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Design of a high-impact survivable robot

D. O'Halloran, A. Wolf, H. Choset
2005 Mechanism and Machine Theory  
This paper presents the design, construction, and testing of a two-wheeled low-cost mobile robot platform that has high survivability when subjected to large impact forces and general rough handling.  ...  In contrast to currently available commercial robots, our new design employs a flexible mechanical platform capable of absorbing energy during high load impacts.  ...  This paper presents a design for a mobile robot platform that improves the robots survivability when subjected to high impact forces and general rough handling, is compact, and can fulfill the role of  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2005.02.004 fatcat:ofhawqxar5g4noyaqolvpsim3e

DROP: the Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform

Aaron Parness, Clifford McKenzie
2013 Industrial robot  
Various aspects of prototype design and performance are discussed, including the climbing mechanism, body design, and impact survival.  ...  The platform uses a two-wheel, two-motor design that delivers high mobility with low complexity.  ...  This approach can be seen in robots such as iRobot's PackBot and SUGV which are designed to traverse a variety of horizontal surfaces with a high degree of reliability [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1108/01439911311309906 fatcat:vfxibzmar5dkna4q7c5fxsdr4q

D.R.O.P. THE DURABLE RECONNAISSANCE AND OBSERVATION PLATFORM [chapter]

CLIFFORD MCKENZIE, AARON PARNESS
2012 Adaptive Mobile Robotics  
Various aspects of prototype design and performance are discussed, including the climbing mechanism, body design, and impact survival.  ...  The platform uses a two-wheel, two-motor design that delivers high mobility with low complexity.  ...  This approach can be seen in robots such as iRobot's PackBot and SUGV which are designed to traverse a variety of horizontal surfaces with a high degree of reliability [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789814415958_0080 fatcat:jlrens6psvagfm32xvuihvm3mu

A 3D-printed, functionally graded soft robot powered by combustion

N. W. Bartlett, M. T. Tolley, J. T. B. Overvelde, J. C. Weaver, B. Mosadegh, K. Bertoldi, G. M. Whitesides, R. J. Wood
2015 Science  
Main Text: Robots are typically composed of rigid components to promote high precision and controllability.  ...  However, key challenges in the design and manufacture of soft robots include the complex fabrication processes and the interfacing of soft and rigid components.  ...  In one test, the body of the rigid top robot shattered upon landing, surviving a total of just five jumps; the gradient top robot survived more than twice that number of jumps, and remained operational  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.aab0129 pmid:26160940 fatcat:hdoesksylfanfcwk65jtwesowu

DASH: A dynamic 16g hexapedal robot

P. Birkmeyer, K. Peterson, R. S. Fearing
2009 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
The kinematic design which uses only a single drive motor and allows for a high power density is presented. The design is implemented using a scaled Smart Composite Manufacturing (SCM) process.  ...  DASH is a small, lightweight, power autonomous robot capable of running at speeds up to 15 body lengths per second (see video).  ...  Thanks also to the Center for Integrative Biomechanics in Education and Research for the use of their force platform.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2009.5354561 dblp:conf/iros/BirkmeyerPF09 fatcat:geryjh6ol5fcnjc65lvfiqhhka

Space Robotics

Alex Ellery
2004 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
In this paper, I introduce some of the concepts of spacecraft engineering and how this impacts the design of robotic systems for space.  ...  An additional constraint is the need for high reliability to ensure that the spacecraft survives until the end of its mission.  ... 
doi:10.5772/5629 fatcat:ddvom5xn2rc3fjucigolxmbwbe

Robotic colorectal surgery: more than a fantastic toy?

James W.T. Toh, Kevin Phan, Seon-Hahn Kim
2018 Innovative Surgical Science  
There has been a rapid rise in the number of robotic colorectal procedures worldwide since the da Vinci Surgical System robotic technology was approved for surgical procedures in the year 2000.  ...  Several recent meta-analyses and systematic reviews have shown a significant difference in outcomes between robotic and laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery.  ...  Also, in multivariate analysis, robotic surgery was a significant prognostic factor for overall survival and cancer-specific survival.  ... 
doi:10.1515/iss-2017-0046 pmid:31579767 pmcid:PMC6754041 fatcat:lf44l53vmvhnbldcbvg4l6lu3a

Learning to Adapt [From the Editor's Desk]

Yi Guo
2021 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
The survey article by D'Ettorre et al. reviews the da Vinci Research Kit and its impact in accelerating surgical robotics research.  ...  high factor-of-safety, standard on all F/T models Interface Structure high-strength alloy provides IP60, IP65, and IP68 environmental protection as needed Sensing Beams and Flexures designed for high  ... 
doi:10.1109/mra.2021.3117355 fatcat:wbi6cpcgqbfsbi3knxs257bdfi

Man is a "Rope" Stretched Between Virosphere and Humanoid Robots: On the Urgent Need of an Ethical Code for Ecosystem Survival

