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  1. Historia de la robótica: de Arquitas de Tarento al robot da Vinci (Parte II)

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    2007-01-01

    HISTORY OF ROBOTICS: FROM ARCHYTAS OF TARENTUM UNTIL DA VINCI ROBOT. (PART II) Robotic surgery is a reality. In order to to understand how new robots work is interesting to know the history of ancient (see part i) and modern robotics. The desire to design automatic machines imitating humans continued for more than 4000 years. Archytas of Tarentum (at around 400 a.C.), Heron of Alexandria, Hsieh-Fec, Al-Jazari, Bacon, Turriano, Leonardo da Vinci, Vaucanson o von Kempelen were robot inventors. ...

  2. Os robots na aprendizagem da trignometria

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    Caires, Noel Belerofonte da Fonte de

    2013-01-01

    Este trabalho foi elaborado no âmbito do Mestrado de Ensino de Matemática do 3º Ciclo do Ensino Básico e Secundário da Universidade da Madeira, no ano letivo de 2012/2013. Os grandes objetivos deste estudo são os de analisar qualitativamente uma atividade, para compreender como é que os alunos aprendem trigonometria, utilizando os robots NXT da Lego. De igual modo, se procede também, de forma sucinta, à apresentação do trabalho desenvolvido pelo grupo de estágio, ao longo da Prática de Ensino...

  3. Raven surgical robot training in preparation for da vinci.

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    Glassman, Deanna; White, Lee; Lewis, Andrew; King, Hawkeye; Clarke, Alicia; Glassman, Thomas; Comstock, Bryan; Hannaford, Blake; Lendvay, Thomas S

    2014-01-01

    The rapid adoption of robotic assisted surgery challenges the pace at which adequate robotic training can occur due to access limitations to the da Vinci robot. Thirty medical students completed a randomized controlled trial evaluating whether the Raven robot could be used as an alternative training tool for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) block transfer task on the da Vinci robot. Two groups, one trained on the da Vinci and one trained on the Raven, were tested on a criterion FLS block transfer task on the da Vinci. After robotic FLS block transfer proficiency training there was no statistically significant difference between path length (p=0.39) and economy of motion scores (p=0.06) between the two groups, but those trained on the da Vinci did have faster task times (p=0.01). These results provide evidence for the value of using the Raven robot for training prior to using the da Vinci surgical system for similar tasks.

  4. Evolution of robots throughout history from Hephaestus to Da Vinci Robot.

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    Iavazzo, Christos; Gkegke, Xanthi-Ekaterini D; Iavazzo, Paraskevi-Evangelia; Gkegkes, Ioannis D

    2014-01-01

    Da Vinci robot is increasingly used for operations adding the advantages of robots to the favor of medicine. This is a historical article with the aim to present the evolution of robots in the medical area from the time of ancient myths to Renaissance and finally to the current revolutionary applications. We endeavored to collect several elegant narratives on the topic. The use of imagination could help the reader to find similarities. A trip from the Greek myths of Hephaestus through Aristotle and Leonardo Da Vinci to the robots of Karel Capek and Isaac Asimov and finally the invention of the medical robots is presented.

  5. Mammary artery harvesting using the Da Vinci Si robotic system

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    Leonardo Secchin Canale

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Internal mammary artery harvesting is an essential part of any coronary artery bypass operation. Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass graft surgery has become reality in many centers as a safe and effective alternative to conventional surgery in selected patients. Internal mammary artery harvesting is the initial part of the procedure and should be performed equally safely if one wants to achieve excellence in patency rates for the bypass. We here describe the technique for mammary harvesting with the Da Vinci Si robotic system.

  6. Prostatektomie radicale robot assistee (Da Vinci(R: abord transperitoneal

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    Rochat CH

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La prostatectomie robotisée à l’aide d’un micro-manipulateur (DaVinci(R Intuitive Surgical est le prolongement logique de la prostatectomie laparoscopique. Une meilleure vision et plus de précision permettent des prostatectomies de haute qualité pour des laparoscopeurs déjà expérimentés. Après avoir pratiqué toutes les voies d’abord en laparoscopie traditionnelle et en privilégiant à la fin de notre expérience la voie extra-péritonéale rétrograde, nous avons opté pour un retour à la voie trans-péritonéale lors de la prostatectomie robotisée. Cette voie offre plus d’espace de travail, l’installation des bras du robot est facilitée et il y a un gain de temps dans la préparation du retzius. Nous décrivons ici step-by-step le protocole opératoire de la prostatectomie laparoscopique transpéritonéale robot assistée.

  7. Instrumentation of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

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    Hansen, Karl Damkjær; Jensen, Simon; Sloth, Christoffer

    2015-01-01

    This paper details the AAU surgical robot, its hardware and software setup. The aim of the paper is to explain how a surgical robot has been rebuild as an open source platform for research in surgical robotics. As a result, the robot has full actuation and sensing capabilities at high sampling ra....... We aim at exploiting the developed surgical robot for research in semi-autonomous control, and safety mechanisms in the context of robotic surgery.......This paper details the AAU surgical robot, its hardware and software setup. The aim of the paper is to explain how a surgical robot has been rebuild as an open source platform for research in surgical robotics. As a result, the robot has full actuation and sensing capabilities at high sampling rate...

  8. Surgical treatment of parietal defects with “da Vinci” surgical robot

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    Vasilescu, D.; Paun, S.

    2012-01-01

    The robotic surgery has come through the development of telemedicine and minimally invasive surgery concepts, being developed in the military medicine by NASA during the years 1970-1980. The purpose of this paper is to briefly present our experience in the new field of the robotic surgery, by analyzing the results obtained over a lot of 20 patients operated with the “da Vinci” robot within the last 5 years in the Clinical Emergency Hospital Bucharest for various abdominal defects

  9. From Leonardo to da Vinci: the history of robot-assisted surgery in urology.

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    Yates, David R; Vaessen, Christophe; Roupret, Morgan

    2011-12-01

    What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Numerous urological procedures can now be performed with robotic assistance. Though not definitely proven to be superior to conventional laparoscopy or traditional open surgery in the setting of a randomised trial, in experienced centres robot-assisted surgery allows for excellent surgical outcomes and is a valuable tool to augment modern surgical practice. Our review highlights the depth of history that underpins the robotic surgical platform we utilise today, whilst also detailing the current place of robot-assisted surgery in urology in 2011. The evolution of robots in general and as platforms to augment surgical practice is an intriguing story that spans cultures, continents and centuries. A timeline from Yan Shi (1023-957 bc), Archytas of Tarentum (400 bc), Aristotle (322 bc), Heron of Alexandria (10-70 ad), Leonardo da Vinci (1495), the Industrial Revolution (1790), 'telepresence' (1950) and to the da Vinci(®) Surgical System (1999), shows the incredible depth of history and development that underpins the modern surgical robot we use to treat our patients. Robot-assisted surgery is now well-established in Urology and although not currently regarded as a 'gold standard' approach for any urological procedure, it is being increasingly used for index operations of the prostate, kidney and bladder. We perceive that robotic evolution will continue infinitely, securing the place of robots in the history of Urological surgery. Herein, we detail the history of robots in general, in surgery and in Urology, highlighting the current place of robot-assisted surgery in radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and radical cystectomy.

  10. [First 24 Japanese cases of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy using the daVinci Surgical System].

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    Yoshioka, Kunihiko; Hatano, Tadashi; Nakagami, Yoshihiro; Ozu, Choichiro; Horiguchi, Yutaka; Sakamoto, Noboru; Yonov, Hiroyuki; Ohno, Yoshio; Ohori, Makoto; Tachibana, Masaaki; Patel, Vipul R

    2008-05-01

    In Japan, as of September 2007, prostatectomy is conducted with open surgical procedures in more than 90% of the cases. Following the first reported robotic prostatectomy by Binder, et al. in 2000, a robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) using the daVinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, USA) has been extensively used as a standard procedure with gratifying results in the United States. In the Asian region, in contrast, RALP is still in an introductory phase. Recently, we introduced RALP in Japan. A total of 24 patients received robotic surgery within a year since August 2006. RALP was completed in all patients without conversion to open surgery, except for the first patient in whom a restriction to a 2-hour operation had been imposed by the Ethical Committee. The mean operative time using the daVinci device and the mean estimated blood loss were 232.0 (range; 136-405) minutes and 313.0 (range; 10-1,000) ml, respectively. The training program we recently developed proved remarkably effective in reducing the learning curve of robotic surgery in Japan, where there is no person with expertise in this operating procedure. In particular, the intraoperative guidance given by the expert was useful after relevant problematic points were delineated by operators who received comprehensive video-based image training and actually performed robot surgery in several cases. With direct intraoperative guidance by the mentor during cases 13 and 14, both the operation time and estimated blood loss was markedly reduced.

  11. Associated Da Vinci and magellan robotic systems for successful treatment of nutcracker syndrome.

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    Thaveau, Fabien; Nicolini, Philippe; Lucereau, Benoit; Georg, Yannick; Lejay, Anne; Chakfe, Nabil

    2015-01-01

    Here, we report the case of a 26-year-old woman suffering from nutcracker syndrome with concurrent disabling pelvic congestion syndrome. She was given the minimally invasive treatment of left renal vein transposition with the Da Vinci(®) robotic system (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA), followed the next day by a gonadal vein and pelvic varicose embolization using a robotic intraluminal navigation with the Magellan™ robotic system (Hansen Medical, Mountain View, CA). The procedure was uneventful, and the patient had good results at 6 months of follow-up, including a patent left renal vein and complete relief of symptoms.

  12. Study on DC welding parameters of Al-alloy shaping based on arc-welding robot

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    2008-01-01

    The Al-alloy arc-welding shaping system based on arc-welding robot is established, and the Al-alloy shaping manufacture is realized with the DC (direct current) gas metal arc welding (GMAW). The research indicates that the metal transfer type of DC GMAW, heat input and the initial temperature of the workpiece greatly affect the Al-alloy shaping based on arc welding robot. On the penetration, the weld width and the reinforcement, the influence of welding parameters is analyzed by generalized regression neural network (GRNN) fitting.

  13. Robotics

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    Popov, E. P.; Iurevich, E. I.

    The history and the current status of robotics are reviewed, as are the design, operation, and principal applications of industrial robots. Attention is given to programmable robots, robots with adaptive control and elements of artificial intelligence, and remotely controlled robots. The applications of robots discussed include mechanical engineering, cargo handling during transportation and storage, mining, and metallurgy. The future prospects of robotics are briefly outlined.

  14. A List of Household Objects for Robotic Retrieval Prioritized by People with ALS (Version 092008)

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    Choi, Young Sang; Kemp, Charles C

    2009-01-01

    This technical report is designed to serve as a citable reference for the original prioritized object list that the Healthcare Robotics Lab at Georgia Tech released on its website in September of 2008. It is also expected to serve as the primary citable reference for the research associated with this list until the publication of a detailed, peer-reviewed paper. The original prioritized list of object classes resulted from a needs assessment involving 8 motor-impaired patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and targeted, in-person interviews of 15 motor-impaired ALS patients. All of these participants were drawn from the Emory ALS Center. The prioritized object list consists of 43 object classes ranked by how important the participants considered each class to be for retrieval by an assistive robot. We intend for this list to be used by researchers to inform the design and benchmarking of robotic systems, especially research related to autonomous mobile manipulation.

  15. The Settings, Pros and Cons of the New Surgical Robot da Vinci Xi System for Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS): A Comparison With the Popular da Vinci Si System.

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    Kim, Da Hee; Kim, Hwan; Kwak, Sanghyun; Baek, Kwangha; Na, Gina; Kim, Ji Hoon; Kim, Se Heon

    2016-10-01

    The da Vinci system (da Vinci Surgical System; Intuitive Surgical Inc.) has rapidly developed in several years from the S system to the Si system and now the Xi System. To investigate the surgical feasibility and to provide workflow guidance for the newly released system, we used the new da Vinci Xi system for transoral robotic surgery (TORS) on a cadaveric specimen. Bilateral supraglottic partial laryngectomy, hypopharyngectomy, lateral oropharyngectomy, and base of the tongue resection were serially performed in search of the optimal procedures with the new system. The new surgical robotic system has been upgraded in all respects. The telescope and camera were incorporated into one system, with a digital end-mounted camera. Overhead boom rotation allows multiquadrant access without axis limitation, the arms are now thinner and longer with grabbing movements for easy adjustments. The patient clearance button dramatically reduces external collisions. The new surgical robotic system has been optimized for improved anatomic access, with better-equipped appurtenances. This cadaveric study of TORS offers guidance on the best protocol for surgical workflow with the new Xi system leading to improvements in the functional results of TORS.

  16. Para além da linhagem

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    Maria Joana GOMES

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available A subida de Urraca I (1109-1126 ao trono do reino de Leão e Castela como sucessora de Afonso VI (1072-1109 representou, como atestam vários testemunhos escritos, um acontecimento problemático para os seus contemporâneos. Consoante a posição que assumem perante este facto, os textos historiográficos peninsulares não deixaram de fornecer argumentos e justificações que favoreciam ou que, pelo contrário, atacavam o papel da filha de Afonso VI. Partindo da análise do catálogo das mulheres de Afonso VI em dois desses textos -O Chronicon Regum Legionensium e o Liber Regum Villarensis-, este artigo procura problematizar não apenas o lugar de Urraca no quadro genealógico das mulheres e da descendência de Afonso VI, mas também avaliar de que modo estas relações genealógicas são apresentadas por cada um destes textos, para legitimar ou denegrir a rainha de Leão e Castela e, através dela, a dinastia a que esta pertence.Comme on le constate à travers plusieurs témoignages écrits, l’accession au trône de León et Castille d’Urraque (1109-1126, succédantà Alphonse VI (1072-1109, fut perçue par ses contemporains comme un fait de nature problématique. Selon la position qu’ils adoptent, les textes historiographiques hispaniques fournissent autant d’arguments et de justifications favorables ou hostiles au rôle politique de la fille d’Alphonse VI. À partir de l'analyse de la liste des femmes d’Alphonse VI dans le Chronicon regum Legionensium de Pélage d’Oviedo et du Liber regum Villarensis, cet article s’intéresse non seulement à la place d’Urraque dans la généalogie des femmes et de la descendance d’Alphonse VI mais tente aussi de montrer comment ces relations généalogiques sont présentées dans chacun de ces textes afin de légitimer ou discréditer la reine de Léon et Castille et, à travers elle, sa propre dynastie.

  17. Application of da Vinci(®) Robot in simple or radical hysterectomy: Tips and tricks.

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    Iavazzo, Christos; Gkegkes, Ioannis D

    2016-01-01

    The first robotic simple hysterectomy was performed more than 10 years ago. These days, robotic-assisted hysterectomy is accepted as an alternative surgical approach and is applied both in benign and malignant surgical entities. The two important points that should be taken into account to optimize postoperative outcomes in the early period of a surgeon's training are how to achieve optimal oncological and functional results. Overcoming any technical challenge, as with any innovative surgical method, leads to an improved surgical operation timewise as well as for patients' safety. The standardization of the technique and recognition of critical anatomical landmarks are essential for optimal oncological and clinical outcomes on both simple and radical robotic-assisted hysterectomy. Based on our experience, our intention is to present user-friendly tips and tricks to optimize the application of a da Vinci® robot in simple or radical hysterectomies.

  18. Transoral robotic thyroidectomy: a preclinical feasibility study using the da Vinci Xi platform.

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    Russell, Jonathon O; Noureldine, Salem I; Al Khadem, Mai G; Chaudhary, Hamad A; Day, Andrew T; Kim, Hoon Yub; Tufano, Ralph P; Richmon, Jeremy D

    2017-02-02

    Transoral thyroid surgery allows the surgeon to conceal incisions within the oral cavity without significantly increasing the amount of required dissection. TORT provides an ideal scarless, midline access to the thyroid gland and bilateral central neck compartments. This approach, however, presents multiple technical challenges. Herein, we present our experience using the latest generation robotic surgical system to accomplish transoral robotic thyroidectomy (TORT). In two human cadavers, the da Vinci Xi surgical system (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) was used to complete TORT. Total thyroidectomy and bilateral central neck dissection was successfully completed in both cadavers. The da Vinci Xi platform offered several technologic advantages over previous robotic generations including overhead docking, narrower arms, and improved range of motion allowing for improved execution of previously described TORT techniques.

  19. Early assessment of feasibility and technical specificities of transoral robotic surgery using the da Vinci Xi.

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    Gorphe, Philippe; Von Tan, Jean; El Bedoui, Sophie; Hartl, Dana M; Auperin, Anne; Qassemyar, Quentin; Moya-Plana, Antoine; Janot, François; Julieron, Morbize; Temam, Stephane

    2017-01-07

    The latest generation Da Vinci(®) Xi™ Surgical System Robot released has not been evaluated to date in transoral surgery for head and neck cancers. We report here the 1-year results of a non-randomized phase II multicentric prospective trial aimed at assessing its feasibility and technical specificities. Our primary objective was to evaluate the feasibility of transoral robotic surgery using the da Vinci(®) Xi™ Surgical System Robot. The secondary objective was to assess peroperative outcomes. Twenty-seven patients, mean age 62.7 years, were included between May 2015 and June 2016 with tumors affecting the following sites: oropharynx (n = 21), larynx (n = 4), hypopharynx (n = 1), parapharyngeal space (n = 1). Eighteen patients were included for primary treatment, three for a local recurrence, and six for cancer in a previously irradiated field. Three were reconstructed with a FAMM flap and 6 with a free ALT flap. The mean docking time was 12 min. "Chopsticking" of surgical instruments was very rare. During hospitalization following surgery, 3 patients experienced significant bleeding between day 8 and 9 that required surgical transoral hemostasis (n = 1) or endovascular embolization (n = 2). Transoral robotic surgery using the da Vinci(®) Xi™ Surgical System Robot proved feasible with technological improvements compared to previous generation surgical system robots and with a similar postoperative course. Further technological progress is expected to be of significant benefit to the patients.

  20. Understanding the adoption dynamics of medical innovations: affordances of the da Vinci robot in the Netherlands.

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    Abrishami, Payam; Boer, Albert; Horstman, Klasien

    2014-09-01

    This study explored the rather rapid adoption of a new surgical device - the da Vinci robot - in the Netherlands despite the high costs and its controversial clinical benefits. We used the concept 'affordances' as a conceptual-analytic tool to refer to the perceived promises, symbolic meanings, and utility values of an innovation constructed in the wider social context of use. This concept helps us empirically understand robot adoption. Data from 28 in-depth interviews with diverse purposively-sampled stakeholders, and from medical literature, policy documents, Health Technology Assessment reports, congress websites and patients' weblogs/forums between April 2009 and February 2014 were systematically analysed from the perspective of affordances. We distinguished five interrelated affordances of the robot that accounted for shaping and fulfilling its rapid adoption: 'characteristics-related' affordances such as smart nomenclature and novelty, symbolising high-tech clinical excellence; 'research-related' affordances offering medical-technical scientific excellence; 'entrepreneurship-related' affordances for performing better-than-the-competition; 'policy-related' affordances indicating the robot's liberalised provision and its reduced financial risks; and 'communication-related' affordances of the robot in shaping patients' choices and the public's expectations by resonating promising discourses while pushing uncertainties into the background. These affordances make the take-up and use of the da Vinci robot sound perfectly rational and inevitable. This Dutch case study demonstrates the fruitfulness of the affordances approach to empirically capturing the contextual dynamics of technology adoption in health care: exploring in-depth actors' interaction with the technology while considering the interpretative spaces created in situations of use. This approach can best elicit real-life value of innovations, values as defined through the eyes of (potential) users.

  1. Side docking of the da Vinci robotic system for radical prostatectomy: advantages over traditional docking.

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    Cestari, Andrea; Ferrari, Matteo; Zanoni, Matteo; Sangalli, Mattia; Ghezzi, Massimo; Fabbri, Fabio; Sozzi, Francesco; Rigatti, Patrizio

    2015-09-01

    The standard low lithotomic position, used during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), with prolonged positioning in stirrups together with steep Trendelenburg may expose the patient to neurapraxia phenomena of the lower limbs and can rarely be used in patients with problems of hip abduction. To overcome these hurdles, we evaluated the clinical benefits of "side docking" (SD) of the da Vinci(®) robotic system in comparison to "traditional docking" (TD). A cohort of 120 patients submitted to RARP were prospectively randomized into two groups by docking approach: SD with the patient supine with lower limbs slightly abducted on the operating table, and TD docking time, intraoperative number of collisions between the robotic arms and postoperative neurological problems in the lower limbs were noted. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze outcomes. Docking time was shorter for the SD group [SD: median 13 min (range 10-18); TD: median 21 min (range 15-34)]. None in the SD group and six of 60 patients (10%) in the TD group suffered from temporary (<30 days) unilateral neurological deficits of the lower limbs. In both groups no collisions between the robotic arms occurred. The SD approach is technically feasible. It does not cause collisions between the robotic arms, and is a reliable method for reducing the setup time of RARP. The supine position of the patient may prevent neurological complications of the lower limbs. Based on these results, SD has become the standard docking technique used by our department.

  2. da Vinci robot-assisted keyhole neurosurgery: a cadaver study on feasibility and safety.

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    Marcus, Hani J; Hughes-Hallett, Archie; Cundy, Thomas P; Yang, Guang-Zhong; Darzi, Ara; Nandi, Dipankar

    2015-04-01

    The goal of this cadaver study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of da Vinci robot-assisted keyhole neurosurgery. Several keyhole craniotomies were fashioned including supraorbital subfrontal, retrosigmoid and supracerebellar infratentorial. In each case, a simple durotomy was performed, and the flap was retracted. The da Vinci surgical system was then used to perform arachnoid dissection towards the deep-seated intracranial cisterns. It was not possible to simultaneously pass the 12-mm endoscope and instruments through the keyhole craniotomy in any of the approaches performed, limiting visualization. The articulated instruments provided greater dexterity than existing tools, but the instrument arms could not be placed in parallel through the keyhole craniotomy and, therefore, could not be advanced to the deep cisterns without significant clashing. The da Vinci console offered considerable ergonomic advantages over the existing operating room arrangement, allowing the operating surgeon to remain non-sterile and seated comfortably throughout the procedure. However, the lack of haptic feedback was a notable limitation. In conclusion, while robotic platforms have the potential to greatly enhance the performance of transcranial approaches, there is strong justification for research into next-generation robots, better suited to keyhole neurosurgery.

  3. [Robotics].

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    Bier, J

    2000-05-01

    Content of this paper is the current state of the art of robots in surgery and the ongoing work on the field of surgical robotics at the Clinic for Maxillofacial Surgery at the Charité. Robots in surgery allows the surgeon to transform the accuracy of the imaging systems directly during the intervention and to plan an intervention beforehand. In this paper firstly the state of the art is described. Subsequently the scientific work at the clinic is described in detail. The paper closes with a outlook for future applications of robotics systems in maxillofacial surgery.

  4. Tough Al-alginate/poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogel with tunable LCST for soft robotics.

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    Zheng, Wen Jiang; An, Ning; Yang, Jian Hai; Zhou, Jinxiong; Chen, Yong Mei

    2015-01-28

    Tough Al-alginate/poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) hydrogel has been synthesized by introducing an interpenetrating network with hybrid physically cross-linked alginate and chemically cross-linked PNIPAM. Varying the concentration of AlCl3 regulates the mechanical properties of the tough hydrogel and tunes its lower critical solution temperature (LCST) as well. The tough Al-alginate/PNIPAM exhibits 6.3 ± 0.3 MPa of compressive stress and 9.95 of uniaxial stretch. Tunability of LCST is also achieved in a wide range within 22.5-32 °C. A bending beam actuator and a four-arm gripper made of bilayer (Na-alginate/PNIPAM)/(Al-alginate/PNIPAM) hydrogel as prototype of all-hydrogel soft robotics are demonstrated. A finite element (FE) simulation model is developed to simulate the deformation of the soft robotics. The FE simulation not only reproduces the deformation process of performed experiments but also predicts more complicated devices that can be explored in the future. This work broadens the application of temperature-responsive PNIPAM-based hydrogels.

  5. Load evaluation of the da Vinci surgical system for transoral robotic surgery.

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    Fujiwara, Kazunori; Fukuhara, Takahiro; Niimi, Koji; Sato, Takahiro; Kitano, Hiroya

    2015-12-01

    Transoral robotic surgery, performed with the da Vinci surgical system (da Vinci), is a surgical approach for benign and malignant lesions of the oral cavity and laryngopharynx. It provides several unique advantages, which include a 3-dimensional magnified view and ability to see and work around curves or angles. However, the current da Vinci surgical system does not provide haptic feedback. This is problematic because the potential risks specific to the transoral use of the da Vinci include tooth injury, mucosal laceration, ocular injury and mandibular fracture. To assess the potential for intraoperative injuries, we measured the load of the endoscope and the instrument of the da Vinci Si surgical system. We pressed the endoscope and instrument of the da Vinci Si against Load cell six times each and measured the dynamic load and the time-to-maximum load. We also struck the da Vinci Si endoscope and instrument against the Load cell six times each and measured the impact load. The maximum dynamic load was 7.27 ± 1.31 kg for the endoscope and 1.90 ± 0.72 for the instrument. The corresponding time-to-maximum loads were 1.72 ± 0.22 and 1.29 ± 0.34 s, but the impact loads were significantly lower than the dynamic load. It remains possible that a major load is exerted on adjacent structures by continuous contact with the endoscope and instrument of da Vinci Si. However, there is a minor delay in reaching the maximum load. Careful monitoring by an on-site assistant may, therefore, help prevent contiguous injury.

  6. Early experience with the da Vinci® surgical system robot in gynecological surgery at King Abdulaziz University Hospital

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    Sait KH

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Khalid H SaitObstetrics and Gynecology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Gynecology Oncology Unit, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaBackground: The purpose of this study was to review our experience and the challenges of using the da Vinci® surgical system robot during gynecological surgery at King Abdulaziz University Hospital.Methods: A retrospective study was conducted to review all cases of robot-assisted gynecologic surgery performed at our institution between January 2008 and December 2010. The patients were reviewed for indications, complications, length of hospital stay, and conversion rate, as well as console and docking times.Results: Over the three-year period, we operated on 35 patients with benign or malignant conditions using the robot for a total of 62 surgical procedures. The docking times averaged seven minutes. The mean console times for simple hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy were 125, 47, and 62 minutes, respectively. In four patients, laparoscopic procedures were converted to open procedures, giving a conversion rate of 6.5%. All of the conversions were among the first 15 procedures performed. The average hospital stay was 3 days. Complications occurred in five patients (14%, and none were directly related to the robotic system.Conclusion: Our early experience with the robot show that with proper training of the robotic team, technical difficulty with the robotic system is limited. There is definitely a learning curve that requires performance of gynecological surgical procedures using the robot.Keywords: da Vinci robot, gynecological surgery, laparoscopy

  7. The Da Vinci Xi and robotic radical prostatectomy-an evolution in learning and technique.

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    Goonewardene, S S; Cahill, D

    2016-08-19

    The da Vinci Xi robot has been introduced as the successor to the Si platform. The promise of the Xi is to open the door to new surgical procedures. For robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)/pelvic surgery, the potential is better vision and longer instruments. How has the Xi impacted on operative and pathological parameters as indicators of surgical performance? This is a comparison of an initial series of 42 RARPs with the Xi system in 2015 with a series using the Si system immediately before Xi uptake in the same calendar year, and an Si series by the same surgeon synchronously as the Xi series using operative time, blood loss, and positive margins as surrogates of surgical performance. Subjectively and objectively, there is a learning curve to Xi uptake in longer operative times but no impact on T2 positive margins which are the most reflective single measure of RARP outcomes. Subjectively, the vision of the Xi is inferior to the Si system, and the integrated diathermy system and automated setup are quirky. All require experience to overcome. There is a learning curve to progress from the Si to Xi da Vinci surgical platforms, but this does not negatively impact the outcome.

  8. Danni da sisma: dall'acquisizione dati da droni al processing delle immagini

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    Elena Candigliota

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available A Luglio del 2012, due mesi dopo l’evento sismico che ha colpito le province di Ferrara, Modena e Bologna, è stata condotta una sperimentazione relativa ad acquisizione di immagini su alcuni edifici storici danneggiati dal sisma da ricercatori ENEA, Unità Tecnica di Ingegneria Sismica, in accordo con il comune di Bondeno.Il territorio di Bondeno è stato gravemente danneggiato, dal centro alla periferia; dichiarati inagibili case, edifici industriali e gran parte del patrimonio architettonico (Candigliota et al., 2012.Le acquisizioni sono state eseguite mediante metodologie di telerilevamento a bassa quota (LARS, Low Altitude Remote Sensing tramite velivoli radiocomandati con telecamere a bordo allo scopo di verificare l’efficacia di tale strumentazione nell’individuazione dei danni in zone inaccessibili e in situazioni di emergenza (Candigliota & Immordino, 2013a,b.Successivamente le immagini acquisite sono state processate mediante software di elaborazione dati al fine di individuare tramite procedure automatiche eventuali danneggiamenti da sisma.Oggetto della sperimentazione sono stati Rocca Possente di Stellata, una fortezza militare patrimonio UNESCO, la chiesa e il campanile di San Giovanni, in area urbana esterna al centro storico, la chiesa della Natività di Maria con la sua torre campanaria, detta chiesa Matildica, nel cuore del centro storico e una scuola elementare degli anni ’30; di seguito si riportano le acquisizioni e i processamenti riguardanti Rocca Possente di Stellata.

  9. Robots

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    驷萍

    1997-01-01

    一篇介绍机器人的文章写得如此耐读,如此清新! 首先.我们弄清了robot一词的来历: It was used first in 1920 in a play by Czcchoslovak writer Karel Capek.The wordrobot comes from the Czech word for slave. 上句提供了一个时间:1920。文章接着便抓住这个时间做文章: 且The word robot.and robots themselves are less than 100 years old.But humanshave been dreaming of real and imaginary copies of themselves for thousands of years. 文章就这样写出了波澜,1920年和 thousands of years自然而然构成了强烈对比。1954年和1960s是两个谈及机器人时不得不一提的时间: In 1954,the world’s first robot was produced in the United States. During the 1960s,the first industrial robots appeared beside human workers infactories.下面这句让我们体味到 the Czech word for slave中的 slave不仅言之有理,而且影视和小说里的机器人“造反”,进而 killed the humans who made them的情节也“事出有因”: What do today’s robots do?Robots do work.Work that human consideruninteresting or dangerous.…do many jobs that people consider tiring. 本文将机器人的“功过”放在一起写,笔

  10. Reaching and Grasping a Glass of Water by Locked-In ALS Patients through a BCI-Controlled Humanoid Robot

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    Spataro, Rossella; Chella, Antonio; Allison, Brendan; Giardina, Marcello; Sorbello, Rosario; Tramonte, Salvatore; Guger, Christoph; La Bella, Vincenzo

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    Locked-in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients are fully dependent on caregivers for any daily need. At this stage, basic communication and environmental control may not be possible even with commonly used augmentative and alternative communication devices. Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology allows users to modulate brain activity for communication and control of machines and devices, without requiring a motor control. In the last several years, numerous articles have described how persons with ALS could effectively use BCIs for different goals, usually spelling. In the present study, locked-in ALS patients used a BCI system to directly control the humanoid robot NAO (Aldebaran Robotics, France) with the aim of reaching and grasping a glass of water. Four ALS patients and four healthy controls were recruited and trained to operate this humanoid robot through a P300-based BCI. A few minutes training was sufficient to efficiently operate the system in different environments. Three out of the four ALS patients and all controls successfully performed the task with a high level of accuracy. These results suggest that BCI-operated robots can be used by locked-in ALS patients as an artificial alter-ego, the machine being able to move, speak and act in his/her place. PMID:28298888

  11. Reaching and Grasping a Glass of Water by Locked-In ALS Patients through a BCI-Controlled Humanoid Robot.

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    Spataro, Rossella; Chella, Antonio; Allison, Brendan; Giardina, Marcello; Sorbello, Rosario; Tramonte, Salvatore; Guger, Christoph; La Bella, Vincenzo

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    Locked-in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients are fully dependent on caregivers for any daily need. At this stage, basic communication and environmental control may not be possible even with commonly used augmentative and alternative communication devices. Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology allows users to modulate brain activity for communication and control of machines and devices, without requiring a motor control. In the last several years, numerous articles have described how persons with ALS could effectively use BCIs for different goals, usually spelling. In the present study, locked-in ALS patients used a BCI system to directly control the humanoid robot NAO (Aldebaran Robotics, France) with the aim of reaching and grasping a glass of water. Four ALS patients and four healthy controls were recruited and trained to operate this humanoid robot through a P300-based BCI. A few minutes training was sufficient to efficiently operate the system in different environments. Three out of the four ALS patients and all controls successfully performed the task with a high level of accuracy. These results suggest that BCI-operated robots can be used by locked-in ALS patients as an artificial alter-ego, the machine being able to move, speak and act in his/her place.

  12. da Vinci Skills Simulator for Assessing Learning Curve and Criterion-based Training of Robotic Basic Skills

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    Brinkman, W.M.; Luursema, J.M.; Kengen, B.; Schout, B.M.; Witjes, J.A.; Bekkers, R.L.M.

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    OBJECTIVE: To answer 2 research questions: what are the learning curve patterns of novices on the da Vinci skills simulator parameters and what parameters are appropriate for criterion-based robotic training. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 17 novices completed 2 simulator sessions within 3 days.

  13. A Comparative Study of Da Vinci Robot System with Video-assisted Thoracoscopy in the Surgical Treatment of Mediastinal Lesions

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    Renquan DING

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Background and objective In recent years, Da Vinci robot system applied in the treatment of intrathoracic surgery mediastinal diseases become more mature. The aim of this study is to summarize the clinical data about mediastinal lesions of General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region in the past 4 years, then to analyze the treatment effect and promising applications of da Vinci robot system in the surgical treatment of mediastinal lesions. Methods 203 cases of mediastinal lesions were collected from General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region between 2010 and 2013. These patients were divided into two groups da Vinci and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS according to the selection of the treatments. The time in surgery, intraoperative blood loss, postoperative drainage amount within three days after surgery, the period of bearing drainage tubes, hospital stays and hospitalization expense were then compared. Results All patients were successfully operated, the postoperative recovery is good and there is no perioperative death. The different of the time in surgery between two groups is Robots group 82 (20-320 min and thoracoscopic group 89 (35-360 min (P>0.05. The intraoperative blood loss between two groups is robot group 10 (1-100 mL and thoracoscopic group 50 (3-1,500 mL. The postoperative drainage amount within three days after surgery between two groups is robot group 215 (0-2,220 mL and thoracoscopic group 350 (50-1,810 mL. The period of bearing drainage tubes after surgery between two groups is robot group 3 (0-10 d and thoracoscopic group: 5 (1-18 d. The difference of hospital stays between two groups is robot group 7 (2-15 d and thoracoscopic group 9 (2-50 d. The hospitalization expense between two groups is robot group (18,983.6±4,461.2 RMB and thoracoscopic group (9,351.9±2,076.3 RMB (All P<0.001. Conclusion The da Vinci robot system is safe and efficient in the treatment of mediastinal lesions compared with video

  14. Considering the effects of gender in child-robot interaction studies: comment on Srinivasan, et Al. (2013).

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    Laue, Cheyenne L

    2015-02-01

    Using a pretest-posttest design, Srinivasan, et al. (2013 ) found that a period of interaction between children and an Isobot humanoid robot improved performance on standardized measures of imitation, planning, and execution of motor behaviors. The authors conducted their study with 15 typically developing children (9 boys, 6 girls) and 1 boy with autism. All participants were between the ages of 4 and 7 years. While considerations of gender expectations, norms, and appearance are now considered critical to social interactions between humans and robots by most researchers in the field of human-robot interactions, Srinivasan et al. did not consider these effects. This paper proposes that gender could have significant effects on the results of future work conducted in this area.

  15. Early Experience in Da Vinci Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: An Australian Single Centre Series

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    Francis Ting

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    Full Text Available Introduction and Objectives. To demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN technique in an Australian setting. Methods. Between November 2010 and July 2014, a total of 76 patients underwent 77 RAPN procedures using the Da Vinci Surgical System© at our institution. 58 of these procedures were performed primarily by the senior author (PB and are described in this case series. Results. Median operative time was 4 hours (range 1.5–6 and median warm ischaemic time (WIT was 8 minutes (range 0–30 including 11 cases with zero ischaemic time. All surgical margins were clear with the exception of one patient who had egress of intravascular microscopic tumour outside the capsule to the point of the resection margin. Complications were identified in 9 patients (15.8%. Major complications included conversion to open surgery due to significant venous bleeding (n=1, reperfusion injury (n=1, gluteal compartment syndrome (n=1, DVT/PE (n=1, and readmission for haematuria (n=1. Conclusion. This series demonstrates the safety and efficacy of the RAPN technique in an Australian setting when performed by experienced laparoscopic surgeons in a dedicated high volume robotic centre.

  16. The experience of totally endoscopic coronary bypass grafting with the robotic system «Da Vinci» in Russia

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    Efendiev, V. U.; Alsov, S. A.; Ruzmatov, T. M.; Mikheenko, I. L.; Chernyavsky, A. M.; Malakhov, E. S.

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    A new technology - a thoracoscopic coronary bypass grafting with the use of Da Vinci robotic system in Russia is represented by the experience of NRICP. The technology was introduced in Russia in 2011. Overall, one hundred endoscopic coronary artery bypass procedures were performed. We have compared and analyzed results of coronary artery stenting vs minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting. According to the results, totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting has several advantages over alternative treatment strategies.

  17. Robotics

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    Rothschild, Lynn J.

    2012-01-01

    Earth's upper atmosphere is an extreme environment: dry, cold, and irradiated. It is unknown whether our aerobiosphere is limited to the transport of life, or there exist organisms that grow and reproduce while airborne (aerophiles); the microenvironments of suspended particles may harbor life at otherwise uninhabited altitudes[2]. The existence of aerophiles would significantly expand the range of planets considered candidates for life by, for example, including the cooler clouds of a hot Venus-like planet. The X project is an effort to engineer a robotic exploration and biosampling payload for a comprehensive survey of Earth's aerobiology. While many one-shot samples have been retrieved from above 15 km, their results are primarily qualitative; variations in method confound comparisons, leaving such major gaps in our knowledge of aerobiology as quantification of populations at different strata and relative species counts[1]. These challenges and X's preliminary solutions are explicated below. X's primary balloon payload is undergoing a series of calibrations before beginning flights in Spring 2012. A suborbital launch is currently planned for Summer 2012. A series of ground samples taken in Winter 2011 is being used to establish baseline counts and identify likely background contaminants.

  18. The patterns and costs of the Da Vinci robotic surgery system in a large academic institution.

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    Prewitt, Rhonda; Bochkarev, Victor; McBride, Corrigan L; Kinney, Sonja; Oleynikov, Dmitry

    2008-05-01

    The da Vinci ™Robotic System (dVRS) is the latest advancement in laparoscopic surgery allowing the surgeon more accurate and precise control of instrumentation with an added three-dimensional image. Technology comes with a price, $1.3 million. Due to charitable contributions from the Durham family, the University of Nebraska was the eighth Medical Center in the USA to obtain a dVRS in June 2000. UNMC analyzed 224 dVRS surgical procedures from July 2000 to February 2007. These procedures were designated by surgical service and further scrutinized for length of stay, and cost. We also reviewed trends in operative usage, academic and public relations components with this innovative technology. The dVRS was used for multiple other purposes that were beneficial including research with engineering graduate students, training for surgical residents, display and demos as a means for public relations. Primarily general and urologic surgeons utilized the dVRS. General surgeons were the early adopters of the new technology, the greatest growth and utilization of the equipment has been in urologic procedures, which has outpaced general surgery in the past year. Cost analysis shows a subtle benefit with a reduced length of stay by an average of 4 days. Average direct costs were found to be greater with the dVRS by $1,470. Overall, the effects of the dVRS are vast reaching and are fundamental to the growth of an academic institution and continued progress in minimally invasive surgery.

  19. Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery using Da Vinci robotic system: a report of 25 cases%人工智能辅助胸外科手术25例

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    叶波; 李望; 冯健; 陈铭; 澹台冀澂; 赵珩

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    目的 总结应用人工智能(达芬奇机器人)辅助行普胸外科手术的基本经验,评价其手术效果及应用价值.方法 回顾性分析2009年1月至2012年9月行达芬奇机器人胸外科手术25例临床资料、手术方式及病理结果.结果 25例均成功实施达芬奇机器人手术,其中肺部手术10例,纵隔手术14例,食管手术1例.10例肺部手术平均耗时(241.00 +90.98) min,出血约(195.00±43.78) ml,术后24 h胸管引流量平均(305.00±28.38) ml;前纵隔胸腺来源肿物切除手术平均耗时(116.36±45.23) min,出血约(63.64±23.36)ml,术后24 h胸管引流量平均(123.64±69.93) ml.全组无围手术期死亡,无中转开胸者,患者皆顺利出院.结论 应用人工智能(达芬奇机器人)辅助胸外科手术是一种安全可行的手术方法,手术操作安全.%Objective To summarize the basic experience of robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery using da Vinci Robotic system and to evaIuate its value in clinical application.Methods From Jan 2009 to Sep 2012,the clinical data of 25 patients who underwent robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery using da Vinci Robotic system were analyzed.Results All 25 patients were successfully operated and no conversion to thoracotomy occurred,including 10 cases of pulmonary lobectomy,14 cases of rumor mainly in anterior mediastinum and a cases of esophageal carcinoma.The operative time of pulmonary lobectomy was 180-390min,mean(241 ± 90.98)min,the estimated blood loss was 150-300 ml,mean (195 ± 43.78)ml,and the post-operative 24 h drainage was 250-300 ml,mean(305 ± 28.38)ml.The operative time of rumor from thymus mainly in anterior mediastinum was 70-210 min,mean (116.36 ± 45.23)min,the estimated blood loss was 50-100 ml,mean (63.64 ± 23.36)ml,and the post-operative 24 h drainage was 20-270 ml,mean (123.64 + 69.93) ml.No other major complications were experienced,no peri-opermive mortality occurred.Conclusion Da Vinci robotic-assisted thoracic surgery is a feasible and

  20. Da Vinci Xi and Si platforms have equivalent perioperative outcomes during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: preliminary experience.

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    Abdel Raheem, Ali; Sheikh, Abulhasan; Kim, Dae Keun; Alatawi, Atalla; Alabdulaali, Ibrahim; Han, Woong Kyu; Choi, Young Deuk; Rha, Koon Ho

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    The aims of this study were to compare the perioperative outcomes of da Vinci Xi to Si during robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) and to discuss the feasibility of our novel port placement scheme for the da Vinci Xi platform, to overcome the existing kinetic and technical difficulties we faced with the linear port placement in patients with a small body habitus. A retrospective data analysis of patients who underwent RPN using da Vinci Xi (n = 18) was carried out. The outcomes of the Xi group were compared with the Si group (n = 18) selected using a case-matched methodology. For da Vinci Xi, we applied the universal linear port placement in 12 patients and our modified port placement in the remaining 6 patients. The Xi group had a shorter mean docking time of 17.8 ± 2.6 min compared to the Si group of 20.5 ± 2.1 min (p = 0.002); otherwise, no significant difference was present with regard to the remaining perioperative variables (p > 0.05). The modified Xi port placement had a shorter mean console time of 70.8 ± 9.7 min compared to the universal linear port placement of 89.3 ± 17.2 min (p = 0.03). Moreover, it provided a broader field of vision with excellent robotic arms movement, minimizing collisions and allowing an easier and comfortable surgical assist. Da Vinci Xi appears to be feasible and safe during RPN with similar outcomes to Si. The novel Xi port placement makes surgery easier in patients with low BMI.

