Institute of Mechatronic Systems Research Research Projects
Robotic instrument handling for surgical assistance

Robotic instrument handling for surgical assistance

Led by:  Sontje Ihler
Team:  Jorge Badilla
Year:  2020
Duration:  04/2020-09/2023

Robotic handling of surgical instruments

Surgery-assistant robots, also known as Robotic Scrub Nurses (RSN), have the potential to provide assistance during staff shortages and eventually become an economic solution. This project aims to address the main challenges associated to the development of an RSN by studying their main tasks: the detection, localization, gripping, handing, and retrieval of surgical instruments. This work is done in collaboration with the Hannover Medical School and involves the use of deep learning methods and soft-robotics technology.