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Course module: 201300004
Robotics for Medical Applications
Course info
Course module201300004
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personprof.dr. S. Misra
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ir. J.J.J. Huaroto Sevilla
ir. J.J.J. Huaroto Sevilla
Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. S. Misra
prof.dr. S. Misra
prof.dr. S. Misra
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
This Master’s level course is offered in English. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the fundamentals of robotics and its applications to clinically relevant scenarios.

Learning Objectives
After following this course the student is able to:
  • Formulate forward kinematics of serial link robots based on Denavit-Hartenberg parameters
  • Derive differential kinematics from a description of a robot’s forward kinematics
  • Formulate critically damped error dynamics for problems involving robot trajectory following
  • Apply different modeling techniques to describe elastic and viscous behaviour of soft tissue, including Hooke, Maxwell, and Kelvin-Voigt
  • Analyze stress and strain of a material given material properties and applied load
This is a Master's Level course offered to Biomedical, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering, Robotics, 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.
Assumed previous knowledge
- Advanced Control Engineering 202000255 or a comparable course.
- Basic knowledge of Linear Algebra
- Familiarity with MATLAB
Participating study
Master Biomedical Engineering
Participating study
Master Systems and Control
Participating study
Master Mechanical Engineering
Participating study
Master Electrical Engineering
Participating study
Master Robotics
Required materials
Recommended materials
Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control (3rd Edition), J.J. Craig
Instructional modes

Presence dutyYes


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