Despite decades of successful robotic-assisted surgeries in the US that have positively impacted millions of patients, there is still limited access to this technology in developing countries. The reason, according to Dr. Sudhir Srivastava, founder and CEO of SS Innovations (SSI), is related to the affordability and complexity of existing robotic surgery systems. These are the challenges that SSI is tackling head-on. Dr. Srivastava and his team recently took an important step forward in demonstrating core functionality of a modular robotic surgical system, using Energid Technologies Actin® robotics control toolkit to quickly and cost-effectively develop the critical motion control software for the robots.
“Current robotic systems are far too expensive and take years to master, which means that very few surgeons are trained to operate these systems and much of the world is unable to access this technology,” said Dr. Srivastava, one of the early pioneers in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery who has performed over 1,400 robotic cardiac surgical procedures. Dr. Srivastava’s goal is to build an affordable surgical robot that is easier for surgeons to use and provides superior outcomes for patients.
“We chose Actin for its power and versatility, allowing us to achieve our vision of a modular surgical robot and bring it to market quickly,” said Dr. Srivastava. Read More →
Actin’s kinematic simulation provides tools for:
Actin’s dynamic simulation supports analysis of the robot dynamics, including torques, motor inertia, friction, and more, in order to facilitate detailed design decisions. Applications include: