Intuitive operability evaluation of robotic surgery using brain activity measurement to identify hand-eye coordination

Satoshi Miura, Yo Kobayashi, Masatoshi Seki, Takehiko Noguchi, Masahiro Kasuya, Yuki Yokoo, Masakatsu G. Fujie

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Abstract

Surgical robots have undergone considerable improvement in recent years, but the intuitive operability, representing user inter-operability, has not been quantitatively evaluated. Thus, we propose a method for measuring brain activity to determine intuitive operability in order to design a robot with intuitive operability. The objective of this paper is to clarify the angle between the endoscope and the manipulator that facilitates users perceiving the manipulator as part of their body. In the experiments, while subjects controlled the hand controller to position the tip of the virtual slave manipulator on the target in the surgical simulator, we measured the brain activity through brain imaging devices. We carried out the experiment a number of times with the virtual slave manipulator configured in a variety of ways. The results show that activation of the brain is significant with the slave manipulator configured such that the angles are slanted with respect to the horizontal. We conclude that the body image affects hand-eye coordination, which is related to visual and somatic sense feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2012
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4546-4552
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781467314039
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2012 - Saint Paul, MN, United States
Duration: 2012 May 142012 May 18

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySaint Paul, MN
Period12/5/1412/5/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Miura, S., Kobayashi, Y., Seki, M., Noguchi, T., Kasuya, M., Yokoo, Y., & Fujie, M. G. (2012). Intuitive operability evaluation of robotic surgery using brain activity measurement to identify hand-eye coordination. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2012 (pp. 4546-4552). [6224611] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2012.6224611