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Safe Testing of Electrical Diathermy Cutting using a New Generation Soft Manipulator

Comin, Francisco J, Saaj, Chakravarthini, Mustaza, Seri Mastura and Saaj, Rajendran (2018) Safe Testing of Electrical Diathermy Cutting using a New Generation Soft Manipulator IEEE Transactions on Robotics.

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First demonstration of a pneumatic soft continuum robot integrated in series with a rigid robot arm safely performing tele-operated diathermic tissue cutting. The rigid arm autonomously maintains a safe tool contact force, while the soft arm manually follows the desired cutting path. Ex-vivo experimentation demonstrates sub-millimetric deviations from target paths.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Comin, Francisco J
Mustaza, Seri
Saaj, Rajendran
Date : 5 September 2018
Funders : EU Seventh Framework Program
DOI : 10.1109/TRO.2018.2861898
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Uncontrolled Keywords : Medical Robots, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Flexible Arms, Force Control, Diathermy Cutting.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 24 Aug 2018 09:19
Last Modified : 11 Dec 2018 11:24

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