Surgeon Driven Robotic Systems

Several surgeon-driven robots are being used in performing urologic laparoscopy. In contrast to image-guided robots, which automatically manipulate instruments under the prescription of the physician based on digital imaging, surgeon-driven systems continuously take the surgeon's input and, in real time, translate it to corresponding instrument manipulation.

Surgeon-driven robots augment the manipulation capabilities of the physician above and beyond the surgeon's manual and visual capacity.

These systems can filter tremors and thus decrease them, scale motion, aid in manipulation of tissues in confined spaces, provide exceptional optics, and may even provide remote haptic feedback.

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