Minimally invasive robotic surgery holds a fundamental role in modern surgery. However, one of its major limitations compared to classic laparoscopy is that the surgeon can only rely on visual perception, for the lack of haptic force feedback. A new solution for a force sensor placed at the end-tip of the trocar is presented here. This solution allows measuring the interaction forces between the surgical instrument and the environment without any changes to the instrument structure and with full adaptability to different robot platforms and surgical tools. A prototype of the sensor has been realized with 3D printed technology for a proof of concept. The static and dynamic characterization of the sensor is provided together with experimental validation.

A novel force sensing integrated into the trocar for minimally invasive robotic surgery / Fontanelli, G. A.; Buonocore, L. R.; Ficuciello, F.; Villani, L.; Siciliano, B.. - 2017-:(2017), pp. 131-136. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2017 tenutosi a Vancouver, Canada nel 2017) [10.1109/IROS.2017.8202148].

A novel force sensing integrated into the trocar for minimally invasive robotic surgery

Fontanelli, G. A.
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Buonocore, L. R.;Ficuciello, F.;Villani, L.;Siciliano, B.
2017

Abstract

Minimally invasive robotic surgery holds a fundamental role in modern surgery. However, one of its major limitations compared to classic laparoscopy is that the surgeon can only rely on visual perception, for the lack of haptic force feedback. A new solution for a force sensor placed at the end-tip of the trocar is presented here. This solution allows measuring the interaction forces between the surgical instrument and the environment without any changes to the instrument structure and with full adaptability to different robot platforms and surgical tools. A prototype of the sensor has been realized with 3D printed technology for a proof of concept. The static and dynamic characterization of the sensor is provided together with experimental validation.
2017
9781538626825
A novel force sensing integrated into the trocar for minimally invasive robotic surgery / Fontanelli, G. A.; Buonocore, L. R.; Ficuciello, F.; Villani, L.; Siciliano, B.. - 2017-:(2017), pp. 131-136. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2017 tenutosi a Vancouver, Canada nel 2017) [10.1109/IROS.2017.8202148].
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