If you ever took any kind of interest in surgical robots, then you must have heard of the da Vinci Systems. These happen to be one of the most popular surgical robots in town. The main purpose of these robots is to permit the surgeons to conduct operations with very small or minor incisions. A recent modification in it was made when a doctor’s hand movements were mirrored by a robot in side patient’s body. The robot’s arms could imitate doctor’s hand movements in the most precise manner. Usage of such robots is a common site in hospitals across the world but none had performed work in such precision before this.
The task was accomplished by Julien Schuermans who was successful in connecting robotic surgical tool’s hardware with a LeapMotion controller that could administer its small forceps gestures. The Arduino Uno-controlled servos were fitted to the cables and the pulleys that could take care of rotation, gripping, and angle forming mechanisms. Gesture input was accepted by the LeapMotion’s infrared cameras. These inputs were then translated to the servos in form of instructions. This enabled the user to instruct the endoscopic device with gesture of its hands.
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