  1. Robot umanoidi o robot umani?

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    Domenico Parisi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Che cosa e' un robot? A che cosa serve un robot? Un robot e' qualcosa di fisico, costruito da noi, che somiglia a un organismo vivente e si comporta come un organismo vivente. Gli organismi viventi comprendono gli animali e le piante, ma i robot riproducono gli animali piuttosto che le piante, anche se ci sono tentativi di costruire robotpiante. Comportarsi come un animale significa avere degli organi sensoriali con cui ricevere informazioni dall'ambiente e degli organi motori che permettono di spostarsi nell'ambiente o di muovere una qualche parte del proprio corpo, ad esempio la testa o un braccio, in maniera non programmata, ma autonoma, cioe' rispondendo agli stimoli che arrivano momento per momento ai sensori del robot. Questo risponde alla domanda "Che cosa e' un robot?".

  2. O uso da aromaterapia no alívo da ansiedade

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    GNATTA, Juliana Rizzo; Dornellas,Eliane Vasconcellos; Silva, Maria Júlia Paes da

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    OBJETIVOS: Verificar como o uso dos óleos essenciais (OE) de Lavanda e Gerânio alteram a percepção de ansiedade e comparar sua eficácia. MÉTODOS: Amostra foi composta por graduandos da 1ª série em Enfermagem que foram randomizados em três grupos: dois que receberam OE (em um gel de base polimérica) e o outro placebo (que recebeu essência de Rosa). A avaliação da ansiedade foi feita por meio de uma escala já validada, aplicada antes, ao final de 30 e de 60 dias de uso dos géis aromáticos. RESU...

  3. Robotic rectosigmoidectomy: pioneer case report in Brazil. Current scene in colorectal robotic surgery Retossigmoidectomia laparoscópica robô-assistida: relato de caso pioneiro no Brasil. Panorama atual da cirurgia robótica colorretal

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is believed to be technically and oncologically feasible. Robotic surgery is an attractive mode in performing minimally-invasive surgery once it has several advantages if compared to standard laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this paper is to report the first known case of colorectal resection surgery using the robotic assisted surgical device in Brazil. A 35-year-old woman with deep infiltrating endometriosis with rectal involvement was referred for colorectal resection using da Vinci® surgical system. The authors also reviewed the most current series and discussed not only the safety and feasibility but also the real benefits of robotic colorectal surgeryA cirurgia laparoscópica colorretal é considerada tecnicamente factível e segura, com resultados oncológicos comparáveis à cirurgia aberta. A cirurgia robótica é uma atraente modalidade de cirurgia minimamente invasiva, com algumas vantagens claras sobre a laparoscopia convencional. O objetivo deste trabalho é descrever a experiência pioneira da cirurgia colorretal robô-assistida no Brasil. A paciente de 35 anos operada com auxílio do sistema da Vinci® tinha endometriose profunda, com envolvimento do reto. É feita ampla revisão da literatura, discutindo não apenas a indicação e segurança da cirurgia robótica colorretal, mas também seus reais benefícios

  4. Waterproof AlInGaP optoelectronics on stretchable substrates with applications in biomedicine and robotics

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    Kim, Rak-Hwan; Kim, Dae-Hyeong; Xiao, Jianliang; Kim, Bong Hoon; Park, Sang-Il; Panilaitis, Bruce; Ghaffari, Roozbeh; Yao, Jimin; Li, Ming; Liu, Zhuangjian; Malyarchuk, Viktor; Kim, Dae Gon; Le, An-Phong; Nuzzo, Ralph G.; Kaplan, David L.; Omenetto, Fiorenzo G.; Huang, Yonggang; Kang, Zhan; Rogers, John A.

    2010-11-01

    Inorganic light-emitting diodes and photodetectors represent important, established technologies for solid-state lighting, digital imaging and many other applications. Eliminating mechanical and geometrical design constraints imposed by the supporting semiconductor wafers can enable alternative uses in areas such as biomedicine and robotics. Here we describe systems that consist of arrays of interconnected, ultrathin inorganic light-emitting diodes and photodetectors configured in mechanically optimized layouts on unusual substrates. Light-emitting sutures, implantable sheets and illuminated plasmonic crystals that are compatible with complete immersion in biofluids illustrate the suitability of these technologies for use in biomedicine. Waterproof optical-proximity-sensor tapes capable of conformal integration on curved surfaces of gloves and thin, refractive-index monitors wrapped on tubing for intravenous delivery systems demonstrate possibilities in robotics and clinical medicine. These and related systems may create important, unconventional opportunities for optoelectronic devices.

  5. daVinic机器人腹腔镜治疗小儿先天性胆总管囊肿%da Vinci Robotic System for choledochal cysts in children

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    张茜; 曹国庆; 汤绍涛; 王勇; 雷海燕; 李帅; 王新星; 李康

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    目的:总结 da Vinci 机器人腹腔镜治疗小儿先天性胆总管囊肿的近期疗效和经验。方法2015—2016年我们实施3例 da Vinci 机器人腹腔镜先天性胆总管囊肿根治术。患儿年龄分别为8个月、8岁和4岁。3例均为Ⅰa 型囊肿,其中1例为巨大囊肿。3例均实施机器人囊肿完整切除+肝总管空肠 Roux-en-Y 吻合术,于腹腔外完成 Roux 空肠端侧吻合。结果机器人操作时间分别为304 min、226 min 和245 min。术后开始进食时间为3 d、3 d 和4 d。术后住院时间分别为7 d、9 d 和10 d。随访时间分别为10个月、8个月和3个月,无术中、术后并发症。结论da Vinci 机器人治疗Ⅰa 型先天性胆总管囊肿是安全、可行的。三维显像系统和灵活的机器手更加有利于囊肿切除和胆肠重建。%Objetive To evaluate the early outcomes and present our experience of using da Vinci robot assistance to treat choledochal cysts.Methods From 2015 to 2016,3 children diagnosed with congenital cho-ledochal cyst and treated with da Vinci robotic system were retrospectively reviewed.The Roux loop was fash-ioned extracorporeally.The age was 8 months,8 years and 4 years,respectively.All 3 had type 1c cysts,and 1 was very large.Results All 3 cases were treated successfully by robotic resection of the cyst and hepaticojeju-nostomy.The robotic console operating time was 304 minutes,226 minutes and 245 minutes,respectively.Feed-ing was established by 3 days,3days and 4 days,and patients were discharged after 7 days,9days and 10 days, respectively,with no intraoperative and postoperative complications during follow-up. Conclusions The tech-nique is safe and effective in children with type 1a cysts.The three -dimensional visualization and wristed in-strumentation greatly aids in the dissection of the cyst and in the biliary reconstruction.

  6. Urologic robots and future directions

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    Mozer, Pierre; Troccaz, Jocelyne; Stoianovici, Dan

    2008-01-01

    International audience; PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery in urology has gained immense popularity with the daVinci system, but a lot of research teams are working on new robots. The purpose of this study is to review current urologic robots and present future development directions. RECENT FINDINGS: Future systems are expected to advance in two directions: improvements of remote manipulation robots and developments of image-guided robots. SUMMARY: The final goal of robot...

  7. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy using the Da Vinci Si system: how to improve surgeon autonomy. Our step-by-step technique.

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    Davila, Hugo H; Storey, Raul E; Rose, Marc C

    2016-09-01

    Herein, we describe several steps to improve surgeon autonomy during a Left Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy (RALRN), using the Da Vinci Si system. Our kidney cancer program is based on 2 community hospitals. We use the Da Vinci Si system. Access is obtained with the following trocars: Two 8 mm robotic, one 8 mm robotic, bariatric length (arm 3), 15 mm for the assistant and 12 mm for the camera. We use curved monopolar scissors in robotic arm 1, Bipolar Maryland in arm 2, Prograsp Forceps in arm 3, and we alternate throughout the surgery with EndoWrist clip appliers and the vessel sealer. Here, we described three steps and the use of 3 robotic instruments to improve surgeon autonomy. Step 1: the lower pole of the kidney was dissected and this was retracted upwards and laterally. This maneuver was performed using the 3rd robotic arm with the Prograsp Forceps. Step 2: the monopolar scissors was replaced (robotic arm 1) with the robotic EndoWrist clip applier, 10 mm Hem-o-Lok. The renal artery and vein were controlled and transected by the main surgeon. Step 3: the superior, posterolateral dissection and all bleeders were carefully coagulated by the surgeon with the EndoWrist one vessel sealer. We have now performed 15 RALRN following these steps. Our results were: blood loss 300 cc, console time 140 min, operating room time 200 min, anesthesia time 180 min, hospital stay 2.5 days, 1 incisional hernia, pathology: (13) RCC clear cell, (1) chromophobe and (1) papillary type 1. Tumor Stage: (5) T1b, (8) T2a, (2) T2b. We provide a concise, step-by-step technique for radical nephrectomy (RN) using the Da Vinci Si robotic system that may provide more autonomy to the surgeon, while maintaining surgical outcome equivalent to standard laparoscopic RN.

  8. Resistência de plantas daninhas aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS na cultura da soja (Glycine max Weed resistance to ALS - inhibiting herbicides in soybean (Glycine max crop

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    P.A. Monqueiro

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available As plantas daninhas Bidens pilosa/Bidens subalternans (picão-preto e Amaranthus quitensis (caruru são controladas na cultura da soja por diversos herbicidas, sendo os inibidores da acetolactato sintase (ALS os mais utilizados pelos sojicultores. O uso intensivo e repetitivo destes herbicidas em áreas cultivadas com soja no município de São Gabriel do Oeste (MS - Brasil e nas províncias de Córdoba e Tucumã (Argentina proporcionou grande pressão de seleção nas populações destas plantas daninhas, resultando em populações resistentes. Com o objetivo de determinar a resistência cruzada aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS, pertencentes aos grupos químicos sulfoniluréia e imidazolinona, foi conduzido um experimento, em condições de casa de vegetação, na Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz" (ESALQ, Piracicaba, São Paulo. As plantas daninhas picão-preto e caruru, provenientes de áreas com suspeita de resistência aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS, foram tratadas com os herbicidas chlorimuron-ethyl, imazethapyr e nicosulfuron em diversas doses e comparadas com as plantas provenientes de populações suscetíveis. Os tratamentos foram estabelecidos considerando-se doses que proporcionariam no mínimo 50% do controle das plantas daninhas (GR50, utilizando-se para isso doses abaixo e acima das doses recomendadas de cada herbicida. O herbicida chlorimuron-ethyl foi aplicado nas doses de 1.500, 750, 150, 75, 15, 7,5 e 1,5 g i.a. ha-1; o imazethapyr, nas doses de 8.000, 4.000, 800, 400, 80, 40 e 8 g i.a. ha-1; e o nicosulfuron, nas doses de 1.200, 600, 120, 60, 12, 6 e 1,2 g i.a. ha-1. Os biotipos resistentes apresentaram diferentes níveis de resistência cruzada aos herbicidas utilizados. O biotipo resistente de picão-preto apresentou GR50 para chlorimuron-ethyl, imazethapyr e nicosulfuron de 1,49; 1,27; e 20,08 g i.a. ha-1, respectivamente. Da mesma forma, o GR50 do biotipo resistente de caruru foi de 6,8; 2,45; e 23,54 g i

  9. Operation Coordination for the da Vinci Robot Surgical System%达芬奇机器人手术系统的手术配合

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    喻晓芬; 王知非; 洪敏

    2015-01-01

    [Summary] This paper reported the surgical cooperation in 72 cases of da Vinci robot operations between September 2014 and December 2014 in this hospital .All the 72 cases of total laparoscopic operation by using the da Vinci robot assistance were successfully completed, without robot faults caused by mismatch and nursing complications caused by improper nursing .We believe that nurse training with robot surgical system and qualification certification , preoperative patient visits , reasonable arrangement of operation room , careful observation with skilled coordination with the robot , proper postoperative placement of the robot , and maintenance and disinfection of the machine are crucial to a successful surgery .%本文报道2014年9~12月我院实施72例达芬奇机器人手术的护理配合,72例达芬奇机器人辅助完全腹腔镜下手术顺利完成,未出现由于配合不当引起机器人故障及由于术中护理不当出现护理并发症。我们认为护士通过机器人手术系统培训并取得专业上岗证书,有针对性的对患者进行术前访视,合理布置手术间,术中进行细致的观察及熟练配合机器人的各项操作,术后妥善放置机器人及对机器人的保养和配套器械的消毒是保证手术顺利进行的重要条件。

  10. Biomass feeds vegetarian robot; Biomassa voedt vegetarische robot

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    2009-09-15

    This brief article addresses the EATR robot (Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot) that was developed by Cyclone Power and uses biomass as primary source of energy for propulsion. [Dutch] Een kort artikel over de door Cyclone Power ontwikkelde EATR-robot (Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot) die voor de voortdrijving biomassa gebruikt als primaire energiebron.

  11. O pensamento marginal da além-formação como traçado da diferença

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    Maria dos Remédios de Brito

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo objetiva pensar a ideia de formação a partir da perspectiva da filosofia da diferença: O texto mobiliza uma crítica à ideia de formação compreendida ao logo da tradição clássica e toma por meio das inferências de Nietzsche e Deleuze uma ideia de além-formação, esta é compreendida para além dos pressupostos identitários e festeje a transversalidade, a singularidade, o fluxo e a intensidade. Essa perspectiva exercita uma espécie de movimento turbilhonar que não aceita a representação do mero instalado, mas marca o corpo na imanência do acontecimento diferencial que se caracteriza pela aventura da sua existência. Como um corpo que sente e que luta e labuta no eterno jogo de criação. Assim, o grande acontecimento se configura pelo movimento e o aprendizado se faz na sua própria instalação de si, exercendo a multiplicidade, a inocência da criação. Sem determinações ou enclausuramentos. Essa formação pensa a transformação em toda sua potência de vida.

  12. Experiência brasileira inicial em cirurgia da obesidade robô - assistida Brazilian experience in obesity surgery robot-assisted

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    Ricardo Zugaib Abdalla

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: As técnicas minimamente invasivas associaram-se à cirurgia bariátrica propiciando redução na agressão aos órgãos e sistemas. A robótica é uma nova possibilidade dentro do conceito de mínima invasão. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a experiência inicial da robótica em cirurgia da obesidade. MÉTODOS: Foram operados 27 pacientes no mesmo hospital, pela mesma equipe, com o mesmo sistema cirúrgico que foi Da Vinci S. RESULTADOS: Foram realizadas seis colocações de banda gástrica, cinco gastrectomias verticais e 16 septações gástricas com by-pass em Y-de-Roux. Ocorreu uma complicação importante e nenhum óbito. CONCLUSÕES: A via robótica mostrou-se segura durante experiência inicial, propiciando maior facilidade durante o procedimento em pacientes obesos.BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive techniques were associated with bariatric surgery, leading to a decrease in aggression to the organs and systems. Robotic surgery is a new possibility within the concept of minimal invasion. AIM: To evaluate the initial experience of robotic surgery for obesity. METHODS: Twenty seven patients were operated in the same hospital, by the same team with the same surgical system, Da Vinci S. RESULTS: Were performed six gastric band placement , five sleeve gastrectomies and 16 gastric bypasses. There was one major complication and no death in this series. CONCLUSIONS: The robotic surgery for obesity surgery was safe during the initial experience.

  13. Efeito da resina fenólica nas propriedades de tijolos de Al2O3-SiC-C

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    Sá,Geraldo Majela de; Cardoso,Antônio Valadão

    2009-01-01

    Os tijolos refratários do sistema Al2O3-SiC-C foram introduzidos nos revestimentos para carros-torpedo na década de 80. A formação de trincas paralelas à face quente desses tijolos com posterior lascamento da porção afetada é o principal motivo da redução da vida útil desse revestimento. As modificações microestruturais nesses tijolos, combinadas com esforços de natureza mecânica e térmica, são apontadas como a causa mais freqüente da fratura desses refratários. Os resultados da caracterizaçã...

  14. Muito além da cigarra e da formiga = Far beyond the ant and the grasshopper

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    Motta, Ana Raquel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available As práticas discursivas intersemióticas presentes nos cantos de trabalho são aqui abordadas através de triangulação teórica entre a análise enunciativa do discurso, a ergologia e a etnomusicologia. O objetivo principal é analisar o modo pelo qual muitas experiências humanas, em diversas culturas, desmentem o discurso da “Cigarra e da Formiga”, que caracterizo como o discurso que vincula a música (indexando toda a arte à ociosidade, que desvincula a música da vida cotidiana e que considera o trabalho apenas um peso, uma atividade meio, em que o prazer não se faz presente. Um vídeo sobre o trabalho em uma Casa de Farinha da Comunidade de Barreiras no município de Barrocas, no Estado da Bahia (Brasil é descrito e analisado, possibilitando a conclusão de que, em mutirões em que se trabalha cantando, o corpo-si (cf. SCHWARTZ integra aspectos da identidade, do cumprimento da tarefa e da memória coletiva do grupo

  15. Teaching daVinci Robot(R Surgical System - A New Paradigm

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    Shah G

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Das rasche Wachstum des Bereichs Roboterchirurgie hat sich auch auf die akademischen Lehrprogramme ausgewirkt. Die herkömmliche Struktur der chirurgischen Ausbildungs- und Lehrtätigkeiten ist für die Vermittlung der Roboterchirurgie nicht besonders gut geeignet. Materialien und Methoden: Erfahrene Laparoskopie-Chirurgen können sich in speziellen Schulungskursen die Feinheiten der Roboterchirurgie relativ leicht aneignen. Dies gilt nicht für relativ unerfahrene chirurgische Praktikanten, wenngleich den Ausbildungsprogrammen auf jeden Fall die Verantwortung zukommt, auch das Fachgebiet der Robotertechnik zu lehren. Die Richtlinien des Amerikanischen Urologenverbands und des Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education werden geprüft und bei den Versuchen zur Bewältigung dieser Probleme herangezogen. Die einzelnen Verfahrensschritte, insbesondere die Prostatektomie, werden aus der Lehrendenperspektive betrachtet. Ergebnisse: Ein Curriculum der Roboterchirurgie kann in das Gesamtausbildungsprogramm erfolgreich integriert werden. Die Konsolenzeit wird auf die Erfahrung als Assistent am Krankenbett abgestimmt, ebenso wie die Entwicklung grundlegender laparoskopischer Fertigkeiten und eines Verständnisses der optischen Anatomie. Die Kompetenz als Klinikassistent ist erforderlich, bevor weitere Fortschritte zu den höheren Stufen der Konsolenbedienung erwogen werden können. Die chirurgischen Schritte werden in logische Fortschritte mit Fertigkeitseinheiten in verschiedenen Segmenten unterteilt, ehe eine Reihe von Segmenten zusammengesetzt werden kann, um signifikante Abschnitte der eigentlichen Operation zu ergeben. Schlußfolgerung: Das Lehren der Roboterchirurgie bringt neue und bislang unbekannte Schwierigkeiten mit sich. Diese neue Art der Chirurgie erfordert neue, innovative Lehrmethoden mit den obersten Zielen Sicherheit und Wirksamkeit. Es wird leichter werden, wenn auf dem Gebiet der Roboterchirurgie insgesamt mehr

  16. Exploratorium: Robots.

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    Brand, Judith, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This issue of Exploratorium Magazine focuses on the topic robotics. It explains how to make a vibrating robotic bug and features articles on robots. Contents include: (1) "Where Robot Mice and Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns" (Ray Bradbury); (2) "Robots at Work" (Jake Widman); (3) "Make a Vibrating Robotic Bug" (Modesto Tamez); (4) "The Robot…

  17. Desordens paralógicas e alógicas à luz da patologia cerebral

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    Isaías H. Melsohn

    1959-06-01

    Full Text Available A revisão das investigações de Kleist sôbre a patologia cerebral mostram como suas idéias sôbre o dinamismo surgem a partir da realidade clínica. As investigações neurológicas servem de guia para as psicopatológicas. E, assim, por etapas, elaborou Kleist as noções dos "sistemas cerebrais" e seu papel no que tange às funções neurológicas e psíquicas. Uma função nervosa qualquer é assegurada pelo concurso de dois setores funcionais a que correspondem substratos anatômicos próprios; ao exercício complexo das funções da motilidade automática, por exemplo, correspondem várias estruturas anatômicas em todas as quais distinguem-se dois grupos de centros com sentido funcional diverso: um, a que cabe o papel de recepção e coordenação de estímulos, outro, de efetuação. Tal dualidade de funções primordiais é a base para o desempenho de atividades neurológicas ou psíquicas, ocorrendo tanto no setor da motilidade automática, como no da psicomotilidade, no da ação explícita, no da linguagem, no do pensamento abstrato. Foi a patologia que permitiu a Kleist a separação entre dois setores funcionais prepostos a elaboração do pensamento abstrato: aos campos 19 e 39 de Brodmann correspondem funções receptivo-coordenadoras prepostas à elaboração dos conceitos; a perturbação dessas funções conduz a uma desordem que consiste na dificuldade ou impossibilidade de elaboração dos conceitos isolados: desordem paralógia. O homem, porém, não pensa por meio de conceitos isolados; reúne-os em juízos, por meio de relações predicativas. Ê ao córtex cerebral frontal, campo 46, que dizem respeito tais funções de reunião, de efetuação do pensamento discursivo. As perturbações dessas funções, por desarranjo meramente dinâmico ou por desorganização anatômica, determinam a desordem alógica. Conquanto os dois tipos sejam encontradiços em variadas moléstias por lesão cerebral - assumindo, então, o

  18. Tipificação do HLA nos fenótipos alérgico e não alérgico da asma

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    Priscila Megumi Takejima

    2015-01-01

    A asma é uma doença heterogênea caracterizada por um processo inflamatório crônico das vias aéreas inferiores que está associado ao desenvolvimento da hiperresponsividade brônquica e remodelamento da via aérea. Atualmente, a asma é considerada uma síndrome, ou ao menos uma doença com diversos fenótipos. Tradicionalmente, dois fenótipos são bem definidos pela clínica e exames subsidiários: asma alérgica e asma não alérgica. Eles são diferentes quanto á idade de início, apresentação clínica, hi...

  19. A relação transferencial para além da interpretação : reflexões a partir da teoria de Winnicott

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    Januário, Lívia Milhomem; Tafuri, Maria Izabel

    2011-01-01

    Este artigo reflete sobre a importância de pensar a relação transferencial na clínica psicanalítica para além da interpretação. Para isso, utiliza-se a concepção de Winnicott como referencial teórico, sendo ressaltadas a noção de holding, a regressão à dependência e a questão do uso de objetos e sua influência sobre a técnica da interpretação. Winnicott revela que na clínica com alguns pacientes, em especial os autistas e psicóticos, o objetivo da análise, antes de fornecer interp...

  20. A relação transferencial para além da interpretação: reflexões a partir da teoria de Winnicott

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    Lívia Milhomem Januário; Maria Izabel Tafuri

    2011-01-01

    Este artigo reflete sobre a importância de pensar a relação transferencial na clínica psicanalítica para além da interpretação. Para isso, utiliza-se a concepção de Winnicott como referencial teórico, sendo ressaltadas a noção de holding, a regressão à dependência e a questão do uso de objetos e sua influência sobre a técnica da interpretação. Winnicott revela que na clínica com alguns pacientes, em especial os autistas e psicóticos, o objetivo da análise, antes de fornecer interpretações, é ...

  1. Teoria da Resposta ao Item Teoria de la respuesta al item Item response theory

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    Eutalia Aparecida Candido de Araujo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A preocupação com medidas de traços psicológicos é antiga, sendo que muitos estudos e propostas de métodos foram desenvolvidos no sentido de alcançar este objetivo. Entre os trabalhos propostos, destaca-se a Teoria da Resposta ao Item (TRI que, a princípio, veio completar limitações da Teoria Clássica de Medidas, empregada em larga escala até hoje na medida de traços psicológicos. O ponto principal da TRI é que ela leva em consideração o item particularmente, sem relevar os escores totais; portanto, as conclusões não dependem apenas do teste ou questionário, mas de cada item que o compõe. Este artigo propõe-se a apresentar esta Teoria que revolucionou a teoria de medidas.La preocupación con las medidas de los rasgos psicológicos es antigua y muchos estudios y propuestas de métodos fueron desarrollados para lograr este objetivo. Entre estas propuestas de trabajo se incluye la Teoría de la Respuesta al Ítem (TRI que, en principio, vino a completar las limitaciones de la Teoría Clásica de los Tests, ampliamente utilizada hasta hoy en la medida de los rasgos psicológicos. El punto principal de la TRI es que se tiene en cuenta el punto concreto, sin relevar las puntuaciones totales; por lo tanto, los resultados no sólo dependen de la prueba o cuestionario, sino que de cada ítem que lo compone. En este artículo se propone presentar la Teoría que revolucionó la teoría de medidas.The concern with measures of psychological traits is old and many studies and proposals of methods were developed to achieve this goal. Among these proposed methods highlights the Item Response Theory (IRT that, in principle, came to complete limitations of the Classical Test Theory, which is widely used until nowadays in the measurement of psychological traits. The main point of IRT is that it takes into account the item in particular, not relieving the total scores; therefore, the findings do not only depend on the test or questionnaire

  2. Spatial awareness in robotic theatre.

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    Ark, Sandip; Williams, Joanne

    2016-03-01

    As surgical and anaesthetic procedures become more complex, operating theatres need to be larger and multi-purpose to accommodate specialist equipment such as the Da Vinci Robot. The Da Vinci theatre at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS trust (RWT) is a modern theatre equipped and designed specifically for robotic surgery. When we first began to perform robotic surgery at RWT we faced many challenges on how to maximise the space available to us, whilst striving to minimise the chance of desterilisation.

  3. Robotic assisted laparoscopic colectomy.

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    Pandalai, S

    2010-06-01

    Robotic surgery has evolved over the last decade to compensate for limitations in human dexterity. It avoids the need for a trained assistant while decreasing error rates such as perforations. The nature of the robotic assistance varies from voice activated camera control to more elaborate telerobotic systems such as the Zeus and the Da Vinci where the surgeon controls the robotic arms using a console. Herein, we report the first series of robotic assisted colectomies in Ireland using a voice activated camera control system.

  4. Avaliação e alívio da dor no recém-nascido

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    Erica da Paixão Crescêncio

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo buscou identificar como os enfermeiros de unidade neonatal avaliam a dor no recém-nascido e quais asmedidas realizadas por eles para alívio da dor. Trata-se de um estudo quantitativo, transversal, com 32 enfermeirosque trabalhavam na unidade neonatal de um hospital particular do município de São Paulo, e que responderam a umformulário sobre a avaliação e condutas realizadas na dor do recém-nascido. Dentre os parâmetros citados pelosenfermeiros para a avaliação da dor, a expressão facial e o choro foram as mais citadas, seguido de alteração desinais vitais, agitação e os parâmetros utilizados na escala NIPS (fisiológicos e comportamentais. Os métodosfarmacológicos mais citados pelos profissionais para o alívio da dor do RN foram o uso de analgésicosantiinflamatórios não-esteroidais, os opóides potentes, sedativos, os opiódes fracos e os anestésicos locais. E ostratamentos não farmacológicos de alívio da dor foram a mudança de decúbito, seguido de massagem local, sucçãonão nutritiva (chupeta ou dedo enluvado e o banho de imersão. Assim, conclui-se que os enfermeiros avaliam a dorpela expressão facial e o choro. E utilizam analgésico antiinflamatório não-esteroidal, a mudança de decúbito, amassagem local e a sucção não nutritiva para alívio da dor.

  5. Robot maps, robot moves, robot avoids

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    Farrugia, Claire; Duca, Edward

    2014-01-01

    Robotics is a cornerstone for this century’s innovations. From robot nurses to your own personal assistant, most robots need to know: ‘where is it?’ ‘Where should it go?’ And ‘how to get there?’ Without answers to these questions a robot cannot do much. http://www.um.edu.mt/think/robot-maps-robot-moves-robot-avoids/

  6. Integration of robotics and neuroscience beyond the hand: What kind of synergies?. Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by Marco Santello et al.

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    d'Avella, Andrea

    2016-07-01

    Santello et al. [1] review an impressive amount of work on the control of biological and artificial hands that demonstrates how the concept of synergies can lead to a successful integration of robotics and neuroscience. Is it possible to generalize the same approach to the control of biological and artificial limbs and bodies beyond the hand? The human hand synergies that appear most relevant for robotic hands are those defined at the kinematic level, i.e. postural synergies [2]. Postural synergies capture the geometric relations among the many joints of the hand and allow for a low dimensional characterization and synthesis of the static hand postures involved in grasping and manipulating a large set of objects. However, many other complex motor skills such as walking, reaching, throwing, and catching require controlling multi-articular time-varying trajectories rather than static postures. Dynamic control of biological and artificial limbs and bodies, especially when geometric and inertial parameters are uncertain and the joints are compliant, poses great challenges. What kind of synergies might simplify the dynamic control of motor skills involving upper and lower limbs as well as the whole body?

  7. Robot Actors, Robot Dramaturgies

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    Jochum, Elizabeth

    This paper considers the use of tele-operated robots in live performance. Robots and performance have long been linked, from the working androids and automata staged in popular exhibitions during the nineteenth century and the robots featured at Cybernetic Serendipity (1968) and the World Expo...

  8. Eraginkorra al da larrialdietan hezur barneko bidea erabiltzea shock hemorragiko egoeran dauden helduetan?

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    Fernandino Blanco, Haizea

    2017-01-01

    Sarrera: Hezur barneko bidea azkeneko bi hamarkadetan geroz eta erabiliagoa den sarbide baskular azkarra da batik bat helduetan. Izan ere, ospitale barruko nahiz kanpoko emergentzia zerbitzuetan zain-bide periferikoaren ordezko moduan erabili daiteke. Militar gunean ,adibidez, shock hemorragikoa izaten da heriotzen kausarik nagusiena eta gaixo hauetan bide honen erabilera aukera ona izan daiteke. Hezur barneko bidea NIC bezala sailkatuta egon arren, eskasa da bide honen inguruko ezagutza eriz...

  9. Herança da resistência aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS em biótipos da planta daninha Euphorbia heterophylla Inheritance of ALS inhibitor resistance in Euphorbia heterophylla weed biotypes

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    L. Vargas

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Os herbicidas inibidores da ALS são os principais produtos aplicados para o controle da planta daninha amendoim-bravo (Euphorbia herterophylla em lavouras de soja; no entanto, já foram identificados biótipos desta planta daninha resistentes a estes herbicidas no Brasil. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi estudar a herança, o número de genes que conferem a resistência e o grau de resistência dos biótipos homozigotos e heterozigotos resistentes. Foram realizados cruzamentos recíprocos entre os genitores suscetíveis e resistentes para obtenção de sementes F1 e, posteriormente, realizaram-se os retrocruzamentos (RC com os genitores resistente (R e suscetível (S. Plantas F1 foram autofecundadas artificialmente para obtenção da geração F2. As plantas F1, F2, RCr e RCs e dos genitores foram tratadas com o herbicida imazethapyr (150 g ha-1. Para avaliar o grau de resistência, plantas F1 e os genitores resistente e suscetível foram tratados com as doses de imazethapyr de 0, 100, 200, 400, 800 e 1.600 g ha-1. As plantas F1 mostraram-se totalmente resistentes ao herbicida, demonstrando que a resistência é nuclear e dominante. As plantas F2 apresentaram alta probabilidade para segregação 3:1, indicando que a resistência é codificada por um gene dominante. A aplicação de doses de imazethapyr sobre as plantas F1 demonstrou que os biótipos homozigotos resistentes e os heterozigotos apresentam o mesmo grau de resistência para doses de até 1.600 g ha-1 deste herbicida. A resistência é codificada por um gene dominante nuclear com dominância completa.The ALS inhibitor herbicides are the main products applied to control Euphorbia heterophylla in the soybean crop; however, resistant biotypes to these herbicides have been identified in Brazil. This research aimed to study the inheritance, number of genes involved in the resistance and the degree of resistance of the homozygous and heterozygous resistant biotypes. Reciprocal crossings (RSs

  10. Bioensaio rápido de determinação da sensibilidade da acetolactato sintase (ALS a herbicidas inibidores Rapid bioassay to determine the sensitivity of acetolactate synthase (ALS to inhibitor herbicides

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    Patrícia Andrea Monqueiro

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a atividade da acetolactato sintase (ALS, em plantas resistentes e suscetíveis de B. pilosa e A. quitensis após a aplicação de herbicidas inibidores da ALS. O método baseia-se na utilização do ácido ciclopropanodicarboxílico (CPCA para inibir a cetoácido reductoisomerase (KARI, enzima que catalisa a reação seguinte do acetolactato na cadeia de biossíntese dos aminoácidos valina, leucina e isoleucina, provocando assim, o acúmulo de acetolactato, que na presença de um ácido forte forma acetoína. A base para a distinção entre os biotipos resistentes e suscetíveis é a quantidade de acetoína formada, que será maior nos biotipos em que a enzima ALS não sofreu inibição, ou seja, nos biotipos resistentes. A quantificação da acetoína acumulada ocorreu através da formação de um complexo colorido vermelho, devido a reação entre acetoína, creatina e naftol, cuja densidade ótica a 530 nm é proporcional à concentração do acetolactato formado na reação. Sendo assim, foi desenvolvido um ensaio utilizando este método após a aplicação dos herbicidas chlorimuron-ethyl e imazethapyr nos biotipos R e S de Bidens pilosa, Amaranthus quitensis no estádio de dois pares de folhas. O bioensaio demonstrou que a enzima ALS dos biotipos resistentes é insensível aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS e que este tipo de bioensaio é uma forma rápida e eficaz de diferenciação entre biotipos resistentes e suscetíveis.In order to compare the acetolactate synthase (ALS activity of resistant and susceptible biotypes of Bidens pilosa and Amaranthus quitensis to ALS inhibitor herbicides, a method based on ciclopronocarboxilic acid (CPCA to inhibit the enzyme ketoacidredutoisomerase (KARI is used. This enzyme catalyzes the reaction after acetolactate in the biosynthesis reaction chain of the aminoacids valine, leucine and isoleucine. In the presence of a KARI inhibitor, carbon from pyruvate flows through the branched chain

  11. Além da Doutrina Betancourt: ajuda secreta como instrumento da política externa da Venezuela durante a Guerra Fria (1959-64

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    Gustavo Enrique Salcedo Avila

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo analisa a Doutrina Betancourt, um dos instrumentos da política exterior de defesa e promoção da democracia instituída pelo governo de Rómulo Betancourt (1959-1964. Fundamentado em fontes primárias consultadas em arquivos estadunidenses e venezuelanos, e aplicando o método de análise histórica, se verifica como a Doutrina Betancourt acabou reduzida a uma política unilateral do governo da Venezuela. Paralelamente, verifica-se o apoio público e privado desse país para conter governos autoritários de direita e esquerda como o regime comunista de Fidel Castro.

  12. [A comparative study of Da Vinci robot system with video-assisted thoracoscopy in the surgical treatment of mediastinal lesions].

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    Ding, Renquan; Tong, Xiangdong; Xu, Shiguang; Zhang, Dakun; Gao, Xin; Teng, Hong; Qu, Jiaqi; Wang, Shumin

    2014-07-20

    背景与目的 近年来达芬奇机器人手术系统(da Vinci robot system)应用于治疗胸内纵隔疾病日趋成熟。本研究通过总结沈阳军区总医院近3年来在纵隔疾病中行手术治疗的临床病例资料,探讨达芬奇机器人手术系统在手术中的疗效;并比较其与电视胸腔镜在纵隔手术中的优缺点,展望达芬奇机器人手术系统在纵隔手术中的应用前景。方法 选择2010年1月-2013年11月沈阳军区总医院行达芬奇机器人手术及电视胸腔镜下(含胸腔镜辅助小切口)手术的胸内纵隔疾病患者共203例。对两组的手术时间、术中失血量、术后3天内引流总量、术后拔管时间、术后住院时间、手术费用进行比较,结果应用SPSS 19.0进行相关分析。结果 两组共203例患者均顺利完成手术。术后恢复良好,无围手术期死亡病例。手术时间机器人组为82(20-320)min,电视胸腔镜组89(35-360)min,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。术中出血量:机器人组为10(1-100)mL,电视胸腔镜组50(3-1,500)mL;术后72 h引流量:机器人组215(0-2,220)mL,电视胸腔镜组350(50-1,810)mL;术后拔管时间:机器人组3(0-10)d,电视胸腔镜组5(1-18)d;术后住院天数:机器人组7(2-15)d,电视胸腔镜组9(2-50)d;手术费用:机器人组(18,983.6±4,461.2)元,电视胸腔镜组(9,351.9±2,076.3)元,以上指标两组比较差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.001)。结论 达芬奇机器人手术与电视胸腔镜手术在胸内纵隔疾病的手术时间相当,在手术安全性以及术后快速恢复上均优于胸腔镜手术,但手术费用也比胸腔镜手术明显增加。

  13. Tolerância da cultivar de soja coodetec 201 aos herbicidas inibidores de als Tolerance of the soybean cultivar Coodetec 201 to ALS inhibitor herbicides

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    Aldo Merotto Jr

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    Full Text Available A obtenção de cultivares resistentes aos herbicidas possibilita o aumento da diversidade dos herbicidas utilizados seletivamente para o controle de plantas daninhas em uma determinada cultura. O aumento da disponibilidade destes herbicidas na cultura da soja pode proporcionar maior facilidade no controle de plantas daninhas de difícil eliminação, de espécies com características biológicas semelhantes à cultura e de plantas daninhas resistentes aos herbicidas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a resistência cruzada da cultivar COODETEC 201 a três herbicidas inibidores da ALS, não seletivos para a cultura da soja. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação através da semeadura em vasos, o qual foi disposto em delineamento completamente casualizado em arranjo fatorial. Os tratamentos constaram das cultivares de soja COODETEC 201 e OCEPAR 14 e dos herbicidas imazapyr, metsulfuron e nicosulfuron, aplicados em cinco doses. A aplicação destes produtos foi realizada 30 dias após a emergência, quando as plantas de soja estavam no estádio V4. A área foliar e a fitoxicidade aos 14 e 35 dias após a aplicação do herbicida metsulfuron foram menos afetadas na cultivar COODETEC 201 do que na OCEPAR 14. A determinação da restrição do crescimento das plantas em função da matéria seca das plantas demonstrou que as duas cultivares são igualmente sensíveis ao herbicida imazapyr. A cultivar COODETEC 201 apresentou maior tolerância aos herbicidas metsulfuron e nicosulfuron, sendo 10,25 e 3,25 vezes, respectivamente, mais resistente do que a cultivar OCEPAR 14.Herbicide resistant crops can increase the availability of herbicides for selective use in soybean, can provide weed control of tolerant weed species, weed with identical biological characteristics to the crop, and resitant weeds to herbicides. The objective of this research was to evaluate the cross resitance in the soybean cultivar Coodetec 201 to three ALS inhibitor

  14. [Robotic surgery in gynecology].

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    Csorba, Roland

    2012-06-24

    Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized gynecological interventions over the past 30 years. The introduction of the da Vinci robotic surgery in 2005 has resulted in large changes in surgical management. The robotic platform allows less experienced laparoscopic surgeons to perform more complex procedures. It can be utilized mainly in general gynecology and reproductive gynecology. The robot is being increasingly used for procedures such as hysterectomy, myomectomy, adnexal surgery, and tubal anastomosis. In urogynecology, the robot is being utilized for sacrocolopexy as well. In the field of gynecologic oncology, the robot is being increasingly used for hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy in oncologic diseases. Despite the rapid and widespread adaption of robotic surgery in gynecology, there are no randomized trials comparing its efficacy and safety to other traditional surgical approaches. This article presents the development, technical aspects and indications of robotic surgery in gynecology, based on the previously published reviews. Robotic surgery can be highly advantageous with the right amount of training, along with appropriate patient selection. Patients will have less blood loss, less post-operative pain, faster recovery, and fewer complications compared to open surgery and laparoscopy. However, until larger randomized control trials are completed which report long-term outcomes, robotic surgery cannot be stated to have priority over other surgical methods.

  15. 达芬奇机器人手术系统在结直肠癌根治术的应用进展%Updates of Da Vinci robot assisted surgical system in radical resection of colorectal cancer

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    李太原; 江群广

    2016-01-01

    手术微创化一直是外科医师追求的目标之一.达芬奇机器人手术系统以其3D高清影像、灵活的高自由度机械臂、动作校正及颤抖过滤等腹腔镜所不具备的优势在结直肠手术中得到广泛应用.然而目前达芬奇机器人手术系统与传统腹腔镜手术比较的优势与不足,仍是目前争议和研究的焦点.笔者将全面阐述达芬奇机器人手术系统在结直肠癌手术的应用进展.%Minimally invasive has surgery become the target of the surgeons,Da Vinci robot assisted surgical system has been used generally for colorectal cancer,with the advantages of three-dimensional high-definition imaging,flexible and high degree of freedom robotic arms,functions of action correction and shake filtration compared with laparoscopic surgery.However,advantages and disadvantages between Da Vinci robot assisted surgical system and traditional laparoscopic surgery are still controversial.In this paper,the present situation and prospect of Da Vinci robot assisted surgical system for colorectal cancer surgery are explored.

