This workshop will bring together mathematicians and scientists working in various areas of materials science and applied mathematics to further investigate opportunities in the mathematical modelling to enable optimal design of complex new materials. 

Opportunities for Novel Actuators in Surgical Robotics

Date | 27 Feb 2019
Time | 10:55am - 11:25am
Speaker | Dr Chris Wagner

Surgical robots are impressive systems that can augment the abilities of surgeons, allowing them to carry out operations on the inside of a body using only a keyhole incision. Today's surgical robots are large and costly, however, limiting the availability of this transformative technology. Further, current systems often rely on a straight line access to internal anatomy which also limits the applicability of surgical robots. In this talk, we explore some of the fundamental limits of minimally invasive surgical robots to identify opportunities for novel materials and actuation to reduce size and increase accessibility. A key observation is that by treating surgical robotics as a transmission problem, tradeoffs between material properties, performance targets, and actuation methods can be explicit.

 

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