Behold: The Mantis!
Anonymous asked: wherecan i find a basic documentation about the workings of the RAVEN II? i'm supposed to give a presentation on it in my college.
A few details about Raven II were recently presented at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2012. If you’re unable to locate the proceedings, please email Hawkeye King directly and he can assist you further.
Raven II inverse kinematics implementation is now online! While there are still a few kinks to be worked out, the solution is now operable.
What’s left to be resolved? Glad you asked! The biggest SNAFU so far seems to be the rollover of the “tool roll” axis around 2Pi. These kind of boundary cases must be identified and resolved.
Anonymous asked: Where did Ji Ma go?
Ji Ma is at UC Santa Cruz and is a major contributor to the Raven II project.
Anonymous asked: What is latest news on the development of FDA approval of Raven ii robotic surgery?
We are not currently pursuing FDA approval for Raven II.
Great stuff happening at UC Berkeley!
It’s interesting to note that they’ve broken more cables (2) than any other partner site so far. This just proves Jacob’s old adage that if you’re not breaking anything you’re probably not doing much work!
UW TV segment on Raven II and the UW BioRobotics Laboratory. If the video doesn’t show up properly in Tumblr, you can find it here: http://www.uwtv.org/video/player.aspx?mediaid=2219082838
Anonymous asked: Hello is it possible to use the above image of the RavenII in a document?
Yes. Please give photo credit to the appropriate source. For most photos here that is University of Washington BioRobotics Laboratory. For photos from Berkeley and Johns Hopkins contact those groups directly to inquire about specific photo credits. Thanks!