  16. Quality Control of the Da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System%达芬奇Si手术机器人系统的质量控制

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    余冬兰; 刘阳萍; 李宏行; 冯锦涛; 崔泳琳; 匡铭

    2016-01-01

    Objective The Da Vinci Si surgical system is the most advanced platform for minimally invasive surgery available in the world nowadays. The integration of the high-resolution 3D vision, the wristed instrumentation, and the intuitive motion control enables the Da Vinci surgery do not to be limited by conventional surgical technologies. The system also provides a minimally invasive approach to a broad range of complex surgical procedures. High precision and quality is essential for the success of the surgery and the outcome of operation. Thus quality control and maintenance is very important in the system.Methods Emphasis was placed on the quality control of the Da Vinci Si robotic surgical system based on the Medical Device Directive, 93/42/EEC and manufacturer’s standard. The components of quality control includes the electrical safety, the stability and accuracy,and the visual and information communication.Results The precision and function of the Da Vinci Si robotic surgical system, as well as patients’ safety, were ensured through quality control.Conclusion It is important to check the system strictly based on the quality control standard and to maintain the system regularly to ifnd out potential defective parts. It is essential to avoid non-intuitive control, blurred images, and instability of communication signals of the robotic system to ensure the safety and success of the surgery.%目的:达芬奇Si(Da Vinci Si)手术机器人系统是目前全世界最先进的微创外科手术平台。该系统整合了三维立体高分辨率的影像技术和可转腕手术器械以及直觉同步操控技术,使复杂外科手术能以微创方式开展,因为其质量和精度关系到患者的生命安全,所以该系统的质量控制非常重要。方法以93/42/EEC Medical Devices Directive标准及厂家标准为依据,对机器人设备的电气安全、稳定性和精确性、视频及信息通讯等方面进行质量控制。结果通过质

  17. A relação transferencial para além da interpretação: reflexões a partir da teoria de Winnicott

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    Lívia Milhomem Januário

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo reflete sobre a importância de pensar a relação transferencial na clínica psicanalítica para além da interpretação. Para isso, utiliza-se a concepção de Winnicott como referencial teórico, sendo ressaltadas a noção de holding, a regressão à dependência e a questão do uso de objetos e sua influência sobre a técnica da interpretação. Winnicott revela que na clínica com alguns pacientes, em especial os autistas e psicóticos, o objetivo da análise, antes de fornecer interpretações, é proporcionar um ambiente suficientemente bom a partir do qual o sujeito pode retomar o processo de constituição de si mesmo e da externalidade do mundo.The transferencial relation beyond the interpretation: reflections from the theory of Winnicott. This article reflects about the importance of thinking the transferencial relation in the psychoanalytic clinic beyond the interpretation. For this, the Winnicott's concept is used as theoretical reference, highlighting the concept of holding, regression to dependence and the question of the use of objects and its influence on the technique of interpretation. Winnicott shows that in the clinic, with some patients, particularly autistic and psychotic, before providing interpretation, the objective of the analysis is to provide a good environment from which the subject can retake the constitution process of himself/herself and of the externality of the world..

  18. Robot and robot system

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    Behar, Alberto E. (Inventor); Marzwell, Neville I. (Inventor); Wall, Jonathan N. (Inventor); Poole, Michael D. (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    A robot and robot system that are capable of functioning in a zero-gravity environment are provided. The robot can include a body having a longitudinal axis and having a control unit and a power source. The robot can include a first leg pair including a first leg and a second leg. Each leg of the first leg pair can be pivotally attached to the body and constrained to pivot in a first leg pair plane that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body.

  19. 达芬奇机器人在泌尿外科手术中的应用%Robotically assisted surgery of da Vinci system in urology

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    魏武; 龚隽; 葛京平

    2011-01-01

    The recently introduced robotic surgical systems were developed to overcome the limitations of conventional minimally invasive surgery. The speciality of urology historically has pioneered the use of new surgical technologies. We review retrospectively the worldwide applications and experiences of the da Vinci rohotic system on urological surgery , and analyse its impact on contemporary urology.%达芬奇系统(da VinciTM Surgery System)具有超越常规微创操作的一些特点和优势,目前已广泛应用于临床手术中,泌尿外科手术由于其本身固有的特点,常处于外科新技术的应用的前沿.文中就达芬奇机器人对泌尿外科手术的应用进行综述.回顾性分析国际上近年来使用达芬奇系统在一些主要的泌尿外科手术中的应用和经验,为今后在泌尿外科手术中应用达芬奇系统提供背景资料.

  20. Para Além da Primeira Sessão de Cinema

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    Regina Maria Rodrigues Behar

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Do fascínio do homem pela idéia de registrar o movimento nasceu o filme. O artigo apresenta a sua evolução desde as disputas/ rivalidades iniciais quanto à sua invenção até a sua transformação em um gênero artístico que incorporou elementos da literatura e do teatro criando uma linguagem original. Apresenta ainda um quadro da sua chegada ao Brasil no final do século XIX e de seu desenvolvimento inicial na primeira década do século XX.

  1. 胸外科应用达芬奇手术机器人的体会%The experiences with the da Vinci S robot in thoracic surgery

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    陈秀; 韩冰; 郭巍; 褚剑; 侯高峰

    2011-01-01

    Objective To summarize the experiences with the da Vinci S operating robot for general thoracic surgery.Methods The study enrolled 17 patients with intrathoracic lesions, including 12 with myasthenia gravis, 1 with diaphragm heruia,2 with esophageal cancer, 1 with pulmonary cancer and 1 with pneumothorax.After routine preoperative preparation, the patients assumed a supine or lateral position.Compound venous anesthesia was induced by double - lumen endobronchial intubation for alternating one - lung ventilation.The surgical instruments were introduced into the chest cavity through the chest wall incision and connected to the operating robot.The simulators were taken by the surgeon who sits at the controller,and then the actions of the surgeon were passed to the surgical instrument tips.Manipulation such as cutting,stopping bleeding,sewing and so on was performed.Results The procedures were successfully completed in 14 patients who underwent thymectomy (n = 12), diaphragm hernia repair( n = 1 )and pulmonary bleb dissection( n = 1 ).The procedures involving the abdominal part and small incision thoracotomy were done by using the da Vinci S system in 2 patients with esophageal cancer.Conversion to the open surgery occurred in a patient due to bleeding during resection of upper lobe of left lung.The postoperative courses were uneventful.Conclusion The indications for the da Vinci operating robot in thoracic surgery are large.The patient position, trocar position, instruments and methods vary with the different procedures.Surgical planning should be carefully made and undertaken before and during the operation.%目的 介绍da Vinci S手术机器人系统不开胸手术的经验.方法 本组17例患者包括重症肌无力12例(其中胸腺瘤3例)、膈疝1例、食管癌2例、肺大泡1例、肺癌1例.常规术前准备,取仰卧或侧卧位,双腔气管插管单肺通气静脉复合全麻.手术器械借着胸壁的孔洞连接到机器人的机械臂.外科医

  2. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery

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    Palep Jaydeep

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The term "robot" was coined by the Czech playright Karel Capek in 1921 in his play Rossom′s Universal Robots. The word "robot" is from the check word robota which means forced labor.The era of robots in surgery commenced in 1994 when the first AESOP (voice controlled camera holder prototype robot was used clinically in 1993 and then marketed as the first surgical robot ever in 1994 by the US FDA. Since then many robot prototypes like the Endoassist (Armstrong Healthcare Ltd., High Wycombe, Buck, UK, FIPS endoarm (Karlsruhe Research Center, Karlsruhe, Germany have been developed to add to the functions of the robot and try and increase its utility. Integrated Surgical Systems (now Intuitive Surgery, Inc. redesigned the SRI Green Telepresence Surgery system and created the daVinci Surgical System ® classified as a master-slave surgical system. It uses true 3-D visualization and EndoWrist ® . It was approved by FDA in July 2000 for general laparoscopic surgery, in November 2002 for mitral valve repair surgery. The da Vinci robot is currently being used in various fields such as urology, general surgery, gynecology, cardio-thoracic, pediatric and ENT surgery. It provides several advantages to conventional laparoscopy such as 3D vision, motion scaling, intuitive movements, visual immersion and tremor filtration. The advent of robotics has increased the use of minimally invasive surgery among laparoscopically naοve surgeons and expanded the repertoire of experienced surgeons to include more advanced and complex reconstructions.

  3. Biomarcadores de daño renal temprano asociados al consumo de tabaco

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    Sanz Parras, Francisco José

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    [ES] El tabaco es un factor de riesgo (FR) asociado a la progresión de patologías como el cáncer, las enfermedades pulmonares y las enfermedades cardiovasculares. En las últimas décadas se ha observado un incremento del daño renal en individuos fumadores con patologías como la diabetes, la hipertensión, la enfermedad renal crónica. Sin embargo, existe poca evidencia de la asociación entre el consumo de tabaco y la producción de daño renal en individuos sanos. Por otra parte, el diagnóstico de...

  4. La responsabilidad civil por daños al medio ambiente

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    Rut González Hernández

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo tecnológico ha traído consigo el aumento de actividades de riesgo para el medio ambiente, por este motivo el ordenamiento jurídico deberá velar para que los daños causados sean reparados y cuando no sea posible la indemnización de los mismos. Sistema de responsabilidad civil, que en materia ambiental deberá cumplir también una función preventiva.

  5. Reflexiones sobre alteridad y técnica: La figura del robot humanoide en algunas transposiciones de la literatura al cine

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    Raúl Cuadros Contreras

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La ciecia ficción lanza una mirada a las formas más extremas de otredad que se puedan imaginar. Esos otros seres y otros mundos le abren la puerta a nuevas ontologías y a la desnaturalización de categorías opuestas, tales como orgánico/inorgánico, natural/artificial. Resultan así nuevas formas de pensar la identidad y la definición de ser humano. En este artículo se explora este proceso analizando representaciones de la técnica y su mediación en las relaciones entre identidad y alteridad en algunas narraciones de este género. Para este fin, el autor toma como ejemplo el tratamiento que se le da a la figura del robot o del cyborg en películas recientes y muestra la humanización de éstos.

  6. da Vinci 外科手术系统在胰腺肿瘤外科应用的优势及现状%The Current Status and Advantages of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System in Pancreatic Tumor Surgery

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    曹月敏; 王春城; 暴雷; 王泽普

    2016-01-01

    [Summary] The laparoscopic pancreatic surgery develops slowly because of the complexity of pancreatic anatomy , which is close to several large vessels.The 3D vision of the da Vinci surgical system (DVSS) provides open surgical field of exposure same as open surgery .The surgeon can even perform microsurgery as the robot can magnify the surgical field by 10-15 times.The Endo-wrist with 7 degrees of freedom makes the operations of separation , dissection, suture and anastomosis more accurate , which promotes the complex pancreatic surgery developing rapidly .Clinical studies at China and abroad show that the DVSS can be used safely in all pancreatic surgery , and the clinical effect is similar to laparoscopy and laparotomy .As the DVSS brings the minimally invasive surgery into a new height , there would be expected to further development for robot assisted pancreatic surgery in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.%由于胰腺的解剖复杂,比邻重要的大血管,腹腔镜胰腺手术发展缓慢。 da Vinci 外科手术系统( da Vinci surgical system,DVSS)的3D视野,使术者视野恢复到开放手术,放大10~15倍使术者进入显微手术,7个自由度的Endo-wrist使术者分离、解剖、缝合、吻合极为精准,因而在以复杂著称的胰腺手术中迅速开展。国内外的临床研究显示:DVSS可安全地应用于所有胰腺手术,技术上可行,临床效果与腹腔镜和开腹手术相似。本文对DVSS在胰腺肿瘤外科应用的优势及其现状进行文献总结,相信机器人辅助胰腺手术治疗胰腺肿瘤会有广阔的发展前景。

  7. Application of da Vinci robotic surgery system in Department of Urology%达芬奇机器人手术在泌尿外科的应用

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    孙祯; 符伟军; 祝强; 杨国强; 王忠新; 宋勇; 祖强; 王保军; 朱大庆

    2016-01-01

    目的 探索达芬奇机器人手术在泌尿外科应用的安全性和有效性.方法 回顾性分析我院2014年1月至2015年4月采用达芬奇机器人辅助腹腔镜手术治疗16例泌尿外科患者的临床资料.结果 16例手术全部成功,包括肾部分切除术3例、肾根治性切除术2例、前列腺根治性切除术6例、膀胱根治性切除及回肠膀胱术4例、膀胱根治性切除及输尿管皮肤造瘘术1例.3例肾部分切除患者、2例肾根治性切除患者、1例膀胱根治性切除及输尿管皮肤造瘘患者和6例前列腺根治性切除患者的平均手术时间及出血量相当,但4例膀胱根治性切除及回肠膀胱术患者的手术时间及出血量较多,分别为(436.3±16.8) min及(325.0±95.7) ml.所有患者的手术过程顺利,无中转开放手术、无围手术期并发症.结论 机器人手术在泌尿外科应用是安全有效的,尤其适用于狭窄盆腔手术及功能重建手术.%Objective To explore the safety and effectiveness of applying da Vinci robotic surgery system in Department of Urology. Methods The clinical data of 16 patients in the Department of Urology in our hospital from January 2014 to April 2015 using da Vinci robotic surgery system for laparoscopic surgery were retrospectively ana-lyzed. Results All of the 16 patients were operated successfully, including 3 patients of partial nephrectomy, 2 patients of radical nephrectomy, 6 patients of radical prostatectomy, 4 patients of radical cystectomy and Bricker operation, 1 pa-tient of radical cystectomy and ureterocutaneostomy. The average operation time and amount of blood loss in the 3 pa-tients with partial nephrectomy, 2 patients with radical nephrectomy, 1 patient with radical cystectomy and ureterocutane-ostomy, 6 patients with radical prostatectomy were comparable, but the operation time and amount of blood loss were more in the 4 patients of radical cystectomy and Bricker operation [(436.3 ± 16.8) min and (325

  8. Robots for minimally invasive diagnosis and intervention

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    Huda, Nazmul; YU, Hongnian; Cang, Shuang

    2016-01-01

    Minimally invasive diagnosis and interventions provide many benefits such as higher efficiency, safer, minimum pain, quick recovery etc. over conventional way for many procedures. Large robots such as da-Vinci are being used in this purpose, whereas research of miniature robots for laparoscopic and endoscopic use, is growing in the recent years. A comprehensive literature search is performed using keywords’ laparoscopic robot, capsule endoscope, surgical medical robot etc. primarily for the t...

  9. 达芬奇机器人手术系统在结直肠癌根治术中的应用%Application of da Vinci robotic surgical system in the radical resection of colorectal cancer

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    许剑民; 陈竟文

    2013-01-01

    The da Vinci robotic surgical system assisted colorectal radical resection has been widely applied in many countries and regions.The advantages of the da Vinci robotic surgical system include stable and distinct stereoscopic vision,short learning curve,convenient operation and feasibility of remote manipulation,while its disadvantages are expensive cost,lack of tremor and prolonged operation time.The advantage of da Vinci robotic surgical system is not distinct when compared with traditional laparoscope in radical resection of colorectal cancer.With the accumulation of clinical data and the update of the system,the prospect of da Vinci robotic surgical system assisted colorectal radical resection is promising.%达芬奇机器人手术系统行结直肠癌根治术在许多国家和地区已经得到了开展.该系统的优势在于:三维显示图像,具有高度稳定性和清晰度,医师学习曲线较短,操作便利,可远程操控等.其劣势在于:价格昂贵,尚无力反馈,手术时间长等.目前,达芬奇机器人手术系统与腹腔镜手术比较,在结直肠癌根治术中尚未体现出足够的优势,但随着临床数据的积累和达芬奇机器人手术系统的更新换代,运用该系统行结直肠癌根治术的未来令人期待.

  10. Safety management of operative position of Da Vinci robot assisted gynecologic surgery%达芬奇机器人辅助下妇科手术体位的安全管理

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    李娜; 于秀荣; 李秀丽; 吕从

    2016-01-01

    Objective To discuss the safety management of the operative position of Da Vinci robot assisted gynecologic surgery, and make sure the operation is performed smoothly. Methods To summarize 46 cases of abdomen, pelvic surgery from Feb. 2014 to Dec. 2015 ,Da Vinci robot assisted gynecologicalop-eration in lithotomy position and analyze the related nursing factors, establish the guidelines of the safety management. Results 46 cases of gynecological surgery were carried out by Da Vinci robot successfully, no complications were reported in the following up procedure. Conclusions With the correct application of pos-ture display standard, Da Vinci robotic surgery system can be safely used in gynecological surgery.%目的:探讨达芬奇机器人辅助实施妇科手术时体位的安全摆放管理,保障手术顺利进行。方法总结2014年2月至2015年12月达芬奇机器人辅助实施妇科46例腹部、盆腔手术截石体位的安置,分析相关护理因素,为达芬奇机器人妇科手术体位安置制订安全防范措施。结果46例机器人辅助妇科手术均成功完成,术后随访均无并发症。结论规范应用体位摆放标准,达芬奇机器人手术系统可安全应用于妇科手术。

  11. Antileucotrienos no tratamento da asma e rinite alérgica Antileukotrienes in the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis

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    Jose Dirceu Ribeiro

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar os antagonistas de leucotrienos (ARLT aos outros grupos de medicamentos utilizados para tratar a asma e a rinite alérgica. FONTES DOS DADOS: MEDLINE, LILACS e Biblioteca Cochrane. Palavras chaves: leucotrienos, antileucotrienos, tratamento da asma, tratamento da rinite alérgica, asma e rinite alérgica. Procurou-se agrupar os principais trabalhos e revisões sobre o assunto. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: Os ARLT são mais eficazes do que placebo e potencializam os efeitos dos corticosteróides inalados. A associação de corticosteróides inalados com agentes beta2 agonistas de longa duração (LABA é mais eficaz do que a associação de cortiscoteróides inalados + ARLT. Embora pareça racional o uso de ARLT na crise aguda de asma e rinite alérgica, mais estudos são necessários para comprovar esse benefício. Os ARLT promovem redução no tempo de hospitalização e no número de crises de sibilância em lactentes com bronquiolite viral aguda pelo vírus respiratório sincicial e na sibilância recorrente após bronquiolite viral aguda. Os ARLT são menos eficazes que os corticosteróides intranasais no manejo da rinite alérgica. Os ARLT são eficazes na asma induzida por exercício (AIE, embora não constituam a primeira linha de tratamento. CONCLUSÃO: Estudos controlados e randomizados mostram que os corticosteróides inalados são as drogas de escolha para o tratamento da asma persistente e rinite alérgica. :Não existem evidências suficientes para recomendar o uso de ARLT como medicamento de primeira linha (monoterapia em crianças com asma (nível I. Nas crianças que não podem usar corticosteróides inalados, os ARLT podem ser uma alternativa (nível II.OBJECTIVE: To compare leukotriene antagonists (LTA to other groups of drugs used in asthma and allergic rhinitis treatment. SOURCES: MEDLINE, LILACS and Cochrane Library. Keywords: leukotrienes, antileukotrienes, asthma treatment, allergic rhinitis treatment, asthma and

  12. Para além da infâmia, como dizer

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    Gabriela Dias de Oliveira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Michel Foucault faz irromper a arqueologia sob o signo do problema do sujeito: trata-se de saber se algo como um sujeito, um eu ou uma consciência podem ter correspondência com os enunciados, com o acontecimento da linguagem. Problema insistente, irresoluto, urgente, que servirá de guia às três partes do presente exercício. A primeira examina a concepção arqueológica do sujeito: função de um enunciado. Tendo em conta a mudança de perspectiva que caracteriza a passagem para a genealogia, a segunda parte analisa os dispositivos de subjetividade característicos da modernidade, em função de uma biopolítica que toma a seu cargo a vida dos indivíduos tomados isoladamente ou constituídos empopulação. A genealogia foucaultiana mostra como se constitui uma relação constitutiva entre discursos de verdade e modo de ser dos indivíduos, e o preço desta emergência –a infâmia. Na terceira parte o enfoque é dado ao curso ditado no Collège de France em 1982: esboçando uma genealogia das relações entre sujeito e verdade, Foucault descobre não só uma nova concepção do sujeito como um outro regime de funcionamento da verdade. Resta saber se servem ao problema previamente anunciado

  13. Daños morales por infidelidad matrimonial. Un acercamiento al Derecho español.

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    Pamela Mendoza Alonzo

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    Full Text Available Este artículo plantea la cuestión de si son susceptibles de ser indemnizados los daños morales causados por infidelidad matrimonial. Se toma como referencia el Derecho español, por el fuerte debate generado por algunas sentencias que han puesto el tema en discusión. Además, revisamos las razones invocadas tradicionalmente por doctrina y jurisprudencia para excluir la aplicación de las normas de Responsabilidad Civil –contractual o extracontractual- en el ámbito del Derecho de familia.

  14. Avaliação da estimativa de substituição de Fe por Al em hematitas de solos

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    Full Text Available Hematitas de nove solos e uma de itabirito foram tratadas com NaOH 5 mol L-1 e analisadas por difratometria de raios X (DRX, usando varredura escalonada (0,02°2θ/20 s. Determinaram-se o espaçamento d e as dimensões a0 e c0 da cela unitária. As amostras foram dissolvidas com ditionito-citrato-bicarbonato de sódio (DCB, para determinar os teores de Fe (Fe d e Al (Al d. A substituição em Al foi estimada por DRX a partir de a0, usando-se regressões correntemente em uso, baseadas em hematitas sintetizadas a 25°C (Al25 e a 70°C (Al70. Ao parâmetro a0, variando de 0,50380 a 0,50200 nm, correspondeu uma amplitude de zero a 0,125 mol mol-1 Al d. Os valores estimados pela regressão entre a0 e Al d desviaram-se da regressão Al70 por -0,003 a +0,009 mol mol-1 Al, enquanto a regressão baseada em Al25 superestimou a substituição, em média, por 0,03 mol mol-1 Al. Os resultados indicaram que, para a estimativa da substituição de Fe por Al em hematitas de solos por DRX, a regressão estabelecida com hematitas sintetizadas a 70°C (Al mol mol-1 = 31,09 - 61,714a0 é a mais adequada.

  15. Resistência de amendoim - bravo aos herbicidas inibidores da enzima ALS Resistance of the weed wild poinsettia to ALS inhibitor herbicides

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    Dionisio L. P. Gazziero

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available Uma das práticas agrícolas mais eficientes para o controle de plantas daninhas na agricultura é o uso de herbicidas seletivos. Todavia, a aplicação de um mesmo herbicida, ou de herbicidas com o mesmo mecanismo de ação, durante anos consecutivos, na mesma área, pode resultar na seleção de biótipos de plantas daninhas resistentes a esses herbicidas. Com o objetivo de confirmar a resistência de um biótipo (E-298 da planta daninha amendoim-bravo (Euphorbia heterophylla aos herbicidas inibidores da enzima ALS, encontrado em área de cultivo de soja, no município de Cafelândia, PR, foi conduzido um experimento em área pertencente à Embrapa Soja, Londrina, PR. As plantas provenientes da população com suspeita de resistência foram tratadas com diversos herbicidas e doses, e comparadas com plantas de uma população suscetível de amendoim-bravo. Os tratamentos foram estabelecidos considerando as doses recomendadas dos herbicidas, metade delas e, duas, quatro e oito vezes superiores a recomendada. Os produtos e as doses aplicadas foram cloransulan nas doses 0,0; 0,015; 0,03;0,06; 0,12; 0,24 kg i.a./ha, mais o espalhante adesivo Agral 0,2% v/v, imazetaphapyr nas doses 0,0; 0,05; 0,1; 0,2; 0,4 e 0,8 kg i.a./ha, imazaquin nas doses 0,0; 0,075; 0,15; 0,3; 0,6; 1,2 kg i.a./ha, mais o espalhante adesivo Assist 0,3% v/v, sulfentrazone nas doses 0,0; 0,3; 0,6; 1,2; 2,4; 4,8 kg i.a./ha, mais o espalhante adesivo Assist 0,3% v/v, e lactofen nas doses 0,0; 0,082; 0,165; 0,33; 0,664; 1,329 kg i.a./ha. O biótipo resistente apresentou diferentes níveis de resistência cruzada entre os herbicidas cloransulan, imazethapyr e o imazaquin, e as relações médias de GR50 obtidas foram > 6,85; 11,90 e > 7,18, respectivamente. As curvas de dose-resposta do biótipo resistente apresentaram valores inferiores ao biótipo suscetível, em todas as doses estudadas para os herbicidas cloransulan, imazethapyr e imazaquin. Para os herbicidas sulfentrazone e

  16. Dissecção robótica da artéria torácica interna direita por esternotomia mediana Robotic dissection of the right internal thoracic artery through median sternotomy

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    Fabio Biscegli Jatene

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    Full Text Available A utilização de sistemas robóticos em cirurgia cardíaca visa à diminuição do trauma operatório. A revascularização do miocárdio totalmente endoscópica, assistida por robô DaVinci (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, Califórnia é factível e seu aprendizado deve ser realizado em etapas. O primeiro passo é o preparo da artéria torácica interna esquerda, já por via totalmente endoscópica. O caso apresentado propõe a dissecção da artéria torácica interna direita por esternotomia completa. Propõe um novo passo rumo ao procedimento completamente endoscópico, visando à diminuição de lesões decorrentes da curva de aprendizado.The use of robotic systems in cardiac surgeries aims at decreasing the surgical trauma.The use of robotic systems in cardiac surgeries aims at decreasing the surgical trauma. The totally endoscopic myocardial revascularization, assisted by the DaVinci robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, California is feasible and the learning process must be carried out in steps. The first step is the preparation of the left internal thoracic artery, through the totally endoscopic approach. The case presented here proposes the dissection of the right internal thoracic artery through complete sternotomy. It proposes a new step directed at the totally endoscopic procedure, aiming at decreasing the injuries caused by the learning curve.

  17. Application of the Da Vinci robot operation system in gastric cancer%达芬奇机器人手术系统在胃癌中的应用

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    李鹏; 李冰; 刘洪一; 贾宝庆

    2015-01-01

    目的:总结应用达芬奇机器人手术系统行胃癌根治术的经验,评价其手术效果及应用价值。方法:回顾性分析我科2011年11月至2014年11月手术治疗的250例胃癌患者的临床、病理资料。其中机器人手术126例,腹腔镜手术124例,比较两组患者手术情况及短期疗效。结果:与腹腔镜组相比,机器人组患者术中失血量少、淋巴结清扫数目多、手术时间长,比较差异有统计学意义(P0.05)。中位随访17.2(3~30)个月,机器人组复发转移10例,死亡3例;腹腔镜组复发转移12例,死亡2例。结论:达芬奇机器人手术可在微创条件下实现胃癌的标准D2根治术,手术操作安全,临床效果确实。%Objective: To summarize the experience of radical gastrectomy operation of Da Vinci system, evaluate its effect and application value.Methods:The clinical and pathological data of 250 patients with gastric cancer in our department from Nov 2011 to Nov 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. A total of 126 patients who experienced robotic gastric cancer and 124 patients who underwent Laparoscopic gastric cancer enrolled in this study. hTe operative data and short-term postoperative outcomes were compared between the groups.Results: Compared with the laparoscopic group, the robotic group had less intraoperative blood loss, larger numbers of retrieved lymph nodes and longer operation time, and the differences were statistically signiifcant (P0.05). During a mean follow-up period of 17.2 (range, 3-30) months, 10 patients experienced relapse and metastasis, 3 patients died of the disease in robotic group, while 12 patients experienced relapse and metastasis, 2 patients died of the disease in laparoscopic group.Conclusion: With da Vinci roboticsystem, the standard D2 gastric cancer radical surgery can be accomplished successfully. It is feasible and safe, and the clinical effect is reliable.

  18. Robot Aesthetics

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    Jochum, Elizabeth Ann; Putnam, Lance Jonathan

    This paper considers art-based research practice in robotics through a discussion of our course and relevant research projects in autonomous art. The undergraduate course integrates basic concepts of computer science, robotic art, live performance and aesthetic theory. Through practice...... in robotics research (such as aesthetics, culture and perception), we believe robot aesthetics is an important area for research in contemporary aesthetics....

  19. Qualitative research on perioperative psychological experience of patients undergoing Da Vinci robotic surgery%达芬奇机器人手术患者围术期心理体验的质性研究

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    丁萍; 宋真; 朱庆云; 陈佩玲; 王敬阳

    2016-01-01

    目的 了解达芬奇机器人手术患者心理的真实体验,为临床制订有效的护理干预措施提供依据.方法 采用质性研究中的Colaizzi现象学研究方法 ,分析12例达芬奇机器人围术期患者心理的真实感受.结果 通过整理、分析和提炼,得出达芬奇机器人手术患者心理体验的5个主题:多数患者对机器人手术有渐进的心理接受过程;医院的重视和术者的技术可减轻患者的疑虑;多数患者需要机器人手术相关知识和术后康复指导;患者对机器人手术效果满意;多数患者对机器人手术的医疗保险费用情况存有担心和顾虑.结论 达芬奇机器人手术患者对新技术存在一定的心理疑虑,医护人员应在术前详细介绍手术方式及其优点,耐心细致解答患者的疑问,及时掌握患者的心理变化并予以针对性健康指导,增强患者对新手术方法 的治疗信心.%Objective To explore the authentic perioperative psychological experience of patients undergoing Da Vinci robotic surgery and provide the evidence for effective clinical nursing intervention plans. Methods A total of 12 patients undergoing Da Vinci Robotic surgery were selected and analyzed for the authentic psychological experience by using Colaizzi phenomenological approaches of qualitative research. Results After reorganization, analysis, distilling, five themes were acquired about real psychological experience of Da Vinci robotic surgery, including majority patients gradually psychologically accepting Da Vinci robotic surgeries, the close attention paid by hospital and the professional surgeon alleviateing patients'anxiety, majority patients requiring robotic surgery-associated knowledge and guidance of postoperative rehabilitation, the patients'satisfaction of curative effects about Da Vinci robotic surgery, majority patients with the potential concerns or worries about the expense of medical insurance. Conclusions The patients have potential

  20. Vision Systems for Mobile Robots

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    McNellis, T.J.Jr., "Evaluation of a Laser Triangulation Ranging System for Mobile Robots ", " Technical Report MP-80, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute...Troy, New York, August, 1982. 7. Clement, T.J. , "A Detailed Evaluation of a Laser Triangulation Ranging System for Mobile Robots ", Technical Report MP...82, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, August, 1983. 8. Hoogeveen, A.L., "A Laser Triangulation Ranging System for Mobile Robots ", Technical

  1. Robotic Architectures

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    Mbali Mtshali

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In the development of mobile robotic systems, a robotic architecture plays a crucial role in interconnecting all the sub-systems and controlling the system. The design of robotic architectures for mobile autonomous robots is a challenging and complex task. With a number of existing architectures and tools to choose from, a review of the existing robotic architecture is essential. This paper surveys the different paradigms in robotic architectures. A classification of the existing robotic architectures and comparison of different proposals attributes and properties have been carried out. The paper also provides a view on the current state of designing robot architectures. It also proposes a conceptual model of a generalised robotic architecture for mobile autonomous robots.Defence Science Journal, 2010, 60(1, pp.15-22, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.60.96

  2. Para além da ciência: por uma gaia ciência

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    Galvão, Túlio Madson de Oliveira

    2012-01-01

    Em A gaia ciência Nietzsche irá abordar a ciência, especificamente a sua finalidade, sob uma perspectiva crítica, apontando a necessidade de um conhecimento científico mais humano e menos mecanicista, uma ciência mais próxima à arte, que ao invés de descobrir verdades, se ocupe em criar novos valores, visões e perspectivas. Ao longo da obra fica evidente a intenção do filósofo em não apenas criticar a ciência, mas também, conceber um novo método, uma nova ciência, uma gaya scienza, em alus...

  3. Da Vinci Robot-assisted surgical system in general surgery%达芬奇手术机器人在腹部外科的临床应用进展

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    李建平; 杨军; 顾元龙

    2012-01-01

    With the initiation of laparoscopic techniques in general surgery and a significant expansion of minimally invasive techniques in the last 20 years.However,some of the shortcomings of laparoscopic technology has limited it's surgical application.More recently,the da Vinci robotic surgical system further defined the ability of a roboticassist device to address limitations in laparoscopy.This in cludes a significant improvement in instrument dexterity,dampening of natural hand tremors,three dimensional visualization,ergonomics,and camera stability.As experiencewith robotic technology increased and its applications to advanced laparoscopic procedures have become more understood,more procedures have been performed with robotic assistance.We review the current status of da Vinci robotic technology and its applications in general surgical procedures.%最近20年来,随着腹腔镜技术在普外科的应用,微创手术已成为外科发展方向.然而,腹腔镜技术自身的局限性亦限制了其应用范围.近年研发的达芬奇(da Vinci)辅助手术系统克服了腹腔镜手术的不足.其优势包括:仪器灵敏性改善,手震颤降低,三维可视化(3D)以及人机工程学和相机稳定性提高等.随着经验的增加,随着机器人技术及其在先进的腹腔镜操作中的应用,更多的机器人辅助手术得到开展.本文综述达芬奇辅助手术系统的发展现状及其在普通外科手术应用.

  4. 达芬奇机器人手术系统在宫颈癌手术中应用概述%Clinical application of Da Vinci Robotic-assisted surgical system in cervical cancer operation

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    刘高伟(综述); 陈必良(审校)

    2016-01-01

    Da Vinci robotic surgery system is a new technology platform; compared with conventional laparoscopic surgery, this system has three-dimensional function with High-deifnition; the robotic arms have a activity area with seven degree of freedom, which is more applicable to the operation of ifne surgery. As this system has such advantages, this system is gradually used in cervical cancer radical prostatectomy; and its safety and uperiority are showed.This article summarized from the below aspects: introduction of Da Vinci robotic surgery system and its advantages,clinical development of Da Vinci robotic surgery system in cervical cancer treatment and so on.%达芬奇机器人手术系统是一个新的技术平台,与腹腔镜相比,这一系统具有三维立体、高清放大的功能,而且机器手臂具有7个自由度的活动范围,更加适用于精细手术的操作。近年来已逐渐应用于宫颈癌根治术,并显示出其安全性及优越性。本文总结了达芬奇机器人手术系统优势,对该系统应用于宫颈癌手术的手术时间、出血量、并发症、住院时间、预后等方面进行综述。

  5. A Novel Tele-Operated Flexible Robot Targeted for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

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    Zheng Li

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a novel flexible robot system with a constrained tendon-driven serpentine manipulator (CTSM is presented. The CTSM gives the robot a larger workspace, more dexterous manipulation, and controllable stiffness compared with the da Vinci surgical robot and traditional flexible robots. The robot is tele-operated using the Novint Falcon haptic device. Two control modes are implemented, direct mapping and incremental mode. In each mode, the robot can be manipulated using either the highest stiffness scheme or the minimal movement scheme. The advantages of the CTSM are shown by simulation and experimental results.

  6. L’ORALITÀ A SCUOLA, DA PLATONE AL PORTFOLIO EUROPEO DELLE LINGUE

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    Alberto A. Sobrero

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available L'oralità risulta primaria rispetto alla scrittura sia per quanto riguarda la razza umana (filogenesi sia per quanto riguarda lo sviluppo individuale (ontogenesi, tuttavia essa ha sempre goduto di minor prestigio della scrittura. Nella prima parte di questo articolo sono ricostruiti i diversi momenti in cui questa gerarchia è stata fondata e si è affermata stabilmente: dai contrasti epocali tra Socrate e  Platone da una parte e i Sofisti dall'altra all'affermazione della centralità della scrittura da parte di Aristotele e degli aristotelici; fino, poi, all'Illuminismo, in cui l'oralità veniva ormai identificata con l'inciviltà, la rozzezza e l'arretratezza, posizione che in qualche misura permane ancora oggi. Nella seconda parte dell'articolo si ricostruisce il graduale recupero del valore dell'oralità nell'insegnamento linguistico, attraverso un'analisi dei programmi scolastici italiani, dalla Legge Casati del 1859 ai Programmi della scuola media e di quella elementare rispettivamente del 1979 e del 1985, alle più recenti "Indicazioni Moratti e infine alle "Indicazioni Fioroni". In queste ultime si sottolinea la necessità di finalizzare l'insegnamento dell'oralità anche a scopi interculturali più ampi, prioritari nella società attuale, quali il rispetto e la promozione delle differenze linguistiche e culturali, lo sviluppo del plurilinguismo; la centralità e l'autonomia dell'apprendente.   Historically, the oral tradition has been more important than writing, both in human history (philogenesis and in individual, personal history (onthogenesis, but it has always had far less prestige. The first part of this paper surveys important moments in the formation and establishment of this hierarchy, starting from the fundamental contrast between the Sophists on the one hand, and Socrates and Plato from the other, to the centrality of Aristotle and Aristotelianism, up to the Age of Enlightenment and the identification between orality

  7. Estudio de la tolerancia al daño de los materiales y sistemas de pretensado

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    Olivares Marcos-Alberca, Miguel Ángel

    2012-01-01

    La mayoría de las estructuras de hormigón pretensadas construidas en los últimos 50 años han demostrado una excelente durabilidad cuando su construcción se realiza atendiendo las recomendaciones de un buen diseño así como una buena ejecución y puesta en obra de la estructura. Este hecho se debe en gran parte al temor que despierta el fenómeno de la corrosión bajo tensión típico de las armaduras de acero de alta resistencia. Menos atención se ha prestado a la susceptibilidad a la corrosión baj...

  8. Propriedades mecânicas e resistência à corrosão da liga Ti-4Al-4V obtida da reciclagem da liga Ti-6Al-4V

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    Jesuíno G.A.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available The present work aimed to study the transformation from as-cast structure of the Ti4Al-4V alloy, as a result of the Ti-6Al-4V recycling, after some rapid heat treatments based on martensitic reactions. The effects on mechanical properties were evaluated by Vickers hardness measurements, Charpy and monotonic tensile tests. The corrosion strength was tested by immersion during 4 months in artificial physiological solutions, to evaluate its possible use as a biomaterial. The data pointed to: a a reduction on corrosion strength for quenching above beta transus; b significant increasing on hardness and mechanical strength; c a maintenance of impact toughness; d the corrosion strength for immersion in a NaCl 1%+ NaF 0,1% (m/m was lower in all conditions, specially for those including heating to 900 °C.

  9. 30 Years of Robotic Surgery.

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    Leal Ghezzi, Tiago; Campos Corleta, Oly

    2016-10-01

    The idea of reproducing himself with the use of a mechanical robot structure has been in man's imagination in the last 3000 years. However, the use of robots in medicine has only 30 years of history. The application of robots in surgery originates from the need of modern man to achieve two goals: the telepresence and the performance of repetitive and accurate tasks. The first "robot surgeon" used on a human patient was the PUMA 200 in 1985. In the 1990s, scientists developed the concept of "master-slave" robot, which consisted of a robot with remote manipulators controlled by a surgeon at a surgical workstation. Despite the lack of force and tactile feedback, technical advantages of robotic surgery, such as 3D vision, stable and magnified image, EndoWrist instruments, physiologic tremor filtering, and motion scaling, have been considered fundamental to overcome many of the limitations of the laparoscopic surgery. Since the approval of the da Vinci(®) robot by international agencies, American, European, and Asian surgeons have proved its factibility and safety for the performance of many different robot-assisted surgeries. Comparative studies of robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures in general surgery have shown similar results with regard to perioperative, oncological, and functional outcomes. However, higher costs and lack of haptic feedback represent the major limitations of current robotic technology to become the standard technique of minimally invasive surgery worldwide. Therefore, the future of robotic surgery involves cost reduction, development of new platforms and technologies, creation and validation of curriculum and virtual simulators, and conduction of randomized clinical trials to determine the best applications of robotics.

  10. Energy Efficiency of Robot Locomotion Increases Proportional to Weight

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    Larsen, J. C.; Stoy, K.

    2011-01-01

    The task of producing steady, stable and energy efficient locomotion in legged robots with the ability to walk in unknown terrain have for many years been a big challenge in robotics. This work is focusing on how different robots build from the modular robotic system, LocoKit by Larsen et al. [1...

  11. A Perturbation Approach to Robot Calibration.

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    1985-04-01

    AiQaAi-1 A. The problem of computing derivatives like those above also arises in robot dynamics (Brady. et al. 1982). Recursive methods as proposed...the ideal configuration are being considered. In a similar way, robot dynamics is concerned with differential changes of both world and joint...Calculation of Robot Dynamics using Articulated Body Inertias. Int. J. Robotics Research 2(1):13-30. 7. Featherstone, R. 1984 (April 10-11). Spatial

  12. Robotic-assisted Soave Pull-through for Hirschsprung' s Disease in Infants%da Vinci机器人辅助腹腔镜Soave拖出术治疗先天性巨结肠症

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    张茜; 汤绍涛; 曹国庆; 王勇; 雷海燕; 李帅; 李康

    2016-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the feasibility of laparoscopic robotic-assisted Soave pull-through for Hirschsprung ' s disease in infants by using the da Vinci robotic system. Methods From May to August 2015, 3 infants diagnosed as having Hirschsprung' s disease underwent robotic-assisted Soave pull-through by using the da Vinci surgical system.A four-trocar technique was used.After proper adjustment of patient' s position and trocar' s placement, the patient was matched with the robotic system. Seromuscular colonic biopsy was conducted to clarify the lesion' s extent.The rectum and the mesosigmoid membrane were mobilized with monopolar electrocoagulation or ultrasonic knife.Then the robotic system was disconnected with the patient to start performance on the perineal region.The rectal mucosa dissected to the peritoneal fold with electrocoagulation and an anastomosis was conducted by using the Soave pull-through technique. Results The transitional zone was located at the rectum in 1 case, at the rectosigmoid colon in 1 case, and at the descending colon in 1 case.The operative time was 160 min, 170 min, and 200 min, respectively.No intraoperative complications happened.The length of hospital stay was 7 days, 7 days, and 14 days, respectively.Follow-ups lasted for 35 days, 65 days, and 88 days.One patient required anorectal dilation for 1 month because of mild anastomotic stricture.No postoperative enterocolitis occurred during follow-ups. Conclusions The da Vinci surgical system can be safely and successfully used in Soave-type resection and pull-through procedure in infants.Robotic technology provides superior dexterity and visualization, thus eliminating the risk of secondary injury.%目的 探讨da Vinci机器人辅助先天性巨结肠Soave拖出术的可行性. 方法 2015年5~8月行da Vinci机器人辅助巨结肠Soave拖出术3例. 采用四孔技术,调整患儿体位和trocar位置后,完成da Vinci机器人与患儿的对接. 肠壁浆肌层活检明确病变范

  13. Robotic surgery in gynecology

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    Rooma Sinha

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available FDA approved Da Vinci Surgical System in 2005 for gynecological surgery. It has been rapidly adopted and it has already assumed an important position at various centers where this is available. It comprises of three components: A surgeon′s console, a patient-side cart with four robotic arms and a high-definition three-dimensional (3D vision system. In this review we have discussed various robotic-assisted laparoscopic benign gynecological procedures like myomectomy, hysterectomy, endometriosis, tubal anastomosis and sacrocolpopexy. A PubMed search was done and relevant published studies were reviewed. Surgeries that can have future applications are also mentioned. At present most studies do not give significant advantage over conventional laparoscopic surgery in benign gynecological disease. However robotics do give an edge in more complex surgeries. The conversion rate to open surgery is lesser with robotic assistance when compared to laparoscopy. For myomectomy surgery, Endo wrist movement of robotic instrument allows better and precise suturing than conventional straight stick laparoscopy. The robotic platform is a logical step forward to laparoscopy and if cost considerations are addressed may become popular among gynecological surgeons world over.

  14. A publicity e a publicidade (para além da propaganda

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    Cassiano Ferreira Simões

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Os termos publicidade e propaganda têm sofrido, em anos recentes, de um agravamento na forma indistinta com que são utilizados. Tal fato pode ser analisado dos pontos de vista lingüístico e histórico. Do ponto de vista lingüístico, é perceptível na língua inglesa a presença de três noções que precisam ser ajustadas às duas disponíveis nas línguas latinas em geral. Do ponto de vista histórico, é possível depreender, com base em uma aproximação com as idéias de Jürgen Habermas, que tanto a publicidade de “tornar públicas ações de esfera pública” quanto a de “anunciar transações comerciais” são criações burguesas comprometidas com o racionalismo e com a modernidade, sobrevindas da noção de público e, portanto, características de seu desenvolvimento socioeconômico baseado nas liberdades individuais e no mercado. Palavras-chave: Publicidade; esfera pública; mercado. ABSTRACT The terms publicidade and propaganda have increasingly been used indistinctively in Brazil in recent years. Such fact can be analyzed from linguistic and historical points of view. From the linguistic point of view, the presence of a third concept in the English language usually needs to be adjusted to the two available ones in Latin languages. From the historical point of view, it is possible to infer over a Jürgen Habermas analysis, that both meanings of publicidade – “to make public the actions within thepublic sphere” and “to advertise commercial transactions” – are bourgeois creations implied to rationalism and modernity, in-herited from the notion of “public”. Therefore, it is characteristics of its social-economic development based on individual freedoms and market orientation. Keywords: Publicity; public sphere; market.

