, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 235-240
Date: 18 Apr 2013

Lessons learned using the insertable robotic effector platform (IREP) for single port access surgery

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This paper presents the preliminary evaluation of a robotic system for single port access surgery. This system may be deployed through a 15-mm incision. It deploys two surgical arms and a third arm manipulating a stereo-vision module that tracks instrument location. The paper presents the design of the robot along with experiments demonstrating the capabilities of this robot. The evaluation includes use of tasks from fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery, evaluation of telemanipulation accuracy, knot tying, and vision tracking of tools.