Special Issue: Surgical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine
Volume 110, Issue 7
Special Issue Papers
This article summarizes the state of the art in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery and provides an overview of key emerging technologies associated with next-generation systems.
This article provides an in-depth overview of recent progress in soft robotics for surgery and outlines remaining challenges in the development of soft robotics technologies for in-body operation, such as materials selection, tunable stiffness, soft design paradigms, and control issues.
This article analyzes the advances in retinal robotic microsurgery, its current drawbacks and limitations, as well as the possible new directions to expand retinal microsurgery to techniques currently beyond human boundaries or infeasible without robotics.
This article covers the key technical issues in flexible surgical robotics, such as manipulator design, modeling, and control, and it introduces emerging flexible technologies organized according to their target application in the endoluminal surgical field.
This article provides an overview of the state of the art in image-guide surgical systems, together with a discussion of key issues for system developers in the translation of scientific research to clinical application.
This article provides an overview of the current state of the art and potential research directions for robotic imaging systems, with special emphasis on instances in which the accurate placement and trajectory control of the imaging system using a robot are of paramount importance.
This article describes challenges and history of robotic systems operating in an MRI environment, and outlines promising clinical applications and associated state-of-the-art MRI-compatible robotic systems and technology.
This article provides a unified summary of the state of the art of the continuum robot architectures with respect to design for specific clinical applications and illustrates these themes with examples from current research.
This article examines key challenges associated with the application of haptic feedback and force-based teleoperation for surgical robots, such as instrumentation, fidelity, stability, and force-reflection modalities.
This article describes magnetically guided medical robots, both tethered and untethered, working at different scales and it analyses the in vivo translation with increased control and safety.