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FP7 proposal with VESALIUS Robot Platform for Minimally Invasive Surgery

posted 20 Oct 2010, 00:11 by Tang Hsiao-Wei
Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the VESALIUS Robot research team, I would like to raise
your interests in joining a consortium to enter FP7 proposal for the
next call deadline on 18 January 2011 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time).
The VESALIUS Robot project is a 10 years research project 100% funded
by K.U.Leuven.
The VESALIUS Robot Platform (VRP) is a common platform to develop
potential Robot Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery applications. It
is one of the safest and most simple robotic platform to be used for
surgical purposes. Its Remote Center Motion (RCM), always on top of
the patient feature and its V-shape design minimize the risk of
robot-patient collision. Its non redundant and decoupled degrees of
freedom provide the intuitive and exact way of control, even by hand
in powerless situation. The adjustment in X and Z axis allows it to
cope with variable incision position on patients. (Y axis adjustable
by sliding on the rail of operating table). Its high payload enables
additional instruments, devices and actuators to be handled and
manipulated within patient's body. Best of all is its small working
envelope which is preferable for human-robot co-manipulation and most
suitable in multi-robot cooperation.
It is just like a computer. New smart program and hardware can be
installed to achieve different purposes in Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Our examples on Laser surgery and camera holder illustrate the basic
concept. Advance technologies can make it even more useful. Such as
the semi-automatic laser scanning function on Laser robot. And the 3D
reconstruction on camera holder robot. It can also applied in Single
Port Access (SPA) Surgery.
More information can be found in

Live demonstration can be arranged within K.U.Leuven

Best regards,

Hsiao-Wei TANG, PhD
Inventor Vesalius Robot
Robot Assisted Surgery Group
Dept. Mechanical Engineering, K.U.Leuven Belgium
Tel:+32 (0) 16 322512 Fax:+32 (0) 16 322987 Mobile:+32 (0) 485377102
Add: Celestijnenlaan 300B, 3001Heverlee, Belgium