This Master’s level course is offered in English. The goals of this course is to familiarize students with the fundamentals of robotics and its applications to clinically relevant scenarios.|
This is a Master's Level course offered to Biomedical, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering, and System & Control students. This course provides an introduction to robotics with emphasis on the mathematical tools for describing the kinematics and control of robotic manipulators. In addition, selected topics concerning modeling of soft biological tissues and haptics, are also discussed. In minimally invasive surgery, instruments should be manipulated and navigated remotely. Principles from robotics are used to describe this manipulation and navigation mathematically. The result of the operation should be observed and fed back to a surgeon. Although often the image of a video camera is sufficient, sometimes tactile information is needed about the mechanical properties of the tissue. There are haptic interfaces developed, which gives the surgeon 'the feeling' of the tissue remotely. The technical background required for this, is being handled and applied in lab/practical assignments involving Phantom Omni Haptic Devices.|
You can register for this course until (and including) 8 November 2021. Registration after that date it is not possible.