New Trends in Medical and Service Robots

Challenges and Solutions

  • Aleksandar Rodić
  • Doina Pisla
  • Hannes Bleuler

Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Daniel Eck, Florian Leutert, Klaus Schilling
    Pages 1-15
  3. M. D. Kostić, M. D. Popović, D. B. Popović
    Pages 17-29
  4. M. Bouri, E. Abdi, H. Bleuler, F. Reynard, O. Deriaz
    Pages 31-44
  5. P. B. Petrovic, N. Lukic, I. Danilov
    Pages 45-61
  6. D. Pisla, N. Plitea, B. Galdau, C. Vaida, B. Gherman
    Pages 63-77
  7. V. Golovin, M. Arkhipov, V. Zhuravlev
    Pages 95-107
  8. G. Gini, L. Cavazzana, F. Mutti, P. Belluco, A. Mauri
    Pages 125-139
  9. D. Katić, P. Radulović, S. Spasojević, Ž. Đurović, A. Rodić
    Pages 193-207
  10. A. Hace, M. Franc
    Pages 243-256
  11. A. Sengul, S. Shokur, H. Bleuler
    Pages 257-268
  12. K. Munirathinam, C. Chevallereau, S. Sakka
    Pages 269-282
  13. V. Potkonjak, K. Jovanovic, P. Milosavljevic
    Pages 299-313
  14. Stéphane Caro, Damien Chablat, Philippe Wenger, Xianwen Kong
    Pages 315-329
  15. Marco Ceccarelli, Giuseppe Carbone
    Pages 331-343
  16. Francesco Amigoni, Nicola Basilico, Alberto Quattrini Li
    Pages 345-356
  17. Gregor Zolynski, Daniel Schmidt, Karsten Berns
    Pages 357-368
  18. A. Pisla, C. Vaida
    Pages 369-384

About this book


This volume describes new frontiers in medical and service robotics in the light of recent developments in technology to advance robot design and implementation. In particular, the work looks at advances in design, development and implementation of contemporary surgical, rehabilitation and biorobots. Surgical robots allow surgeons greater access to areas under operation using more precise and less invasive methods. Rehabilitation robots facilitate and support the lives of the infirm, elderly people, or those with dysfunction of body parts affecting movement. These robots are also used for rehabilitation and related procedures, such as training and therapy. Biorobots are designed to imitate the cognition of humans and animals. The need to substitute humans working on delicate, tiresome and monotonous tasks, or working with potentially health-damaging toxic materials, requires intelligent, high-performance service robots with the ability to cooperate, advanced communication and sophisticated perception and cognitive capabilities. Progress in this field is fast and results need to be disseminated to stimulate both practical applications and further research. Thus, these papers are a valuable addition to existing literature.


Cognitive Robots Medical Robots Robot Control Robot Mechanics Service Robots

Editors and affiliations

  • Aleksandar Rodić
    • 1
  • Doina Pisla
    • 2
  • Hannes Bleuler
    • 3
  1. 1.Robotics LaboratoryMihailo Pupin InstituteBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Research Center for Industrial Robots Simulation and TestingTechnical University of Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaRomania
  3. 3.LSRO - Robotic Systems LaboratoryÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05430-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05431-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0984
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0992
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