International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 183–193

DLR MiroSurge: a versatile system for research in endoscopic telesurgery

Authors

    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • R. Konietschke
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • A. Tobergte
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • M. Nickl
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • S. Jörg
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • B. Kübler
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • G. Passig
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • M. Gröger
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • F. Fröhlich
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • U. Seibold
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • L. Le-Tien
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • A. Albu-Schäffer
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • A. Nothhelfer
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • F. Hacker
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • M. Grebenstein
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
  • G. Hirzinger
    • Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsDLR, German Aerospace Center
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11548-009-0372-4

Cite this article as:
Hagn, U., Konietschke, R., Tobergte, A. et al. Int J CARS (2010) 5: 183. doi:10.1007/s11548-009-0372-4

Abstract

Purpose

Research on surgical robotics demands systems for evaluating scientific approaches. Such systems can be divided into dedicated and versatile systems. Dedicated systems are designed for a single surgical task or technique, whereas versatile systems are designed to be expandable and useful in multiple surgical applications. Versatile systems are often based on industrial robots, though, and because of this, are hardly suitable for close contact with humans.

Method

To achieve a high degree of versatility the Miro robotic surgery platform (MRSP) consists of versatile components, dedicated front–ends towards surgery and configurable interfaces for the surgeon.

Results

This paper presents MiroSurge, a configuration of the MRSP that allows for bimanual endoscopic telesurgery with force feedback.

Conclusions

While the components of the MiroSurge system are shown to fulfil the rigid design requirements for robotic telesurgery with force feedback, the system remains versatile, which is supposed to be a key issue for the further development and optimisation.

Keywords

Telerobotics Versatility Force feedback 3D vision Lightweight

Copyright information

© CARS 2009