IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Issue 2 • June 2017

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  • [Front Cover]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents

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  • Staff Listing

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  • Open the Door [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 4
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  • IEEE Society Review Committee Listed 18 Best Practices [President's Message]

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  • Riding the New Wave of Robotics [Industrial Activities]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Results of the 2016 Entrepreneurship Forum and Start-Up Contest [Industrial Activities]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):9 - 10
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  • ICRA2018

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 11
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  • Multirobot Systems [TC Spotlight]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):12 - 16
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  • Half-Price RAS Membership

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 16
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  • U.K. Robotics Week [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):17 - 18
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  • Surgical Robotics and Allied Technologies [Women in Engineering]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):19 - 21
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  • The Surgical Robot Challenge [From the Guest Editors]

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  • Miniaturized Instruments for the da Vinci Research Kit: Design and Implementation of Custom Continuum Tools

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):24 - 33
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    The da Vinci Surgical System is a commercially available surgical robotics platform used to perform more than 450,000 surgeries annually, primarily for gynecological and urological procedures [1]. This technology enhances the surgeon's dexterity through the use of a multiarm robot with wristed instruments that enter a patient's body through small incisions. However, the size of existing instrument... View full abstract»

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  • Stormram 3: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Compatible Robotic System for Breast Biopsy

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):34 - 41
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    Stormram 3 is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-compatible robotic system that can perform MR-guided breast biopsies of suspicious lesions. The base of the robot measures 160 # 180 # 90 mm, and it is actuated by five custom pneumatic linear stepper motors, driven by a valve manifold outside the Faraday cage of the MRI scanner. All parts can be rapidly prototyped with three-dimensional (3-D) print... View full abstract»

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  • Concentric Tube Robots: Rapid, Stable Path-Planning and Guidance for Surgical Use

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):42 - 53
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    The complex, nonintuitive kinematics of concentric tube robots (CTRs) can make their telemanipulation challenging. Collaborative control schemes that guide the operating clinician via repulsive and attractive force feedback based on intraoperative path planning can simplify this task. Computationally efficient algorithms, however, are required to perform rapid path planning and solve the inverse k... View full abstract»

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  • A Breakthrough in Tumor Localization: Combining Tactile Sensing and Ultrasound to Improve Tumor Localization in Robotics-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):54 - 62
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    Robotics-assisted minimally invasive surgery (RAMIS) helps surgeons to avoid manually palpating organs to locate subsurface tumors. One solution has been to use ultrasound, but it is not always reliable. Tactile sensing, however, has the potential to augment ultrasound to improve tumor localization, but there are no existing RAMIS instruments that employ both modalities. View full abstract»

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  • From Macro to Micro: Autonomous Multiscale Image Fusion for Robotic Surgery

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):63 - 72
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    In this paper an automated scanning framework for pCLE and OCT optical biopsy using the da Vinci surgical robot was presented. It is capable of generating large-area mosaics of both pCLE and OCT images. A crucial feature is that pCLE images are used to close the control loop, and mosaicing results from both static and deforming phantoms demonstrated that this effectively compensates kinematic erro... View full abstract»

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  • Gastric Cancer Screening in Low?-Income Countries: System Design, Fabrication, and Analysis for an Ultralow-Cost Endoscopy Procedure

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):73 - 81
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    Gastric adenocarcinoma is the fifth most common malignancy in the world and the third leading cause of cancer death in both women and men. In 2012, its estimated global incidence was 952,000 new cases with an estimated 723,000 deaths worldwide. It is projected to rise from 14th to eighth in all-cause mortality in the near term, primarily due to the growing and aging populations in high-incidence a... View full abstract»

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  • New Cochairs, Expanding to New Activities [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):82 - 83
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  • Talks from Oussama Khatib and Launch of Tech4Good for the IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter [Chapter News]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 84
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  • The Engineering Design Challenge Bridges Gaps in the MENA Region: [Chapter News]

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  • IEEE RAS Society Awards Call for Nominations

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  • Announcing New IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Senior Members [Society News]

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  • Welcome to the New IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Student Chapters [Society News]

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Bram Vanderborght
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering