A synthetic representation of a robot tool for display on a user interface of a robotic system. The synthetic representation may be used to show the position of a view volume of an image capture device with respect to the robot. The synthetic representation may also be used to find a tool that is outside of the field of view, to display range of motion limits for a tool, to remotely communicate information about the robot, and to detect collisions.

Title
Synthetic representation of a surgical robot
Application Number
12/415354
Publication Number
20090192524
Application Date
March 31, 2009
Publication Date
July 30, 2009
Inventor
Brian D Hoffman
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Wenyi Zhao
Mountain View
CA, US
David Q Larkin
Menlo Park
CA, US
Paul W Mohr
Mountain View
CA, US
Catherine J Mohr
Mountain View
CA, US
Christopher J Hasser
Los Altos
CA, US
Simon Dimaio
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Tao Zhao
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Daniel J Halabe
Los Altos
CA, US
Brandon D Itkowitz
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Intuitive Surgical
CA, US
Agent
Patent Dept
CA, US
Assignee
Intuitive Surgical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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