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Special Issue "Sensors and Imaging for Medical Robotics"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Gabor Kosa
Guest Editor
Intelligent Medical Micro/Nano Systems Group, Intensive Care Clinic, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Interests: micro-systems; sensors; micro-robots; medical-robotics; micro-fluidics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This is a Special Issue dedicated to Sensors and Imaging Systems used as sensors in Medical Robotics. Sensing in robotics is of great importance especially in unstructured environments, such as a medical treatment and diagnosis. In the last decade, there is a great advance in medical devices with embedded sensing such as RF ablation catheters with tactile sensors, image-guided non-invasive surgery, etc. Novel surgical robots incorporate medical imaging devices (CT, fluoroscopy, MRI, ultrasound) for registration, navigation, and treatment feedback. Magnetic and image-based navigation systems are used with robots. Another aspect of sensing in medical robotics are sensors that are incorporated in robots’ end effectors such as a tactile sensor. Embedded sensors provide feedback for control of the robot, feedback for the operating surgeon, and enable increased robot safety. Sensors in medical robots are the key components for future safer, more autonomous medical robots. Sensing in medical micro-robots enables targeted personal therapy.

I invite the community to support this Special Issue by submitting state of the art original studies and reviews regarding novel sensors for medical robots, imaging systems used with medical robots, new control schemes incorporating sensing and medical robots, and sensing in microrobots for medical applications. The focus of the Special Issue are sensors and sensing systems applications in all aspects of medical robotics: surgical robots, image-guided surgery, robotic aids for surgeries, nursing, and logistic services in medical environments.

I invite the community to support Sensors (IF 3.031) in this timely initiative by submitting new and ground-breaking papers that will constitute a roadmap for our future research.

Dr. Gabor Kosa
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Image-guided surgery
  • Medical sensors
  • Medical robotics
  • Sensing systems
  • Navigation systems
  • Robotic registration
  • Tactile/force/pressure sensors
  • Imaging sensors
  • Endoscopy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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