Academic year 2016/2017 (27/2 - 26/5)

Class time and location available here

NOTE: the course will start on Monday, 27 February 2017

Instructor: Marilena Vendittelli

e-mail: marilena.vendittelli [at] uniroma1 [dot] it 

Office hours:  contact me to arrange an appointment

Google Group:

Goal of the course: to give an overview of the use of robotic technologies in the medical context, with special emphasis on robotic assisted surgery.

Exams: The exam consists in the preparation of a project in groups of three students or, in alternative,  in a written exam and an oral discussion. The project usually requires programming work.

Exams dates are available here and in INFOSTUD

Please register to exams via INFOSTUD

Course material (updated during the course)

  course organization; introduction to surgical robotics

  classification of surgical systems

control modalities

virtual fixtures

teleoperation I

  teleoperation II

   DLR surgical system 

the da Vinci surgical system

  kinematic design

  task control with RCM constraint

kinematic design: examples

robot registration


  medical image analysis I

medical image analysis II

  joint lecture with Robotics 2 on visual servoing (slides dowloadable from the Robtics 2 course web page)

  application of visual servoing to surgical robotics

  Exoskeletons: introductory concepts and applications

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last update April 28, 2017