Robotic controller for surgical assistance robot

One very elusive application for robotic arms, is for asistance during surgery. A specific application is when performing incisions or drilling for fixation of implants. Robotic arms can be more accurate and repeatable than a surgeon, and can be programmed on before-hand to assist in patient-specific operations.

The goal of this project is to identify relevant cases where a surgery assistance robot can be used and implement the controller that will assist a surgeon in performing these operations. A specific example can be incision making, where the robot could guide the surgeon in making an accurate incision based on pre-surgical planning.

The student should have skills (or be interested to develop them) in the following areas:

  • Robotics
  • Basic C++
  • Linux, ROS
Start date (duration): 
October, 2018
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