  15. 达芬奇机器人辅助腹腔镜前列腺癌根治术的手术要点(附光盘)%Surgical techniques of Da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

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    沈周俊; 王先进; 何威; 王晓晶; 钟山

    2013-01-01

    达芬奇机器人手术系统在泌尿外科领域的广泛应用和发展是当今世界临床医学发展的里程碑.达芬奇机器人辅助腹腔镜前列腺癌根治术(robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy,RLRP)是所有泌尿外科机器人手术中,与开放和传统腹腔镜手术相比最具明显优势的微创手术.目前在前列腺癌高发的欧美国家,RLRP几乎成为治疗局限性前列腺癌的金标准,在国内RLRP也已取得快速发展.本文就机器人手术系统的国内外发展状况和发展趋势,RLRP的适应证和禁忌证、手术步骤和技巧、优缺点等做一概述.%The wide application and development of Da Vinci surgical system in the urology is a milestone in the development of clinical medicine. Da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy(RLRP)has the most obvious advantages of minimally invasive surgery among all robotic surgeries in urology compared to the laparoscopic surgeries. In the developed regions with high incidence of prostate cancer,RLRP has almost become the gold standard for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. Rapid development of RLRP has also been achieved in China. This review gives a brief account of the current situation and development trend of robotic surgical system and summarizes the main aspects of RLRP including the indications and contraindications, surgical procedures and techniques, ad vantages and disadvantages and so on.

  16. Imunopatologia da dermatite de contato alérgica Immunopathology of allergic contact dermatitis

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    Luis Eduardo Agner Machado Martins

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A dermatite de contato alérgica é consequência de uma reação imune mediada por células T contra químicos de baixo peso molecular, denominados haptenos. É uma condição frequente que ocorre em todas as raças e faixas etárias e afeta a qualidade de vida de seus portadores. O mecanismo imunológico desta doença vem sendo revisto nas últimas décadas com significativo avanço no seu entendimento. A metabolização e o caminho dos haptenos, bem como a formação e o mecanismo de ação das células responsáveis tanto pela reação quanto pelo seu término, são discutidos neste artigoAllergic contact dermatitis is the consequence of an immune reaction mediated by T cells against low molecular weight chemicals known as haptens. It is a common condition that occurs in all races and age groups and affects the quality of life of those who present it. The immunological mechanism of this disease has been reviewed in recent decades with significant advance in its understanding. The metabolism and pathway of the haptens as well as the activation and mechanism of action of the cells responsible for both the immune reaction and its completion are discussed in this article

  17. Robotic systems in spine surgery.

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    Onen, Mehmet Resid; Naderi, Sait

    2014-01-01

    Surgical robotic systems have been available for almost twenty years. The first surgical robotic systems were designed as supportive systems for laparoscopic approaches in general surgery (the first procedure was a cholecystectomy in 1987). The da Vinci Robotic System is the most common system used for robotic surgery today. This system is widely used in urology, gynecology and other surgical disciplines, and recently there have been initial reports of its use in spine surgery, for transoral access and anterior approaches for lumbar inter-body fusion interventions. SpineAssist, which is widely used in spine surgery, and Renaissance Robotic Systems, which are considered the next generation of robotic systems, are now FDA approved. These robotic systems are designed for use as guidance systems in spine instrumentation, cement augmentations and biopsies. The aim is to increase surgical accuracy while reducing the intra-operative exposure to harmful radiation to the patient and operating team personnel during the intervention. We offer a review of the published literature related to the use of robotic systems in spine surgery and provide information on using robotic systems.

  18. Filigree Robotics

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    Tamke, Martin; Evers, Henrik Leander; Clausen Nørgaard, Esben

    2016-01-01

    Filigree Robotics experiments with the combination of traditional ceramic craft with robotic fabrication in order to generate a new narrative of fine three-dimensional ceramic ornament for architecture....

  19. Viagem com crianças: segurança "além da cadeirinha"

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    Janaina Borges Polli

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    Full Text Available Resumo Objetivo Proporcionar conhecimento e instigar o profissional de saúde a fornecer uma orientação aprimorada quanto aos cuidados com crianças em viagens, além de orientar o seu transporte seguro. Fontes dos dados Revisão bibliográfica nas bases de dados Lilacs e Medline® de artigos com os termos viagem, segurança, equipamentos de proteção, criança e medicina preventiva e publicados nos últimos 21 anos. Síntese dos dados Foram analisados 93 artigos e66 atenderam aos critérios de inclusão após a leitura dos resumos. Para a construção do artigo propôs-se a definição dos subtemas: preparar a viagem com as crianças, conhecer alguns riscos do translado (transporte aéreo, transporte terrestre e aquático, explorar o destino com as crianças (exposição solar, hospedagem, altitude, alimentação, diarreia do viajante, picada de insetos e retorno de viagem com crianças. Conclusões Ao longo dos anos houve um aumento do número de crianças que viajam pelo mundo. Entretanto, essa população não está isenta de apresentar problemas de saúde durante a viagem e pode ser até mais suscetível do que a faixa etária adulta. Esses surgem a partir de uma variedade de fatores, incluindo a exposição a organismos infecciosos, o uso de certos tipos de transporte e a participação em algumas atividades, como caminhadas para altas altitudes, entre outros. Porém, quando se viaja com crianças esses fatores de risco podem ser negligenciados e uma viagem considerada segura para um adulto pode não ser uma boa opção para os infantes. A consulta pediátrica deve ser uma boa oportunidade para aprimorar as orientações preventivas no planejamento pré-viagem.

  20. Robot Futures

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    Christoffersen, Anja; Grindsted Nielsen, Sally; Jochum, Elizabeth Ann;

    Robots are increasingly used in health care settings, e.g., as homecare assistants and personal companions. One challenge for personal robots in the home is acceptance. We describe an innovative approach to influencing the acceptance of care robots using theatrical performance. Live performance i...... perceive social robots interacting with humans in a future care scenario through a scripted performance. We discuss our methods and initial findings, and outline future work....

  1. Army Robotics

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    2009-10-07

    Army Robotics 07 October 2009 Dr. Grant Gerhart, Senior Research Scientist Bernard Theisen, Joint Center for Robotics DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A... Robots 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Grant Gerhart; Bernard Theisen 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK...CBRNE • IED Defeat Systems • Disarm / Disrupt • Reconnaissance • Investigation • Explosive Sniffer • Common Robotic Kit • EOD • Convoy • Log

  2. TARDEC Robotics

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    2010-01-12

    unclassified TARDEC Robotics Dr. James L. Overholt Director, Joint Center for Robotics US Army TARDEC Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No...COVERED - 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE TARDEC Robotics 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) James L. Overholt... Robotics , Network and Control Components with a Focus on Customer Driven Requirements to Provide Full System Solutions to the War Fighter Technology

  3. Mobile robots

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    Wolfe, W.J.; Marquina, N.

    1986-01-01

    This book presents papers given at a conference on mobile robots. Topics the conference included are the following: mobility systems for robotic vehicles; detection and control of mobile robot motion by real-time computer vision, obstacle avoidance algorithms for an autonomous land vehicle; hierarchical processor and matched filters for range image processing; asynchronous distributed control system for a mobile robot, and, planning in a hierarchical nested autonomous control system.

  4. Robotic pyeloplasty: technique and results.

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    Peschel, Reinhard; Neururer, Richard; Bartsch, Georg; Gettman, Matthew T

    2004-11-01

    The da Vinci robotic system can be used to perform dismembered and nondismembered pyeloplasty techniques effectively. Robotics not only seems to improve dexterity and surgical precision but also provides an ergonomic surgical environment for a surgeon performing complex reconstructive procedures such as pyeloplasty. Although performance-enhancing features of the da Vinci robot seem to decrease the difficulty of intracorporeal suturing, a learning curve also exists for telerobotic procedures. This learning curve may decrease as experience with telerobotics increases and as advances in technology are introduced. Presently, the interaction between the primary and assistant surgeon seems crucial to the success of the procedure. Although the early clinical experience with robotic pyeloplasty is favorable, continuing clinical evaluation and careful follow-up are required to determine if the procedure is as efficacious in the long run as open pyeloplasty and laparoscopic pyeloplasty.

  5. Perioperative nursing of patients undergoing radical prostatectomy of endometrial cancer with DaVinci Robot%经达芬奇机器人行子宫内膜癌根治术的围手术期护理

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    裴丽娟; 叶梅; 闫迎虎; 孙燕蕾

    2014-01-01

    目的:总结30例采用达芬奇机器人行子宫内膜癌根治术围手术期护理经验。方法回顾分析本院2010年5月~2014年4月采用达芬奇机器人行子宫内膜癌根治术的30例患者的临床资料并总结护理经验。结果30例患者均恢复良好,顺利出院。术后发生尿潴留2例,下肢静脉血栓1例,轻度皮下气肿10例,经对症治疗后好转。结论良好的围手术期护理是采用达芬奇机器人行子宫内膜癌根治术成功的重要保障。%Objective To summarize the nursing points of 30 patients undergoing radical prostatectomy of endometrial cancer with DaVinci Robot.Method The clinical histories of patients undergoing radical prostatectomy of endometrial cancer with DaVinci Robot from May 2010 to April 2014 in the Second Artillery General Hospital of Chinese People’s Liberation Army were analyzed retrospectively.Result All 30 patients were discharged successfully with 2 postoperative uroschesis,1 lower extremity varicose veins,10 subcutaneous emphysema.Conclusion Perfect preoperative nursing is the guarantee for the success of radical prostatectomy of endometrial cancer with DaVinci Robot.

  6. Resection of gastric stump cancer using da vinci robotic surgical system%达芬奇机器人手术系统施行残胃癌切除术

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    钱锋; 余佩武; 石彦; 罗华星; 赵永亮; 唐波; 郝迎学

    2013-01-01

    达芬奇机器人手术系统行胃癌根治术的路径、方法逐渐成熟,但是残胃癌手术难度大,切除率低,目前未见使用达芬奇机器人手术系统行残胃癌切除术的报道.2012年11月第三军医大学西南医院采用达芬奇机器人手术系统成功实施1例残胃癌切除术,随访12个月,近期疗效较好.达芬奇机器人手术系统行残胃癌手术在视野显露、腹壁粘连松解、狭窄空间操作等方面具有优势,其机动灵活的操作、稳固持久的牵引是开腹手术和腹腔镜手术不可比拟的.%Although the surgical procedure and approach of da Vinci robotic surgical system-assisted radical resection of gastric cancer are gradually mature,it is rarely used for the resection of gastric stump cancer because of the complexity and low resection rate.In November of 2012,resection of gastric stump cancer using da Vinci robotic surgical system was performed in the Southwest Hospital.The short-term efficacy was satisfactory after the follow-up for 12 months.Da vinci robotic surgical system has the advantages of clear vision,easy manipulation of abdominal adhesion detaching,flexible operation and stable traction during resection of gastric stump cancer.

  7. Procedimento de Rives/Stoppa modificado robô-assistido para correção de hernias ventrais da linha média Modified robot assisted Rives/Stoppa videosurgery for midline ventral hernia repair

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    Ricardo Zugaib Abdalla

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Os defeitos da linha média podem ser congênitos ou adquiridos. Os procedimentos convencionais para correção desse defeito geralmente envolvem grandes incisões, com grandes descolamentos de pele e tecido celular subcutâneo. O uso da videocirurgia para a correção desses defeitos, ainda é controverso. OBJETIVOS: Realizar descrição inédita na literatura, mostrando a experiência inicial do uso da robótica nas reconstruções de linha média, associando a cirurgia minimamente invasiva à técnicas consagradas como Rives/Stoppa e separação de componentes. MÉTODOS: Foram operados cinco pacientes no mesmo hospital, pela mesma equipe, usando o sistema robótico da Vinci S. RESULTADOS: Foram três mulheres e dois homens, sem mortalidade na amostra. Duas pacientes foram reoperadas com hérnia pelo tunel entre os músculos retos do abdomen e aponeurose posterior, com fechamento dos mesmos na reoperação. CONCLUSÕES: O procedimento robótico para reconstrução da linha média mostrou-se factível e esteticamente aceitável. Tem a vantagem de seguir os princípios tradicionais aventados para a parede abdominal através de via minimamente invasiva.BACKGROUND:The weakness of the linea alba can be caused by congenital and aquired factors. The conventional procedure to correct these imperfections generally involve large incisions with big detachments of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The use of videosurgery for the repair of these weaknesses is still controversy. AIM: To describe a new procedure using robotics in the repair of the linea alba, associating minimally invasive tecniques by Rives/Stoppa and component separation tecniques. METHODS: Five patients undergone surgery in the same hospital, the same operating team and using the Da Vinci S. robotics equipment. RESULTS: Three women and two men undergone surgery, with no mortality. Two of these patients were re-operated due a recurrent hernia between muscle and posterior sheath

  8. Para além da “guerra” e da “paz”: Territórios de violência em Medellín

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    Iván Darío Ramírez

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem por objetivo discutir as fronteiras da guerra e da paz a partir do contexto da cidade de Medellín. Defendemos que os períodos definidos como “guerra” e os momentos de “paz” se interpenetram. Problematizamos as leituras da violência que se focam exclusivamente no confronto entre atores armados, chamando atenção para as violências invisíveis a que a população desarmada, especialmente as mulheres, está submetida na “guerra” e na “paz” em Medellín. Destacamos o deslocamento intraurbano e o feminicídio como violências contínuas que afetam as mulheres de forma diferenciada e que permanecem excluídas das políticas de segurança pública da cidade.

  9. Robot Mechanisms

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    Lenarcic, Jadran; Stanišić, Michael M

    2013-01-01

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the area of robot mechanisms, primarily considering industrial manipulators and humanoid arms. The book is intended for both teaching and self-study. Emphasis is given to the fundamentals of kinematic analysis and the design of robot mechanisms. The coverage of topics is untypical. The focus is on robot kinematics. The book creates a balance between theoretical and practical aspects in the development and application of robot mechanisms, and includes the latest achievements and trends in robot science and technology.

  10. Para além do Rio Grande: os impactos da economia paulista sobre O Triângulo Mineiro

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    Paulo Roberto de Oliveira

    2008-01-01

    Neste trabalho propomos a investigar os impactos da economia cafeeira paulista sobre o Triângulo Mineiro, onde chegou por meio da extensão da Companhia Mogiana de Estradas de Ferro em 1889. Tentamos entender os impactos causados pela extensão de uma ferrovia do café para uma região onde este produto praticamente inexistia e as mudanças ocorridas no panorama econômico da região. Para tanto, tomamos como exemplo a cidade de Uberaba, a mais importante da região na época.In this work our intentio...

  11. La directiva sobre indemnización de los daños y perjuicios causados por infracciones al derecho de la competencia

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    Cisneros Chávez, Paulina

    2015-01-01

    Las acciones por daños y perjuicios causados por infracciones del Derecho de la competencia han presentado siempre diversas problemáticas que impedían el efectivo acceso al derecho de resarcimiento confirmado por la normativa y jurisprudencia de la Unión Europea. Por ello la Comisión Europea lleva impulsando más de 10 años una armonización de las acciones de daños y perjuicios, armonización que no ha estado exenta de dificultades, debido principalmente a los obstáculos que presentan las indem...

  12. Robot Futures

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    Christoffersen, Anja; Grindsted Nielsen, Sally; Jochum, Elizabeth Ann;

    Robots are increasingly used in health care settings, e.g., as homecare assistants and personal companions. One challenge for personal robots in the home is acceptance. We describe an innovative approach to influencing the acceptance of care robots using theatrical performance. Live performance...... is a useful testbed for developing and evaluating what makes robots expressive; it is also a useful platform for designing robot behaviors and dialogue that result in believable characters. Therefore theatre is a valuable testbed for studying human-robot interaction (HRI). We investigate how audiences...... perceive social robots interacting with humans in a future care scenario through a scripted performance. We discuss our methods and initial findings, and outline future work....

  13. Bush lubas al-Zarqawi järglase kinni püüda / Aadu Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Aadu, 1954-

    2006-01-01

    USA president George W. Bush teatas, et tapetud terrorivõrgustiku al Qaeda Iraagi haru liidri Abu Musab al-Zarqawi järglaseks nimetatud Abu Hamsa al-Muhajir on kuulutatud enim tagaotsitavaks terroristiks

  14. Urologic robots and future directions

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    Mozer, Pierre; Stoianovici, Dan; 10.1097/MOU.0b013e32831cc1ba

    2008-01-01

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery in urology has gained immense popularity with the daVinci system, but a lot of research teams are working on new robots. The purpose of this study is to review current urologic robots and present future development directions. RECENT FINDINGS: Future systems are expected to advance in two directions: improvements of remote manipulation robots and developments of image-guided robots. SUMMARY: The final goal of robots is to allow safer and more homogeneous outcomes with less variability of surgeon performance, as well as new tools to perform tasks on the basis of medical transcutaneous imaging, in a less invasive way, at lower costs. It is expected that improvements for a remote system could be augmented in reality, with haptic feedback, size reduction, and development of new tools for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery. The paradigm of image-guided robots is close to clinical availability and the most advanced robots are presented with end-use...

  15. Avaliação do efeito da urbanização na produção de sedimentos da bacia do rio Jacarecica/AL mediante uso de modelo hidrossedimentológico distribuído

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    Samuellson Lopes Cabral

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    Full Text Available A urbanização sem planejamento ao longo da bacia do rio Jacarecica, em Maceió, AL, causa grandes impactos ambientais. A substituição de áreas vegetadas por áreas urbanizadas agrava esses impactos. No entanto, o potencial efeito dessas modificações na produção de sedimentos é desconhecido. Neste trabalho, avaliaram-se mudanças da produção de sedimentos na bacia do rio Jacarecica, no ano de 2010, em razão da alteração de parte da cobertura do solo por urbanização, por meio de modelagem matemática. Os resultados evidenciaram que o mês com maior produção produziu mais de 120 t/ha/mês, perfazendo o total de 131 t, correspondente a uma área de 24,5 km² da área total da bacia, revelando que grande parte da bacia é realmente susceptível ao processo de erosão. Este trabalho apresenta que a aplicação do modelo KINEROS2 é viável e o seu acoplamento ao SIG é de grande valia para identificação e análise das principais áreas de produção de sedimentos na bacia deste rio, podendo ser considerado ferramenta promissora para simulação da produção de sedimentos em bacias hidrográficas do nordeste brasileiro.

  16. Are we ready to move beyond the reductionist approach of classical synergy control?. Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by Marco Santello et al.

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    Lacquaniti, Francesco; Ivanenko, Yuri P.; Zago, Myrka

    2016-07-01

    Starting from the classical concepts introduced by Sherrington [1] and considerably elaborated by Bernstein [2], much has been learned about motor synergies in the last several years. The contributions of the group funded by the European project ;The Hand Embodied; are remarkable in the field of biological and robotic control of the hand based on synergies, and they are reflected in this enjoyable review [3]. There, Santello et al. adopt Bernstein's definition of motor synergies as multiple elements working together towards a common goal, with the result that multiple degrees of freedom are controlled within a lower-dimensional space than the available number of dimensions.

  17. Anesthesia of patients for hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal surgery with da Vinci S robotics%达芬奇机器人肝胆胃肠手术麻醉研究

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    隋波; 王维; 马涛; 李冠华; 袁建广; 马玉恒; 田雷; 周宁新; 米卫东

    2011-01-01

    目的 总结达芬奇机器人肝胆胃肠手术251例麻醉临床经验.方法 对2008年1月-2011年6月251例达芬奇机器人肝胆胃肠手术麻醉过程及麻醉并发症进行分析总结.结果 251例全程机器人手术麻醉,麻醉时间(456.5±92.4)min,手术时间(414.6±83.6)min,气腹时间(408.7±46.8)min,麻醉手术中血流动力学稳定,气腹时间多于180min者PaCO2比术前基线值明显增加(P<0.05),气腹时间多于360min者动脉血pH比术前基线值明显降低(P<0.05),9例中转开腹未列入本组统计.结论 达芬奇机器人腹部手术中患者血流动力学平稳,但气腹时间明显延长,易发生酸碱失衡.%Objective To summarize the clinical anesthesia experiences with 251 cases who underwent hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal surgery with da Vinci S robotics. Methods Anesthesia of 251 patients who underwent hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal surgery with da Vinci S robotics from January 2008 to June 2011 and its complications were analyzed and summarized. Results All patients were anesthetized and underwent surgery with robotics. The anesthesia time was 456.5 ± 92.4min, the operation time was 414.6 ± 83.6min, and the CO2 pneumoperitoneum time was 408.7 ± 46.8min. The hemodynamics of patients was stable during operation. The PaCO2 was significantly higher after 180min of pneumoperitoneum than before operation(P<0.05), while the pH was significantly lower after 360min of pneumoperitoneum than before operation(P<0.05). Nine cases were transferred for laparotomy. Conclusion The hemodynamics of patients is stable during anesthesia of patients for abdominal operation with da vinci S robotics. The time of CO2 pneumoperitoneum is significantly longer than other surgical procedures, and thus often leading to acid-base disturbance.

  18. Common fault and countermeasures of "Da Vinci" robot operation%"达芬奇"机器人手术中常见的故障原因分析及对策

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    潘冬青; 滕成玲; 申培培

    2013-01-01

    目的 "达芬奇"机器人手术系统在外科手术中已开始应用.文中针对机器人手术中常见的故障原因进行分析,提出应对措施.方法 观察分析2010年6月1日至2012年6月1日间,"达芬奇" 机器人手术系统进行的334例外科手术中机器出现的故障情况.结果 334例 "达芬奇" 机器人外科手术中出现了40次常见故障,其中主要包括更换机器人手术器械时器械锁住、操作台抓手"无力反馈"等.结论 预见性的评估手术可能出现的问题,正确掌握故障的处理方法,可大大降低因手术仪器不能正常使用而耽误手术事件的发生率,减少机器损伤,保障手术的顺利进行.%Objective The "Da Vinci" robot operation system has been widely used in surgical operations. In this paper, the common faults in the robot operations are analyzed, then the corresponding measures are put forward. Methods The machine faults were observed and analyzed in our hospital from June 1, 2010 to June 1, 2012, on 334 cases of surgical operations by the " Da Vinci" robot operation system. Results During the 334 cases of surgical operations by robot " Da Vinci" , 40 common faults appeared. Conclusion Predictive assessment of operation problems that may arise and prompt and correct grasping the fault handling method can greatly reduce the incidence of delayed operations due to apparatus malfunction, reduce the damage of the machine and ensure smoothness of the operations.

  19. Clinical Application of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System for Endometrial Carcinoma%达芬奇机器人手术系统在子宫内膜癌手术中的应用

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    王楠(综述); 孟元光(审校)

    2016-01-01

    [Summary] Endometrial carcinoma is one of the most common malignant tumors in female reproductive system .The treatment is given priority to with surgery .As a kind of minimally invasive surgery , the da Vinci robot surgical technique has become more and more mature in the past ten years and played an increasingly important role in gynecological oncology .As compared with the traditional laparoscopic surgery , the main advantages of the da Vinci robotic surgery system are as follows: improved three-dimensional surgical field, improved operation dexterity by mechanical wrist , and improved accuracy of operation by tremor filtering system .These innovations can help gynecological oncologists complete difficult surgery , especially for patients diagnosed of endometrial cancer with severe obesity.This article summarized the application of the da Vinci robotic surgery system in the treatment of endometrial carcinoma and compared it with the open surgery and traditional laparoscopic surgery .The new robot surgery system , innovation, applicable people and the learning curve were also involved .%子宫内膜癌的治疗原则以外科手术为主。达芬奇机器人手术作为一种微创手术,在过去10年的发展中技术日臻成熟,在妇科肿瘤微创手术领域正扮演越来越重要的角色。相比传统腹腔镜手术,达芬奇机器人手术系统的主要优势有:改进的三维立体术野,机械腕提高了手术灵巧度,震颤过滤系统提高了操作精准度。这些技术上的改进可以帮助妇科肿瘤医生为病情更加复杂的患者完成高难手术,尤其对于子宫内膜癌合并重度肥胖者。本文总结达芬奇机器人手术系统在子宫内膜癌治疗中的应用进展,与开腹手术和传统腹腔镜手术进行对比,有关新型机器人手术系统、创新、适用人群和学习曲线方面的内容也有涉及。

  20. A influência do peso da mochila escolar de alças sobre o controle postural de crianças

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    Aryane Karoline Vital de Souza

    2016-01-01

    Introdução: A literatura recomenda que a carga das mochilas escolares esteja entre 10 e 15% da massa corporal da criança, para que se minimize a instalação de alterações posturais e mudanças na marcha. O controle postural é componente fundamental para o desenvolvimento de habilidades e funções na criança. No entanto, há escassez de estudos sobre o efeito da mochila escolar no controle postural em crianças, além disso, não são conclusivos. Objetivo: Investigar a influência do peso das mochilas...

  1. Estudo das propriedades magnetostrictivas da liga (Fe0,80Al0,20)97B3 obtida por solidificação direcional

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    Vagner de Oliveira Machado

    2014-01-01

    Neste trabalho foram obtidas barras da liga (Fe0,80Al0,20)97B3 por solidificação direcional (SD), nos diâmetros de 3 e 4 mm, com o objetivo de melhorar a magnetostricção desse material através da introdução de textura. As etapas de produção das barras envolveram a fabricação de lingotes da liga por fusão a arco L1, L2 e L6, seguida de usinagem (U) ou forjamento rotativo (F) a quente. O maior comprimento de barra obtido foi de 50 mm. Através de microscopia eletrônica de varredura e análise de ...

  2. Design of the Compound Operating Room with da Vinic Robotic Surgical System%达芬奇手术机器人复合手术室布局设计

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    2016-01-01

    随着机器人手术系统的不断发展与普及,其对手术室的布局要求也越来越高。合理、有效的空间布局设计不仅可以减轻护理工作量,提高相关人员的工作效率,还能够提高医师、麻醉师和护士之间的配合水平。结合本院新建达芬奇手术机器人复合手术室的要求,本文从基础配置布局、移动设备位置布局、信号接口位置布局等方面详细介绍了达芬奇手术机器人复合手术室的布局设计,旨在为相关人员提供参考。%With the development and popularization of robotic surgical system and integrated operating room, there is higher requirement for the layout of operating room. A reasonable and effective spatial layout design can reduce the nursing workload, improve work efifciency of related personnel, and greatly improve the level of cooperation among physicians, anesthesiologists, and nurses. Combined with the requirements of our new compound operating room with da Vinic Robotic Surgical System, this paper introduced in details the layout design of da Vinci robotic surgical operating room from aspects of basic configuration layout, mobile device localization layout, and signal interface layout, andetc, so as to provide reference for related personnel.

  3. Robotic buildings(s)

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    Bier, H.H.

    2014-01-01

    Technological and conceptual advances in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and material science have enabled robotic building to be in the last decade prototypically implemented. In this context, robotic building implies both physically built robotic environments and robotically supp

  4. Eficácia do resfriamento da pele no alívio da dor desencadeada pela injeção de toxina botulínica tipo A nas distonias faciais

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a eficácia do resfriamento da pele com gelo no alívio da dor desencadeada pela injeção de toxina botulínica tipo A na região periocular em pacientes portadores de distonia facial. MÉTODOS: Neste estudo prospectivo, 13 pacientes receberam injeção de toxina botulínica tipo A em região glabelar (m. prócero e periocular (m. orbicular para tratamento de distonia facial. Antes das aplicações, um lado da região glabelar foi resfriado com gelo durante 5 minutos, enquanto no outro lado foi aplicada pomada Epitezan®, funcionando como placebo. A aplicação foi feita primeiramente no lado resfriado. Após a aplicação em cada um dos lados os pacientes foram instruídos a dar uma nota para a dor desencadeada pela injeção, em uma escala de 0 a 10 onde 0 era ausência de dor e 10 a dor mais intensa. RESULTADOS: A média das notas dadas pelos pacientes à dor desencadeada pela injeção no lado onde foi aplicado placebo foi 3,92 ± 3,28. No local onde foi aplicado gelo a média das notas foi de 2,92 ± 2,18 (p < 0,0166. A média da diferença entre notas dos dois grupos foi de 1,0. CONCLUSÃO: No presente estudo o resfriamento da pele com gelo foi eficaz no alívio da dor desencadeada pela aplicação de toxina botulínica tipo A na região periocular em pacientes portadores de distonia facial.

  5. Papel de las especies reactivas del oxígeno en el daño al miocardio inducido por isquemia/reperfusión

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    Livan Delgado-Roche; Gregorio Martínez-Sánchez

    2010-01-01

    RESUMENLas enfermedades de las arterias coronarias constituyen una de las principales causas demuerte en los países occidentales. Una de las manifestaciones patológicas en este tipo deenfermedades es el daño al miocardio, el cual puede ser una consecuencia de los episodios deisquemia/reperfusión que tienen lugar. A pesar de la complejidad de los mecanismos responsablesde la afectación al miocardio inducida por isquemia/reperfusión, se han podido identificaralgunos factores que inciden notable...

  6. The application of da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopy for elderly natients with henatobiliarv and pancreas diseases%达芬奇机器人肝胆胰手术在老年患者中的应用

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    赵之明; 纪文斌; 张文智; 王宏光; 陆宏伟; 孔哲; 董家鸿

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopy to elderly patients with hepatobiliary and pancreas diseases.Methods Retrospectively analyze the clinical data of 11 elderly patients whose laparoscopic operations were performed by da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic.Results Ten cases were operated on successfully by using da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopy,except one case which was transferred to open pancreatic-enterostomy.The total operative time was(365.0±172.3) min ,and robot using time was (251.0±110.6)min.No blood transfusion was needed.Postoperative bowl movement recovery time was (43.0±22.0)h,and the average postoperative hospital stay time was (8.8±6.0)d.One old female was found with postoperative pulmonary infection after laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.Bile leakage was found in one patient.They were all cured by medicine, and no further complications were found.Conclusions Thanks to the three-dimensional imaging system and flexible surgical instruments of the da Vinci robot-assisted system,we performed a series of hepatobiliary pancreas laparoscopic operations for elderly patients.And the superiority of these systems was more obviously demonstrated in the complex laparoscopic operation for selected patients.%目的 评价达芬奇(da Vinci)机器人辅助腹腔镜手术在老年肝胆胰疾病患者中的应用价值.方法 回顾性分析11例老年肝胆胰疾病患者在达芬奇机器人辅助下行腹腔镜手术治疗的临床资料.结果 10例患者手术均在腹腔镜下顺利完成,1例胰十二指肠切除术中转开腹行胰肠吻合术.总手术时间为(365.0±172.3)min,机器人手术时间为(251.0±110.6)min.无手术输血,术后排气时间为(43.0±22.0)h,住院时间为(8.8±6.0)d.1例胆总管探查术后出现肺内感染,1例肝内胆管细胞癌术后发生胆漏,均经保守治疗后治愈.结论 选择合适的老年患者,借助于达芬奇机器人的三维成像系统及灵活的手

  7. Surdez: da suspeita ao encaminhamento Sordera: de la sospecha al encaminamiento Deafness: from suspicion to referral for intervention

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar a vivência das mães entre a suspeita, o diagnóstico de surdez e o encaminhamento para habilitação, bem como a percepção delas a respeito da forma como foi dado e explicado o diagnóstico. MÉTODOS: Estudo qualitativo com dez mães ouvintes com filhos surdos que frequentavam atendimento especializado em Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas em Reabilitação, no estado de São Paulo, há pelo menos dois anos. Realizou-se entrevista semiestruturada com as mães e foi feita análise da fala das participantes, buscando compreender o sentido que as mães deram à sua comunicação. RESULTADOS: Apesar do diagnóstico de seis crianças ter sido feito antes de um ano de idade e, considerando-se os múltiplos sentimentos das mães frente à surdez de seus filhos, observou-se que, em alguns casos, o diagnóstico poderia ter ocorrido antes se a fala das mães fosse valorizada. Percebeu-se dificuldade de "escuta" dos profissionais da saúde em relação às dúvidas, queixas e questionamentos das mães. Constatou-se que, em alguns casos, mesmo quando ocorreu a triagem auditiva neonatal ou o diagnóstico oportuno, retardou-se o atendimento à criança porque não foram feitos encaminhamentos adequados para locais que trabalham na área da surdez. No momento do diagnóstico, a forma como foi comunicada a surdez à família necessitaria levar em consideração as condições sociais, culturais e emocionais das mães. CONCLUSÕES: Ressalta-se a importância da qualificação e atenção dos profissionais de saúde, para possibilitar o diagnóstico precoce, o apoio aos pais e o encaminhamento e seguimento adequados para os casos de surdez.OBJETIVO: Investigar la vivencia de las madres entre la sospecha, el diagnóstico de sordera y el encaminamiento para habilitación, así como la percepción de ellas respecto a la forma como se dio y explicó el diagnóstico. MÉTODOS: Estudio cualitativo con diez madres oyentes con hijos sordos que

  8. Glass forming ability of the Al-Ce-Ni system; Avaliacao da capacidade de formacao vitrea do sistema Al-Ce-Ni

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    Triveno Rios, C. [Engenharia Mecanica, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Rondonopolis, MT (Brazil)], e-mail: triveno@ufmt.br; Surinach, S.; Baro, M.D. [Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais - Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Bolfarini, C.; Botta, W.J.; Kiminami, C.S. [Departamento de Fisica da Universidade Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Spain)

    2010-07-01

    In the present work, the glass forming ability (GFA) and its compositional dependence on Al-Ni-Ce system alloys were investigated in function of several thermal parameters. Rapidly quenched Al{sub 85}Ni{sub 15}-{sub X}Ce{sub X} (X=4,5,6,7,10), Al{sub 90}Ni{sub 5}Ce{sub 5}, Al{sub 89}Ni{sub 2}.{sub 4}Ce{sub 8}.{sub 6}, Al{sub 80}Ni{sub 15.6}Ce{sub 4}.{sub 4} and Al{sub 78}Ni{sub 18.5}Ce{sub 3.5} amorphous ribbons were produced by melt-spinning and the structural transformation during heating was studied using a combination of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results showed that the GFA and the thermal stability in the Al-rich corner of Al- Ni-Ce system alloys were enhanced by increasing the solute content and specifically the Ce content (author)

  9. Beneficios de la ingesta del Phlebodium decumanum sobre el daño muscular al efectuar ejercicio físico intenso en sujetos sedentarios

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    M. C. Vargas Corzo

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El ejercicio intenso provoca un daño muscular inflamatorio que, en sujetos sedentarios provoca un aumento del riesgo cardiovascular. El Phlebodium decumanum (PD ha evidenciado efectos inmunomoduladores protectores frente a ese daño en los deportistas. Para conocer los efectos del PD en una población sedentaria frente al ejercicio excéntrico, y como modelo del daño muscular inflamatorio. Metodología: Se llevó a cabo un estudio experimental, doble ciego, multigrupo, randomizado, con un grupo experimental (n = 17 al que se le administró una formulación de PD (3,6 g/sujeto distribuidos en 9 dosis de 400 mg desde el 3.er día pretest, y un grupo control (n = 16 que tomó sustancia placebo. Se realizaron dos ergoespirometrías en tapiz rodante a cada participante: una previa al estudio (protocolo de Bruce modificado para descartar signos de isquemia durante el esfuerzo y valorar el VO2max; la segunda, aplicando un protocolo excéntrico (14% de desnivel descendente, durante 10 minutos en estado estable a una intensidad entre 70-80% del VO2max individual, como protocolo experimental. Se efectuaron comparaciones intragrupo e intergrupo del porcentaje de cambio pre-postesfuerzo en variables sanguíneas y de funcionalidad muscular. Resultados: El estudio evidencia aumentos significativos de enzimas musculares MG, CPK y LDH en los dos grupos de estudio, sin cambios para la TncI, siendo significativamente menores en el grupo al que se le administró PD. Se observaron reducciones significativas de los test funcionales SJ, CMJ en ambos grupos, lo que mostró un apreciable menor descenso en el grupo PD. Se apreció una reducción del índice elástico y de la dinamomentría manual solo en el grupo control, aunque las diferencias con el grupo PD no alcanzaron una significación estadística. Conclusiones: El protocolo del ejercicio excéntrico en el presente estudio ha inducido daños musculoesqueléticos y en la funcionalidad muscular

  10. Learning in robotic manipulation: The role of dimensionality reduction in policy search methods. Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by Marco Santello et al.

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    Ficuciello, Fanny; Siciliano, Bruno

    2016-07-01

    A question that often arises, among researchers working on artificial hands and robotic manipulation, concerns the real meaning of synergies. Namely, are they a realistic representation of the central nervous system control of manipulation activities at different levels and of the sensory-motor manipulation apparatus of the human being, or do they constitute just a theoretical framework exploiting analytical methods to simplify the representation of grasping and manipulation activities? Apparently, this is not a simple question to answer and, in this regard, many minds from the field of neuroscience and robotics are addressing the issue [1]. The interest of robotics is definitely oriented towards the adoption of synergies to tackle the control problem of devices with high number of degrees of freedom (DoFs) which are required to achieve motor and learning skills comparable to those of humans. The synergy concept is useful for innovative underactuated design of anthropomorphic hands [2], while the resulting dimensionality reduction simplifies the control of biomedical devices such as myoelectric hand prostheses [3]. Synergies might also be useful in conjunction with the learning process [4]. This aspect is less explored since few works on synergy-based learning have been realized in robotics. In learning new tasks through trial-and-error, physical interaction is important. On the other hand, advanced mechanical designs such as tendon-driven actuation, underactuated compliant mechanisms and hyper-redundant/continuum robots might exhibit enhanced capabilities of adapting to changing environments and learning from exploration. In particular, high DoFs and compliance increase the complexity of modelling and control of these devices. An analytical approach to manipulation planning requires a precise model of the object, an accurate description of the task, and an evaluation of the object affordance, which all make the process rather time consuming. The integration of

  11. 达芬奇手术机器人系统及其临床应用%DA VINCI(R) STM surgical robot system and its clinical applications

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    戚仕涛; 汤黎明

    2011-01-01

    手术机器人的发明和应用开创了外科手术的又一新纪元.与传统电视腔镜手术相比,手术机器人系统具有更加精细、微创等优点.本文介绍了达芬奇手术机器人系统的组成原理、手术机器人的特点与临床应用情况,并对手术机器人的发展做了简要探讨.%The invention and its application of surgical robots created yet another new era of surgery. Compared with traditional TV endoscopic surgery surgical robot system has many advantages as more sophistication , minimally invasion and so on. This article described a surgical robot system's architecture, and surgical robot's technical characteristics and clinical applications, and the development of surgical robots was also briefly explored.

  12. A comparative study of clinical effect on the Da Vinci surgical robot-assisted and laparoscopic-assisted distal subtotal gastrectomy for gastric cancer

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    2015-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the feasibility, safety and the clinical outcomes of the robotic distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer.Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and follow-up data of 113 cases underwent robotic distal gastrectomy from March 2010 to July 2013.Results:Compared with laparoscopic group, the robotic group had less intraoperative blood loss, more lymph nodes dissection (P<0.05). hTere was no signiifcant difference in the incidence of postoperative complications and neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio between the two groups. hTe follow-up data showed that the 1-, 2- and 3-year survival rates were 91.7%, 77.4% and 72.9% in robotic group while they were 91.2%, 76.2% and 70.4% in laparoscopic group ,and the difference was not significant. Conclusion:Robotic distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer is safe and effective, and it has less harm to the patients, with less intraoperative blood loss, more lymph nodes dissection and quicker postoperative recover than laparoscopic surgery, so it is worthy of popularization and application.

  13. Resistência de Cyperus difformis a herbicidas inibidores da ALS em lavoura de arroz irrigado em Santa Catarina Herbicide resistance of Cyperus difformis to ALS-inhibitors in paddy rice of Santa Catarina

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    L. Galon

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    Full Text Available A resistência de plantas daninhas a herbicidas tornou-se preocupação mundial nas últimas décadas. Esse fenômeno caracteriza-se pela capacidade de um biótipo de sobreviver a um tratamento com herbicida que controla os demais indivíduos da mesma população em condições normais de campo e na dose recomendada pelo fabricante na bula. Objetivou-se com este trabalho determinar o nível de resistência de biótipos de Cyperus difformis a herbicidas inibidores da enzima ALS e do fotossistema II. Os tratamentos foram constituídos pelos herbicidas bispyribac-sodium e pyrazosulfuron-ethyl (inibidores da ALS e bentazon (inibidor do fotossistema II, aplicados em sete doses múltiplas da dose comercial (0,0x, 0,5x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x e 16x, sobre duas populações de plantas de C. difformis, quando estas apresentavam de quatro a seis folhas. O biótipo de C. difformis (CYPDI-10 apresentou resistência cruzada aos inibidores da ALS pyrazosulfuron-ethyl e bispyribac-sodium, enquanto o bentazon proporcionou controle eficiente das populações resistente e suscetível. Conclui-se que para manejo das populações de C. difformis resistentes aos inibidores da ALS, em áreas de arroz irrigado de Santa Catarina, devem-se utilizar herbicidas com diferentes mecanismos de ação, associado a outras práticas de manejo, para restringir a expansão das populações resistentes de C. difformis.Herbicide resistance is a worldwide phenomenon of great concern to scientists, technicians and producers. It is characterized as the capacity of a biotype to survive a treatment using herbicide that controls the other individuals of the same population under normal field conditions and at the dose recommended by the manufacturer. The objective of this research was to determine the resistance level of two Cyperus difformis biotypes to ALS-inhibiting herbicides. The herbicide treatments consisted of the application of bispyribac-sodium, pyrazosulfuron-ethyl, (ALS-inhibitors and

  14. Análise clínica e morfológica da conjuntivite alérgica induzida por ovalbumina e tratada com chalcona em cobaias

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    Albuquerque Rosemary Jorge de Mendonça

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar, do ponto de vista clínico e morfológico, o efeito da chalcona na conjuntivite alérgica induzida por ovalbumina em cobaias. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se 54 cobaias, albinos, machos pesando aproximadamente 400 g. Os animais foram sensibilizados por injeção intraperitoneal de ovalbumina suspensa em solução adjuvante completa de Freund. Posteriormente, a conjuntivite alérgica foi induzida por instilação de ovalbumina no saco conjuntival do olho direito. Os animais foram distribuídos em 3 grupos, conforme o tratamento proposto: chalcona, corticóide e salina. A avaliação clínica foi realizada com 5, 10 e 40 min, 7 e 24 h da indução e diariamente até o dia 7 da indução. A avaliação morfológica consistiu em avaliar edema, necrose, vascularização e exocitose nos dias 1, 3 e 7 da indução. RESULTADOS: Em todos os grupos a resposta inflamatória foi mais intensa 24 h após a indução. No grupo chalcona evidenciou-se menos sinais inflamatórios que no grupo salina. O grupo corticóide apresentou menos sinais inflamatórios quando comparados aos grupos chalcona e controle. À análise morfológica evidenciou-se que os grupos chalcona e corticóide apresentaram efeitos terapêuticos semelhantes. CONCLUSÃO: A chalcona teve efeito terapêutico na conjuntivite alérgica induzida por ovalbumina.

