Mechanisms and Machine Science

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots

Assistive, Surgical and Educational Robotics

Editors: Bleuler, H., Bouri, M., MONDADA, F., Pisla, D., Rodić, A., Helmer, P. (Eds.)

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  • Presents original contributions in the field of medical and service robots from the Third International Workshop on Medical and Service Robots
  • Treats innovative ideas on advanced control techniques in medical and service robots and exclusive contributions on assist devices for paraplegics, with a focus on human-robot interaction
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Medical and Service Robotics integrate the most recent achievements in mechanics, mechatronics, computer science, haptic and teleoperation devices together with adaptive control algorithms.

The book  includes topics such as surgery robotics, assist devices, rehabilitation technology, surgical instrumentation and Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) as examples for medical robotics. Autonomous cleaning, tending, logistics, surveying and rescue robots, and elderly and healthcare robots are typical examples of topics from service robotics.

This is the Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Medical and Service Robots, held in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2014. It presents an overview of current research directions and fields of interest. It is divided into three sections, namely 1) assistive and rehabilitation devices; 2) surgical robotics; and 3) educational and service robotics. Most contributions are strongly anchored on collaborations between technical and medical actors, engineers, surgeons and clinicians. Biomedical robotics and the rapidly growing service automation fields have clearly overtaken the “classical” industrial robotics and automatic control centered activity familiar to the older generation of roboticists.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Study and Choice of Actuation for a Walking Assist Device

    Pages 3-12

    Aoustin, Y. (et al.)

  • Design of a Hybrid Adaptive Support Device for FES Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation

    Pages 13-22

    Cannella, Giuseppe (et al.)

  • Motion Control Algorithm of Walking Assist Machine Using Crutches to Achieve Variable Gait Style and Step Length

    Pages 23-31

    Matsuura, D. (et al.)

  • On Developing Lightweight Robot-Arm of Anthropomorphic Characteristics

    Pages 33-46

    Rodić, A. (et al.)

  • Towards a Natural Interface for the Control of a Whole Arm Prosthesis

    Pages 47-59

    Gini, G. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Trends in Medical and Service Robots
Book Subtitle
Assistive, Surgical and Educational Robotics
Editors
  • Hannes Bleuler
  • Mohamed Bouri
  • FRANCESCO MONDADA
  • Doina Pisla
  • Aleksandar Rodić
  • Patrick Helmer
Series Title
Mechanisms and Machine Science
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23832-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23832-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23831-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37293-8
Series ISSN
2211-0984
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 254
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