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This paper presents a novel teleoperation paradigm, the Virtual Robot (VR), focused on facilitating the surgeon tasks in minimally invasive robotic surgery. The VR has been conceived to increase the range of applicability of traditional master slave teleoperation architectures by means of an automatic cooperative behavior that assigns the execution of the ongoing task to the most suitable robot. From the user's point of view, the VR internal operation must be automatic and transparent. A set of evaluation indexes have been developed to obtain the suitability of each robot as well as an algorithm to determine the optimal instant of time to execute a task transfer. Several experiments demonstrate the usefulness of the VR, as well as indicates the next steps of the research.
CitationHernansanz, A.; Amat, J.; Casals, A. Virtual Robot: a new teleoperation paradigm for minimally invasive robotic surgery. A: IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. "2012 4th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)". Roma: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2012, p. 749-754.
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