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Automated Electro-Mechanical Assessment of Psychomotor Skill for High-Stakes Certification in Surgical Robotics

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Alexander J. Doud

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Minnesota

Rodney Dockter, Timothy Kowalewski

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Minnesota

Robert Sweet

Department of Urologic Surgery,
University of Minnesota

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 29, 2013; published online July 3, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030931 (Jul 03, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1089; doi: 10.1115/1.4024526 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 29, 2013

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Topics: Robotics , Surgery , Design
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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

The FRS dome concept proposed by the FRS Consortium (right) and our modular implementation (left)

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Our modular implementations of the ring-tower (left) and knot-tying subtasks (right). LED's show task status.



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