Prof. Qixin Cao
Typical minimally invasive surgical robots are generally used for remote operations. This involves doctors carrying out surgical operations according to endoscopic images, through a handheld device to control the distal surgical robot. This approach has a variety of advantages, the robot is more stable and accurate than the doctor's hand and it’s very useful for surgeries that need to be operated in the X-ray environment, such as some orthopedic surgeries. The sharing of genuine medical resources can be realized in the future for doctors and patients who are isolated by geographical location. Excellent doctors can be accessible to people around the world.
The hand-eye coordination algorithm studied in this project is established by mapping the correlation between hand movements and the endoscopic images to enhance the surgeon's presence. Hand-eye coordination, including control of the robot, coordinate system transformation and so on, is one of the core technologies used in the remote operation problem.
Interested students should have basic knowledge of robot control and coordinate transformation.
Finish a research report
Give two research presentations (a. references review; b. technical presentation)