The objective of LA-ROSES is to develop a vision guided robotic platform for laser-assisted anterior eye surgery. At the end of the project a robotic console will be realized, including a robotic arm equipped with a so-called “end effector”, a device at the end of the robotic arm designed to deliver laser light to the welding site in the eye. Furthermore, the console will be equipped with an integrated vision system.
The experiment originates from a clear medical demand in order to improve the efficacy of at least 20 different surgical procedures, the experiment consortium estimates an increase of procedure precision and efficacy of around 100-150%. The knowledge acquired in this project will have an impact on several industrial projects using a robot for positioning medical devices. Application areas include neurosurgery, urology, spinal surgery and eye surgery.