: email@example.com