The MULTIROBOTS-SURGERY platform is designed as a collection of functional modules, each one devoted to a single task.
We implemented the MULTIROBOTS-SURGERY platform as a collection of ROS* nodes. All the ROS nodes are connected to a central unit acting as ROS core, in charge of providing a common timestamp and driving the communication between nodes, and data recording module.
The figure shows the conceptual architecture of MULTIROBOTS-SURGERY platform in terms of ROS nodes.
*ROS is an open source, distributed, component-based development framework that has become the standard de facto for interfacing heterogeneous hardware and software in robotics applications.Read More