Medical Automation and Robotics

Alon Wolf, Nir Shvalb, Moshe Shoham

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Robotic systems that are integrated in medical applications are designed to help and assist rather than injure a human being, whether it is the patient or the operator. This chapter presents the classification of medical robots as passive, semiactive, active, remote manipulators, and navigators. Some common kinematic structures of medical robots are provided, as are the fundamental requirements from medical robots. Finally, we discuss the main advantages and emerging trends in medical robotics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Handbooks
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSpringer Handbooks
VolumePart F674
ISSN (Print)2522-8692
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8706


  • Active robot
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Parallel robot
  • Robotic system
  • Robotic technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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