  15. Robotic environments

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    Bier, H.H.

    2011-01-01

    Technological and conceptual advances in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and material science have enabled robotic architectural environments to be implemented and tested in the last decade in virtual and physical prototypes. These prototypes are incorporating sensing-actuating mec

  16. Delta robot

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    Herder, J.L.; Van der Wijk, V.

    2010-01-01

    The invention relates to a delta robot comprising a stationary base (2) and a movable platform (3) that is connected to the base with three chains of links (4,5,6), and comprising a balancing system incorporating at least one pantograph (7) for balancing the robot's center of mass, wherein the at le

  17. Robotics 101

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    Sultan, Alan

    2011-01-01

    Robots are used in all kinds of industrial settings. They are used to rivet bolts to cars, to move items from one conveyor belt to another, to gather information from other planets, and even to perform some very delicate types of surgery. Anyone who has watched a robot perform its tasks cannot help but be impressed by how it works. This article…

  18. Robotic system

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    Ambrose, Robert O. (Inventor)

    2003-01-01

    A robot having a plurality of interconnected sections is disclosed. Each of the sections includes components which are moveable relative to components of an adjacent section. A plurality of electric motors are operably connected to at least two of said relatively moveable components to effect relative movement. A fitted, removable protective covering surrounds the sections to protect the robot.

  19. USE OF THE FRESHWATER CRAB TRICHODACTYLUS FLUVIATILIS TO BIOMONITORING AL AND MN CONTAMINATION IN RIVER WATER = USO DO CARANGUEJO DE ÁGUA DOCE TRICHODACTYLUS FLUVIATILIS COMO BIOMONITOR DA CONTAMINAÇÃO DE AL E MN EM AMBIENTES FLUVIAIS

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    Graziela Consentini das Chagas

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Determinations of Al and Mn concentrations in the tissues (gills, hepatopancreas and muscle of the freshwater crab Trichodactylus fluviatilis and water samples, both collected from sites on tributaries of the Corumbataí River (São Paulo, Brazil were performed. The Bioaccumulation Factor (BAF, calculated for different sites with respect to the water concentration, ranged from 173-555 for Al and from 636 - 921 for Mn. Dissolved concentrations of Al and Mn in water samples (collected in different sites were related to the accumulation of these metals in crabs, suggesting that T. fluviatilis is good biomonitor for Al and Mn pollution in aquatic ecosystem. = Foram determinadas as concentrações de Al e Mn nos tecidos (brânquias, hepatopancreas e músculos do caranguejo de água doce Trichodactylus fluviatilis e em amostras de água, ambos coletados em afluentes do Rio Corumbataí (São Paulo, Brasil. O Fator de Bioacumulação (BAF, calculado para os diferentes sítios de coletas em relação às respectivas concentrações nas amostras de água, encontrou-se entre 173 e 555 para Al e entre 636 e 921 para Mn. As concentrações de Al e Mn dissolvidos nas amostras de água (coletados nos diferentes sítios foram relacionadas à acumulação desses metais nos caranguejos, sugerindo que T. fluviatilis é um bom biomonitor da poluição de Al e Mn em ecossistemas aquáticos.

  20. Aplicações da técnica de difusão por RM em cabeça e pescoço: um olhar além da anatomia

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    Fabrício Guimarães Gonçalves

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available DWI é uma técnica totalmente não invasiva que tem sido utilizada com sucesso por muitos anos em imagens do cérebro e recentemente incluída como parte da avaliação de outros sistemas, por exemplo, no abdome e pelve e na cabeça e pescoço. Apesar de a DWI e a medida dos valores de ADC serem capazes de fornecer informações de tipos histológicos específicos de tumores, a maioria dos centros de imagem ainda não os adotaram como parte da rotina na avaliação da cabeça e pescoço. A medida de ADC demonstrou ser útil para discriminar tipos específicos de tumores histológicos, especialmente para diferenciar lesões benignas sólidas de massas malignas, importante na avaliação de linfonodos cervicais, principalmente para diferenciar processos nodais benignos de malignos, para diferenciar as alterações pós-radioterapia de tumor residual e ter uso potencial para predizer sucesso terapêutico. Além disso, DWI/ADC parece ser um método mais seguro e mais acessível, considerando a ausência de radiação ionizante e ao maior custo do FDG-PET na localização de tumores e diferenciar massas benignas de malignas. Com todas essas vantagens e potencialidades, DWI/ADC certamente fará parte da rotina na avaliação por imagem da cabeça e pescoço.

  1. O uso da acupuntura para alívio imediato do zumbido Acupuncture for tinnitus immediate relief

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    Full Text Available O zumbido, definido como percepção consciente de um som originado nas orelhas ou no sistema nervoso do paciente, representa até os dias atuais um grande desafio no que concerne seu tratamento, baseia-se na estimulação com agulhas de pontos específicos definidos sobre a anatomia humana. A utilização da Acupuntura (ACP em sintomas como o zumbido assemelha-se ao modelo aplicado nos quadros álgicos, já que ambos estão relacionados como experiência sensorial e emocional subjetiva e desagradável. OBJETIVO: Estudar a eficácia da acupuntura no alívio sintomático de forma aguda no zumbido. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Clínico prospectivo. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foi realizado um estudo prospectivo, randomizado e duplo-cego em 76 pacientes atendidos no Ambulatório de Zumbido do Departamento de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia de Cabeça e Pescoço da UNIFESP-EPM no período compreendido entre abril e junho de 2005. Todos os pacientes tinham queixa de zumbido e foram submetidos a anamnese clínica, exame físico e exames subsidiários a fim de se investigar sua etiologia. Os pacientes eram então encaminhados a um primeiro pesquisador que determinou um valor numérico subjetivo inicial do zumbido através de Escala Visual Analógica (EVA, variando de 0 a 10 pontos. Após isto, foram encaminhados para outra sala na qual um médico acupunturista, que não tinha acesso à avaliação inicial, separou os pacientes em Grupo Controle e Grupo Estudo de acordo com a ordem de atendimento, de maneira alternada. O ponto de ACP utilizado nos pacientes do Grupo Estudo situa-se a 6,5cm acima do ápice do pavilhão auditivo na região têmporo-parietal. O ponto utilizado no Grupo Controle situa-se 3cm acima do ponto anterior, na mesma linha vertical. Foram então encaminhados à sala inicial para uma nova avaliação pelo primeiro pesquisador, onde foram orientados a redefinir o escore subjetivo do zumbido. RESULTADOS: Dos 76 pacientes estudados, 29 eram do sexo

  2. Anesthetic Management in Bama Minipigs with da Vinci Robotic Operating System%巴马小型猪在达芬奇机器人手术系统中的麻醉管理

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    王洋; 陈克研; 张贺; 苏朋; 孙倩; 王承利

    2012-01-01

    为探讨巴马小型猪在达芬奇机器人微创手术中的麻醉管理策略,以丙泊酚麻醉作诱导,异氟醚维持麻醉的复合麻醉方法对巴马小型猪进行全身麻醉,同时用达芬奇机器人对其分别进行心脏、肺脏、肝脏和胃的微创手术,于术前、术中及术后监测巴马小型猪动脉血气和血流动力学变化.结果各组试验猪均顺利完成手术,手术平均时间(166±34)min,麻醉时间(181±38)min,气胸(气腹)时间(122±33)min,在整个麻醉过程及苏醒过程中,各组试验猪安全平稳,未出现体动表现.由此可见,该麻醉方法可用于达芬奇机器人手术系统,且为人医临床应用中的麻醉管理奠定基础.%To investigate the Bama minipigs anesthesia management strategies in the da Vinci robotic operating system. The Bama minipigs were general anaesthesia with propofol as induction of anaesthesia combined isoflurane as maintain anesthesia, and then the Bama minipigs were minimally invasive surgery of the heart, lungs, liver and stomach by the da Vinci robotic operating system, in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative monitoring of the Bama minipigs arterial blood gas and hemodynamic changes. The results of the experiment pigs were the successful completion of the surgery, the mean operative time (166±34) min, anesthesia time (181±38) min, pneumothorax (pneumoperitoneum) time (12Z±33) min, and the entire anesthesia process and in the awakening process safe and stable group of pigs, performance did not appear to body movement. Thus, the anesthetic method could be used for the da Vinci robotic operating system, and human medical clinical application in anesthesia management foundation.

  3. 达芬奇机器人手术系统行胰腺手术消化道吻合的要点%Key points of digestive tract anastomosis in pancreatic surgery assisted by da Vinci robotic surgical system

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    沈柏用; 叶靳华; 詹茜

    2013-01-01

    达芬奇机器人手术系统具有三维立体视野、高度精确性、灵活性和可重复性等优点,特别是在完成胰腺消化道吻合操作时,有着明显的优势.本文详细介绍了达芬奇机器人手术系统在胰腺手术中完成消化道吻合的可行性、吻合原则以及胰肠吻合、胰胃吻合手术步骤,从中分析出达芬奇机器人手术系统在胰腺手术消化道吻合时的特点,旨在提高吻合质量,减少术后胰腺吻合口相关并发症的发生.与开腹手术比较,在达芬奇机器人手术系统下完成胰腺消化道吻合简化了操作,减轻了创伤,是安全可行的.其具体吻合方式的选择应综合考虑局部组织条件、手术方式与外科医师的手术经验.%The da Vinci robotic surgical system has the advantages of three-dimensional vision and high degree of accuracy,flexibility and repeatability,which makes surgical procedures such as digestive tract anastomosis easier to conduct under minimally invasive conditions.In this article,the feasibility and principle of digestive tract anastomosis and the procedures of pancreaticojejunostomy and pancreaticogastrostomy by the da Vinci robotic surgical system are introduced,so as to improve the quality of anastomosis and reduce the incidences of postoperative complications.Compared with traditional laparotomy,da Vinci robotic surgical system simplified the surgical procedures and reduced the trauma,which is suitable for digestive tract anastomosis in pancreatic surgery.The method of pancreatic anastomosis should be selected in consideration of the condition of patients,surgical procedure and the experience of surgeons.

  4. Robotic surgery in gynecology.

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    Alkatout, Ibrahim; Mettler, Liselotte; Maass, Nicolai; Ackermann, Johannes

    2016-01-01

    Robotic surgery is the most dynamic development in the sector of minimally invasive operations currently. It should not be viewed as an alternative to laparoscopy, but as the next step in a process of technological evolution. The advancement of robotic surgery, in terms of the introduction of the Da Vinci Xi, permits the variable use of optical devices in all four trocars. Due to the new geometry of the "patient cart," an operation can be performed in all spatial directions without re-docking. Longer instruments and the markedly narrower mechanical elements of the "patient cart" provide greater flexibility as well as access similar to those of traditional laparoscopy. Currently, robotic surgery is used for a variety of indications in the treatment of benign gynecological diseases as well as malignant ones. Interdisciplinary cooperation and cooperation over large geographical distances have been rendered possible by telemedicine, and will ensure comprehensive patient care in the future by highly specialized surgery teams. In addition, the second operation console and the operation simulator constitute a new dimension in advanced surgical training. The disadvantages of robotic surgery remain the high costs of acquisition and maintenance as well as the laborious training of medical personnel before they are confident with using the technology.

  5. Clinical analysis of DA-Vinci robotic prestatectomy and open prostatectomy surgery%达·芬奇机器人手术与开放性手术根除前列腺癌的临床对照

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    陈晶; 关晓海; 李占清; 邬鹏宇; 李晓强; 陈国生

    2008-01-01

    Objective To compare the dinieal techniques of DA-Vinci robotic prostatectomy and traditional open prostatectomy surgery.Methods The data of 46 prostate cancer patients were collected from June to August 2006 prostatectomy surgeries in this investigation,including 17 open and 29 DA-vinci prostatectomies.Results Compared with open manner,DA-Vinci surgery showed less blood loss,less pain,shorter hospital stay,less risk of infection,faster recovery and less scarring.Conclusion DA-Vinci robotic prostatectomy surgery system is a minimally invasive ahemativo for treating and removing prostate cancer and has potential future.%目的 探讨前列腺癌治疗新技术达·芬奇(DA-Vinci)手术机器人的临床应用效果及与开放性手术的效果比较.方法 对2006年6~8月德国海德堡大学外科医院收治的46例前列腺癌手术治疗患者临床资料进行分析,其中行常规开放性手术17例,达·芬奇机器人手术29例.结果 达·芬奇机器人手术治疗较开放性手术出血少,患者疼痛轻微.手术和住院时间缩短,术中和术后感染的机会少,恢复迅速并且腹部瘢痕小.结论 达·芬奇机器人根除前列腺癌手术治疗作为一种微创、准确、智能化的新的手术操作系统.具有开放性手术无可比拟的优势,为外粹医师提供了新的技术平台.

  6. Imitative Robotic Control: The Puppet Master

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    2014-07-09

    AUTONOMOUS GROUND SYSTEMS (AGS) TECHNICAL SESSION AUGUST 12-14, 2014 - NOVI, MICHIGAN IMITATIVE ROBOTIC CONTROL: THE PUPPET MASTER David Rusbarsky...Article 3. DATES COVERED 05-02-2014 to 09-04-2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE IMITATIVE ROBOTIC CONTROL: THE PUPPET MASTER 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER W56HZV-11...Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) Imitative Robotic Control: The Puppet Master , Rusbarsky, et al. Page 2 of 5 UNCLASSIFIED torso (16 total

  7. The debate over robotics in benign gynecology.

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    Rardin, Charles R

    2014-05-01

    The debate over the role of the da Vinci surgical robotic platform in benign gynecology is raging with increasing fervor and, as product liability issues arise, greater financial stakes. Although the best currently available science suggests that, in the hands of experts, robotics offers little in surgical advantage over laparoscopy, at increased expense, the observed decrease in laparotomy for hysterectomy is almost certainly, at least in part, attributable to the availability of the robot. In this author's opinion, the issue is not whether the robot has any role but rather to define the role in an institutional environment that also supports the safe use of vaginal and laparoscopic approaches in an integrated minimally invasive surgery program. Programs engaging robotic surgery should have a clear and self-determined regulatory process and should resist pressures in place that may preferentially support robotics over other forms of minimally invasive surgery.

  8. Current trends in robotic surgery for otolaryngology.

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    Byrd, J Kenneth; Duvvuri, Umamaheswar

    2013-09-01

    As minimally invasive surgery has become common in head and neck surgery, the role of robotic surgery has expanded from thyroid surgery and transoral robotic surgery (TORS) of the oropharynx and supraglottic to other areas. Surgeons have advanced the limits of TORS, adapting lasers to the Da Vinci robot for glottic cancer, and combining existing techniques for transoral supraglottic laryngectomy and hypopharyngectomy to perform transoral total laryngectomy. Skull base approaches have been reported with some success in case reports and cadaver models, but the current instrument size and configuration limit the applicability of the current robotic system. Surgeons have reported reconstruction of the head and neck via local and free flaps. Using the previously reported approaches for thyroidectomy via modified facelift incision, neck dissection has also been reported. Future applications of robotic surgery in otolaryngology may be additionally expanded, as several new robotic technologies are under development for endolaryngeal work and neurotology.

  9. Robotic Telesurgery Research

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    2010-10-01

    inguinal- hernia repair. New England J Med 1997; 336: 1541–1547. 4. Ruurda JP, Broeders I, Simmermacher R, et al. Feasibility of robot-assisted...instruments [8, 9]. Insertion of additional ports is associated with postoperative pain, wound infection, and hernia formation [10-12]. Developments...custom fastener secures the parts in place. Assembly is complicated by the limited space of the peritoneal cavity and on average takes approximately

  10. Robotic transportation.

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    Lob, W S

    1990-09-01

    Mobile robots perform fetch-and-carry tasks autonomously. An intelligent, sensor-equipped mobile robot does not require dedicated pathways or extensive facility modification. In the hospital, mobile robots can be used to carry specimens, pharmaceuticals, meals, etc. between supply centers, patient areas, and laboratories. The HelpMate (Transitions Research Corp.) mobile robot was developed specifically for hospital environments. To reach a desired destination, Help-Mate navigates with an on-board computer that continuously polls a suite of sensors, matches the sensor data against a pre-programmed map of the environment, and issues drive commands and path corrections. A sender operates the robot with a user-friendly menu that prompts for payload insertion and desired destination(s). Upon arrival at its selected destination, the robot prompts the recipient for a security code or physical key and awaits acknowledgement of payload removal. In the future, the integration of HelpMate with robot manipulators, test equipment, and central institutional information systems will open new applications in more localized areas and should help overcome difficulties in filling transport staff positions.

  11. Cultural Robotics: The Culture of Robotics and Robotics in Culture

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    In this paper, we have investigated the concept of "Cultural Robotics" with regard to the evolution of social into cultural robots in the 21st Century. By defining the concept of culture, the potential development of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robotics developers, and the learning ability of current robots, cultural attributes in this regard are in the process of being formed, which would define the new concept of cultural robotics. Ac...

  12. Application of the daVinci robot assisted laparoscopic technique in urinary surgery%达芬奇手术机器人辅助腹腔镜技术在泌尿外科的应用

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    刘竞; 邱明星

    2015-01-01

    达芬奇机器人手术系统是一种智能化手术平台,是微创外科手术的飞跃,其突出特点是三维立体视野与具有七个自由度机械手腕设计,精细解剖及精准吻合将有助于完成高难复杂手术。该系统在泌尿外科广泛应用,最成功的是以前列腺根治术为代表的肿瘤根治术与保留肾单位手术的修复重建手术。本文就达芬奇机器人手术系统在泌尿外科的应用现状作一综述。%The daVinci Robotic Surgical System is an intelligent surgical platform and represents a leap of minimal invasive surgery.Its prominent features are a 3D-vision and a designation of 7 degree-of-freedom of wrists.Fine anatomy and precise anastomosis help to finish highly difficult complex operations.This system has been generally applied in urinary surgery.The most successful appli-cation was robotic assisted radical prostatectomy and repairmen and reconstruction of nephron sparing operation.Its present application status in urinary surgery is reviewed in this paper.

  13. Para além do Rio Grande: os impactos da economia paulista sobre O Triângulo Mineiro

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho propomos a investigar os impactos da economia cafeeira paulista sobre o Triângulo Mineiro, onde chegou por meio da extensão da Companhia Mogiana de Estradas de Ferro em 1889. Tentamos entender os impactos causados pela extensão de uma ferrovia do café para uma região onde este produto praticamente inexistia e as mudanças ocorridas no panorama econômico da região. Para tanto, tomamos como exemplo a cidade de Uberaba, a mais importante da região na época.In this work our intention was to investigate the impact of Sao Paulo's coffee economy on the Minas Gerais Triangle Region, during its penetration into the area because of the extension of the Mogiana Railroad Company in 1889. We attempt to understand the impact caused along this coffee railroad in a region where this product almost did not exist, and the changes that occurred to the economic panorama of the region. Furthermore we have taken as an example, the city of Uberaba, the most important, in this region at that time.

  14. 项目管理在达芬奇手术机器人中的应用%The Application of Project Management Approach in the Da Vinci Robot Operation System

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    刘志坚; 吴超; 胡风华; 李坤; 李佳; 顾新; 韩光曙

    2016-01-01

    Objective To adopt project management method to improve the administration of high -risk medical technology , such as Da Vinci robot operation system .Methods The Da Vinci robot management group applied project management approach to fulfill ethical certification , technological assessment and personnel train-ing,dynamic supervision and quality control , so as to monitor and prevent the occurrence of adverse events .Re-sults From September 2014 to September 2015 , among all the 394 cases completed by the Da Vinci robot opera-tion system, only one case had complication .The dynamic growth trend of the operation is consistent with the big data of the operations finished by Da Vinci robot system in the mainland .This project has successfully achieved the coordination of medical safety management and high -tech applications , fulfilled the integration of social and eco-nomic benefits , and promoted the influence of both the hospital and the department .Conclusion Project manage-ment approach is advantageous to fulfill the supervision of high -risk medical technology , accelerate the upgrade of medical technology and enhance the core competitiveness of the hospital .%目的:以项目管理思路规范达芬奇机器人高风险医疗技术的管理。方法以达芬奇机器人管理为例,就设备引进的伦理认证、技术评估、人员培养、动态监管、质量控制等工作进行项目化管理,监控不良事件的发生并持续改进。结果项目运行1年(2014年9月—2015年9月)内,达芬奇机器人手术共完成394例,仅发生一例手术并发症,其手术例数动态增长趋势、科室分布与中国大陆达芬奇机器人大数据趋势相一致;实现医疗安全管理与高新技术应用的协调,完成社会效益与经济效益的统一,提升医院及科室的影响力。结论项目管理方法有利于加强对高风险医疗技术的规范化监管,推动医院整体医疗技术升级,提升医院核心竞争力。

  15. Minimally invasive robotic coronary bypass on the beating heart using da Vinci S system%机器人非体外循环冠状动脉旁路移植术

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    高长青; 杨明; 王刚; 吴扬; 赵悦; 李丽霞; 王加利; 肖苍松; 周琪

    2009-01-01

    Objective To summarize the experience of minimally invasive robotic caronary bypass on beating heart using da Vinci S in China. Methods Fifty-six patients underwent selected robotic coronary bypass on beating heart from April 2007 to December 2008. All the patients had history of angina and the coronary arteriography showed severe stenosis in the left anterior descending artery (LAD), of which 10 cases had right coronary artery or left circumflex coronary (LCX) stenosis. The age was 33 to 74 years old, with a mean of (55.8±9. 4) years old. The weight was (71.4 ± 13.2) kg, All the patients had good lung function and had no medical history of pleurisy and thoracic surgery. CT scan of double internal thoracic artery (ITA) was routinely checked preoperatively. The procedures included : (1) The robotically assisted endoscopic atranmatic coronary artery bypass surgery. The approach was via a small left anterior thoracotomy (6 to 8 cm) after robotic ITA was taken down. The ITA was manually anastomosed to the LAD or LCX on beating heart. (2) Totally endoscopic coronary bypass graft on beating heart. After ITA harvesting, the endostabilizer was inserted via the fourth pert in the xiphoid area under endoscopic vision. The left ITA to the LAD grafting was done using U-clips on beating heart in a totally endoscopic manner using da Vinci S system through 4 ports. For all patients the ITA flow was checked by the Doppler flowmeter after anastomosis was completed. After the surgery was completed, the thoracic port was checked carefully to avoid bleeding, The operating procedures and a variety of clinical parameters were recorded and analyzed. (3) Stent placement after robotic surgery in a hybrid manner. The graft pateney rate was evaluated by CT or orteriography. Results All patients successfully accepted robotic minimally invasive coronary bypass on the beating heart using da Vinci S surgical system without complications. The mean graft flow was (23.2 ± 16. 7) mL/min. And

  16. Associação rinite alérgica / asma: prevalência e impacto na gravidade da Síndrome Alérgica Respiratória Crônica

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    de Cássia Coelho Moraes de Brito, Rita

    2007-01-01

    Introdução - A associação rinite alérgica/asma no mesmo indivíduo vem sendo referida desde o tempo de Galeno e está relacionada a uma apresentação mais grave da chamada Síndrome Alérgica Respiratória Crônica. Entretanto, este ainda não é o consenso na comunidade científica. O objetivo dessa revisão foi observar na atualidade qual o paradigma mais aceito. Métodos-- Foram realizadas buscas na base de dados SCIELO, LILACS, MEDLINE e PUB-MED, publicados nas línguas, inglesa, p...

  17. Competitiveness of ALS inhibitors resistant and susceptible biotypes of Greater Beggarticks (Bidens subalternans Competitividade de biótipos de Picão-Preto (Bidens subalternans Resistente e euscetível aos inibidores da ALS

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    Full Text Available The continuous use of ALS-inhibiting herbicides has led to the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds worldwide. Greater beggarticks is one of the most troublesome weeds found in the soybean production system in Brazil. Recently, a greater beggarticks biotype that is resistant (R to ALS inhibitors due to Trp574Leu mutation in the ALS gene was identified. Also, the adaptive traits between susceptible (S and R to ALS inhibitors biotypes of greater beggarticks were compared. Specifically, we aimed to: (1 evaluate and compare the relative growth rates (RGR between the biotypes; (2 analyze the seed germination characteristics of R and S biotypes under different temperature conditions; and (3 evaluate their competitive ability in a replacement series study. The experiments were conducted at the University of Arkansas, USA, in 2007 and at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 2008. Plant proportions for replacement series studies were respectively 100:0, 75:25, 50:50, 25:75 and 0:100, with a total population of 150 plants m-2. There was no difference in RGR between R and S biotypes. The R-biotype germination rate was lower than that of the S biotype. However, at low temperature conditions (15 ºC, the reverse was observed. In general, there is no difference in the competitive ability between R and S greater beggarticks biotypes.O uso contínuo de herbicidas inibidores da ALS tem levado à evolução de plantas daninhas resistentes mundialmente. Picão-preto é uma das mais importantes plantas daninhas no sistema de produção de soja no Brasil. Recentemente, foi identificado um biótipo de picao-preto resistente (R aos inibidores da ALS devido à mutação Trp574Leu no gene ALS. Também, foram comparadas características adaptativas entre biótipos de picao-preto suscetível (S e R aos inibidores da ALS. Especificamente, os objetivos deste trabalho foram: (1 avaliar e comparar o crescimento

  18. Social Robots

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    Social robotics is a cutting edge research area gathering researchers and stakeholders from various disciplines and organizations. The transformational potential that these machines, in the form of, for example, caregiving, entertainment or partner robots, pose to our societies and to us...... as individuals seems to be limited by our technical limitations and phantasy alone. This collection contributes to the field of social robotics by exploring its boundaries from a philosophically informed standpoint. It constructively outlines central potentials and challenges and thereby also provides a stable...

  19. Relevância da infiltração analgésica para o alívio da dor na artroplastia total do joelho

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    Znojek-Tymborowska,Justyna; Kęska,Rafał; Paradowski,Przemysław T.; Witoński,Dariusz

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    OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito de diferentes tipos de anestesia sobre a intensidade da dor no período pós-operatório inicial. MÉTODOS: Um total de 87 pacientes (77 mulheres, 10 homens) a serem submetidos à artroplastia total de joelho (ATJ) foi distribuído para receber anestesia subaracnoidea isolada ou combinada com anestesia local de tecidos moles, anestesia local de tecidos moles e bloqueio de nervo femoral e bloqueio do nervo femoral preventivo com anestesia local de tecidos moles. Avaliamos ...

  20. Projeto da reologia de concretos refratários zero-cimento no sistema Al2O3-SiC-C

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    Oliveira I. R. de

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    Full Text Available Concretos refratários no sistema Al2O3-SiC-C vêm sendo utilizados principalmente no revestimento de canais de corrida de altos-fornos. A associação dessas matérias-primas tem elevado o desempenho dos concretos refratários frente às severas condições de trabalho, devido ao aumento da resistência ao choque térmico e ao ataque por escória e metal fundido. Apesar disso, o nível de conhecimento científico sobre a dispersão das partículas desse sistema multifásico é limitado. Neste trabalho, suspensões representativas da matriz de concretos refratários zero-cimento no sistema Al2O3-SiC-C foram preparadas para a avaliação da eficiência de aditivos na dispersão simultânea de diferentes matérias-primas, bem como para a análise do comportamento reológico da matriz em função do pH e teor de aditivo. Os ácidos poliacrílico e cítrico e um surfactante não iônico foram usados como dispersantes. Os valores de viscosidade aparente e tensão de escoamento obtidos foram usados para construir mapas de estabilidade da matriz. Medidas de pH e fluidez de concretos preparados com diferentes teores de aditivo mostraram que as condições iniciais de pH não foram correspondentes à região ótima de dispersão estabelecida pelos mapas de estabilidade. O uso de altos teores de ácido cítrico, bem como, o deslocamento do pH do concreto na direção da região ótima de dispersão foram eficientes para otimizar a sua fluidez.

  1. Robotic Telesurgery: Benefits Beyond Barriers

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    Bijoy Johnson

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The idea of robotic telesurgery dates back to the 1970s when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA developed a project to utilize remotely controlled robots to perform surgeries on astronauts. The history of robotic surgery begins in 1985, when Kwoh et al used a robot - Puma 200, for performing neurosurgical biopsies with greater precision. This was soon followed by the introduction of PROBOT in 1988, a robotic system for ultrasound guided prostatic resection. A major breakthrough in the field of robotic surgery came with the performance of the first transatlantic telesurgical procedure (Operation Lindbergh by a surgeon in the United States operating on a patient in France. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed on a 68-year-old lady in Strasbourg, France by Professor Marescaux utilising a Zeus robotic system located in New York, USA. There were no complications during the procedure and the patient was discharged 2 days later. Since then, telesurgery has been carried out in multiple locations around the globe with successful outcomes.

  2. Light Robotics

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    Glückstad, Jesper; Palima, Darwin

    Light Robotics - Structure-Mediated Nanobiophotonics covers the latest means of sculpting of both light and matter for achieving bioprobing and manipulation at the smallest scales. The synergy between photonics, nanotechnology and biotechnology spans the rapidly growing field of nanobiophotonics...

  3. Comparison of H/Al stoichiometry of mineral and organic soils in Brazil Comparação da estequiometria H/Al em solos minerais e orgânicos brasileiros

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    Daniel Vidal Perez

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Exchangeable Al has been used as a criterion for the calculation of lime requirement in several Brazilian States. However, the laboratory method with extraction by a 1 mol L-1 KCl solution followed by indirect alkaline titration is not accurate for some Brazilian soils, mainly in the case of soils with high organic matter content. The objective of this study was therefore to evaluate the stoichiometry of H+/Al3+ in KCl soil extracts. The results suggested that organically complexed Al is the main contributor to exchangeable acidity in soils enriched with organic matter. Liming recommendations for organic soils based exclusively on exchangeable Al determined by the NaOH titration method should therefore be revised.A determinação de alumínio trocável é utilizada como critério para cálculo de calagem em vários estados brasileiros. Contudo, a determinação indireta pela titulação com NaOH, após extração com solução de KCl 1 mol L-1, pode não ser adequada para certos tipos de solos brasileiros, notadamente aqueles que apresentem altos teores de carbono orgânico. Dessa forma, o principal objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a estequiometria da relação H+/Al3+ em extratos de KCl. Os resultados obtidos sugerem que o Al complexado pela matéria orgânica, em solos orgânicos, é o principal contribuinte para a acidez trocável obtida por titulação. Dessa forma, a recomendação de calagem em solos orgânicos baseado somente na determinação de alumínio trocável por titulação com NaOH deve ser revista.

  4. Current status of robotic surgery in Japan.

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    Nishimura, Kazuo

    2015-03-01

    The da Vinci S surgical system (Intuitive Surgical) was approved as a medical device in 2009 by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Robotic surgery has since been used in gastrointestinal, thoracic, gynecological, and urological surgeries. In April 2012, robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) was first approved for insurance coverage. Since then, RALP has been increasingly used, with more than 3,000 RALP procedures performed by March 2013. By July 2014, 183 institutions in Japan had installed the da Vinci surgical system. Other types of robotic surgeries are not widespread because they are not covered by public health insurance. Clinical trials using robotic partial nephrectomy and robotic gastrectomy for renal and gastric cancers, respectively, have recently begun as advanced medical treatments to evaluate health insurance coverage. These procedures must be evaluated for efficacy and safety before being covered by public health insurance. Other types of robotic surgery are being evaluated in clinical studies. There are several challenges in robotic surgery, including accreditation, training, efficacy, and cost. The largest issue is the cost-benefit balance. In this review, the current situation and a prospective view of robotic surgery in Japan are discussed.

  5. 达芬奇机器人辅助腹腔镜前列腺癌根治术患者围手术期护理%Perioperative nursing of patients undergoing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy with Da Vinci robot

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    王芸; 李萍

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To summarize the perioperative nursing methods of Da Vinci robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy to improve the quality of nursing. Methods:Selected 60 cases of patients undergoing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy assisted with Da Vinci robot dated from July December in 2015 were selected as observation objects in this study. The preoperative nutritional diet, preoperative preparation and psychological nursing were strengthened. Make sure good coordination was conducted during the operation. Postoperative monitoring and good prevention and care of complications were conducted af-ter the operation. Results:Perioperative nursing was performed and 60 patients safely passed the perioperative period. Conclusion:Effective care measures for patients during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy can effectively improve the quality of nursing and promote patient rehabilitation.%目的::总结达芬奇机器人辅助腹腔镜前列腺癌根治术围手术期的护理方法,以提高护理质量。方法:选取我科2015年7~12月60例实施达芬奇机器人辅助腹腔镜前列腺癌根治术的患者作为观察对象,加强患者术前营养饮食、术前准备及心理护理,术中做好手术配合,术后严密监测,做好并发症的预防及护理。结果:通过做好围术手期的护理措施,60例患者均安全度过围手术期。结论:对机器人辅助腹腔镜前列腺癌根治术的患者,采取有效的护理措施,可有效提高护理质量,促进患者康复。

  6. 腹腔镜和达芬奇机器人系统在胃肠外科中的应用%The application of laparoscopy and Da Vinci robotics surgical system in gastrointestinal surgery

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    杜晓辉

    2014-01-01

    Laparoscopy was ifrst applied in 1990 and Da Vinci robotics surgical system emerged in 2002 in the ifeld of gastrointestinal surgery. Taking a wide view of the development of minimally invasive techniques in more than 20 years, surgeons have been grown up from the blindest pursuit of technological reform to standard application and objective evaluation, and constantly advanced to the update of technology, the consummate standards and the improvement of the efifcacy. Although laparoscopy and Da Vinci robotics surgical system possess the advantages of minimal invasiveness, less bleeding and rapid recovery, it is dififcult to be applied and spread. However, the three-dimensional laparoscopy has brought a brand new revolution. It has not only the technical characteristics of laparoscopy and robotic surgical system, but also obvious advantage in popularity and learning. Thus, we believe that the prospect of three-dimensional laparoscopy will be broader.%1990年,腹腔镜技术首次应用于胃肠外科;2002年,达芬奇机器人手术系统开始在胃肠外科领域崭露头角。纵观微创技术发展的20多年历程,外科医师已从盲目追求技术改革逐渐发展至规范应用和客观评价,并不断向技术更新、标准完善和疗效肯定的高标准迈进。此外,外科医师在看到腹腔镜和达芬奇机器人手术系统创伤小、术中出血少、术后恢复快等优势的同时,也在不断思考它们在应用和推广方面难以避免的劣势。3D腹腔镜的问世为微创外科带来了新的革命,其不仅同时具有腹腔镜和机器人手术系统的技术特点,而且在推广和学习曲线方面也占据明显优势。因此,我们相信3D腹腔镜技术的应用前景将更为广阔。

  7. Cognitive Robotics

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    Levesque, Hector J.; Lakemeyer, Gerhard

    2010-01-01

    This chapter is dedicated to the memory of Ray Reiter. It is also an overview of cognitive robotics, as we understand it to have been envisaged by him.1 Of course, nobody can control the use of a term or the direction of research. We apologize in advance to those who feel that other approaches to cognitive robotics and related problems are inadequately represented here.

  8. Medical Robotic and Telesurgical Simulation and Education Research

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    2015-09-01

    Abdul -Muhsin, & Smith. “Impact of delay on telesurgical performance: Study on the dV-Trainer robotic simulator”. Submission to Journal of Urology...Robotic Simulators”, Poster Presentation at 2015 Society of Robotic Surgeons (SRS), Orlando, FL, February 2015. Tanaka, Graddy, Abdul -Muhsin...Ahmed K, Syed JR, et al. Fundamental skills of robotic surgery: A multiinstitutional randomized controlled trial for validation of a simulation-based

  9. Robot Rescue

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    Morring, Frank, Jr.

    2004-01-01

    Tests with robots and the high-fidelity Hubble Space Telescope mockup astronauts use to train for servicing missions have convinced NASA managers it may be possible to maintain and upgrade the orbiting observatory without sending a space shuttle to do the job. In a formal request last week, the agency gave bidders until July 16 to sub-mit proposals for a robotic mission to the space telescope before the end of 2007. At a minimum, the mission would attach a rocket motor to deorbit the telescope safely when its service life ends. In the best case, it would use state-of-the- art robotics to prolong its life on orbit and install new instruments. With the space shuttle off-limits for the job under strict post-Columbia safety policies set by Administrator Sean O'Keefe, NASA has designed a "straw- man" robotic mission that would use an Atlas V or Delta N to launch a 20,ooO-lb. "Hubble Robotic Vehicle" to service the telescope. There, a robotic arm would grapple it, much as the shuttle does.

  10. [Robotic surgery].

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    Moreno-Portillo, Mucio; Valenzuela-Salazar, Carlos; Quiroz-Guadarrama, César David; Pachecho-Gahbler, Carlos; Rojano-Rodríguez, Martín

    2014-12-01

    Medicine has experienced greater scientific and technological advances in the last 50 years than in the rest of human history. The article describes relevant events, revises concepts and advantages and clinical applications, summarizes published clinical results, and presents some personal reflections without giving dogmatic conclusions about robotic surgery. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) defines robotic surgery as a surgical procedure using technology to aid the interaction between surgeon and patient. The objective of the surgical robot is to correct human deficiencies and improve surgical skills. The capacity of repeating tasks with precision and reproducibility has been the base of the robot´s success. Robotic technology offers objective and measurable advantages: - Improving maneuverability and physical capacity during surgery. - Correcting bad postural habits and tremor. - Allowing depth perception (3D images). - Magnifying strength and movement limits. - Offering a platform for sensors, cameras, and instruments. Endoscopic surgery transformed conceptually the way of practicing surgery. Nevertheless in the last decade, robotic assisted surgery has become the next paradigm of our era.

  11. Applications of robotics in surgery.

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    Panait, L; Doarn, C R; Merrell, R C

    2002-01-01

    The end of the 20th century brought an increased use of computerized technology in medicine and surgery. The development of robotic surgical systems opened new approaches in general and cardiac surgery. Two leading robotic companies, Computer Motion, Inc. and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. have developed the Zeus and Da Vinci respectively, as very effective tools for surgeons to use. Both of them consist of a surgeon console, located far from the operating table, and three robotic arms, which reproduce inside the patient's body the movements performed by the surgeon at the console. The advantages of robotic surgery over laparoscopy and open surgery include: better eye-hand coordination, tremor filtration, steadiness of camera, 3-D vision, motion scale, more degrees of freedom for instruments etc. Of course, there are also some disadvantages, like the lack of tactile feedback, long time of set up, long learning curve, high cost etc. However, the advantages seem to overcome the disadvantages and more and more operations are conducted using robots. The impact of robotics in surgery is therefore very promising and in the future it will probably open even more new ways in the surgical practice and education both in Romania and across the globe.

  12. Para além da jurisdição dos “conceitos sem coisas”: o problema da abstrativização da prestação jurisdicional a partir da análise acerca da litigiosidade no Brasil

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    Santos, Karinne Emanoela Goettems dos

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    O Poder Judiciário, nos últimos dez anos, tem sido palco de reformas processuais que refletem, nos passos da Emenda 45/2004, a necessidade de aceleração dos procedimentos para atender ao primado da duração razoável dos processos judiciais. O tempo do processo, portanto, tornou-se critério ou medida da efetividade da prestação jurisdicional. O ritual estabelecido pelas reformas, contudo, tem na lógica da abstração e da subsunção instrumentos legitimadores daquele desiderato, o que faz do despo...

  13. VIKINGS NO OCIDENTE DO AL-ANDALUS. Alguns tópicos em redor do impacto da sua chegada na costa próxima do Tejo

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Tem-se como objetivo no presente artigo analisar a chegada dos Vikings na costa do rio Tejo, colocando em destaque os impactos das navegações no período do VIII ao IX século d.C.Para interpretar tal episódio serão utilizadas fontes textuais e arqueológicas além da construção de uma contextualização acerca do período abordado. Será possível observar que a chegada dos vikings ou normandos é um momento chave para a história da região em redor de Lisboa. De região esquecida e lateral, na perspectiva dos poderes estabelecidos em Córdova, o litoral do Gharb al-Andalus, o futuro litoral português central, passará por uma fase de surpresa, de ataques mas também, de revitalização e de novos desafios.

  14. Qualificação profissional: para além da profissionalização, uma perspectiva social

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente artigo é discutir as implicações da qualificação profissional para a inserção de jovens egressos de acolhimento institucional no mercado de trabalho. Destaca-se a análise da categoria qualificação profissional, a qual deve ser vista também como social, e como esta teve o seu planejamento e efetivação afetados pelas metamorfoses do mundo do trabalho. Tais metamorfoses também tiveram fortes repercussões na inserção do trabalhador jovem no mercado de trabalho. Nessa conjuntura serão discutidas as dificuldades e desafios encontrados por esse trabalhador e as implicações da qualificação profissional nesse processo, principalmente através das experiências e vivências relatadas pelos jovens entrevistados. A pesquisa teve natureza eminentemente qualitativa, tendo em seu percurso metodológico a realização de uma entrevista semi-estruturada com os jovens egressos e funcionários da instituição, aplicação de questionário com estes jovens e levantamento bibliográfico. Finalmente, afirma-se que existem muitos desafios a serem enfrentados pelos jovens que estiveram em acolhimento institucional; estes desafios implicam em várias repercussões na vida desse jovem egresso, dentre elas, a dificuldade de inserção na vida em comunidade e no mercado de trabalho.

  15. Os dossiês da REF: além das fronteiras entre academia e militância REF's dossiers: crossing the border between research and politics

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    Sônia Weidner Maluf

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    Full Text Available Este artigo, apresentado originalmente no Encontro da REDEFEM em outubro de 2002, discute os Dossiês publicados desde o surgimento da Revista Estudos Feministas até o presente momento, fazendo um levantamento e uma breve descrição de cada um deles. Os Dossiês constituem uma seção da REF e se dedicam à abertura de um espaço de diálogo entre a produção acadêmica e intelectual e a militância, o ativismo e as políticas feministas. Os textos podem assumir diversos formatos além de artigos ou de ensaios acadêmicos. No final deste artigo, é feita uma breve análise do lugar dos dossiês nas fricções entre academia e militância, buscando ir além das dicotomias entre ação e reflexão ou teoria e prática.This article analyzes the Dossiers of Revista Estudos Feministas. This section is published since the appearance of the journal on 1992. We describe each one of the 24 dossiers published until now and analyze it main characteristics. The main objective of the Dossiers is to establish a dialogue between the feminist academic discussions and the feminist activism and politics. They are open to different styles of text beyond the academic paper. In the end of the article we analyze the place of the dossiers in the discussions about the tensions between academy and activism, trying to go beyond the dichotomies between action and reflection or between theory and practice.

  16. ¿Afecta el daño cerebral al habla y los gestos de forma independiente?

