21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) Program Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University
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Yasuhide Morikawa
Yasuhide Morikawa
Affiliation Professor,
Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine,
Keio University
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  Development of robotics and haptics in minimally invasive surgery

A lack of freedom and tactile sensation are major obstacles for laparoscopic surgery. Although some robotic devices are applied in laparoscopic surgery, conflicts among robotic arms and a lack of touch sense have remained unsolved. We have been working to develop a new master-slave combined manipulator as a part of NEDO project, and also pursuing the possibility of developing "haptic forceps" applying a disturbance observer for a linear actuator with a bilateral control system.
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