Surgical robot actual scenario:
Currently during a laparoscopic or a robotic assisted surgical procedures several units of medical personnel are requested in the operating room:
- the main surgeon tele-operating the surgical robot (like a DaVinci Robot),
- the assistan surgeon to assist him
This practice leads to an inefficient management of the hospitals’ economic resources and to unnecessary long waiting lists for patiens.
The goal of SARAS is to develop the next-generation of surgical robotic systems. These will allow a single surgeon to execute Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery (R-MIS) without the need of an expert assistant surgeon, thereby increasing the social and economic efficiency of a hospital while guaranteeing the same level of safety for patients.
The robot developed by the SARAS project will be called solo-surgery system and will consist of a pair of cooperating and autonomous robotic arms holding the surgical instruments.