Selected Projects

ACTIVE

ACTIVE: Active constraints technologies for Ill-defined or volatile environments

The ACTIVE project exploits ICT and other engineering methods and technologies for the design and development of an integrated redundant robotic platform for neurosurgery.

A light and agile redundant robotic cell with 20 degrees-of-freedom (DoFs) and an advanced processing unit for pre- and intra-operative control will operate both autonomously and cooperatively with surgical staff on the brain.

As the patient will not be considered rigidly fixed to the operating table and/or to the robot, the system will push the boundaries of the state of the art in the fields of robotics and control for the accuracy and bandwidth required by the challenging and complex surgical scenario.

Consortium: 16 partners from 6 countries

Coordinator of the project: Politecnico di Milano, Department of Electronics, Information Science and Bioengineering  –  Italy

Funding programme: FP7-ICT

Project start: Novembrer 2009

End date for the project: 31 March 2015

For more information go to the website www.active-fp7.eu