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    Tilbe Göksun

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available La gente a menudo usa gestos espontáneos cuando habla sobre el espacio, p.ej., cuando explica cómo llegar a un sitio. En un estudio reciente de nuestro laboratorio examinamos si el daño cerebral focal puede alterar de forma selectiva la descripción de los componentes de manera y de trayectoria (representados en inglés por verbos y preposiciones, respectivamente de un evento, y si se usan gestos para compensar la alteración del habla. Pedimos a pacientes con daño en el hemisferio izquierdo o derecho y participantes de control de la misma edad que describieran eventos de movimiento (p.ej., una persona caminando alrededor de algo presentados mediante videos breves. Los resultados sugieren que la producción de verbos y preposiciones puede verse afectada de forma independiente en el hemisferio izquierdo y que los gestos compensan las dificultades de denominación cuando el daño implica áreas concretas del córtex temporal izquierdo.

  17. Cultural Robotics: The Culture of Robotics and Robotics in Culture

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    Full Text Available In this paper, we have investigated the concept of "Cultural Robotics" with regard to the evolution of social into cultural robots in the 21st Century. By defining the concept of culture, the potential development of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robotics developers, and the learning ability of current robots, cultural attributes in this regard are in the process of being formed, which would define the new concept of cultural robotics. According to the importance of the embodiment of robots in the sense of presence, the influence of robots in communication culture is anticipated. The sustainability of robotics culture based on diversity for cultural communities for various acceptance modalities is explored in order to anticipate the creation of different attributes of culture between robots and humans in the future.

  18. Soft Robotics Week

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    Rossiter, Jonathan; Iida, Fumiya; Cianchetti, Matteo; Margheri, Laura

    2017-01-01

    This book offers a comprehensive, timely snapshot of current research, technologies and applications of soft robotics. The different chapters, written by international experts across multiple fields of soft robotics, cover innovative systems and technologies for soft robot legged locomotion, soft robot manipulation, underwater soft robotics, biomimetic soft robotic platforms, plant-inspired soft robots, flying soft robots, soft robotics in surgery, as well as methods for their modeling and control. Based on the results of the second edition of the Soft Robotics Week, held on April 25 – 30, 2016, in Livorno, Italy, the book reports on the major research lines and novel technologies presented and discussed during the event.

  19. Neuro-prosthetic interplay. Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by M. Santello et al.

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    Schieber, Marc H.

    2016-07-01

    Control of the human hand has been both difficult to understand scientifically and difficult to emulate technologically. The article by Santello and colleagues in the current issue of Physics of Life Reviews[1] highlights the accelerating pace of interaction between the neuroscience of controlling body movement and the engineering of robotic hands that can be used either autonomously or as part of a motor neuroprosthesis, an artificial body part that moves under control from a human subject's own nervous system. Motor neuroprostheses typically involve a brain-computer interface (BCI) that takes signals from the subject's nervous system or muscles, interprets those signals through a decoding algorithm, and then applies the resulting output to control the artificial device.

  20. Para além da paz liberal? respostas ao "retrocesso" Beyond liberal peace? responses to "backsliding"

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    Oliver P Richmond

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A ortodoxia familiar de construção da paz liberal depende da transplantação e da exportação de condicionalidade e dependência, com vistas a consolidar um contrato social entre populações, seus governos e o Estado, em que repouse uma paz liberal legítima e consensual. O que, com frequência, ocorre, é uma forma híbrida de paz liberal, sujeita a críticas locais poderosas, à resistência, por vezes, e à percepção de que a construção da paz internacional está fracassando em corresponder às expectativas. Em termos kantianos, os problemas com que a paz liberal tem se deparado e a crise pela qual está hoje passando podem ser denominados "retrocesso". Tem sido particularmente notável que a construção da paz liberal não vem sendo capaz de construir políticas unidas a partir de fragmentos territoriais no Kosovo, na Bósnia, no Afeganistão, no Iraque, no Sri Lanka e mesmo na Irlanda do Norte, onde alguns ou todos de seus elementos estão em desenvolvimento. Isso indica uma necessidade ou de reforma do modelo liberal para a paz, ou de estabelecimento de uma capacidade de coexistência desse modelo com alternativas, ou de substituição do modelo. Este artigo examina uma gama de questões inerentes ao paradigma de construção da paz liberal, algumas causas de "retrocesso" e o que pode ser feito no que tange a tais causas, no sentido de utilizar a construção da paz para criar um novo contrato social e atingir o que se poderia muito bem ser uma forma "híbrida liberal-local" de paz.The familiar orthodoxy of liberal peacebuilding depends upon transplanting and exporting conditionality and dependency in order to cement a social contract between populations, their governments and the state, on which rests a legitimate and consensual liberal peace. What often emerges is a hybrid form of the liberal peace, subject to powerful local critiques, sometimes resistance, and to the perception that international peacebuilding is failing to

  1. Rehabilitation robotics.

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    Krebs, H I; Volpe, B T

    2013-01-01

    This chapter focuses on rehabilitation robotics which can be used to augment the clinician's toolbox in order to deliver meaningful restorative therapy for an aging population, as well as on advances in orthotics to augment an individual's functional abilities beyond neurorestoration potential. The interest in rehabilitation robotics and orthotics is increasing steadily with marked growth in the last 10 years. This growth is understandable in view of the increased demand for caregivers and rehabilitation services escalating apace with the graying of the population. We provide an overview on improving function in people with a weak limb due to a neurological disorder who cannot properly control it to interact with the environment (orthotics); we then focus on tools to assist the clinician in promoting rehabilitation of an individual so that s/he can interact with the environment unassisted (rehabilitation robotics). We present a few clinical results occurring immediately poststroke as well as during the chronic phase that demonstrate superior gains for the upper extremity when employing rehabilitation robotics instead of usual care. These include the landmark VA-ROBOTICS multisite, randomized clinical study which demonstrates clinical gains for chronic stroke that go beyond usual care at no additional cost.

  2. Medical robotics.

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    Ferrigno, Giancarlo; Baroni, Guido; Casolo, Federico; De Momi, Elena; Gini, Giuseppina; Matteucci, Matteo; Pedrocchi, Alessandra

    2011-01-01

    Information and communication technology (ICT) and mechatronics play a basic role in medical robotics and computer-aided therapy. In the last three decades, in fact, ICT technology has strongly entered the health-care field, bringing in new techniques to support therapy and rehabilitation. In this frame, medical robotics is an expansion of the service and professional robotics as well as other technologies, as surgical navigation has been introduced especially in minimally invasive surgery. Localization systems also provide treatments in radiotherapy and radiosurgery with high precision. Virtual or augmented reality plays a role for both surgical training and planning and for safe rehabilitation in the first stage of the recovery from neurological diseases. Also, in the chronic phase of motor diseases, robotics helps with special assistive devices and prostheses. Although, in the past, the actual need and advantage of navigation, localization, and robotics in surgery and therapy has been in doubt, today, the availability of better hardware (e.g., microrobots) and more sophisticated algorithms(e.g., machine learning and other cognitive approaches)has largely increased the field of applications of these technologies,making it more likely that, in the near future, their presence will be dramatically increased, taking advantage of the generational change of the end users and the increasing request of quality in health-care delivery and management.

  3. Effect of quenching in the Ti-Nb-2%Al alloys structure; Efeito da tempera na estrutura das ligas Ti-Nb-2%Al

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    Santos, L.C.O.; Matlakhova, L.A.; Matlakhov, A.N.; Toledo, R. [Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF), Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias e Tecnologia. Lab. de Materiais Avancados (LAMAV)], e-mail: lucascunhasantos@terra.com.br

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    In the present work, the Ti-Nb-2%Al alloys, with the rate varied Nb from 15 to 40%, they were submitted to the quenched since 1000 deg C, in water, to verify the influence of Nb in the structure and phase composition. The alloys were obtained in a process of five coalitions in an oven to electric arch and, soon afterwards, wrought the hot and homogenized to 1200 deg C, for 10 hours. After the quenching and conventional metallographic preparation of the samples obliquely cut, the alloys were examined through the optic microscopic, diffraction of ray-X and Vickers hardness. The very defined correlation was shown between the niobium rate and the structure resulting from the quenched alloys. The phase martensitic was revealed in the alloy with 15% Nb, the phases martensitic and beta metastable in the alloys containing above 30% Nb and the phase beta in the alloys with 38% Nb and 40% Nb. the hardness of the phase martensitic increases with the increment of the niobium rate. (author)

  4. Generic robot architecture

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    Bruemmer, David J [Idaho Falls, ID; Few, Douglas A [Idaho Falls, ID

    2010-09-21

    The present invention provides methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for a generic robot architecture providing a framework that is easily portable to a variety of robot platforms and is configured to provide hardware abstractions, abstractions for generic robot attributes, environment abstractions, and robot behaviors. The generic robot architecture includes a hardware abstraction level and a robot abstraction level. The hardware abstraction level is configured for developing hardware abstractions that define, monitor, and control hardware modules available on a robot platform. The robot abstraction level is configured for defining robot attributes and provides a software framework for building robot behaviors from the robot attributes. Each of the robot attributes includes hardware information from at least one hardware abstraction. In addition, each robot attribute is configured to substantially isolate the robot behaviors from the at least one hardware abstraction.

  5. Robotic Prostatectomy: Soon Number 1 in Europe?

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    Iselin CE

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Since 1990, laparoscopic surgery has undergone a tremendous evolution, pushed forward by the minimally invasive trend driven by our patients. Complex laparoscopic procedures, such as laparoscopic prostatectomy, have nevertheless faced significant difficulties, rendering them difficult to enter standard practice. However, robotic radical prostatectomy is expanding rapidly since the year 2000 especially in the USA, where actually approximately 70 % of radical prostatectomies are performed laparoscopically with the da Vinci system. This development is related to the facilitation the robot has brought to perform the difficult steps of laparoscopic prostatectomy. The functional outcome of robotic prostatectomy appears similar to the gold standard retropubic radical prostatectomy. This is also the case oncologically, although long-term data are needed for its final validation. The main problem of robotic prostatectomy is its high material cost, significantly superior to that of the conventional laparoscopic or retropubic technique. The near future will tell how European health systems will react to the American robotic epidemy.

  6. Imunidade relacionada à resposta alérgica no início da vida Immunity related to allergic response at the beginning of life

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    Joaquina M.M. Correa

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: considerando-se que é na infância que as manifestações alérgicas mais comuns (asma, rinite, dermatite, alergia alimentar ocorrem, porque é no início da vida que o sistema imune pode ser induzido à sensibilização ao invés de tolerância alergênica, analisamos as principais peculiaridades imunológicas do feto e da criança jovem, inerentes à sensibilização e resposta alérgica. MÉTODOS: os autores realizaram revisão literária detalhada concernente à resposta imune inespecífica (barreiras físico-químicas, células mielóides e específica (linfócitos T e B, citocinas do feto e de crianças mais jovens, enfatizando os estudos mais relevantes nos últimos quinze anos. RESULTADOS: vários compartimentos do sistema imune do feto e de crianças mais jovens são diferentes daqueles da criança maior e do adulto. Conseqüentemente, aspectos relativos ao desenvolvimento da imunidade inespecífica e específica, podem contribuir para a geração de atopia. CONCLUSÕES: a predisposição atópica determina-se no início da vida e parece originar-se, além dos fatores genéticos, por aqueles ocorridos no ambiente intra-uterino e fase inicial da infância, os quais influenciam o sistema imune à síntese elevada de IgE.OBJECTIVE: given that the most common allergic manifestations (asthma, rhinitis, dermatitis, food allergies occur during childhood, because the immune system can be induced into sensitization rather than into allergenic tolerance at the beginning of life, we analyzed the main immunological aspects of fetuses and infant in terms of allergic sensitization and response. METHODS: detailed bibliographic revision concerning nonspecific immune response (physical and chemical barriers, myeloid cells and specific immune response (T and B lymphocytes, cytokines of the fetus and infant, with special attention to studies carried out in the last fifteen years. RESULTS: various compartments of the immune system in fetuses and

  7. Totally robotic atrial septal defect closure using da vinci S surgical system on beating heart%全机器人心脏不停跳下房间隔缺损修补术

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    杨明; 高长青; 肖苍松; 王刚; 王加利

    2011-01-01

    目的 总结使用"达芬奇S"(da Vinci S)机器人手术系统,心脏不停跳下房间隔缺损修补或房间隔缺损修补+三尖瓣成形术的经验体会.方法 2009年3月至2010年12月,使用da Vinic S机器人系统,心脏不停跳下完成继发孔型房间隔缺损修补或房间隔缺损修补+三尖瓣成形术40例.患者女23例,男17例;年龄平均(38±13)岁.房间隔缺损直径为1.5~3.5 cm,平均(2.8±1.3)cm,无右向左分流,伴有或不伴有三尖瓣重度关闭不全.手术经股动、静脉及右侧颈内静脉插管建立体外循环.于右侧胸壁打直径为0.8 cm的器械臂孔3个,直径为2 cm工作孔1个,术中不阻断升主动脉,经内窥镜套管持续给予二氧化碳,心脏跳动下,术者于操作台前遥控机器人进行房间隔缺损修补,三尖瓣重度关闭不全患者同期行三尖瓣成形术.其中直接缝合房间隔缺损22例,心包补片修补房间隔缺损18例,同期三尖瓣成形9例.术中食管超声评估修补及三尖瓣成形效果.对比不停跳与心脏停跳下全机器人房间隔缺损修补术的手术时间及体外循环时间.结果 所有患者均成功接受全机器人心脏不停跳下房间隔缺损修补术或房间隔缺损修补+三尖瓣成形术,无体循环气体栓子及残余分流等并发症.不停跳组的手术时间、机器人使用时间或体外循环时间少于停跳组.结论 机器人心脏不停跳下房间隔缺损修补术无需阻断升主动脉,简化了全机器人手术过程,手术效果安全可靠.%Objective To Summary the first 40 cases underwent robotic atrial septal defect (ASD) closure or atrial septal defect closure combined bicuspid valve plasty (TVP) using "da Vinci S" surgical System on beating heart. Methods 40 cases of atrial septal defect or combined sever tricuspid valve regurgitation were repaired using "da Vinic S" surgical system on beating heart from March 2009 to December 2010 in cardiovascular department of PLA general

  8. Current status of robotic surgery in Japan

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    Nishimura, Kazuo

    2015-01-01

    The da Vinci S surgical system (Intuitive Surgical) was approved as a medical device in 2009 by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Robotic surgery has since been used in gastrointestinal, thoracic, gynecological, and urological surgeries. In April 2012, robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) was first approved for insurance coverage. Since then, RALP has been increasingly used, with more than 3,000 RALP procedures performed by March 2013. By July 2014, 18...

  9. Robotic-assisted double-sleeve lobectomy

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    Qiu, Tong; Zhao, Yandong; Xuan, Yunpeng

    2017-01-01

    Double-sleeve lobectomy, which includes bronchoplasty and pulmonary arterial angioplasty, is required for certain cases of central-type lung cancer. It is usually done by open surgery or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). In recently, da Vinci system and robotic surgery have been applied in such complicated cases. Here we describe the details associated with robotic-assisted double-sleeve lobectomy. PMID:28203433

  10. Characterization of Si3N4-Al interface after corrosion tests Caracterização da interface Si3N4-Al após testes de corrosão

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    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Silicon nitride is a covalent ceramic material of high corrosion resistance and mechanical stability at elevated temperatures. Due to these properties, its use in metallurgical processes, such as the casting of alloys, is increasing. Therefore, the characterization of the interface between Si3N4 and the casted metal is of great importance to investigate possible interactions, which might deteriorate the ceramic mould or contaminate the metal. In this work, the use of Si3N4 as crucible material for Al-casting has been studied, by investigating the corrosion attack of liquid Al at a temperature of 1150 ºC during 30 days in air. The interface was characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. It has been found that due to superficial oxidation two oxide layers form - SiO2 on Si3N4 and Al2O3 on Al - which effectively hinder further reactions under the conditions studied, confering high corrosion resistance to the Si3N4 crucible.Nitreto de silício (Si3N4 é um material cerâmico covalente de elevada resistência à corrosão e estabilidade mecânica em temperaturas elevadas. Devido a essas propriedades, sua utilização em processos metalúrgicos, tais como em fundição de ligas metálicas, é crescente. Desta forma, a caracterização da interface entre Si3N4 e metais fundidos é de grande interesse para investigar possíveis interações as quais poderão deteriorar o material cerâmico e/ou contaminar o metal. Nesse trabalho o uso de Si3N4 como material base de cadinhos para fundição de alumínio foi estudado, pela investigação do ataque corrosivo de Al líquido a 1150 ºC durante 30 dias, ao ar. A interface foi caracterizada por difração de raios X, microscopia eletrônica de varredura e espectroscopia de energia dispersiva. É encontrado que devido à oxidação superficial dois óxidos se formam - SiO2 no Si3N4 e Al2O3 no Al - os quais evitam possíveis reações sob as condi

  11. Daño genotóxico en trabajadores de minería artesanal expuestos al mercurio

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    Objetivos. Determinar el daño genotóxico en trabajadores de una minería artesanal expuestos a mercurio. Materiales y métodos. Estudio observacional de corte transversal, en el cual se evaluaron trabajadores expuestos a mercurio (n=83), de quienes se colectaron células por hisopado bucal para su posterior tinción, revisión microscópica y recuento de micronúcleos y otras alteraciones nucleares. También se colectó orina de 24 h para la determinación de mercurio inorgánico. Resultados. El 68,7% d...

  12. Dal particolare al planetario: Spunti di riflessione a partire da alcuni paradossi della letteratura nordamericana globale contemporanea

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    Full Text Available Questo intervento propone alcuni spunti di riflessione intorno alla questione della letteratura globale a partire da alcuni paradossi che hanno caratterizzato la letteratura nordamericana e i Transnational American Studies nell’ultimo quindicennio. Chi scrive ritiene che la rilevanza del caso nordamericano nella formulazione di un concetto di letteratura globale sia centrale poiché ha ispirato, sia sul piano narrativo che su quello critico, molti dei discorsi a partire dai quali si è poi sviluppata una discussine che ha interessato vari ambiti di ricerca letteraria.

  13. Cooperating mobile robots

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    Harrington, John J.; Eskridge, Steven E.; Hurtado, John E.; Byrne, Raymond H.

    2004-02-03

    A miniature mobile robot provides a relatively inexpensive mobile robot. A mobile robot for searching an area provides a way for multiple mobile robots in cooperating teams. A robotic system with a team of mobile robots communicating information among each other provides a way to locate a source in cooperation. A mobile robot with a sensor, a communication system, and a processor, provides a way to execute a strategy for searching an area.

  14. Cloud Robotics Platforms

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cloud robotics is a rapidly evolving field that allows robots to offload computation-intensive and storage-intensive jobs into the cloud. Robots are limited in terms of computational capacity, memory and storage. Cloud provides unlimited computation power, memory, storage and especially collaboration opportunity. Cloud-enabled robots are divided into two categories as standalone and networked robots. This article surveys cloud robotic platforms, standalone and networked robotic works such as grasping, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM and monitoring.

  15. 机器人手术系统辅助妇科手术60例报告%The application of Da vinci robot-assisted gynecological surgery: with a report of 60 cases

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    丁晓萍; 侯庆香; 刘蕊; 冯莉; 陈玲; 海宁; 麻莉; 张俊琴

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the safety and feasibility of the Da vinci robot-assisted gynecologic surgery. MethodSrThe clinical data were reviewed retrospectively in 60 patients undergoing robotic surgery with the da Vinci surgical system from Feb. 2009 to Feb. 2012. Results:These robot-assisted gynecologic procedures including 9 endometrial carcinoma staging surgery,8 total hysterectomy,1 subtotal hysterectomy,26 uterine myoma enucleation,10 endometriosis surgery,2 ovarian tumor,4 cervical carcinoma radical hysterectomy were accomplished successfully. The mean operation time was ( 132. 22 ± 40. 42) min,and the mean intra-operative blood loss was ( 136. 58 +60. 14) ml. The mean postoperative bowel recovery time was (23. 6 ± 13. 4) h and the mean postoperative hospital stay time was (8. 2 ±5. 1 ) d. One case experienced postoperative incomplete intestinal obstruction was explored by laparoscopy because of suspicious organ perforation, but there was no abnormality. There were no postoperative complications in the other cases. Conclusions :Robot-assisted gynecological surgery is safe and feasible. The surgeons should master the anatomy of the pelvic cavity, have skilled experiences of laparotomy, and master the laparoscopic technique skillfully.%目的:探讨达芬奇机器人手术系统辅助妇科手术的安全性及可行性.方法:回顾分析2009年2月至2012年5月为60例患者行达芬奇机器人手术系统辅助妇科手术的临床资料.结果:9例行子宫内膜癌分期手术,8例行全子宫切除术,1例行子宫次全切除术,26例行子宫肌瘤切除术,10例行子宫内膜异位症手术,2例行卵巢肿瘤手术,4例行宫颈癌根治术;其中2例中转开腹.手术时间平均( 132.22±40.42) min,术中出血量平均(136.58±60.14) ml,术后肠蠕动恢复时间平均(23.6±13.4)h,术后平均住院(8.2±5.1)d.术后1例发生不全肠梗阻,怀疑脏器穿孔,再次经腹腔镜探查未发现异常,余者均无并发症发生.结论:

  16. [Clinical application of Da Vinci surgical system in China].

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    Jin, Zhenyu

    2014-01-01

    Da Vinci robotic surgical system leads the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques. By using Da Vinci surgical robot for minimally invasive surgery, it brings a lot of advantages to the surgeons. Since 2008, Da Vinci surgeries have been performed in 14 hospitals in domestic cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Until the end of 2012, 3 551 cases of Da Vinci robotic surgery have been performed, covering various procedures of various surgical departments including the department of general surgery, urology, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, gynecology, and etc. Robotic surgical technique has made remarkable achievements.

  17. Medical robotics

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    Troccaz, Jocelyne

    2013-01-01

    In this book, we present medical robotics, its evolution over the last 30 years in terms of architecture, design and control, and the main scientific and clinical contributions to the field. For more than two decades, robots have been part of hospitals and have progressively become a common tool for the clinician. Because this domain has now reached a certain level of maturity it seems important and useful to provide a state of the scientific, technological and clinical achievements and still open issues. This book describes the short history of the domain, its specificity and constraints, and

  18. The application of Da Vinci robotic surgical system in anus preserving operation of ultra low rectal ;cancers%达芬奇机器人在超低位直肠癌保肛手术中的应用

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    曾冬竹; 张超; 唐波; 甘露; 陈华; 雷晓; 罗华星; 兰远志; 余佩武

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the application of Da Vinci robotic surgical system in anus preserving operation of ultra low rectal cancers.Methods Systematically review the 52 patients who underwent the ultra low APR with the Da Vinci robotic surgical system.The general situation, operations, complications,recovery and pathological feature were analyzed.Results All the 52 patients went through the operation successfully with no conversion, and their anus were preserved.The average operation time was 193.7 ±43.2 mins.The blood loss wsa 65.5 ±29.3 ml.The average number of harvested lymph nodes was 18.2 ±5.6.The average distance to tumor is 2.4 ±0.2cm without cancer cell residuing.The post operation complication ratio is 13.5%(7 in 52),in which 5 cases developed anomostosis leakage,1 case pulmonary infection and 1 case urine retention.Conclusion The Da Vinci robotic surgical system in anus preserving operation of ultra low rectal cancers is convenient,safe,with fast recover and small trauma.%目的:探讨达芬奇机器人手术系统在超低位直肠癌保肛手术中的作用。方法回顾分析第三军医大学西南医院于2010年3月至2014年6月应用达芬奇机器人手术系统完成52例超低位直肠癌前切除手术患者的临床资料。对患者的一般资料、手术情况、并发症的发生、术后恢复及病理性资料进行分析评估。结果52例患者均顺利完成前切除保肛手术,无中转开腹;手术时间193.7±43.2 min,术中出血量65.5±29.3 ml。淋巴结清扫18.2±5.6枚。远切缘距肿瘤2.4±0.2 cm、无癌细胞残留。术后并发症发生率为13.5%(7/52),其中吻合口瘘5例、肺部感染1例,尿潴留1例,无死亡病例。结论达芬奇机器人手术系统在超低位直肠癌的前切除保肛手术中操作简便安全、创伤小、术后恢复快。

  19. Robotic Surgery: Research and Reviews 2014: editorial foreword

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    Azodi, Masoud; Roque, Dana M.

    2014-01-01

    Dana M Roque,1 Masoud Azodi1,2 1Division of Gynecologic Oncology, 2Division of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USALeonardo da Vinci has been credited with the design in 1495 of the first known robot, which was capable of human-like motions through the manipulation of multiple coordinated pulleys.1 The term "robot" stems from the Czech word "robota", refer...

  20. Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Using Robotic Bulldog Clamps

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    2011-01-01

    Background and Objectives: The need for a skilled assistant to perform hilar clamping during robotic partial nephrectomy is a potential limitation of the technique. We describe our experience using robotic bulldog clamps applied by the console surgeon for hilar clamping. Methods: A total of 60 consecutive patients underwent robotic partial nephrectomy, 30 using laparoscopic bulldog clamps applied by the assistant and 30 using robotic bulldog clamps applied with the robotic Prograsp instrument...

  1. [da Vinci surgical system].

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    Watanabe, Gou; Ishikawa, Norihiro

    2014-07-01

    The da Vinci surgical system was developed by Intuitive Surgical Inc. in the United States as an endoscopic surgical device to assist remote control surgeries. In 1998, the Da Vinci system was first used for cardiothoracic procedures. Currently a combination of robot-assisted internal thoracic artery harvest together with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) through a mini-incision (ThoraCAB) or totally endoscopic procedures including anastomoses under robotic assistance (TECAB) are being conducted for the treatment of coronary artery diseases. With the recent advances in catheter interventions, hybrid procedures combining catheter intervention with ThoraCAB or TECAB are anticipated in the future.On the other hand, with the decrease in number of coronary artery bypass surgeries, the share of valvular surgeries is expected to increase in the future. Among them, mitral valvuloplasty for mitral regurgitation is anticipated to be conducted mainly by low-invasive procedures, represented by minimally invasive cardiac surgery( MICS) and robot-assisted surgery. Apart from the intrinsic good surgical view, robotic-assisted systems offer additional advantages of the availability of an amplified view and the easy to observe the mitral valve in the physiological position. Thus, robotic surgical surgeries that make complicated procedures easier are expected to accomplish further developments in the future. Furthermore, while the number of surgeries for atrial septal defects has decreased dramatically following the widespread use of Amplatzer septal occluder, robotic surgery may become a good indication for cases in which the Amplatzer device is not indicated. In Japan, clinical trial of the da Vinci robotic system for heart surgeries has been completed. Statutory approval of the da Vinci system for mitral regurgitation and atrial septal defects is anticipated in the next few years.

  2. Laws on Robots, Laws by Robots, Laws in Robots : Regulating Robot Behaviour by Design

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    Leenes, R.E.; Lucivero, F.

    2015-01-01

    Speculation about robot morality is almost as old as the concept of a robot itself. Asimov’s three laws of robotics provide an early and well-discussed example of moral rules robots should observe. Despite the widespread influence of the three laws of robotics and their role in shaping visions of fu

  3. Obtenção e caracterização mecanico-metalurgica da liga Al-4,5 wt% Cu no estado reofundido

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    Eugenio Jose Zoqui

    1995-01-01

    Resumo: Este trabalho teve como objetivo a obtenção de estruturas reofirndidas da liga Al-4,5wt%Cu, sua caracterização macro e microestrutural, bem como de suas propriedades mecânicas por ensaios de tração e análise de superficies de fratura; e sua comparação com estruturas fundidas. Reofundidos com diferentes tamanhos de grãos e glóbulos foram produzidospor método de tratamento isotérmico à temperaturasuperior à solidus a partir de estruturas fundidas com diferentes tamanhos de grãos e de ...

  4. 达芬奇机器人胰十二指肠手术患者围手术期的管理%Perioperative Management of Pancreaticoduodenectomy by Using Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

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    韦琳; 刘诗光

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To discuss the key points of perioperative management in pancreaticoduodenectomy by using Da Vinci ro-botic surgical system .Methods :The perioperative management of 46 patients who received pancreaticoduodenectomy by using Da Vinci robotic surgical system at Ruijin Hospital ,Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine were retrospectively sum-marized and analyzed .The perioperative management included selection of appropriate patients ,preoperative psychological care , preoperative preparation ,right body-position and right intraabdominal pressure ,postoperative monitoring of vital signs ,and prevention and nursing of the complications .Results:The mean postoperative hospital-stay of these patients were 23 .8 days , with no death .Complications were found in 13 patients ,including 10 pancreatic fistula ,2 biliary fistula and 1 hemorrhage .All of them recovered after receiving relevant treatments and nursing .Conclusions :To promote the postoperative recovery and reduce the occurence rate of the postoperative complications and mortality ,the perioperative management is as important as mastering advanced surgical techniques .%目的:探讨达芬奇机器人胰十二指肠手术患者围手术期的管理要点。方法:对46例采用达芬奇机器人手术系统行胰十二指肠手术的患者的围手术期管理进行回顾分析。围手术期管理内容包括:手术患者的选择,术前心理护理,术前准备,术中正确摆放体位及选择气腹压力,术后监测生命体征、做好并发症的预防及护理等。结果:46例患者恢复良好,平均住院23.8 d ,无病死患者;13例患者出现并发症,其中胰漏10例、胆漏2例、出血1例,予以对症治疗和相应的护理后痊愈。结论:掌握达芬奇机器人胰十二指肠手术技术的同时,做好围手术期管理工作也是促进患者康复和减少患者术后并发症、降低病死率的重要措施。

  5. Comparison of the operative cooperation of da Vinci robotic surgery and traditional laparoscopic surgery%达芬奇机器人手术与传统腔镜手术护理配合的比较与启示

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    唐鲁; 李晓芳; 朱国雄; 郭志红; 王飞

    2016-01-01

    目的:通过达芬奇机器人手术与传统腔镜手术护理配合的比较研究,为微创手术护理配合的规范化、专业化发展提供借鉴。方法结合实际操作体会,采取比较研究方法为主,辅以文献研究法。结果与传统腔镜手术相比,达芬奇机器人手术在护士业务素质要求与培训方式、伦理法律知识与人文素养要求、设备的安装调试与前期准备工作、相应的护理内容与侧重、设备故障处理与器械术后管理等方面对手术室护理工作提出了更高的要求。结论达芬奇机器人手术的应用与推广,为精确微创手术配合的改进与发展提供了有益的启示,建议加强护士专项培训与继续教育;建立相应操作流程与管理规范;做好患者的告知解释工作以及发挥手术团队的协作精神。%Objective To compare the operative cooperation of da Vinci robotic surgery and traditional laparoscopic surgery, so as to provide evidence to qualify the operative cooperation of minimally invasive operation. Methods Comparison of the operative cooperation with related experiences and literature was made between the two kinds of surgeries. Results More requirements were put forward during the da Vinci robotic surgery on nurses′ service quality and training methods, ethics & law knowledge and humanistic care, equipment installation and preparation, complicated nursing performance content, system error handling and postoperative management, etc.. Conclusions It is suggested that the operative cooperation of the precise minimally invasive operation should be improved as follows:strengthen the nurses′ special training and continuing education; establish related operation process and management standards;do patients′explanation work and surgical team cooperation.

  6. Vitruvian Robot

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    Hasse, Cathrine

    2017-01-01

    . They are sexist, primitively normative and clearly ‘wax-doll machines’. So though Ava’s dimensions are perfect she, like the Vitruvian Man, remains a fiction. In real life, however, we may have to deal with an increasing solipsism stemming from people engaging with machines like sex robots. In this case...

  7. Robotic membranes

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    Ramsgaard Thomsen, Mette

    2008-01-01

    , Vivisection and Strange Metabolisms, were developed at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen as a means of engaging intangible digital data with tactile physical material. As robotic membranes, they are a dual examination...

  8. Robotic Surgery

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    Childress, Vincent W.

    2007-01-01

    The medical field has many uses for automated and remote-controlled technology. For example, if a tissue sample is only handled in the laboratory by a robotic handling system, then it will never come into contact with a human. Such a system not only helps to automate the medical testing process, but it also helps to reduce the chances of…

  9. A fundação do subjetivo: o hábito para além da psicologia The subjective foundation: habit beyond psychology

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    Auterives Maciel Junior

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Tomando como ponto de partida o conceito de repetição - tal como ele é desenvolvido na filosofia de Gilles Deleuze - o presente artigo pretende trabalhar a noção de hábito visando à realização de uma crítica à abordagem desta noção feita pela psicologia. Mostra também como a constituição do hábito é inseparável de uma contemplação passiva que se encarrega da fundação do tempo do vivo, demonstrando como é possível pensar a emergência da subjetividade a partir de uma nova inflexão. Visa, portanto, compreender a subjetividade procurando esclarecer a sua emergência à luz de uma perspectiva ontológica e estética, para além da Psicologia.Taking as a start point the concept of repetition - as it's been developed by Gilles Deleuze's philosophy - the article treats the habit notion and, in particular, a critique to the way psychology deals with such notion. In addition, presents how the habit's constitution is inseparable from a passive contemplation, which is responsible for the foundation of the alive time, still showing how possible it is to think about the subjectivity emergence in terms of a new inflection. Therefore, based on an ontology and esthetic perspective, it goals an understanding of subjectivity, as well as its emergence beyond psychology.

  10. Toward the Automated Synthesis of Cooperative Mobile Robot Teams

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    Parker, L.E.

    1998-11-01

    A current limitation in the real-world use of cooperating mobiIe robots is the difficulty in determining the proper team composition for a given robotic application. Present technology restricts the design and implementation of cooperative robot teams to the expertise of a robotics researcher, who has to develop robot teams on an application-specific basis. The objective of our research is to reduce the complexity of cooperative robotic systems through the development of a methodology that enables the automated synthesis of cooperative robot teams. We propose an approach to this problem that uses a combination of the theories of sensori-computational systems and information invariants, building on the earlier work of Donald, Rus, et al. We describe the notion of defining equivalence classes that serve as fundamental building blocks of more complex cooperative mobile robot behaviors. We postulate a methodology for framing mission requirements in terms of the goals and constraints of the problem, incorporating issues such as multi-robot interference, communication, control strategy, robot complexity, and so forth, into the mechanism. Our initial work restricts the robot application and design space to three multi-robot application domains we have previously studied and implemented: keeping formation, "mock" hazardous waste cleanup, and cooperative observation. This paper presents the foundational ideas upon which our approach to cooperative team design is based. Keywords: Cooperative behaviors, behavior synthesis, multi-robot learning

  11. Estudo comparativo da hiperoxigenação hiperbárica em alças cólicas isquêmicas em ratos

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    Rocha Antonio Angelo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar e avaliar os efeitos da hiperoxigenação hiperbárica na resistência mecânica do cólon isquêmico de ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 80 ratos distribuídos em quatro grupos de 20 animais. No grupo 1, grupo controle, não se provocou isquemia. O grupo 2 foi submetido ao grau menor de isquemia. O grupo 3 foi submetido ao grau intermediário de isquemia. No grupo 4, provocou-se grau maior de isquemia intestinal. Cada grupo foi dividido em dois subgrupos de dez animais cada: com câmara hiperbárica (CC e sem câmara hiperbárica (SC. Os animais dos quatro subgrupos CC foram colocados em uma câmara hiperbárica experimental para inalarem oxigênio a 100%, a duas atmosferas absolutas, durante 120 minutos, por quatro dias consecutivos. Os animais dos quatro subgrupos SC foram mantidos somente em ar ambiente. Todos animais foram submetidos ao estudo mecânico da alça intestinal pelo teste de pressão de ruptura pela distensão por líquido. A eutanásia ocorreu no quinto dia pós-operatório. RESULTADOS: Os quatro grupos são diferentes entre si considerando o fator isquemia (p= 0,0001. Não houve diferença estatística entre os subgrupos CC e SC (p= 0,3461. CONCLUSÃO: A oxigenoterapia hiperbárica não apresentou melhora sobre a isquemia induzida em alça cólica íntegra de ratos.

  12. Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy: How I Do It

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    Cemil Uygur

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article, we describe surgical technique for robot assisted radical prostatectomy using the four-arm da Vinci robotic surgical system (SI, Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA. We have continually refined our technique to improve patient outcomes.

  13. Robotic technology in surgery: current status in 2008.

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    Murphy, Declan G; Hall, Rohan; Tong, Raymond; Goel, Rajiv; Costello, Anthony J

    2008-12-01

    There is increasing patient and surgeon interest in robotic-assisted surgery, particularly with the proliferation of da Vinci surgical systems (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) throughout the world. There is much debate over the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of these systems. The currently available robotic surgical technology is described. Published data relating to the da Vinci system are reviewed and the current status of surgical robotics within Australia and New Zealand is assessed. The first da Vinci system in Australia and New Zealand was installed in 2003. Four systems had been installed by 2006 and seven systems are currently in use. Most of these are based in private hospitals. Technical advantages of this system include 3-D vision, enhanced dexterity and improved ergonomics when compared with standard laparoscopic surgery. Most procedures currently carried out are urological, with cardiac, gynaecological and general surgeons also using this system. The number of patients undergoing robotic-assisted surgery in Australia and New Zealand has increased fivefold in the past 4 years. The most common procedure carried out is robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Published data suggest that robotic-assisted surgery is feasible and safe although the installation and recurring costs remain high. There is increasing acceptance of robotic-assisted surgery, especially for urological procedures. The da Vinci surgical system is becoming more widely available in Australia and New Zealand. Other surgical specialties will probably use this technology. Significant costs are associated with robotic technology and it is not yet widely available to public patients.

  14. Desarrollo de una interfaz en google wave para un robot conversacional de una plataforma publicitaria

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    2011-01-01

    Las nuevas necesidades del mercado hacen que los usuarios que se conectan a Internet usen las redes sociales como principal canal de comunicación con sus amigos. La búsqueda de nuevos espacios publicitarios da origen a crear una aplicación que aproveche las capacidades de la red de un operador, para ofrecer al usuario interacciones útiles como el envío de SMS o MMS gratuitos a cambio de la recepción de publicidad. En Telefónica I+D ya existe un robot capaz de mantener conversaciones con los u...

  15. 达芬奇机器人系统在外科手术中的应用及护理管理%Application and Nursing Management of DaVinci Robot System in the Sur-gical Operation

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    邱德叶; 黄静波; 朱玉玲

    2016-01-01

    目的:分析达芬奇机器人系统在外科手术中的应用及效果。方法该院外科于2010年开始落实使用达芬奇机器人系统,选择2010年1月-2015年12月期间实施的达芬奇手术1818例作为观察组,另选择2003年1月-2009年12月期间外科常规手术1818例作为对照组。对比分析术中出血量、手术时间、住院时间、术后并发症率情况,并统计手术满意度,观察两组患者手术延误、拖台等不良事件情况,评估达芬奇机器人系统应用效果。结果观察组术中出血量、手术时间、住院时间、术后并发症率均显著少于对照组,组间差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。观察组手术满意度(78.71%)显著高于对照组(68.70%),组间差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。观察组不良事件发生率(0%)显著低于对照组(2.59%),组间差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论达芬奇机器人在外科手术中,提高了手术的精细度、使患者快速恢复、住院时间缩短,且患者对其接受度良好,优势性明显,临床应用价值较高,值得推广使用。%Objective To analyze the application and effect of DaVinci robot system in the surgical operation. Methods The DaVinci robot system had begun to be applied in the surgical department since 2010, 1818 cases with DaVinci operation from January 2010 to December 2015 were selected as the observation group, 1818 cases of patients with routine surgical operation from January 2003 to December 2009 were selected as the control group, and the intraoperative blooding amount, operation time, length of stay and postoperative complication rate were compared and analyzed, and the operation satisfacto-ry degree was counted, and the adverse events including operation delay of the two groups were observed, and the applica-tion effect of the DaVinci robot system was assessed. Results The intraoperative blooding amount, operation time, length of stay and postoperative complication rate

  16. Predicting the long-term effects of human-robot interaction: a reflection on responsibility in medical robotics.

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    Datteri, Edoardo

    2013-03-01

    This article addresses prospective and retrospective responsibility issues connected with medical robotics. It will be suggested that extant conceptual and legal frameworks are sufficient to address and properly settle most retrospective responsibility problems arising in connection with injuries caused by robot behaviours (which will be exemplified here by reference to harms occurred in surgical interventions supported by the Da Vinci robot, reported in the scientific literature and in the press). In addition, it will be pointed out that many prospective responsibility issues connected with medical robotics are nothing but well-known robotics engineering problems in disguise, which are routinely addressed by roboticists as part of their research and development activities: for this reason they do not raise particularly novel ethical issues. In contrast with this, it will be pointed out that novel and challenging prospective responsibility issues may emerge in connection with harmful events caused by normal robot behaviours. This point will be illustrated here in connection with the rehabilitation robot Lokomat.

  17. Daño genotóxico en trabajadores de minería artesanal expuestos al mercurio

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    Jaime A Rosales-Rimache

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar el daño genotóxico en trabajadores de una minería artesanal expuestos a mercurio. Materiales y métodos. Estudio observacional de corte transversal, en el cual se evaluaron trabajadores expuestos a mercurio (n=83, de quienes se colectaron células por hisopado bucal para su posterior tinción, revisión microscópica y recuento de micronúcleos y otras alteraciones nucleares. También se colectó orina de 24 h para la determinación de mercurio inorgánico. Resultados. El 68,7% de las personas estudiadas fueron de sexo masculino, la media de edad fue de 43 ± 12,4 años (rango: 16-76. El tiempo promedio de exposición ocupacional a mercurio fue de 12,1 ± 6,7 años, y el contacto con mercurio fue de 4,1 ± 3,6 kg por persona por día. El 93% de los evaluados no utilizaban equipos de protección personal durante la manipulación del mercurio. Los resultados del monitoreo biológico evidenciaron que el 17% de los evaluados presentaron concentraciones de mercurio en orina mayor a los 2,5 µg/L; siendo este valor el límite de detección de la técnica de medición utilizada. Los resultados de la evaluación genotóxica evidenciaron que el 15% de las personas con exposición laboral a mercurio presentaron micronúcleos en células de epitelio bucal; hallándose otros indicadores de alteración nuclear como los puentes nucleoplásmicos, gemaciones y binucleaciones, que también son considerados como eventos genotóxicos asociados a la exposición por agentes de riesgo físico o químico. Conclusiones. El hallazgo de micronúcleos en células del epitelio bucal reflejan daño genotóxico asociado a la exposición laboral por mercurio utilizado en las actividades de minería artesanal

  18. Daño genotóxico en trabajadores de minería artesanal expuestos al mercurio

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    Jaime A. Rosales-Rimache

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar el daño genotóxico en trabajadores de una minería artesanal expuestos a mercurio. Materiales y métodos. Estudio observacional de corte transversal, en el cual se evaluaron trabajadores expuestos a mercurio (n=83, de quienes se colectaron células por hisopado bucal para su posterior tinción, revisión microscópica y recuento de micronúcleos y otras alteraciones nucleares. También se colectó orina de 24 h para la determinación de mercurio inorgánico. Resultados. El 68,7% de las personas estudiadas fueron de sexo masculino, la media de edad fue de 43 ± 12,4 años (rango: 16-76. El tiempo promedio de exposición ocupacional a mercurio fue de 12,1 ± 6,7 años, y el contacto con mercurio fue de 4,1 ± 3,6 kg por persona por día. El 93% de los evaluados no utilizaban equipos de protección personal durante la manipulación del mercurio. Los resultados del monitoreo biológico evidenciaron que el 17% de los evaluados presentaron concentraciones de mercurio en orina mayor a los 2,5 µg/L; siendo este valor el límite de detección de la técnica de medición utilizada. Los resultados de la evaluación genotóxica evidenciaron que el 15% de las personas con exposición laboral a mercurio presentaron micronúcleos en células de epitelio bucal; hallándose otros indicadores de alteración nuclear como los puentes nucleoplásmicos, gemaciones y binucleaciones, que también son considerados como eventos genotóxicos asociados a la exposición por agentes de riesgo físico o químico. Conclusiones. El hallazgo de micronúcleos en células del epitelio bucal reflejan daño genotóxico asociado a la exposición laboral por mercurio utilizado en las actividades de minería artesanal

  19. A memória na obra freudiana, para além da representação

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    Diego Frichs Antonello

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende aportar una contribución a la cuestión de la memoria en la dimensión de la dinámica psíquica, con base en la lógica del pensamiento freudiano. Con este fin se realizó una relectura de la Carta 52, en la que distinguimos las impresiones psíquicas -las huellas de memoria y "fueros"- generados en conformidad con la capacidad del yo de dominar o no la cantidad de excitación. Los primeros están constituidos en el ámbito del principio del placer y los "fueros", a diferencia, indican una memoria literal que no está sujeta a las directrices de este principio. Este hallazgo pone un límite al dominio del principio del placer y al concepto mismo de representación. En esta perspectiva, podemos concebir la psique de una manera amplia, ya que la representación no es la única forma de expresión en el aparato psíquico.

