The evolution of robotics in surgery is a new and exciting development. Surgical robotics brings together many disparate areas of research such as development and modeling of robotic systems, design, control, safety in medical robotics, haptics (sense of touch), ergonomics in minimally invasive procedures, and last but not the least, surgery. The primary goal of this course is to acquaint the students with the fundamentals of robot design and control and different areas of research that lead to the development of medical robotic systems. As a result, the course will cover basic robot kinematics such as forward and inverse kinematics as well as velocity and acceleration analysis. We will also cover additional topics specific to medical robotics such as medical image guidance. The course will include a project, where students will learn to develop, build, and control a medical robot.
Credit only granted for: ENME808M, ENME489C or ENME746.
Formerly: ENME808M, ENME489C.
Semesters OfferedFall 2019