We have been developing surgical robots for microsurgery, in particular, for pediatric, eye and neurosurgery using bioengineering technologies. We are also trying to automate the surgical robots considering surgical skills quantitatively assessed using high-fidelity patient/organ models equipped with sensors (named Bionic Humanoids) and virtual-reality simulators. Medicine-engineering collaboration is essential in this research domain, and basic knowledge of regulatory science is necessary.
Surgical robots for pediatric, eye and neurosurgery
Automation of surgical robots
Surgical skill assessment
Toward skilled surgical robots