  20. Micro Robotics Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Our research is focused on the challenges of engineering robotic systems down to sub-millimeter size scales. We work both on small mobile robots (robotic insects for...

  1. Tandem mobile robot system

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    Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Shirey, David L. (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2003-01-01

    A robotic vehicle system for terrain navigation mobility provides a way to climb stairs, cross crevices, and navigate across difficult terrain by coupling two or more mobile robots with a coupling device and controlling the robots cooperatively in tandem.

  2. Towards Sociable Robots

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    Ngo, Trung Dung

    This thesis studies aspects of self-sufficient energy (energy autonomy) for truly autonomous robots and towards sociable robots. Over sixty years of history of robotics through three developmental ages containing single robot, multi-robot systems, and social (sociable) robots, the main objective...... of roboticists mostly focuses on how to make a robotic system function autonomously and further, socially. However, such approaches mostly emphasize behavioural autonomy, rather than energy autonomy which is the key factor for not only any living machine, but for life on the earth. Consequently, self......-sufficient energy is one of the challenges for not only single robot or multi-robot systems, but also social and sociable robots. This thesis is to deal with energy autonomy for multi-robot systems through energy sharing (trophallaxis) in which each robot is equipped with two capabilities: self-refueling energy...

  3. Socioeconomia e saúde dos pescadores de Mytella falcata da Lagoa Mundaú, Maceió-AL

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    Luana Tieko Omena Tamano

    Full Text Available Resumo Trata-se de estudo visando caracterizar a socioeconomia dos pescadores de sururu na Lagoa Mundaú; e diagnosticar suas percepções sobre saúde. Para isto, foram entrevistados 39 pescadores utilizando-se um questionário semi-estruturado. Sexo masculino, baixa escolaridade e renda máxima de um salário mínimo são características da maior parte destes pescadores. Cerca de 50% habitam residências improvisadas e sem saneamento básico (61,54% e mais de 67% já se afastou do trabalho por doença ou acidente. Constatou-se que a pesca do sururu tem seus fatores de risco e agravos à saúde acentuados pela ação antrópica sobre o ambiente lagunar e pela ineficiência atemporal do Estado em agir no ordenamento do espaço urbano e na implementação do saneamento básico.

  4. Design and development of the architecture of an agricultural mobile robot Projeto e desenvolvimento da arquitetura de um robô agrícola móvel

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    Rubens A Tabile

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Parameters such as tolerance, scale and agility utilized in data sampling for using in Precision Agriculture required an expressive number of researches and development of techniques and instruments for automation. It is highlighted the employment of methodologies in remote sensing used in coupled to a Geographic Information System (GIS, adapted or developed for agricultural use. Aiming this, the application of Agricultural Mobile Robots is a strong tendency, mainly in the European Union, the USA and Japan. In Brazil, researches are necessary for the development of robotics platforms, serving as a basis for semi-autonomous and autonomous navigation systems. The aim of this work is to describe the project of an experimental platform for data acquisition in field for the study of the spatial variability and development of agricultural robotics technologies to operate in agricultural environments. The proposal is based on a systematization of scientific work to choose the design parameters utilized for the construction of the model. The kinematic study of the mechanical structure was made by the virtual prototyping process, based on modeling and simulating of the tension applied in frame, using the.Parâmetros, como tolerância, escala e agilidade empregados na amostragem de dados para uso em Agricultura de Precisão, exigem um expressivo número de pesquisas no desenvolvimento de instrumentos e técnicas para automação. Destacam-se a utilização de metodologias em sensoriamento remoto utilizadas em conjunto com o Sistema de Informação Geográfica (SIG, adaptados ou desenvolvidos para o uso agrícola. Visando a isso, a aplicação de Robôs Agrícolas Móveis é uma forte tendência, principalmente na União Europeia, EUA e Japão. No Brasil, pesquisas são necessárias para o desenvolvimento de plataformas robóticas, que sirvam de base para sistemas de navegação autônomos ou semiautônomos. O objetivo deste trabalho é descrever o projeto

  5. Soft robotics: a bioinspired evolution in robotics.

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    Kim, Sangbae; Laschi, Cecilia; Trimmer, Barry

    2013-05-01

    Animals exploit soft structures to move effectively in complex natural environments. These capabilities have inspired robotic engineers to incorporate soft technologies into their designs. The goal is to endow robots with new, bioinspired capabilities that permit adaptive, flexible interactions with unpredictable environments. Here, we review emerging soft-bodied robotic systems, and in particular recent developments inspired by soft-bodied animals. Incorporating soft technologies can potentially reduce the mechanical and algorithmic complexity involved in robot design. Incorporating soft technologies will also expedite the evolution of robots that can safely interact with humans and natural environments. Finally, soft robotics technology can be combined with tissue engineering to create hybrid systems for medical applications.

  6. Robotic thymus resection with da Vinci surgical system:a report of 31 cases%达芬奇机器人胸腺切除术31例分析

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    董国华; 易俊; 李好; 许飚; 姚圣; 刘灿辉; 李德闽; 申翼; 景华

    2012-01-01

    Objective To summarize the basic experience of robotic thymus resection using da Vinci surgical system,and to evaluate its value in clinical application. Methods From Jun 2010 to Nov 2011,31 patients with thymus di6ease(including 23 cases of thymoma,4 cases of thymic hyperplasia,3 cases of thymic cysts and 1 case of tuberculous granuloma in anterior mediastinum), among whom 21 patients suffered from myasthenia gravis, underwent thymus resection and dissection of fat tissue outside the pericardium with da Vinci S surgical robot. Results All patients were successfully operated, and no conversion to thoracotomy occurred. 27 patients used right side route and 4 used left side route. The operative time was 42-132 min, mean (62. 6 ± 23.7 ) min, the estimated blood loss was 20-1S0 ml, mean (53.9 ± 29. 3) ml, and the post-operative 24 h drainage was 50-220 ml, mean (122. 6 ±46. 5) ml. All patients were extubated at 2-36 h, mean (14. 6 ± 8.6) h after surgery. One patient with Osserman E B type myasthenia gravis got myasthenic crisis 4 d post operation, and recovered by reintubation and medical therapy. No other major complications were experienced; no peri-operative mortality occurred. The mean hospital slay was 5-19 d, mean (11.3 ±3. 3) d. All the patients were followed up, and all the patient with myasthenia gravis achieved symptomatic relief. Conclusions With da Vinci robotic system, the thymic tissue and perithymic fatty tissue in the mediastinum can be dissected completely. The robotic thymection is feasible and safe, and the results are satisfactory.%目的 总结应用达芬奇机器人行胸腺切除术的基本经验,评价其手术效果及应用价值.方法 选择2010年6月至2011年11月31例胸腺疾病患者(胸腺瘤23例,胸腺增生4例,胸腺囊肿3例,前纵隔结核性肉芽肿1例),其中21例伴有重症肌无力,应用da Vinci S机器人经胸径路实施胸腺切除+纵隔脂肪组织清扫术.结果 所有患者均成功手术,无

  7. Continuum robots and underactuated grasping

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    Full Text Available We discuss the capabilities of continuum (continuous backbone robot structures in the performance of under-actuated grasping. Continuum robots offer the potential of robust grasps over a wide variety of object classes, due to their ability to adapt their shape to interact with the environment via non-local continuum contact conditions. Furthermore, this capability can be achieved with simple, low degree of freedom hardware. However, there are practical issues which currently limit the application of continuum robots to grasping. We discuss these issues and illustrate via an experimental continuum grasping case study.

    This paper was presented at the IFToMM/ASME International Workshop on Underactuated Grasping (UG2010, 19 August 2010, Montréal, Canada.

  8. A política indigenista, para além dos mitos da Segurança Nacional

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    Full Text Available Recentemente, vozes do meio castrense brasileiro voltaram a insistir que as terras indígenas na Amazônia representam uma ameaça à soberania nacional. Nesse tipo de manifestação, que é em realidade um ataque retórico aos direitos indígenas estabelecidos sob o lastro de uma longa tradição indigenista, as críticas militares pretenderam, em nome da "segurança nacional", desqualificar a totalidade dessa política de Estado. Este artigo observa não apenas o anacronismo de tais críticas ante a tradição indigenista brasileira e sua filiação a uma tradição autoritária mais recente, mas também como os elementos discursivos desta última confrontam-se agora com novos debates sobre a regulação social, ante a noção de diferença e significado que, com relação a ela, podem ser postulados os direitos coletivos.Some Brazilian military voices have recently turned to condemn indigenous lands in Amazonia as a threat to national sovereignty. Under this manifestation (actually, a rhetorical attack to indigenous rights established by a large indigenist tradition, military criticism try to discredit the State indigenist politics as a whole. This article appreciates both the anachronism of these critics regarding the large Brazilian indigenist legal tradition and their affiliation with a more recent authoritarian tradition; but it also observes how discursive elements of this last one (the authoritarian tradition face the new debate about social regulation, regarding the notion of difference and the meaning of collective rights concerned to it.

  9. Recent advances of robotic surgery and single port laparoscopy in gynecologic oncology

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    Jung, Yong Wook; Kim, Sang Wun; Kim, Young Tae

    2009-01-01

    Two innovative approaches in minimally invasive surgery that have been introduced recently are the da Vinci robotic platform and single port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS). Robotic surgery has many advantages such as 3-dimensional view, the wrist like motion of the robotic arm and ergonomically comfortable position for the surgeon. Numerous literatures have demonstrated the feasibility of robotic surgery in gynecologic oncology. However, further research should be performed to demonstrate the su...

  10. Friendly network robotics; Friendly network robotics

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    This paper summarizes the research results on the friendly network robotics in fiscal 1996. This research assumes an android robot as an ultimate robot and the future robot system utilizing computer network technology. The robot aiming at human daily work activities in factories or under extreme environments is required to work under usual human work environments. The human robot with similar size, shape and functions to human being is desirable. Such robot having a head with two eyes, two ears and mouth can hold a conversation with human being, can walk with two legs by autonomous adaptive control, and has a behavior intelligence. Remote operation of such robot is also possible through high-speed computer network. As a key technology to use this robot under coexistence with human being, establishment of human coexistent robotics was studied. As network based robotics, use of robots connected with computer networks was also studied. In addition, the R-cube (R{sup 3}) plan (realtime remote control robot technology) was proposed. 82 refs., 86 figs., 12 tabs.

  11. Cigarrinhas dos Citros, Vetoras da Bactéria Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al.: Pragas Potenciais para a Citricultura Sergipana

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    Abstract. The citrus industry in Brazil plays a role of great economic, social, generating jobs, income and development. Brazil is the largest producer of citrus, the State of Sergipe stands out in 5th place in national production. Among the many pest problems faced by Brazilian citrus is Citrus Variegated Chlorosis (CVC, known as the yellowing caused by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al. The CVC was officially identified in Brazil in 1987, in orchards of “Triângulo Mineiro” and North and northwest of the state of São Paulo. In the Northeast Region of Brazil, was found in 1996 in the municipality of Boquim Sergipe, and Bahia in 1997, the municipalities of Rio Real and Itapicuru. The aim was to review the literature on the species of leafhoppers vectors of CVC, and verify that occur in the state of Sergipe. The first symptoms are seen in the leaves, then go for the fruits and end up affecting the entire plant, and to be perceived can take between five months and two years. The main vectors of X. fastidiosa in citrus are the sharpshooters of the family Cicadellidae. In Brazil 12 sharpshooters species have already been confirmed. For the state of Sergipe, is scarce information about the Cicadellidae vectors, the data are limited to the northern coast of Bahia, except for vague quote about four genus (Oncometropia, Acrogonia, Dilobopterus and Homolodisca and three species (Homolodisca ignorata Melichar, Acrogonia sp. and Homolodisca spottii Takiya, Cavichioli & McKamey.

  12. APRESENTAÇÃO DA EFICÁCIA DA VACINA HPV DISTRIBUÍDA PELO SUS A PARTIR DE 2014 COM BASE NOS ESTUDOS FUTURE I, FUTURE II, E VILLA et al.

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    Full Text Available A Vacina do Papilomavírus Humano (HPV é o mais novo método de prevenção ao câncer de colo de útero oferecido pelo Ministério da Saúde (MS no Brasil, a partir de 2014. Esta vacina oferece cobertura contra os quatro sorotipos de HPV mais comumente relacionados ao desenvolvimento de câncer, entretanto tem sido alvo de muitos questionamentos sobre sua eficácia. Este trabalho tem por objetivo descrever as características da Vacina HPV quadrivalente oferecida gratuitamente através do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS e apresentar dados publicados sobre sua eficácia. Foram utilizados livros e também artigos de bases de dados como Bireme, Lilacs, PubMed e Scielo com os seguintes descritores: HPV; vacina HPV; vacina quadrivalente; câncer de colo de útero, e seus equivalentes em língua inglesa. Tal vacina demonstrou elevados valores de eficácia (97 a 100% na prevenção de lesões precursoras do câncer cervical resultando em um excelente método de prevenção à essa doença.

  13. 达芬奇手术机器人在胸外科的应用%Da Vinci surgical robot in thoracic surgery

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    2010-01-01

    @@ DaVinci手术机器人是目前临床上应用的最先进的微创机器人手术系统,在不开胸开腹的情况下仅借助胸壁的几个孔道完成许多胸腔或腹腔手术,具有手术创伤小、切口美观、术后恢复迅速等优点,开创了微创心胸外科手术的新纪元.

  14. Calibration of Robot Reference Frames for Enhanced Robot Positioning Accuracy

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    2008-01-01

    This chapter discussed the importance and methods of conducting robot workcell calibration for enhancing the accuracy of the robot TCP positions in industrial robot applications. It shows that the robot frame transformations define the robot geometric parameters such as joint position variables, link dimensions, and joint offsets in an industrial robot system. The D-H representation allows the robot designer to model the robot motion geometry with the four standard D-H parameters. The robot k...

  15. Application of da Vinci robotic surgical system in radical resection of rectal cancer%达芬奇机器人手术系统在直肠癌根治术中的应用

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    曾冬竹; 余佩武; 雷晓; 石彦; 唐波; 郝迎学; 罗华星

    2011-01-01

    目的 总结达芬奇机器人手术系统在直肠癌根治术中的初步应用经验,探讨Trocar位置选择及手术操作技巧.方法 回顾性分析2010年2月至2011年2月第三军医大学西南医院收治的13例应用达芬奇机器人手术系统行直肠癌根治术患者的临床资料.患者采用截石位,静脉复合麻醉.采用五孔法(比四孔法多用第Ⅲ臂)或四孔法戳孔.肿瘤位置过低者选用Miles术式,其余选用Dixon术式.结果13例患者均顺利施行达芬奇机器人手术系统直肠癌根治术,前3例患者采用五孔法,后10例采用四孔法.其中Dixon术式9例,Miles术式4例.平均手术时间为217.3 min( 160 ~260 min);Dixon术式术中平均出血量为53.3 ml(40~70 ml),Miles术式术中平均出血量为120.0 ml(90~130ml),均未输血;平均清扫淋巴结13.9枚(8~21枚);术后平均肛门排气时间为3.2 d(2~5 d).术后2例患者发生肺部感染,1例发生泌尿系统感染,均经积极抗感染治疗后治愈.无肠瘘、肠梗阻及下肢深静脉血栓形成,无死亡病例.术后病理检查:切缘均未见癌细胞残留,远切缘距肿瘤平均距离为6.3 cra(3~10 cm);pTNM分期:Ⅰ期(T1N0M0)1例,Ⅱ期5例,Ⅲ期7例.平均随访时间为5.9个月(3~12个月),随访期间未发现肿瘤复发与转移.结论 应用达芬奇机器人手术系统行直肠癌根治术创伤小、恢复快,四孔法戳孔操作更容易.%Objective To summarize the experience in application of da Vinci robotic surgical system in radical resection of rectal cancer,and investigate the proper position of trocars and operative techniques.Methods The clinical data of 13 patients who received radical resection of rectal cancer accomplished by the da Vinci robotic surgical system at the Southwest Hospital from February 2010 to February 2011 were retrospectively analyzed.The patients were in lithotomy position and received combined intravenous anesthesia.Five or 4 trocars were used

  16. Atividade da acetolactato sintase de plantas de milho e de amendoim-bravo (Euphorbia heterophylla resistentes e suscetíveis ao imazaquin ALS activity of wild poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla and corn (Zea mays resistant and susceptible to imazaquin

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    Full Text Available O amendoim-bravo, (Euphorbia heterophylla é uma importante planta daninha em mais de 56 países, inclusive no Brasil, onde tem sido relatado o aparecimento de populações resistentes aos herbicidas inibidores da acetolactato sintase (ALS. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar o efeito do herbicida imazaquin na atividade da ALS extraída das plantas de milho e amendoim-bravo, resistentes e suscetíveis ao produto. Sementes de dois genótipos de milho e vários biótipos de amendoim-bravo provenientes de diferentes regiões agrícolas brasileiras foram cultivadas em casa de vegetação por 21 dias. A atividade da ALS extraída das folhas das plantas foi determinada na presença de doses de imazaquin. A etapa de purificação da enzima foi substituída por uma centrifugação de 2.800 rpm por dois minutos. Equações de regressão linear para absorbância em função do log da concentração de imazaquin foram ajustadas para cada população, visando obtenção do I50. A dose de imazaquin necessária para inibir 50% da atividade da ALS (I50 na variedade de milho Pioneer 3162 IR (I50 260 µM foi 4.333 vezes maior que a dose requerida pela BRS 473 (0,06 µM, a qual é suscetível ao imazaquin. Os biótipos de amendoim-bravo provenientes do Rio Grande do Sul apresentaram valores de I50 de 1.961,3 e 13,8 mM para os biótipos resistentes e suscetíveis, respectivamente. Os biótipos provenientes de Cafelândia e Maringá (PR e Viçosa (MG apresentaram valores de I50 maiores que 5.000 mM para os biótipos resistentes e maiores que 1.000 mM para os suscetíveis. O amendoim-bravo coletado na Embrapa Milho e Sorgo, em área que nunca foi tratada com herbicidas inibidores da ALS, apresentou I50 de 12,2 mM. Conclui-se que a medida in vitro da atividade da ALS é um método sensível para determinação da presença de biótipos resistentes à ação do herbicida imazaquin. A etapa de purificação da ALS pode ser substituída por um método que envolve uma r

  17. Total Robotic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch Technique.

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    Antanavicius, Gintaras; Mohammed, Ricardo; Van Houtte, Olivier

    2016-12-31

    The use of robotic bariatric surgery has increased significantly since its advent in 1999. Its utility and safety has been demonstrated in the literature for all bariatric procedures, including most recently the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPDDS). The robotic-assisted biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (RBPDDS) was first described by Sudan et al. in 2007 with the use of the robot primarily for the duodeno-ileal anastomosis, then in 2015, the same authors described 59 cases of totally RBPDDS using the robot for the most of the operation, but still utilizing laparoscopic staplers. Robotic staplers were introduced recently and it became possible to utilize robot throughout the entire procedure without relying on stapling performed by an assistant. Described here is the technique of a total RBPDDS utilizing robotic staplers.

  18. Robotics Challenge: Cognitive Robot for General Missions

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    ROBOTICS CHALLENGE: COGNITIVE ROBOT FOR GENERAL MISSIONS UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS JANUARY 2015 FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT... University of Kansas 2120 Learned Hall 1530 W. 15th Street Lawrence, KS 66045 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER 9. SPONSORING/MONITORING...controls. 15. SUBJECT TERMS Autonomy , Supervised Autonomy , Robotics, Cognitive Architecture 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF

  19. Evolutionary humanoid robotics

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    2015-01-01

    This book examines how two distinct strands of research on autonomous robots, evolutionary robotics and humanoid robot research, are converging. The book will be valuable for researchers and postgraduate students working in the areas of evolutionary robotics and bio-inspired computing.

  20. Robotics and medicine: A scientific rainbow in hospital.

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    Jeelani, S; Dany, A; Anand, B; Vandana, S; Maheswaran, T; Rajkumar, E

    2015-08-01

    The journey of robotics is a real wonder and astonishingly can be considered as a scientific rainbow showering surprising priceless power in the era of future technologies. The astonishing seven technologies discussed in this paper are da Vinci Robotic surgical system and sperm sorters for infertility, Veebot for blood investigation, Hanako the robotic dental patient for simulating the dental patient and helping a trainee dentist, RP-7 robot who is around-the-clock physician connecting the physician and patient, Robot for Interactive Body Assistance (RIBA) who is a RIBA serving as a nurse, Bushbot serving as a brilliant surgeon, and Virtibot helping in virtual autopsy. Thus, robotics in medicine is a budding field contributing a great lot to human life from before birth to afterlife in seven forms thus gracefully portraying a scientific rainbow in hospital environment.

  1. [Robotics in general surgery: personal experience, critical analysis and prospectives].

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    Fracastoro, Gerolamo; Borzellino, Giuseppe; Castelli, Annalisa; Fiorini, Paolo

    2005-01-01

    Today mini invasive surgery has the chance to be enhanced with sophisticated informative systems (Computer Assisted Surgery, CAS) like robotics, tele-mentoring and tele-presence. ZEUS and da Vinci, present in more than 120 Centres in the world, have been used in many fields of surgery and have been tested in some general surgical procedures. Since the end of 2003, we have performed 70 experimental procedures and 24 operations of general surgery with ZEUS robotic system, after having properly trained 3 surgeons and the operating room staff. Apart from the robot set-up, the mean operative time of the robotic operations was similar to the laparoscopic ones; no complications due to robotic technique occurred. The Authors report benefits and disadvantages related to robots' utilization, problems still to be solved and the possibility to make use of them with tele-surgery, training and virtual surgery.

  2. Real-Time Augmented Reality for Robotic-Assisted Surgery

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    Jørgensen, Martin Kibsgaard; Kraus, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Training in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery is crucial, but the training with actual surgery robots is relatively expensive. Therefore, improving the efficiency of this training is of great interest in robotic surgical education. One of the current limitations of this training...... is the limited visual communication between the instructor and the trainee. As the trainee's view is limited to that of the surgery robot's camera, even a simple task such as pointing is difficult. We present a compact system to overlay the video streams of the da Vinci surgery systems with interactive three......-dimensional computer graphics in real time. Our system makes it possible to easily deploy new user interfaces for robotic-assisted surgery training. The system has been positively evaluated by two experienced instructors in robot-assisted surgery....

  3. Para além da ordem: o cotidiano prisional da Bahia oitocentista a partir da correspondência de presos Beyond order: daily prison life in Nineteenth-Century Bahia according to prisoners' correspondence

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem o objetivo de discutir a comunidade prisional na Bahia Oitocentista, a partir das correspondências de presos. Faço uma análise dessa documentação buscando reconstruir parte do cotidiano dos presos, pressupondo a existência de uma ordem paralela, com igual ou maior força do que a oficial, mas que não anulava a arbitrariedade e a violência desta última. Entretanto, essa ordem paralela podia ser rompida, a qualquer momento, seja por confrontos diretos entre os próprios presos ou entre os presos e os funcionários da prisão. Dentre os tipos de protesto, a escrita foi um dos mais utilizados pelos presos e, dependendo da estratégia sugerida nas cartas, era possível conquistar espaços sem romper com a ordem prisional. O recurso à escrita foi utilizado por presos, letrados ou não, de diferentes condições jurídicas - escravos, libertos e livres -, independentemente do tipo de pena que estivessem cumprindo.The aim of this article is to discuss the prison community in Bahia during the 19th century, using the correspondence written by prisoners. I analyze this documentation in an attempt to reconstruct the daily life of the prisoners, presupposing the existence of a parallel order equal to or more powerful than the official prison order, but that did not end the arbitrariness and the violence of the latter. This parallel order could be broken any moment, whether because of direct confrontation among the prisoners themselves, or due to confrontation between prisoners and prison staff. Among different types of protest, writing was widely used by prisoners and, depending on the strategy suggested in the letters, it was possible to obtain gains without breaking the prison order. Written appeals were used by prisoners, educated or not, of different legal conditions, slaves, freed and free, independent of the type of sentence they were serving.

  4. Beyond synergies. Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by Marco Santello et al.

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    Schwartz, Andrew B.

    2016-07-01

    The target paper by Santello et al. [1] uses the observation that hand shape during grasping can be described by a small set of basic postures, or "synergies," to describe the possible neural basis of motor control during this complex behavior. In the literature, the term "synergy" has been used with a number of different meanings and is still loosely defined, making it difficult to derive concrete analogs of corresponding neural structure. Here, I will define "synergy" broadly, as a set of parameters bound together by a pattern of correlation. With this definition, it can be argued that behavioral synergies are just one facet of the correlational structuring used by the brain to generate behavior. As pointed out in the target article, the structure found in synergies is driven by the physical constraints of our bodies and our surroundings, combined with the behavioral control imparted by our nervous system. This control itself is based on correlational structure which is likely to be a fundamental property of brain function.

  5. Viejas y nuevas fronteras: de la caída del Muro al siglo XXI. Ensayo de reflexión desde la no-violencia

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    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende analizar cómo se han producido cambios importantes en el mundo tras la caída del Muro de Berlín. Se ha acentuado la idea de un solo mundo, un solo sistema económico mundial, una sola humanidad. Se han producido importantes transformaciones: pérdida de legitimidad y de soberanía de los estados-nación, expansión del proceso de globalización, se ha extendido la idea de crisis civilizatoria, se han incrementado nuevas guerras asociadas a geopolíticas neoimperialistas, etc. Tras una década, 1989-1999, de optimismo internacional se ha pasado al pesimismo que inaugura el siglo xxi. La violencia estructural y física han aumentado significativamente, sin embargo, también han aumentado las diversas formas de protesta, intervención y vigilancia de la sociedad civil, tanto desde la defensa de los derechos humanos, como diferentes formas de la resistencia civil. Goliat ha aumentado su tamaño y los problemas que crea en el Planeta, pero David sigue denunciando que esta vía sólo conducirá a más violencia, más sufrimiento y más muertes. David recuerda que es necesario asegurar las bases por las que se humanice a la humanidad.

  6. Resistência de biótipos de Euphorbia heterophylla l. Aos herbicidas inibidores da enzima ALS utilizados na cultura de soja Resistance of Euphorbia heterophylla l. Biotypes to ALS enzyme inhibitor herbicides used in soybean crop

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    GERSON AUGUSTO GELMINI

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Os herbicidas constituem-se na principal medida de controle de plantas daninhas na cultura de soja; no entanto, a pressão de seleção causada pelo uso contínuo de produtos com o mesmo mecanismo de ação pode provocar a seleção de biótipos resistentes, como ocorreu com Euphorbia heterophylla L., que se mostrou resistente aos herbicidas inibidores da enzima acetolactato sintase (ALS em áreas dos Estados do Paraná e Rio Grande do Sul. Para comprovar possíveis novos casos, bem como alternativas para prevenção e manejo, coletaram-se sementes de plantas de E. heterophylla L., na região de Assis (SP, que sobreviveram a tratamentos, em que esses herbicidas foram sistematicamente aplicados nos últimos anos. Desenvolveu-se o experimento em casa de vegetação, comparando-se o biótipo resistente ao suscetível, quando submetido aos diversos herbicidas aplicados em pós-emergência. Aplicaram-se quando as plantas encontravam-se no estádio de duas a quatro folhas verdadeiras, nas doses zero, uma, duas, quatro e oito vezes a recomendada. Aos 20 dias após a aplicação, avaliaram-se os parâmetros relativos ao controle e produção de fitomassa epígea visando ao estabelecimento de curvas de doses-resposta, à obtenção dos fatores de resistência com base nos valores da DL50 e GR50, e à verificação da ocorrência de resistência múltipla. O biótipo resistente apresentou diferentes níveis de resistência aos herbicidas chlorimuron-ethyl e imazethapyr, demonstrando resistência cruzada aos inibidores da ALS dos grupos das sulfoniluréias e imidazolinonas. No entanto, foi eficientemente controlado nos tratamentos com fomesafen (250 g.ha-1, lactofen (120 g.ha-1, flumiclorac-pentil (40 g.ha-1, glufosinato de amônio (150 g.ha-1 e glyphosate (360 g.ha-1.Herbicides are the main tool for weed control in soybean crop, but the selection pressure attributed to the repeated application of the same herbicides and the same mechanism of action can

  7. 腹膜外入路Da Vinci机器人辅助腹腔镜肾部分切除术(附12例报告)%Retroperitoneal Da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (report of 12 cases)

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    周骏; 梁朝朝; 王建忠; 杨诚; 邰胜; 叶元平; 施浩强; 张贤生; 郝宗耀

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    目的 探讨腹膜外入路Da Vinci机器人辅助腹腔镜肾部分切除术的可行性及临床价值.方法 回顾性分析2014年9月至2015年5月12例行腹膜外入路Da Vinci机器人辅助腹腔镜肾部分切除术患者的临床资料,患者年龄34 ~ 72岁,平均57岁;男性8例,女性4例;左侧5例,右侧7例;肿瘤直径2.5 ~4.0 cm,平均3.0 cm.术前完善胸片排除远处转移,临床分期均为T1aN0M0期.结果 12例患者均顺利完成腹膜外入路Da Vinci机器人辅助腹腔镜肾部分切除术,手术时间65~85 min,平均70 min;术中出血20 ~ 80 ml,平均45 ml;动脉阻断时间15 ~ 24 min,平均19 min;无中转开放或传统腹腔镜手术,无术中输血,未发生严重手术并发症.术后病理:11例为肾透明细胞癌,1例为肾血管平滑肌脂肪瘤.12例患者术后随访1~8个月,无复发或转移.结论 腹膜外入路Da Vinci机器人辅助腹腔镜部分切除术安全、可行,值得推广.

  8. Autonomous robotic sweeper

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    Kržišnik, Domen

    2015-01-01

    There is already a wide range of personal/domestic robots on the market capable of performing various tasks. We haven't however been able to find any commercially available robots designed for effectively performing the task of backyard sweeping. This thesis presents the process and end result of planning, assembly and programming of an autonomous robot, capable of performing the above mentioned task. We first analyze robots with similar functions, including robotic vacuum cleaners and lawn m...

  9. 达芬奇机器人与腹腔镜行胃癌根治术的对照研究%Comparative study on da Vince robotic and laparoscopic radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer

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    刘江; 阮虎; 赵坤; 王刚; 李民; 江志伟

    2014-01-01

    Objective To compare the short-term clinical outcomes of laparoscopic and da Vince robotic radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer and evaluate the safety and efficacy of robotic system. Methods Clinical data of 200 consecutive gastric cancer patients undergoing radical gastrectomy , including 100 cases of robotic (RRG group) and 100 cases of laparoscopic (LRG group), in our department from January 2012 to May 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. Reconstruction of the alimentary tract was achieved using extracorporeal method through a minilaparotomy in LRG group, and intracorporeal robot-sewn anastomosis in RRG group. Comparative analysis between the two groups for intraoperative factors (conversion, blood loss, operative time, incision length), oncologic outcomes (TMN stage, lymph node dissection, margin) and postoperative parameters (ventilation time, hospital stay, complications, mortality) was performed. Result There was only 1 conversion in LRG group. As compared to LRG group, RRG group was associated with less blood loss [(60±16) vs. (98±17) ml, P=0.005], longer operative time [(215±46) vs. (188±52) min, P=0.001], shorter incision length [(4.2± 1.7) vs. (8.9±2.6) cm, P=0.028], and shorter postoperative hospital stay [(4.5±2.6) vs. (5.7±3.1) d, P=0.018] in RRG group. While there were no significant differences in other aspects between the two groups, such as number of harvested lymph nodes, distance to upper or lower margin of tumor, postoperative bowel function recovery, and postoperative complication morbidity. Conclusion Robotic radical gastrectomy is feasible and safe for gastric cancer , and has better short-term and oncologic outcomes compared with laparoscopic radical gastrectomy.%目的:探讨全机器人系统进行胃癌根治术的安全性和有效性。方法回顾性分析2012年1月至2013年7月间在南京军区南京总医院行机器人胃癌根治术的100例胃癌患者(机器人组)的临床资料,并选取同期

  10. Marinization concept for the TRICEPT TR600 robot

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    Meyer, A.; Aust, E.; Niemann, H.R.; Santos, J.F. dos [GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany). Inst. fuer Materialforschung; Hammerin, R.; Neumann, K.E. [Neos Robotics AB, Taeby (Sweden); Gibson, D. [National Hyperbaric Centre, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)

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    The need for automated welding repair systems of marine structures, ship hulls and nuclear installations had lead to an increasing demand for subsea robots. Considering the application of friction welding to perform underwater repairs, a TRICEPT TR600 robot has been identified as the most suitable system to withstand the high reaction forces characteristic of this process. This study reviews initially the research and development work carried out at GKSS to modify and test a Siemens-MANUTEC robot. After a description of the TRICEPT TR600 robot a marinization concept is presented and discussed in detail. Problems of galvanic corrosion in seawater are addressed in a separate chapter. The deflection of the robot in subsea water currents is estimated with a worst-case calculation. (orig.) [Deutsch] Der Wunsch, Roboter auch unter Wasser einsetzen zu koennen, waechst mit steigendem Interesse nach automatisierten Schweissverfahren fuer Reparaturen an marinen Bauwerken, Schiffsruempfen und in Kernenergieanlagen. Fuer den Einsatz von Reibschweissverfahren fuer diese Reparaturen wurde der TRICEPT TR600-Roboter ausgewaehlt, da dieser auch den charakteristisch hohen Prozesskraeften widerstehen kann. Die notwendigen Modifikationen und Pruefungen werden beispielhaft anhand des bei der GKSS modifizierten Siemens-MANUTEC-Roboters vorgestellt. Nach einer Beschreibung des TRICEPT-Roboters werden die notwendigen Umbaumassnahmen detailliert dargestellt und diskutiert. Auf die Problematik der galvanischen Korrosion in Seewasser wird in einem gesonderten Kapitel naeher eingegangen. Zusaetzlich wird eine moegliche Ablenkung des Roboters durch Wasserstroemung ueberschlaegig berechnet. (orig.)

  11. 机器人辅助心脏手术的麻醉管理%Anesthesia for Robotic Cardiac Surgery with Da Vinci S System

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    周琪; 王刚; 高长青; 陈婷婷

    2008-01-01

    目的 对机器人辅助心脏手术的麻醉方法进行总结和讨论.方法 2007年1月至11月,使用da Vinci S手术系统共完成心脏手术44例,其中房间隔缺损修补22例、冠状动脉搭桥17例、二尖瓣成形3例和左房粘液瘤摘除2例.所有患者在麻醉诱导后插入左侧双腔支气管导管,在da Vinci S系统使用过程中实施单肺通气,其中房间隔缺损修补术、二尖瓣成形术和左房粘液瘤摘除手术均在体外循环下进行.术中监测食道超声、呼吸功能和血流动力学变化.结果 所有患者麻醉及手术过程顺利,围手术期无死亡病例.麻醉时间(297.6±52.5)min,升主动脉阻断时间(51.5±27.3)min,体外循环时间(97.4±38.6)min;气管导管拔出时间(5.6±2.5)h, ICU停留时间(2.5±1.3)d,术后平均住院时间(6.2±2.4)d.术中失血量(92.5±35.2)ml,术后引流量(60.5±21.3)ml.结论 机器人辅助心脏手术的麻醉方法复杂,术中对呼吸和循环系统的影响明显,对麻醉技术和管理方法是一项新的挑战.

  12. Caracterização de Staphylococcus aureus isolados da barra de mão de carrinhos e alças de cestas de supermercados

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    Daiane Buzzatto Oliveira

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Staphylococcus aureus é um dos agentes patogênicos mais notórios, sendo responsável por 45% das toxinfecções em todo o mundo. Um dos grandes problemas atuais é o desenvolvimento de cepas resistentes a antibióticos. Considerando a importância da disseminação desses micro-organismos na comunidade, o presente trabalho teve por objetivo determinar a presença de Staphylococcus aureus na barra de mão dos carrinhos e alças de cestas de supermercados da cidade de Campo Mourão - PR, e caracterizar a susceptibilidade dos isolados à oxacilina. Foram analisadas 120 amostras, sendo 60 coletadas das barras de mão de carrinhos e 60 coletadas das alças de cestas. Esse micro-organismo foi isolado em 75 amostras (62,5%, sendo que, desse total, 35 amostras (46,7% foram isoladas de carrinhos e 40 (53,3% de cestas de compras. As amostras positivas para Staphylococcus aureus foram submetidas aos testes de susceptibilidade, pelo método de disco-difusão, à oxacilina (cefoxitina e todas as amostras foram consideradas sensíveis a essa droga. Constatou que as barras de mãos e as alças de cestas de supermercados, podem ser consideradas como fômites, na disseminação de Staphylococcus aureus, sendo de extrema importância a higienização desses objetos, a fim de diminuir os riscos de contaminação na comunidade.Palavras-chave: Staphylococcus aureus. Contaminação. Superfícies. Oxacilina. ABSTRACTCharacterization of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated of shopping carts hand bars and handles of handheld shopping baskets in supermarketsStaphylococcus aureus is one of the most notorious pathogens, accounting for 45% of intoxications worldwide. One of the major problems today is the development of antibiotic-resistant strains. Considering the importance of dissemination of these micro- organisms in the community, this study aimed to determine the presence of Staphylococcus aureus in shopping carts hand bars and handles of handheld shopping baskets in

  13. Hexapod Robot

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    Begody, Ericka

    2016-01-01

    The project I am working on at NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX is a hexapod robot. This project was started by various engineers at the Trick Lab. The goal of this project is to have the hexapod track a yellow ball or possibly another object from left to right and up/down. The purpose is to have it track an object like a real creature. The project will consist of using software and hardware. This project started with a hexapod robot which uses a senor bar to track a yellow ball but with a limited field of vision. The sensor bar acts as the robots "head." Two servos will be added to the hexapod to create flexion and extension of the head. The neck and head servos will have to be programmed to be added to the original memory map of the existing servos. I will be using preexisting code. The main programming language that will be used to add to the preexisting code is C++. The trick modeling and simulation software will also be used in the process to improve its tracking and movement. This project will use a trial and error approach, basically seeing what works and what does not. The first step is to initially understand how the hexapod works. To get a general understanding of how the hexapod maneuvers and plan on how to had a neck and head servo which works with the rest of the body. The second step would be configuring the head and neck servos with the leg servos. During this step, limits will be programmed specifically for the each servo. By doing this, the servo is limited to how far it can rotate both clockwise and counterclockwise and this is to prevent hardware damage. The hexapod will have two modes in which it works in. The first mode will be if the sensor bar does not detect an object. If the object it is programmed to look for is not in its view it will automatically scan from left to right 3 times then up and down once. The second mode will be if the sensor bar does detect the object. In this mode the hexapod will track the object from left to

  14. Childbirth care: contributing to the debate on human development Evaluación de la estructura y del proceso de atención al parto: contribución al debate sobre desarrollo humano Avaliação da estrutura e processo da atenção ao parto: contribuição ao debate sobre desenvolvimento humano

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate care during childbirth and neonatal development in the interior of São Paulo in order to support managers responsible for formulating public policies on human development and allocating public resources to the women's healthcare. This epidemiological study focused on the evaluation of health services based on the observation of the assistance delivered by the Single Health System in 12 maternities and 134 delivers. The Brazilian Health Ministry or World Health Organization standards were adopted for comparison. The results revealed problems related to the structure of some maternities, where some well-proven practices in normal childbirth are still little used, whereas other prejudicial or ineffective ones are routinely used. Reversing this picture is essential in order to offer humanized quality care to women with consequent reductions in maternal and neonatal mortality rates, in such a way that the region achieves the millennium goals established for improving human development.Con la finalidad de subsidiar a gestores responsables por la atención a la salud de la mujer en la formulación de políticas públicas dirigidas al desarrollo humano, se propone la presente investigación, cuyo objetivo es evaluar la estructura y proceso de atención al parto y al neonato desarrollada en una región del interior del Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Se trata de un estudio epidemiológico caracterizado por la evaluación de la calidad de servicios de salud. Los resultados obtenidos fueron comparados con patrones establecidos por el Ministerio de la Salud y la Organización Mundial de Salud. Los resultados apuntan problemas con la estructura de algunas maternidades y revelan que prácticas demostradamente útiles en el parto normal aún son poco utilizadas, mientras que otras perjudiciales o ineficaces son rutinariamente utilizadas. Modificar esa situación será esencial para ofrecer atención humanizada y de calidad, con

  15. Brasagem da zircônia metalizada com titânio à liga Ti-6Al-4V Brazing of metalized zirconia with titanium to Ti-6Al-4V alloy

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    J. S. Pimenta

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Zircônia tetragonal estabilizada com ítria foi mecanicamente metalizada com titânio e a condição de molhamento avaliada com as ligas convencionais Ag-28Cu e Au-18Ni. Estas dissolveram o revestimento de titânio para uma completa distribuição deste metal ativo na superfície cerâmica, gerando uma liga ativa in situ e possibilitando adequadas ligações químicas ao metal base na temperatura de união. Os melhores resultados de molhamento foram selecionados para brasagem indireta em forno de alto-vácuo nas juntas ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V. Testes de detecção de vazamento de gás hélio foram realizados na interface de união das juntas; amostras removidas na seção transversal de juntas estanques foram examinadas por técnicas de análise microestrutural. Formou-se uma camada escura adjacente à cerâmica metalizada, responsável pelo molhamento ocasionado pela liga Ag-28Cu. Entretanto, o uso da liga Au-18Ni resultou em precipitação de intermetálicos e microtrincamento interfacial. Perfis de microdureza através da interface resultante até onde a zircônia mostrou típico escurecimento não indicaram alternância significativa entre medições consecutivas; os resultados dos ensaios de resistência mecânica à flexão-3p foram considerados satisfatórios.Yttria tetragonal zirconia polycrystal was mechanically metallized with titanium and the wetting behavior on the ceramic surface was analyzed using the conventional fillers Ag-28Cu and Au-18Ni. These alloys had dissolved the active metal coating, which acts to zirconia reduction on its surface and promoting suitable chemical bonding to the metallic member. Better wetting results were selected for indirect brazing in a high-vacuum furnace for ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V simple butt joints. Helium gas leak detection was made at the joints interface; samples were removed from the tight joints cross-section and examined by microstructural analysis techniques and EDX analysis. There was formation of a dark

  16. Robotic intelligence kernel

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    Bruemmer, David J.

