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|Title:||Evolution of autonomous and semi-autonomous robotic surgical systems: a review of the literature||Authors:||Moustris, George P.
Hiridis, Savvas C.
Konstantinidis, Konstantinos M.
Deliparaschos, Kyriakos M.
|Keywords:||Minimally invasive surgery (MIS);Robotic surgery;Autonomous robots||Category:||Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering;Clinical Medicine||Field:||Engineering and Technology||Issue Date:||Dec-2011||Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.||Source:||The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 2011, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Pages 375–392||Journal:||The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery||Abstract:||Background: Autonomous control of surgical robotic platforms may offer enhancements such as higher precision, intelligent manoeuvres, tissue-damage avoidance, etc. Autonomous robotic systems in surgery are largely at the experimental level. However, they have also reached clinical application. Methods: A literature review pertaining to commercial medical systems which incorporate autonomous and semi-autonomous features, as well as experimental work involving automation of various surgical procedures, is presented. Results are drawn from major databases, excluding papers not experimentally implemented on real robots. Results: Our search yielded several experimental and clinical applications, describing progress in autonomous surgical manoeuvres, ultrasound guidance, optical coherence tomography guidance, cochlear implantation, motion compensation, orthopaedic, neurological and radiosurgery robots. Conclusion: Autonomous and semi-autonomous systems are beginning to emerge in various interventions, automating important steps of the operation. These systems are expected to become standard modality and revolutionize the face of surgery.||ISSN:||1478-5951||DOI:||10.1002/rcs.408||Rights:||© John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.||Type:||Article|
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