Heavy duty robotic precision fracture repositioning

S. Egersdörfer (Mechatronics Research Unit, Fachhochschule Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany)
D. Dragoi (Mechatronics Research Unit, Fachhochschule Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany)
G.J. Monkman (Mechatronics Research Unit, Fachhochschule Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany)
B. Füchtmeier (Department of Trauma Surgery, University Clinic of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany)
M. Nerlich (Department of Trauma Surgery, University Clinic of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

The application of robotics in manufacturing industry is increasingly spreading to other fields such as service, security and medical, and more recently into orthopedic surgery. Most research projects to date have concentrated on the lighter side of non‐invasive surgery, camera, laser guidance, light cutting and milling through bone. Just as in industrial production and processing applications, the choice of robot and its accompanying control and programming system is absolutely paramount. This simple fact has been justified in recent research dealing with the heavier forms of fracture repositioning robotics in accident surgery. This paper discusses the development of the complete system including robot, end‐effector and sensors.

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Egersdörfer, S., Dragoi, D., Monkman, G., Füchtmeier, B. and Nerlich, M. (2004), "Heavy duty robotic precision fracture repositioning", Industrial Robot, Vol. 31 No. 6, pp. 488-492. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439910410566344

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