New Trends in Medical and Service Robots

Assistive, Surgical and Educational Robotics

  • Hannes Bleuler
  • Mohamed Bouri
  • Francesco Mondada
  • Doina Pisla
  • Aleksandar Rodic
  • Patrick Helmer
Conference proceedings

Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Assistive and Rehabilitation Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Y. Aoustin, C. Chevallereau, V. Arakalian
      Pages 3-12
    3. Giuseppe Cannella, Dina S. Laila, Christopher T. Freeman
      Pages 13-22
    4. A. Rodić, B. Miloradović, S. Popić, Đ. Urukalo
      Pages 33-46
    5. G. Gini, P. Belluco, F. Mutti, D. Rivela, A. Scannella
      Pages 47-59
    6. D. Tarnita, M. Catana, N. Dumitru, D. N. Tarnita
      Pages 61-77
    7. N. Dumitru, C. Copilusi, M. Ciortan
      Pages 79-91
    8. A. Ortlieb, J. Olivier, M. Bouri, H. Bleuler
      Pages 93-105
  3. Surgical Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. B. Gherman, T. Girbacia, D. Cocorean, C. Vaida, S. Butnariu, N. Plitea et al.
      Pages 109-120
    3. Leonardo Meli, Claudio Pacchierotti, Domenico Prattichizzo
      Pages 121-130
    4. T. Kobayashi, T. Matsunaga, Y. Haga
      Pages 131-139
    5. E. Abdi, M. Bouri, S. Himidan, E. Burdet, H. Bleuler
      Pages 153-163
    6. N. Crisan, Iulia Pop, I. Coman
      Pages 165-177
  4. Educational and Service Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Francesco Mondada, Julia Fink, Séverin Lemaignan, David Mansolino, Florian Wille, Karmen Franinović
      Pages 181-189
    3. B. Borovac, M. Gnjatović, S. Savić, M. Raković, M. Nikolić
      Pages 191-203
    4. S. Spasojevic, R. Ventura, J. Santos-Victor, V. Potkonjak, A. Rodić
      Pages 217-225
    5. Marija Tomić, C. Vassallo, C. Chevallereau, Aleksandar Rodić, Veljko Potkonjak
      Pages 227-238
    6. A. Pisla, D. Cocorean, C. Vaida, D. Pisla
      Pages 239-252
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-254

About these proceedings


Medical and Service Robotics integrate the most recent achievements in mechanics, mechatronics, computer science, haptic and teleoperation devices together with adaptive control algorithms.

The book  includes topics such as surgery robotics, assist devices, rehabilitation technology, surgical instrumentation and Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) as examples for medical robotics. Autonomous cleaning, tending, logistics, surveying and rescue robots, and elderly and healthcare robots are typical examples of topics from service robotics.

This is the Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Medical and Service Robots, held in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2014. It presents an overview of current research directions and fields of interest. It is divided into three sections, namely 1) assistive and rehabilitation devices; 2) surgical robotics; and 3) educational and service robotics. Most contributions are strongly anchored on collaborations between technical and medical actors, engineers, surgeons and clinicians. Biomedical robotics and the rapidly growing service automation fields have clearly overtaken the “classical” industrial robotics and automatic control centered activity familiar to the older generation of roboticists.


Rehabilitation Devices Service Robotics Surgery Robotics Therapeutic Robotics Walk Assist Devices

Editors and affiliations

  • Hannes Bleuler
    • 1
  • Mohamed Bouri
    • 2
  • Francesco Mondada
    • 3
  • Doina Pisla
    • 4
  • Aleksandar Rodic
    • 5
  • Patrick Helmer
    • 6
  1. 1.LSRO—Robotic Systems LaboratoryEcole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  4. 4.Research Center for Industrial RobotsTechnical University of Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaRomania
  5. 5.Robotics LaboratoryMihailo Pupin InstituteBelgradeSerbia
  6. 6.Force DimensionNyonSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23831-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23832-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0984
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0992
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