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A surgical robot system for maxillofacial surgery

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10 Author(s)
Lueth, T.C. ; Clinic for Maxillofacial Surg., Tech. Univ., Berlin, Germany ; Hein, A. ; Albrecht, J. ; Demirtas, M.
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In this paper, the first active surgical robot system (OTTO) in a clinical environment for maxillofacial surgery is presented. The medical application is described from a technical point of view and the requirements for a robot in this speciality are defined. The paper describes the system architecture of the robotics environment and the need for research and development. The robot's hardware is based on a delta-kinematics robot system. At the current state of development, the robot can be used for inserting nonflexible catheters and for implanting bone fixtures in the skull

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Industrial Electronics Society, 1998. IECON '98. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the IEEE  (Volume:4 )

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31 Aug-4 Sep 1998