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Kinematic analysis of a 5-DOF hybrid-driven MR compatible robot for minimally invasive prostatic interventions

  • Shan Jiang (a1), Jie Guo (a1), Shen Liu (a1), Jun Liu (a2) and Jun Yang (a2)...

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This paper introduces the design and kinematic analysis of a 5-DOF (multiple degree of freedom) hybrid-driven MR (Magnetic Resonance) compatible robot for prostate brachytherapy. It can slip the leash of template and rely on the high precise of MR imaging. After a brief introduction on design requirements of MR compatible robot, a description of our robot structure, material selection, hybrid-driven, and control architecture are presented. Secondly, the forward kinematics equations are obtained according to the equivalent diagram of this robot, and the actual workspace can be outlined. This will help the designer to determine whether this robot can be operated in the MR core without intervention with patient. And then, the inverse kinematics equations combined with trajectory planning are used to calculate the actuators movement. This will help the control system to manipulate the robotic accurately. Finally, vision based experiments on phantoms are used to verify the mechanism precision. As the results shown, the needle tip precision of mechanism is 0.9 mm in the general lab environment.

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Kinematic analysis of a 5-DOF hybrid-driven MR compatible robot for minimally invasive prostatic interventions

  • Shan Jiang (a1), Jie Guo (a1), Shen Liu (a1), Jun Liu (a2) and Jun Yang (a2)...

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