The aim of I-SUR project is to develop general methods for cognitive surgical robots capable of combining sensing, dexterity and cognitive capabilitie s to carry out autonomously simple surgical actions, such as puncturing, cutting and suturing. We design a surgical interface to be used for cryoablation of a kidney with a robotic system. The developed surgical interface is evaluated using […]
Ortopedic disability is losing functioning of muscles, skeleton and joints when nerve system has been damaged after accidents, diseases etc. The damage in the nerve system of the patients will prevent them functioning of their muscle system and as a result patients may have problems in walking and coordinating motion of their arms. The patients take part in the intensive […]
Long term memory is a data structure which contains the primitive and meta-level behaviors that will be combined later to perform the desired tasks. We call a LTM unit member a Procedural Memory (PM). The PM encapsulates primitive and meta-level behaviors. These behaviors are derived using the spatio-temporal Isomap method.
Robot-assisted rehabilitation systems have shown to provide controlled, quantifiable, and repeatable movement to the patients. However, detection of emotion of subjects during robot-assisted rehabilitation has often been neglected. It has previously been shown detection of emotional state of the patients are the key factors for successful rehabilitation. Emotion recognition is a rapidly growing area in the human – machine (robot) […]
Bone cutting (osteotomy) is extensively used in straightening bone deformities, extending bone length, artificial joint implants applications, and removal of bone regions inflicted on by tumors, infections, and other similar agents. It is important to accomplish the bone cutting operation with minimal error and with least damage to the surrounding tissues. However, existing systems can not successfully accomplish such aims. […]