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In the framework of the European Robotics Week the Politecnico di Milano opens the robotics labs to the public: press, researchers, students, industry and families, on Saturday, November 25, 2017  from 09:30 to 19:00.

The European Robotics Week offers every year one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting the growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of application areas.

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Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (RAMIS) offers many advantages when compared to traditional MIS, including improved vision, precision and dexterity. While the popularity of RAMIS is steadily increasing, the potential for improving patient outcomes and penetrating into many procedures is not fully realised, largely because of serious limitations in the current instrumentation, control and feedback to the surgeon. Specifically, restricted access, lack of force feedback, and use of rigid tools in confined spaces filled with organs pose challenges to full adoption.

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The SMARTsurg project was launched on 1st January 2017 and includes partners from United Kingdom, France, Greece and, Italy. It aims to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to ‘sense’, ‘see’, control and safely navigate through the surgical environment. The project is funded by the European Research programme Horizon 2020 and will last three years.

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