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Joint Platforms and Community Efforts in Surgical Robotics Research

Árpád Takács / Sándor Jordán / Dénes Nagy / Péter Pausits / Tamás Haidegger
  • Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics, Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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Published Online: 2015-05-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/macro-2015-0009


In modern medical research and development, the variety of research tools has extended in the previous years. Exploiting the benefits of shared hardware platforms and software frameworks is crucial to keep up with the technological development rate. Sharing knowledge in terms of algorithms, applications and instruments allows researchers to help each other’s work effectively. Community workshops and publications provide a throughout overview of system design, capabilities, know-how sharing and limitations. This paper provides sneak peek into the emerging collaborative platforms, focusing on available open-source research kits, software frameworks, cloud applications, teleoperation training environments and shared domain ontologies.

Keywords : surgical robotics; shared hardware platforms; software frameworks; cloud applications; teleoperation training


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Received: 2015-01-12

Revised: 2015-02-09

Published Online: 2015-05-09

Published in Print: 2015-03-01

Citation Information: MACRo 2015, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 91–101, ISSN (Online) 2247-0948, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/macro-2015-0009.

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