This research area deals with the design, development, control and application of robotic technologies to assist surgeons in microsurgical and endoscopic operations.
As described by the Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopic Society (RAMSES), robot-assisted surgery has tremendous advantages in the field of minimally invasive surgery and has rapidly been incorporated in a number of laparoscopic procedures across various fields of surgery. Major advantages provided by robotics include elimination of tremor, motion scaling, enhanced visualization, and ergonomic control. However, these benefits have yet to be fully exploited in the surgical room. Furthermore, assistive robotic systems present a great unexploited potential to impact the field of microsurgery.
Our main goal in this area is to improve surgical quality, safety, and patient outcome through the development of new robotic tools and systems capable of assisting microsurgeons in performing their most difficult and delicate operations. We aspire to collaborate with and to create new tools for microsurgeons from various fields, including ENT, urology, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, and others.
Our current research focuses at phonomicrosurgery as the first application and demonstration surgical procedure:
In addition, we are coordinating an european collaboration project on the same subject:
Leonardo Mattos – Team Leader
Jesus Ortiz – PostDoc
Giulio Dagnino – PhD Student
Loris Fichera – PhD Student