- Upper Limb Prosthetics
- Haptic Navigation Technology
- Underactuated Robot Hands
My former research (at BRL – the Bristol Robotics Laboratory) centres around haptics (the sense of touch) in regards to surgical robotics. During my time in Bristol I initiated or was involved with several projects. The following pages will open from the BRL site:
- Palpating Surgical Gripper Design
- Haptics for tele-surgery
- Virtual Prototyping for Laparoscopy
- Novel haptic sensing
Below are some details of the haptics for tele-surgery project.
In order to investigate the role of different sensations and their role in tele-operated manipulator systems, my colleague and I have constructed the following system, which allows the user to feel objects in remote locations (in our case, the other side of the room):
You can read more about this system, and it’s application to our research on the BRL project page.