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Various embodiments of surgical robot control systems are disclosed. In one example embodiment, the surgical robot control system comprises a housing. A controller is located within the housing and is coupled to a socket. The socket receives a handheld surgical user interface therein to control a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument is connected to the surgical robot and comprises an end effector and a mechanical interface to manipulate the end effector. The mechanical interface is coupled to the controller. At least one sensor is coupled to the controller and the socket to convert movement of the handheld surgical user interface into electrical signals corresponding to the movement of the surgical instrument. At least one feedback device is coupled to the controller to provide feedback to a user. The feedback is associated with a predetermined function of the surgical instrument.

Title
Haptic feedback devices for surgical robot
Application Number
13/539096
Publication Number
9198714 (B2)
Application Date
June 29, 2012
Publication Date
December 1, 2015
Inventor
Shawn C Snyder
Greendale
IN, US
Gregory W Johnson
Milford
OH, US
Michael J Andreyko
Cincinnati
OH, US
David K Norvell
Monroe
OH, US
Kristen T Shoger
Cincinnati
OH, US
Nicholas G Molitor
Milford
OH, US
Jonathan T Batross
Mason
OH, US
Gregory A Trees
Loveland
OH, US
Geoffrey S Strobl
Williamsburg
OH, US
Barry C Worrell
Centerville
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 18/00
A61B 18/12
A61B 17/32
A61B 18/14
A61B 19/00
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