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Telesurgical/Telementoring Laparoscopic Surgical Robot (LapaRobot)

The LapaRobot System is a 5 degree of freedom Master-Slave pair of robot manipulators that allows 2 users at different physical locations to perform interactive teaching (telementoring) and interactive learning in laparoscopic procedures, as well as cooperative telesurgery. In other words, the LapaRobot System allows less experienced or new surgeons to be taught and/or guided through laparoscopic procedures via a more experienced master surgeon. Through meticulous mechanical design iteration and high precision fabrication techniques, the LapaRobot is a reliable and robust platform for telerobotic surgical training. This research is a collaboration with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department and the Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT).

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