The research in the area of medical robotics is supported within the following bavarian, national and international funded projects. This support is gratefully acknowledged.
Project “MiroSurge” of BFS (Bavarian Research Foundation)
The objective of project “MiroSurge” is the development of a versatile robotic system for endoscopic telesurgery.
Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 453 of DFG “High-Fidelity Telepresence and Teleaction”
Goal of the Collaborative Research Center is to overcome barriers between a local operator and the remote environment by use of telepresence and teleaction technologies. Barriers are formed, e.g., by spatial distances, inaccessible environments, and scaling tasks, as present in minimal invasive surgery or micro assembly. In addition to visual and auditory information the haptic modality plays an important role. In the current project period the institute contributes to SFB 453 with research on sensor substitution for haptic feedback.
AccuRobAs (STREP of the 6th EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6))
The main objective of the project is to develop an innovative and universal robotic assistant system to support a human in dextrous manipulation. For this reason we address methods to increase accuracy for lightweight compliant robotic systems during surgical procedures on different levels of autonomy. This varies from telemanipulation to autonomous behaviour. Independent of the control status, a user has the ability to intervene into the treatment process. The approach focuses on adaptive control by exhibiting rich sensory-motor skills and multi-sensory measurement to distinctly increase the system accuracy.