Iranian researchers develop medical robotic assistant

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) – Iranian researchers from the Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, have developed a medical robotic assistant by combining polygonal robot with mechatronic arms.

Arash Ahmadnia who leads the research team said the polygonal robot has been designed at a laboratorial scale for children aged 2-10 years old.

He explained that a polygonal robot is a multi-purpose robot in various industries with two mechatronic arms attached to its edges and applicable in medical and relief fields.  

“The medical robotic assistant has six main edges, each with one degree of freedom, so there are three degrees of freedom at each side of the robot,” he said.

“At the end of the third and sixth edges, a pair of arms with five degrees of freedom and a modular operator has been attached which allows the user to conduct analyses and evaluate the type of injury with only thirty percent less ability than a human,” he explained.

Ahmadinia further added that this function can be highly useful in the case of contagious and viral diseases which poses great risks for the present doctors.

Noting that the robot sends images to the doctor through the cameras installed on its arms, Ahmadinia added “the medical robotic assistant is able to move in all directions which increases the efficiency of the robots in medical environments.”

The medical robotic assistant has been developed in collaboration with Maryam Ghanati, a nuclear engineering undergraduate student at the Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch.

 

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