Luigi F. Agnati, Deanna Anderlini, Diego Guidolin, Manuela Marcoli, Guido Maura
2021 Foundations of Science  
Beside the relevance of designing and assembling these contraptions, it is of basic importance the goal for which they are assembled and future scenarios of their possible impact on the ecosystem.  ...  We can't procrastinate the development and implementation of a highly inspired and stringent "ethical code" for human beings and humanoid robots because it will be a crucial aspect for the wellbeing of  ...  Their vast spatial diffusion, their replication in a host mechanism allowing a low energy expense, and their high capability of adaptation outline a biological strategy of significant impact on the environment  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10699-021-09796-z pmid:34177285 pmcid:PMC8210962 fatcat:y5324bpftjb65oypevkvs37cqq

The AirBurr: A flying robot that can exploit collisions

Adrien Briod, Adam Klaptocz, Jean-Christophe Zufferey, Dario Floreano
2012 2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (CME)  
This paper aims at presenting the vision of the AirBurr project, as well as the latest results in the design of a platform capable of sustaining collisions and self-recovering after crashes.  ...  The goal of the AirBurr project is to take inspiration from these insects and develop a new class of flying robots that can recover from collisions and even exploit them.  ...  A main constraint in designing robust flying robots lies in the limitation of weight and thus impact energy that must be absorbed in a collision.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iccme.2012.6275674 fatcat:jy7xl2mc2nci5mddavcxm7if7q

The Future of Technology and Robotics in Surgery

Ismael Domínguez-Rosado, Miguel A. Mercado
2021 Revista de investigación clínica  
In surgery, innovation requires evidence before widespread implementation of novelties and a continuous quality improvement process to assess benefits and risks.  ...  The future of surgery lies in the fulfillment of four main conditions: safety, access, efficiency, and efficacy.  ...  Theoretically, these technologies have had a great impact on patient care.  ... 
doi:10.24875/ric.21000304 pmid:34609361 fatcat:mxvuca4wzrhj3b3fdcmeul6lv4

Thoracoscopic or robotic surgery? No matter, as long as they have good results

Andrea Imperatori, Massimo Castiglioni, Nicola Rotolo
2016 Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery  
However, limitation in the use of robotic technology may be associated with the still significant impact on costs (16) .  ...  While waiting for a further simplification and reduction of costs of robotic surgery, which is currently equivalent to VATS, we should guarantee more widely high quality procedures to our patients from  ...  Ethical Statement: The authors are accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved  ... 
doi:10.21037/vats.2016.08.04 fatcat:rqtncuhorvf4dbw5azhlvwwxku

Development of Stable Walking Robot for Accident Condition Monitoring on Uneven Floors in a Nuclear Power Plant

Jong Seog Kim, You Hyun Jang
2017 Nuclear Engineering and Technology  
One of these emergency plans involves a robotic system for investigating accidents under conditions of high radiation and contaminated air.  ...  When a severe accident occurs, this robot will be useful for accident condition monitoring. We also anticipate the robot can serve as a workman aid in a high radiation area during normal operations.  ...  Because equipment in a nuclear power plant is qualified to survive under the harsh environmental conditions of high temperature and radiation, it is generally unlikely that a design basis accident will  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.net.2016.10.004 fatcat:6lbc3dctqjdbxgsphyvfy5leeq

Robotic versus open urological oncological surgery: study protocol of a systematic review and meta-analysis

Giovanni E Cacciamani, Karanvir Gill, Inderbir S Gill
2020 BMJ Open  
Principal outcomes assessed will include perioperative, functional, oncological survival and financial outcomes of open versus robotic uro-oncological surgery.  ...  comparative penetrance over the past 20 years (2000–2020).Methods and analysisWe will document the penetrance of robotic versus open surgery in the urological oncological field using a national database.Second  ...  centres may deliver inferior outcomes compared with high-volume centres. 16 However, a clear definition of low-volume and high-volume centres is still lacking.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036609 pmid:32047022 pmcid:PMC7044973 fatcat:wmi3qs5nofc6vjshlkvdiet3be

Survival Analysis in Endometrial Carcinomas by Type of Surgical Approach: A Matched-Pair Study

Pluvio J. Coronado, Agnieszka Rychlik, Laura Baquedano, Virginia García-Pineda, Maria A. Martínez-Maestre, Denis Querleu, Ignacio Zapardiel
2022 Cancers  
(1) Background: This study aimed to analyze the impact of surgical approach on survival rates in women diagnosed with endometrial cancer. (2) Methods: A retrospective multicenter cohort of 1382 women diagnosed  ...  A total of 684 (49.5%) women underwent minimally invasive surgery, 233 (34%) underwent robotic-assisted laparoscopy (RAL), 451 (66%) underwent conventional laparoscopy (LPS), and 698 (50.5%) underwent  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest with this manuscript. Cancers 2022, 14, 1081  ... 
doi:10.3390/cancers14041081 pmid:35205829 pmcid:PMC8870025 fatcat:2drzzviscrgtti3tqhkguqtnrq
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