A simulation framework for tool tissue interactions in robotic surgery

Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Venkata Sreekanth Arikatla, Suvranu De

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


Robotic surgery is preferred over other traditional methods due to reduced complications and improved ergonomics for the operating surgeon. They are also a perfect platform for telesurgery. Automated surgery in which the robot is allowed to do various surgical tasks with minimal intervention is getting wider attention recently. In this paper, we introduce a simulation framework that can realistically simulate tool tissue interactions in robotic surgery, which can be used to design and test various control methodologies for automated surgical tasks. We present preliminary results from simulating a simple model of a surgical robot interacting with a volumetric model while performing a grasping and hold task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR 2012
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781614990215
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 9 2012Feb 11 2012

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA


  • Automated surgery
  • Surgical robotics
  • Telesurgery
  • Telesurgery simulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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