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Virtual reality robotic telesurgery simulations using MEMICA haptic system

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dc.contributor.author Bar-Cohen, Yoseph
dc.contributor.author Mavroidis, Constantinos
dc.contributor.author Bouzit, Mourad
dc.contributor.author Dolgin, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Harm, Deborah L.
dc.contributor.author Kopchok, George E.
dc.contributor.author White, Rodney
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-07T22:21:18Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-07T22:21:18Z
dc.date.issued 2001-03-05
dc.identifier.citation 8th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures, Newport Beach, California, March 5-8, 2001. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 01-0282
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39307
dc.description.abstract The authors conceived a haptic mechanism called MEMICA (Remote Mechanical Mirroring using Controlled stiffness and Actuators) that can enable the design of high dexterity, rapid response, and large workspace haptic system. The development of a novel MEMICA gloves and virtual reality models are being explored to allow simulation of telesurgery and other applications. The MEMICA gloves are being designed to provide intuitive mirroring of the conditions at a virtual site where a robot simulates the presence of a human operator. The key components of MEMICA are miniature electrically controlled stiffness (ECS) elements and electrically controlled force and stiffness (ECFS) actuators that are based on the use of Electro-Rheological Fluids (ERF. In this paper the design of the MEMICA system and initial experimental results are presented. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2668786 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001. en
dc.subject Haptic interfaces en
dc.subject Remote MEcahnical MIrroring using Control stiffness Actuators (MEMICA) en
dc.subject medical training en
dc.subject controlled stiffness en
dc.subject Electro-Rheological Fluids (ERF) en
dc.subject virtual surgery
dc.title Virtual reality robotic telesurgery simulations using MEMICA haptic system en
dc.type Preprint en


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