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Innovative methods of evaluation in space robotics and surgical robotics design

  • Alberto Rovetta
  • Elena Cristina Paul
  • Chiara Zocchi
Part of the CISM Courses and Lectures book series (CISM, volume 487)


This paper deals with innovative methods of parameters evaluation in projects related to a locomotion system for Mars. The motion subsystem configurations are developed at a detailed level compatible with the assessment of project feasibility and with the identification of required technological development. Also the analysis of rover performances in overcoming obstacles and of robot movement are here reported. The design and verification of the analytical models, needed for robot action planning and describing how the robot interacts with its environment, are essential for design evaluation. This paper starts from the descriptions of the robotic characteristics of the systems, after the evaluation of the other robotic systems up to now applied. Then two innovative methods are presented: the Preferential Compatibility and the Prospect of INdipendent Decisions ARea (Pindar) techniques.


Robotic Surgery Unexpected Event Innovative Method Decisional Table Computer Assist Surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Rovetta
    • 1
  • Elena Cristina Paul
    • 1
  • Chiara Zocchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MeccanicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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