Project Coordinator: Giancarlo Ferrigno (NearLab)
Project Description: The goal of the ROBOCAST project is to provide a system for the assistance of keyhole neurosurgery. The system architecture combines a human-computer interface (HCI), with an intelligent context sensitive communication and a haptic-drive capability, a multiple-robot hierarchical chain with redundant degrees of freedom, an intelligent autonomous trajectory planner, a high level controller and a set of field sensors.
The idea is being developed into a demonstrator for in vitro experimentation in the operating room.
Keywords: Surgical robots,mini-invasive neurosurgery,effective man-machine interaction,autonomy, path planning.
Project Website: http://www.robocast.eu