Development of a surgical robot system for endovascular surgery with augmented reality function

Naoki Suzuki, Asaki Hattori, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Yoshito Otake

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We started the project of the surgical robotic system in 2001 as an application for abdominal surgery. The robot enables a surgeon to perform various surgical procedures in abdominal region as in open surgery. We have extended the concept of the robotic surgery system and developed a new robotic system for cardiac and endovascular surgery. The new robot has a stereo video camera system, two manipulators and a flexible tube, 3 mm in diameter, used as an instrument channel. The maximum diameter of the robot is 6 mm. We also applied 4D ultrasound imaging system to the robot system, that enabled to observe a situation of the robot and surgical field in a blood flow. In this paper, we describe a detail of the robot system and results of phantom experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-463
Number of pages4
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Annual Conference on Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR 2007 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Feb 62007 Feb 9


  • 4D ultrasound imaging system
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Surgery robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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