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Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
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|Title:||A medical robot kinematics design approach based on knowledge management|
|Author(s):||Natalie Smith-Guerin, (Prisme Institute/LVR, Bourges, France), Laurence Nouaille, (Prisme Institute/LVR, Bourges, France), Pierre Vieyres, (Prisme Institute/LVR, Bourges, France), Gerard Poisson, (Prisme Institute/LVR, Bourges, France)|
|Citation:||Natalie Smith-Guerin, Laurence Nouaille, Pierre Vieyres, Gerard Poisson, (2008) "A medical robot kinematics design approach based on knowledge management", Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 35 Iss: 4, pp.316 - 323|
|Keywords:||Health and safety, Kinematics, Robotics|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/01439910810876418 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology for medical robot kinematics design developed using a knowledge-management approach.
Design/methodology/approach – A classification of medical robots is proposed based on their kinematic characteristics and 76 robot specifications were collected in a catalogue. Then, having drawn a generic specifications sheet, rules were proposed to choose a structure from these specifications.
Findings – Findings are situated at several levels: the catalogue, the classification of robots with respect to their kinematic characteristics, a generic and specific specifications sheet, and an organigram to choose the most relevant structure from the specifications.
Research limitations/implications – This structural synthesis represents a preliminary step in the design of medical robots which will be completed by an additional dimensional synthesis.
Originality/value – This work offers a new methodology for medical robots design distinct from what is usually done for medical or industrial robots design using intuition, expertise and non-formal knowledge.
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