    2009-11-17

    A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller. The system controller executes a robot intelligence kernel (RIK) that includes a multi-level architecture and a dynamic autonomy structure. The multi-level architecture includes a robot behavior level for defining robot behaviors, that incorporate robot attributes and a cognitive level for defining conduct modules that blend an adaptive interaction between predefined decision functions and the robot behaviors. The dynamic autonomy structure is configured for modifying a transaction capacity between an operator intervention and a robot initiative and may include multiple levels with at least a teleoperation mode configured to maximize the operator intervention and minimize the robot initiative and an autonomous mode configured to minimize the operator intervention and maximize the robot initiative. Within the RIK at least the cognitive level includes the dynamic autonomy structure.

  17. Humanoid Robot

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    Linn, Douglas M. (Inventor); Ambrose, Robert O. (Inventor); Diftler, Myron A. (Inventor); Askew, Scott R. (Inventor); Platt, Robert (Inventor); Mehling, Joshua S. (Inventor); Radford, Nicolaus A. (Inventor); Strawser, Phillip A. (Inventor); Bridgwater, Lyndon (Inventor); Wampler, II, Charles W. (Inventor); Abdallah, Muhammad E. (Inventor); Ihrke, Chris A. (Inventor); Reiland, Matthew J. (Inventor); Sanders, Adam M. (Inventor); Reich, David M. (Inventor); Hargrave, Brian (Inventor); Parsons, Adam H. (Inventor); Permenter, Frank N. (Inventor); Davis, Donald R. (Inventor)

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    A humanoid robot includes a torso, a pair of arms, two hands, a neck, and a head. The torso extends along a primary axis and presents a pair of shoulders. The pair of arms movably extend from a respective one of the pair of shoulders. Each of the arms has a plurality of arm joints. The neck movably extends from the torso along the primary axis. The neck has at least one neck joint. The head movably extends from the neck along the primary axis. The head has at least one head joint. The shoulders are canted toward one another at a shrug angle that is defined between each of the shoulders such that a workspace is defined between the shoulders.

  18. O uso da aromaterapia no alívo da ansiedade El uso de la aromaterapia en el alivo de la ansiedad The use of aromatherapy in alleviating anxiety

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    Juliana Rizzo Gnatta

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Verificar como o uso dos óleos essenciais (OE de Lavanda e Gerânio alteram a percepção de ansiedade e comparar sua eficácia. MÉTODOS: Amostra foi composta por graduandos da 1ª série em Enfermagem que foram randomizados em três grupos: dois que receberam OE (em um gel de base polimérica e o outro placebo (que recebeu essência de Rosa. A avaliação da ansiedade foi feita por meio de uma escala já validada, aplicada antes, ao final de 30 e de 60 dias de uso dos géis aromáticos. RESULTADOS: O grupo que utilizou Lavanda teve uma redução de -11,80 na média dos escores, porém não significativa estatisticamente. CONCLUSÃO: Houve maior eficácia do OE de Lavanda na diminuição da ansiedade, porém não foi estatisticamente expressiva.OBJETIVOS: Verificar cómo el uso de los aceites esenciales (OE de Lavanda y Geranio alteran la percepción de ansiedad y comparar su eficacia. MÉTODOS: La muestra estuvo compuesta por estudiantes del pregrado en Enfermería que fueron randomizados en tres grupos: dos que recibieron OE (en un gel de base polimérica y el otro placebo (que recibió esencia de Rosa. La evaluación de la ansiedad fue realizada por medio de una escala ya validada, aplicada antes, al final de 30 y de 60 días de uso de los geles aromáticos. RESULTADOS: El grupo que utilizó Lavanda tuvo una reducción de -11,80 en promedio de los escores, sin embargo no significativo estadísticamente. CONCLUSIÓN: Huvo mayor eficacia del OE de Lavanda en la disminución de la ansiedad, mas no fue estadísticamente expresiva.OBJECTIVES: To determine how the use of essential oils (OE Lavender and Geranium change the perception of anxiety, and to compare their effectiveness in treating anxiety. METHODS: The sample included students from the first year of nursing school who were randomized into three groups: two groups received OE (in a gel polymer-based and the other received a placebo (essence of Rose. A previously validated

  19. Robotics for Human Exploration

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    Fong, Terrence; Deans, Mathew; Bualat, Maria

    2013-01-01

    Robots can do a variety of work to increase the productivity of human explorers. Robots can perform tasks that are tedious, highly repetitive or long-duration. Robots can perform precursor tasks, such as reconnaissance, which help prepare for future human activity. Robots can work in support of astronauts, assisting or performing tasks in parallel. Robots can also perform "follow-up" work, completing tasks designated or started by humans. In this paper, we summarize the development and testing of robots designed to improve future human exploration of space.

  20. Robotics Potential Fields

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    Jordi Lucero

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This problem was to calculate the path a robot would take to navigate an obstacle field and get to its goal. Three obstacles were given as negative potential fields which the robot avoided, and a goal was given a positive potential field that attracted the robot. The robot decided each step based on its distance, angle, and influence from every object. After each step, the robot recalculated and determined its next step until it reached its goal. The robot's calculations and steps were simulated with Microsoft Excel.

  1. Transoral robotic surgery: concept and indications

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Transoral robotic surgery is a step forward in the evolution of minimally invasive surgery in the head and neck, optimizing the two basic requirements of such surgical approaches: excellent vision and freedom of handling. Its development since 2009 has been explosive. Materials and Methods. We describe the technical aspects of the da Vinci robotic surgery system and the basic surgical procedures (radical tonsillectomy, resection of the tongue base and supraglottic laryngectomy. Through a literature review we present the available clinical experience .Results. Transoral robotic surgery has been applied mainly for head and neck cancer. Large enough series have been published with functional and oncological results, which are comparable to those with the standard techniques. Robotic surgery particularly widens the possibilities for the transoral approach to the oropharynx. The surgical approach to the base of the tongue also opens new possibilities in the management of sleep apnea. The robotic approaches to the skull base are still experimental. Discussion. Available data support the use of transoral robotic surgery and prompt towards substantial changes in the management protocols for head and neck cancer.

  2. Advanced mechanics in robotic systems

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    Nava Rodríguez, Nestor Eduardo

    2011-01-01

    Illustrates original and ambitious mechanical designs and techniques for the development of new robot prototypes Includes numerous figures, tables and flow charts Discusses relevant applications in robotics fields such as humanoid robots, robotic hands, mobile robots, parallel manipulators and human-centred robots

  3. Tolerancia al daño inducido bajo solicitaciones de contacto cíclicas en carburos cementados WC-Co//Tolerance induced damage under cyclic contact loading of WC-Co cemented carbides

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    David Coureaux‐Mustelier

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El comportamiento mecánico de los carburos cementados WC-Co ha sido estudiado en detalle teniendo en cuenta los defectos preexistentes del material (daño intrínseco. Sin embargo, la información sobre los efectos del daño inducido en servicio (daño extrínseco en la integridad estructural de estos materiales esescasa. En este contexto, en este trabajo se evalúa la influencia del daño extrínseco en la resistencia mecánica residual de dos calidades con microestructuras diferentes. Para ello, se emplea la técnica de indentación esférica como medio para generar daño de forma controlada. Los resultados muestran que al incrementar el tamaño de grano del carburo y el contenido de cobalto, la respuesta mecánica de carburos cementados frente al contacto esférico es cada vez más cuasi-plástica, bajo la aplicación de cargas tanto monotónicas como cíclicas, y en consecuencia el material muestra una mayor tolerancia al daño.Palabras claves: carburos cementados, indentación esférica, resistencia mecánica residual, tolerancia al daño._______________________________________________________________________________AbstractThe mechanical behavior of WC-Co cemented carbides has been studied in detail taking into account the pre-existing material (intrinsic damage defects. However, information on the effects of service-induced damage (extrinsic damage on the structural integrity of these materials is limited. In this context, in thispaper the influence of extrinsic damage on the residual strength of two grades with different microstructures is evaluated. With this purpose, a spherical indentation technique is employed as a means for generating a controlled damage. The results show that by increasing the grain size of the carbide and the cobalt content, the mechanical properties of cemented carbides compared to spherical contact isincreasingly quasi-plastic, under the application of both monotonic and cyclic loads, and consequently the

  4. The aggregation and neurotoxicity of TDP-43 and its ALS-associated 25 kDa fragment are differentially affected by molecular chaperones in Drosophila.

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    Full Text Available Almost all cases of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, and some cases of the familial form, are characterised by the deposition of TDP-43, a member of a family of heteronuclear ribonucleoproteins (hnRNP. Although protein misfolding and deposition is thought to be a causative feature of many of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases, a link between TDP-43 aggregation and the dysfunction of motor neurons has yet to be established, despite many correlative neuropathological studies. We have investigated this relationship in the present study by probing the effect of altering TDP-43 aggregation behaviour in vivo by modulating the levels of molecular chaperones in a Drosophila model. More specifically, we quantify the effect of either pharmacological upregulation of the heat shock response or specific genetic upregulation of a small heat shock protein, CG14207, on the neurotoxicity of both TDP-43 and of its disease associated 25 kDa fragment (TDP-25 in a Drosophila model. Inhibition of the aggregation of TDP-43 by either method results in a partial reduction of its neurotoxic effects on both photoreceptor and motor neurons, whereas inhibition of the aggregation of TDP-25 results not only in a complete suppression of its toxicity but also its clearance from the brain in both neuronal subtypes studied. The results demonstrate, therefore, that aggregation plays a crucial role in mediating the neurotoxic effects of both full length and truncated TDP-43, and furthermore reveal that the in vivo propensity of these two proteins to aggregate and their susceptibility to molecular chaperone mediated clearance are quite distinct.

  5. Experience of Da Vinci Robotics-Assisted Dixon Procedure for Rectal Cancer in 11 Cases%应用达芬奇机器人手术系统辅助直肠癌前切除术11例体会

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    李瑾; 张成; 蒋会勇; 吕赤; 吕晨光; 郭一君; 高广荣; 张雪峰

    2012-01-01

    Objective To summary the early experience of Dixon procedures with Da Vinci robotics surgical system for rectal cancer. Methods Eleven patients with rectal cancer underwent the combination of laparoscope and Da Vinci robotics surgical system with 4 trocars in our hospital from May. 2011 to Jan. 2012. Laparoscopy was firstly used to identify the possibility of the surgical procedure, then placed the 4 trocars, and maked sure the suspension of the sigmoid colon and the uterus. Transections of rectum were performed by a conventional laparoscopic method, and endoscopic separations were performed by Da Vinci robotics surgical system. The clinical data were retrospectively analyzed and the experience was summarized. Results The Da Vinci robotics-assisted Dixon procedures were successfully performed in 11 patients and no one turned to laparotomy. The operating time was 210-330 min (mean 288. 6 min); the blood loss was 20-100 ml (mean 40 ml); The number of lymph nodes dissected was 12-21 per case (mean 13. 9 per case); the duration of bowel movement and hospital stay were 1826 h (mean 22 h) and 716 d (mean 11.5 d), respectively. There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications related to the use of robotics, and no residual cancer cells at resection margin. Conclusions Da Vinci robotics-assisted Dixion procedure with 4 trocars and suspension of sigmoid colon are safe and feasible, and it is beneficial to the recovery of patients.%目的 总结达芬奇机器人手术系统在直肠癌前切除术中的应用体会.方法 笔者于2011年5月至2012年1月期间应用腹腔镜联合达芬奇机器人手术系统实施了直肠癌前切除术11例.均采用4孔法;先行腹腔镜探查,确定具有达芬奇机器人手术的可行性后,再在腹腔镜引导下放置戳卡,摆放体位,经腹壁悬吊乙状结肠及子宫;镜下分离解剖应用达芬奇机器人手术系统;直肠的离断及吻合转在腹腔镜下完成.回顾性分析该11例患者的临床

  6. Da Vinci机器人辅助下肝门部胆管癌手术治疗术式选择与改进%da Vinci Robot-Assisted resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma: preliminary experience from china

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    周宁新; 刘全达; 陈军周; 张效东; 段伟宏; 王知非

    2010-01-01

    目的 总结da Vinci机器人手术系统在肝门部胆管癌切除手术中的早期应用经验.方法 复习第二炮兵总医院2009年1~6月57例机器人辅助的肝胆胰手术病例临床资料,介绍其中6例肝门部胆管癌切除术的临床效果.结果 6例中,男5例,女1例;年龄(60±8)岁.Bismuth分型I型1例.Ⅲb型2例,Ⅳ型3例(1例术前行PTCD 1个月).Bismuth 1型病人实施机器人辅助下根治性胆管癌切除、胆肠吻合术;Ⅲb型病人1例实施左半肝切除术.1例实施肝门部胆管癌切除、胆管外引流术;Bismuth Ⅳ型病人均实施机器人辅助下胆管癌切除、间置胆囊胆道重建术.术后1例进食后发生不全性肠梗阻,禁食1d后缓解;未发生胆漏、腹膜炎等其他并发症.中位随访时间3个月,未见明确肿瘤复发征象.结论 da Vinci机器人手术系统实施肝门部胆管癌切除术完全可行.具有手术视觉更扩大清晰,深度操作更确切容易,解剖性探查精细灵巧,手术方案可进可退,创伤小恢复快等优点.机器人辅助下肝门部胆管癌手术对病人的远期生存的影响,仍须进一步观察.

  7. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: The Ohio State University technique.

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    Patel, Vipul R; Shah, Ketul K; Thaly, Rahul K; Lavery, Hugh

    2007-03-01

    Robotic radical prostatectomy is a new innovation in the surgical treatment of prostate cancer. The technique is continuously evolving. In this article we demonstrate The Ohio State University technique for robotic radical prostatectomy. Robotic radical prostatectomy is performed using the da Vinci surgical system. The video demonstrates each step of the surgical procedure. Preliminary results with robotic prostatectomy demonstrate the benefits of minimally invasive surgery while also showing encouraging short-term outcomes in terms of continence, potency and cancer control. Robotic radical prostatectomy is an evolving technique that provides a minimally invasive alternative for the treatment of prostate cancer. Our experience with the procedure now stands at over 1,300 cases.

  8. Update on Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The da Vinci surgical robot has been shown to help shorten the learning curve for laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP for both laparoscopically skilled and na surgeons[1,2]. This approach has shown equal or superior outcomes to conventional laparoscopic prostatectomy with regard to ease of learning, initial complication rates, conversion to open, blood loss, complications, continence, potency, and margin rates. Although the data are immature to compare oncologic and functional outcomes to open prostatectomy, preliminary data are promising.Herein, we review the technique and outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP.

  9. Instrumentation, sterilization, and preparation of robot

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    Full Text Available The da Vinci surgical system is being used for a wide range of surgical tasks. As the applications of this robot increase, more and more surgeons would like to acquire this piece of equipment. There are a wide range of expensive and sophisticated accessories and instruments that come along with this machine, that need special care and attention. The aim of this chapter is the make the user familiar with the various parts of the robot and to provide guidelines for the safe usage of this equipment.

  10. Center of Cardiac Surgery Robotic Computerized Telemanipulation as Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Advanced Heart Care

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    2011-10-01

    Robotic OR Appendix E: Comparison Chart of daVinci Simulator Skill Sets and Training Exercise Activities 1 INTRODUCTION Robotic surgery recently...techniques in endoscopic cardiac bypass surgery is important not only for surgeons and surgical teams just beginning to perform robotic surgery , but also...Director, Robotic Surgery Scott Keith, PhD Faculty, Division of Biostatistics Rebecca O’Shea, MBA Senior Vice President for Clinical

  11. O sertanejo além-mar : identidade regional e imigração goiana na República da Irlanda

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    A partir da análise de um fluxo emigratório de brasileiros de Goiás em direção à República da Irlanda, esta tese tem como objetivo compreender como os elementos da identidade regional desses imigrantes são reforçados, negociados ou negados no contexto da vida no exterior. Procurei, ainda, entender como essa experiência impacta as leituras que esses sujeitos fazem do lugar ao qual pertencem e dos lugares pelos quais transitam. A etnografia e a coleta de dados foram realizadas no Brasil e na Ir...

  12. El deber de mitigar el daño en la Convención de Viena de 1980 sobre compraventa internacional de mercaderías: Una breve aproximación al tema.

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    Maximiliano Rodríguez Fernández

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    Full Text Available El deber de mitigar el daño se presenta como una derivación o una consecuencia natural del principio de la Buena Fe. Principio éste reconocido en numerosas sentencias arbitrales bajo diferentes denominaciones entre las que se destaca, el principio general del deber de información, el principio de negociar de buena fe, o el principio de ejecutar los contratos de buena fe. También se hace relación al Principio general del acreedor de disminuir el daño sufrido, el cual tiene su origen en la llamada “Duty to Mitigate” del Common Law. En el presente documento nos referiremos al deber de mitigar el daño tal y como ha sido contemplado en la Convención de Viena de 1980. Lo anterior, no sólo por la importancia de este instrumento para el comercio internacional, sino también porque el mismo ya ha sido sujeto de incorporación a la legislación colombiana y como tal consideramos es un buen punto de partida para el estudio del deber de mitigar en el derecho de los contratos. Lo anterior, no sin antes repasar brevemente las disposiciones sobre los efectos del incumplimiento y la indemnización de daños y perjuicios en la Convención de Viena de 1980.

  13. El deber de mitigar el daño en la Convención de Viena de 1980 sobre compraventa internacional de mercaderías: Una breve aproximación al tema.

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    Maximiliano Rodríguez Fernández

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    Full Text Available El deber de mitigar el daño se presenta como una derivación o una consecuencia natural del principio de la Buena Fe. Principio éste reconocido en numerosas sentencias arbitrales bajo diferentes denominaciones entre las que se destaca, el principio general del deber de información, el principio de negociar de buena fe, o el principio de ejecutar los contratos de buena fe. También se hace relación al Principio general del acreedor de disminuir el daño sufrido, el cual tiene su origen en la llamada “Duty to Mitigate” del Common Law. En el presente documento nos referiremos al deber de mitigar el daño tal y como ha sido contemplado en la Convención de Viena de 1980. Lo anterior, no sólo por la importancia de este instrumento para el comercio internacional, sino también porque el mismo ya ha sido sujeto de incorporación a la legislación colombiana y como tal consideramos es un buen punto de partida para el estudio del deber de mitigar en el derecho de los contratos. Lo anterior, no sin antes repasar brevemente las disposiciones sobre los efectos del incumplimiento y la indemnización de daños y perjuicios en la Convención de Viena de 1980.

  14. Robotics_MobileRobot Navigation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Robots and rovers exploring planets need to autonomously navigate to specified locations. Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) and the University of Minnesota...

  15. Robots Social Embodiment in Autonomous Mobile Robotics

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    Brian Duffy

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available This work aims at demonstrating the inherent advantages of embracing a strong notion of social embodiment in designing a real-world robot control architecture with explicit ?intelligent? social behaviour between a collective of robots. It develops the current thinking on embodiment beyond the physical by demonstrating the importance of social embodiment. A social framework develops the fundamental social attributes found when more than one robot co-inhabit a physical space. The social metaphors of identity, character, stereotypes and roles are presented and implemented within a real-world social robot paradigm in order to facilitate the realisation of explicit social goals.

  16. Avaliação in vivo da qualidade protéica do champignon do Brasil (Agaricusbrasiliensis Wasser et al. In vivo protein quality evaluation of champignon do Brasil (Agaricus brasiliensis Wasser et al.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O trabalho aqui descrito trata da avaliação de uma dieta experimental contendo Champingnon do Brasil (Agaricus brasiliensis como fonte de proteína em um modelo experimental de ratos. MÉTODOS: Para este propósito, foram selecionados 24 ratos Wistar machos, recém desmamados (21 dias divididos em 3 grupos de 8 animais cada, que foram alimentados com uma dieta padrão de caseína, ou com uma dieta experimental de proteína de Agaricus brasiliensis ambas contendo 10% de proteína e isoenergéticas ou ainda, com uma dieta com muito baixo teor de proteína. O ensaio biológico foi realizado em 28 dias, ao longo dos quais se determinou a concentração de nitrogênio na urina e nas fezes, além dos cálculos do Quociente de Eficiência Alimentar (ganho de peso dividido pelo consumo de dieta, do Quociente de Eficiência Protéica (ganho de peso dividido pelo consumo de proteína, da Razão Protéica Líquida (ganho de peso corrigido dividido pelo consumo de proteína e da Digestibilidade Verdadeira. RESULTADOS: Os resultados demonstraram que quando o Champignon do Brasil foi utilizado como fonte exclusiva de proteína na dieta, os índices de qualidade protéica apresentaram-se baixos (Quociente de Eficiência Alimentar=0,08, Quociente de Eficiência Protéica=0,92 e Razão Protéica Líquida=3,00, quando comparados com a dieta padrão caseína (Quociente de Eficiência Alimentar=0,30, Quociente de Eficiência Protéica=3,05 e Razão Protéica Líquida=4,21. Os índices obtidos para o grupo Agaricus mostraram-se comparáveis àqueles apresentados por alguns tipos de proteína vegetal e podem ser explicados por sua limitação em aminoácidos essenciais, notadamente a lisina e a leucina, respectivamente primeiro e segundo aminoácido limitante. CONCLUSÃO: Os dados apontam para a utilização da proteína do Agaricus brasiliensis como uma boa fonte para complementação protéica, quando combinada com outras culturas vegetais comuns na

  17. Além do mecanicismo e do vitalismo: a "normatividade da vida" em Georges Canguilhem Beyond mechanism and vitalism: the "normativity of life" according to Georges Canguilhem

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    Full Text Available Discutimos a epistemologia das ciências da vida e das ciências da saúde de Georges Canguilhem, revendo sua crítica à concepção mecanicista da normalidade e da patologia e seu posicionamento frente ao vitalismo. Sugerimos que, enfatizando o conceito de "normatividade da vida", Canguilhem teria apontado para uma superação da oposição entre mecanicismo e vitalismo. Para tal, fazemos uma breve comparação da "normatividade da vida" com o conceito contemporâneo de auto-organização de Michel Debrun, argumentando que a emergência da norma vital se situa num estágio secundário de um processo de (auto-organização da vida e, portanto, tal normatividade não teria a conotação vitalista, erroneamente atribuída a Canguilhem.We discuss the epistemology of the sciences of life and health elaborated by Georges Canguilhem. First we review his criticism to mechanicist concepts of normality and pathology, and his position regarding vitalism. We suggest that, when emphasizing the concept of "normativity of life", Canguilhem goes beyond the dichotomy of mechanism and vitalism. We make a brief comparison of his concept of "normativity of life" with the contemporary concept of "self-organization" proposed by Michel Debrun, arguing that the emergency of the vital norm occurs on the second stage of the process of life self-organization and therefore such normativity does not have the vitalist connotation erroneously attributed to Canguilhem.

  18. Estudo da viabilidade de obtenção de cerâmicas de SiC por infiltração espontânea de misturas eutéticas de Y2O3-AlN, Y2O3-Al2O3, R2O3-AlN Study of the viability to produce SiC ceramics by Y2O3-AlN, Y2O3-Al2O3, R2O3-AlN spontaneous infiltration

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    Full Text Available As cerâmicas de carbeto de silício, SiC, apresentam excelentes propriedades quando obtidas por infiltração de determinados líquidos. Na infiltração o tempo de contato entre o líquido e o SiC a temperaturas elevadas é muito curto, diminuindo a probabilidade de formação dos produtos gasosos que interferem negativamente na resistência da peça final, como ocorre na sinterização via fase líquida. O objetivo deste trabalho é mostrar uma correlação entre molhabilidade e capacidade de infiltração de alguns aditivos em compactos de SiC. Foram preparados compactos de SiC por prensagem isostática a frio e posterior pré-sinterização via fase sólida. Nesses compactos foram infiltradas misturas de Y2O3-AlN, Y2O3-Al2O3, R2O3-AlN, nas composições eutéticas, 10 ºC acima da temperatura de fusão das respectivas misturas por 4, 8 e 12 min. Após infiltração, as amostras foram analisadas quanto à densidade aparente e real, fases cristalinas, microestrutura e grau de infiltração, sendo que as amostras infiltradas com Y2O3-AlN apresentaram melhores resultados.Silicon carbide ceramics, SiC, obtained by liquid infiltration have shown excellent properties. In infiltration process the contact time of the liquid with SiC at elevated temperature is short, decreasing the probability to form gaseous products that contribute negatively in the final product properties. This phenomenon occurs during SiC liquid phase sintering. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the correlation between wettability and infiltration tendency of some additives in SiC compacts. SiC compacts were prepared by cold isostatic pressing followed by solid phase pre-sintering. Into the compacts were introduced Y2O3-AlN, Y2O3-Al2O3, R2O3-AlN liquids with eutectic compositions at a temperature 10 ºC higher than the melting point of each mixture for 4, 8 and 12 min. Before infiltration, the samples were analyzed by determining densities, crystalline phases

  19. Springer handbook of robotics

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    The second edition of this handbook provides a state-of-the-art cover view on the various aspects in the rapidly developing field of robotics. Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The credible prospect of practical robots among humans is the result of the scientific endeavour of a half a century of robotic developments that established robotics as a modern scientific discipline. The ongoing vibrant expansion and strong growth of the field during the last decade has fueled this second edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics. The first edition of the handbook soon became a landmark in robotics publishing and won the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics as well as the organization’s Award for Engineering & Technology. The second edition o...

  20. Lightweight Robotic Excavation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Lightweight robotic excavators address the need for machines that dig, collect, transport and dump lunar soil. Robust and productive small robots enable mining rich...

  1. Robotic prostatectomy surgery.

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    Starnes, Danielle N; Sims, Terran Warren

    2006-04-01

    Despite the minimally invasive nature of the robotic prostatectomy procedure, there are still many cultural, environmental, and social issues that must be addressed. The following case study emphasizes that patient education is key to successful outcomes following robotic prostatectomy.

  2. Project ROBOTICS 2008

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    Conrad, Finn

    Mathematical modelling of Alto Robot, direct- and inverse kinematic transformation,simulation and path control applying MATLAB/SIMULINK.......Mathematical modelling of Alto Robot, direct- and inverse kinematic transformation,simulation and path control applying MATLAB/SIMULINK....

  3. Project Tasks in Robotics

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    Sørensen, Torben; Hansen, Poul Erik

    1998-01-01

    Description of the compulsary project tasks to be carried out as a part of DTU course 72238 Robotics......Description of the compulsary project tasks to be carried out as a part of DTU course 72238 Robotics...

  4. Robotic Surveying

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    Suzy Cantor-McKinney; Michael Kruzic

    2007-03-01

    ZAPATA ENGINEERING challenged our engineers and scientists, which included robotics expertise from Carnegie Mellon University, to design a solution to meet our client's requirements for rapid digital geophysical and radiological data collection of a munitions test range with no down-range personnel. A prime concern of the project was to minimize exposure of personnel to unexploded ordnance and radiation. The field season was limited by extreme heat, cold and snow. Geographical Information System (GIS) tools were used throughout this project to accurately define the limits of mapped areas, build a common mapping platform from various client products, track production progress, allocate resources and relate subsurface geophysical information to geographical features for use in rapidly reacquiring targets for investigation. We were hopeful that our platform could meet the proposed 35 acres per day, towing both a geophysical package and a radiological monitoring trailer. We held our breath and crossed our fingers as the autonomous Speedrower began to crawl across the playa lakebed. We met our proposed production rate, and we averaged just less than 50 acres per 12-hour day using the autonomous platform with a path tracking error of less than +/- 4 inches. Our project team mapped over 1,800 acres in an 8-week (4 days per week) timeframe. The expertise of our partner, Carnegie Mellon University, was recently demonstrated when their two autonomous vehicle entries finished second and third at the 2005 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge. 'The Grand Challenge program was established to help foster the development of autonomous vehicle technology that will some day help save the lives of Americans who are protecting our country on the battlefield', said DARPA Grand Challenge Program Manager, Ron Kurjanowicz. Our autonomous remote-controlled vehicle (ARCV) was a modified New Holland 2550 Speedrower retrofitted to allow the machine

  5. Daño al ADN en mujeres expuestas al humo de la leña en Chiapas, México DNA damage in women exposed to firewod fuel smoke , in Chiapas, México

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    Crispín Herrera-Portugal

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente alrededor de la cuarta parte de la población mexicana, entre 25 y 28 millones de habitantes, cocina con leña, Sin embargo, el humo de la leña contiene una amplia gama de sustancias tóxicas, entre ellas el monóxido de carbono (CO cuyo impacto en la salud de la población rural debe ser estudiado. Por esto, el potencial daño al ADN asociado con la exposición a CO de 30 mujeres que cocinaban con leña en Chiapas, México, fue evaluado por el ensayo cometa. Los resultados se compararon con 30 controles comparables en edad y condiciones socioeconómicas, quienes cocinaban con gas licuado de petróleo (GLP. Se obtuvieron muestras de sangre total para medir carboxihemoglobina (COHb y llevar a cabo el ensayo cometa. Se encontró diferencia significativa (PCurrently, about a quarter of the Mexican population, between 25 and 28 million people, cook with firewood. However, wood smoke contains a wide range of toxic substances, including carbon monoxide (CO whose impact on health of the rural population should be studied. Therefore, the potential DNA damage associated with the exposition to CO of 30 women who cooked with wood in Chiapas, Mexico, was assessed using Comet Assay. Results were compared with 30 controls of similar age and socioeconomic status, who cooked with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG. We obtained whole blood samples to measure carboxyhemoglobin (% COHb and perform the comet assay. There was a significant difference (P <0.001 in the percentages of COHb between women who cooked with wood (mean= 6.6% and those who did it with LPG (mean=1.8% being 3.6 times higher in the former compared with the latter. There was a significant difference in comet tail length between the two groups examined (mean 18.5 +/- 4.21 versus 5.97 +/- 1.0 μm, P <0.001 and tail moment (mean 4.55 +/- 1.5 versus 1.5 +/- 0.40, P <0.001. The results of this study strongly suggest that exposure to carbon monoxide and compounds present in wood smoke can cause

  6. Beyond Speculative Robot Ethics

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    2010-01-01

    In this article we develop a dialogue model for robot technology experts and designated users to discuss visions on the future of robotics in long-term care. Our vision assessment study aims for more distinguished and more informed visions on future robots. Surprisingly, our experiment also lead to some promising co-designed robot concepts in which jointly articulated moral guidelines are embedded. With our model we think to have designed an interesting response on a recent call for a less sp...

  7. The robot programming network

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    Cervera Mateu, Enric; Martinet, Philippe; Marín Prades, Raúl; Moughlbay, Amine A.; Pascual del Pobil Ferré, Ángel; Alemany, Jaime; Esteller Curto, Roger; Casañ Núñez, Gustavo Adolfo

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    The Robot Programming Network (RPN) is an initiative for creating a network of robotics education laboratories with remote programming capabilities. It consists of both online open course materials and online servers that are ready to execute and test the programs written by remote students. Online materials include introductory course modules on robot programming, mobile robotics and humanoids, aimed to learn from basic concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math...

  8. Probabilistic Algorithms in Robotics

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    2000-01-01

    This article describes a methodology for programming robots known as probabilistic robotics. The probabilistic paradigm pays tribute to the inherent uncertainty in robot perception, relying on explicit representations of uncertainty when determining what to do. This article surveys some of the progress in the field, using in-depth examples to illustrate some of the nuts and bolts of the basic approach. My central conjecture is that the probabilistic approach to robotics scales better to compl...

  9. Introduction to robotics

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    Vukobratovic, M.

    1989-01-01

    This book is organized into nine chapters. Chapter 1 presents general robot characteristics concerning the classification of robot systems, the general specification of robot mechanisms and the specification of manipulation robots. Chapter 2 is devoted to manipulation robot kinematics. It treats the kinematic structure of manipulation robots, the types of kinematic configurations, the kinematic model of manipulation robots, based on the Denavit-Hartenberg (homogeneous) coordinates. The inverse problem of kinematics is formulated and the basic principles of robot trajectory synthesis are given. Chapter 3 contains the fundamentals of studying robot dynamics. It presents the automated construction of the dynamic equations of motion, the modelling of actuator dynamics and the effect of fundamental vibration on the robot dynamics. The class of tasks involving constrained gripper motion is also presented. The problems of manipulation robot control are discussed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 is devoted to the microcomputer implementation of control algorithms. It presents the basic elements of today's robot control systems as well as software modules among which communication-command module, kinematic module and dynamic (servosystem) module deserve to be especially mentioned. Manipulation robot programming is treated in Chapter 6. Chapter 7 deals with the sensors used in robotics: position sensors (potentiometers, encoders, resolvers), environment sensors (force sensors, tactile sensors, proximity sensors) and vision sensors (scene illumination, special vision sensors, lasers). The elements of industrial robot design and application are discussed in Chapter 8. In Chapter 9 the authors try to unify in a systematic way major problems (and possible solutions) encountered with factory automation by integrating one or more robots and several machine tools into work cell, flexible manufacturing line and assembly systems. (orig./HP) With 228 figs.

  10. RHOBOT: Radiation hardened robotics

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    Bennett, P.C.; Posey, L.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1997-10-01

    A survey of robotic applications in radioactive environments has been conducted, and analysis of robotic system components and their response to the varying types and strengths of radiation has been completed. Two specific robotic systems for accident recovery and nuclear fuel movement have been analyzed in detail for radiation hardness. Finally, a general design approach for radiation-hardened robotics systems has been developed and is presented. This report completes this project which was funded under the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program.

  11. Ground Vehicle Robotics

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    2013-08-20

    Ground Vehicle Robotics Jim Parker Associate Director, Ground Vehicle Robotics UNCLASSIFIED: Distribution Statement A. Approved for public...DATE 20 AUG 2013 2. REPORT TYPE Briefing Charts 3. DATES COVERED 09-05-2013 to 15-08-2013 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Ground Vehicle Robotics 5a...Willing to take Risk on technology -User Evaluated -Contested Environments -Operational Data Applied Robotics for Installation & Base Ops -Low Risk

  12. Robotics Research for Cybersecurity

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    2012-01-24

    Wei-Min Shen 1/24/12 Page 1 of 3 Robotics Research for Cybersecurity Wei-Min Shen Polymorphic Robotics Laboratory USC/ISI, 4676 Admiralty Way...Marina del Rey, CA 90292 Phone: 310-448-8710, Fax: 310-822-0751 Email: shen@isi.edu, Web: http://www.isi.edu/ robots / Executive Summary This...project is to conduct a comprehensive study of robotics research in the context of cybersecurity. Specifically, 1) Create a realistic cybersecurity test

  13. Tool Changer For Robot

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    Voellmer, George M.

    1992-01-01

    Mechanism enables robot to change tools on end of arm. Actuated by motion of robot: requires no additional electrical or pneumatic energy to make or break connection between tool and wrist at end of arm. Includes three basic subassemblies: wrist interface plate attached to robot arm at wrist, tool interface plate attached to tool, and holster. Separate tool interface plate and holster provided for each tool robot uses.

  14. Toward Integrated Soccer Robots

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    Shen, Wei-Min; Adibi, Jafar; Adobbati, Rogelio; Cho, Bonghan; Erdem, Ali; Moradi, Hadi; Salemi, Behnam; Tejada, Sheila

    1998-01-01

    Robot soccer competition provides an excellent opportunity for integrated robotics research. In particular, robot players in a soccer game must recognize and track objects in real time, navigate in a dynamic field, collaborate with teammates, and strike the ball in the correct direction. All these tasks demand robots that are autonomous (sensing, thinking, and acting as independent creatures), efficient (functioning under time and resource constraints), cooperative (collaborating with each ot...

  15. Multisensor Demining Robot

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    The paper describes an advanced multisensor demining robot. The robot transport system is based on a simple structure using pneumatic drive elements. The robot has robust design and can carry demining equipment up to 100 kg over rough terrains. Due to the adaptive possibilities of pedipulators to obstacles, the robot can adjust the working position of the demining sensors while searching for mines. The detection block consists of a metal detector, an infrared detector, and a chemical explosiv...

  16. O impacto da asma, da rinite alérgica e da respiração oral na qualidade de vida de crianças e adolescentes Impact of asthma, allergic rhinitis and mouth breathing in life quality of children and adolescents

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    Silvia Márcia Andrade Campanha

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: qualidade de vida em pacientes com doenças respiratórias. OBJETIVO: rever a literatura enfocando o impacto da asma, da rinite alérgica e da respiração oral na qualidade de vida do paciente, as relações entre essas morbidades e medidas que possam diminuir esse impacto. CONCLUSÃO: há consenso na literatura de que existe inter-relação dessas co-morbidades. O impacto da asma, rinite alérgica e respiração oral afetam diretamente a qualidade de vida do indivíduo não só pela alteração respiratória, mas, também pelos prejuízos comportamentais, funcionais e físicos que ocasionam. O controle dessas morbidades é um tema usual na literatura. Novas propostas terapêuticas englobam o envolvimento de equipes multiprofissionais. Há programas de saúde estruturados com essa visão e objetivam não só melhorar a condição respiratória, mas, também propõem medidas que analisam a qualidade de vida e possibilitam avaliação global do paciente.BACKGROUND: quality of life for patient with breathing illnesses. PURPOSE: to review specialized literature focusing on the impact of asthma, allergic rhinitis and mouth breathing on patient's life quality, the relationship between these illnesses and measures that can reduce this impact. CONCLUSION: it is a consensus in the specialized literature that there is a relationship between these illnesses. Asthma, allergic rhinitis and mouth breathing affect the person's life quality not only producing breathing disorder but also causing behavioral, functional and physical damage. Controlling these illnesses is a usual subject in the specialized literature. New therapeutic proposals include the involvement of multiprofessional teams. There are health programs whose goals are not only the improvement of respiratory condition. They also propose measures that analyze life quality and make possible patient's global evaluation.

  17. Robots al servicio del ser humano

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    Fernández-Alonso, M. Carmen; Platón, María

    2015-01-01

    Cartel anunciador de la charla; Presentación del ciclo de charlas “Jam Science-Divulgación Científica” celebradas en el Moe Club (Alberto Alcocer, 32, Madrid) el penúltimo martes de cada mes de 20.00 a 22.00h, desde enero de 2015. Ponente: Dra. Elena García, Centro de Automática y Robótica (CSIC-UPM). Promotora y co-fundadora de Marsi-Bionics. Esta actividad formó parte de la "Semana de la Ciencia" en su edición en Madrid. Grabación y edición de los vídeos: Agora Mundi.

  18. Beyond Speculative Robot Ethics

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    Smits, M.; Van der Plas, A.

    2010-01-01

    In this article we develop a dialogue model for robot technology experts and designated users to discuss visions on the future of robotics in long-term care. Our vision assessment study aims for more distinguished and more informed visions on future robots. Surprisingly, our experiment also lead to

  19. Building a Better Robot

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    Navah, Jan

    2012-01-01

    Kids love to build robots, letting their imaginations run wild with thoughts of what they might look like and what they could be programmed to do. Yet when students use cereal boxes and found objects to make robots, often the projects look too similar and tend to fall apart. This alternative allows students to "build" robots in a different way,…

  20. "Integrative Social Robotics"

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    2016-01-01

    -regulatory and descriptive questions that currently are kept too far apart. Currently HRI research investigates what social robots can do and robo-ethicists deliberate afterwards what robots should do. However, given the rapid pace of the robotics industry, descriptive and regulatory questions must be treated in combination...

  1. Language grounding in robots

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    2012-01-01

    Covers all aspects of language interaction with robots, from embodiment, action and perception to conceptualization and grammar in a single volume Discusses several significant innovations, such as robotic embodiment, evolutionary derivation of neural controllers, embodied cognitive semantics and fluid construction grammar Presents the new humanoid robot platform, Myon, used by an increasing number of research laboratories

  2. Learning robotics using Python

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    Joseph, Lentin

    2015-01-01

    If you are an engineer, a researcher, or a hobbyist, and you are interested in robotics and want to build your own robot, this book is for you. Readers are assumed to be new to robotics but should have experience with Python.

  3. Estudo da assistência integral à criança e ao adolescente através da pesquisa qualitativa Estudio de asistencia integral al niño y al adolescente a través de la investigación cualitativa Qualitative study on integral care to children and adolescents

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    Semiramis Melani Melo Rocha

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem o objetivo de apresentar o referencial teórico e a metodologia que embasa a pesquisa qualitativa desenvolvida pelo Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Saúde da Criança e do Adolescente da Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, tendo por objeto de investigação a assistência integral à saúde da criança e do adolescente. Inicialmente, as autoras apresentam o setor saúde na sociedade brasileira atual no qual desenvolvem-se as ações de saúde, passando à apresentação do Grupo de Estudos em questão. Desenvolvem, a seguir, o referencial teórico metodológico, definindo as categorias analíticas - política e políticas sociais, organização tecnológica do trabalho, serviços de saúde, criança e família. Finalizando, apresentam uma síntese dos resultados de algumas investigações concluídas nos três últimos anos (1995 a 1997.Este artículo tiene como objetivo presentar el referencial teórico y la metodología en la que se fundamenta la investigación cualitativa, desarrollada por el grupo de estudios e investigación del niño y del adolescente de la Escuela de Enfermería de Ribeirão Preto de la Universidad de San Pablo - Brasil; inicialmente las autorasa presentan al sector salud en la sociedad Brasileña actual, en el cual desarrollan las acciones de salud y luego presentan el grupo de estudio en cuestión. A continuación desarrollan el referencial teórico y metodológico, definiendo las categorías analíticas, política y políticas sociales, organización tecnológica del trabajo, servivicios de salud, niño y familia. Al finalizar presentan una síntesis de resultados de algunas investigaciones concluidas en los últimos años (1995 a 1997.This paper presents the theoretical reference and methodology applied by the Group of Study on Children's and Adolescent's Health of the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, in their qualitative research aiming

  4. Procedures and research status of Da Vinci robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy%达芬奇机器人手术系统辅助下食管切除手术方式及研究现状

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    李鹤成; 陈醒狮

    2015-01-01

    Esophageal cancer is one kind of the common gastrointestinal cancers, which is a serious threat to health and life of human beings.Esophagectomy with systematic lymphadenectomy is still the most effective treatment method for early and resectable esophageal cancer.However, due to the complex paraesophageal anatomy, there are some great difficulties need to be overcome in traditional open surgery and minimally invasive esophagectomy(MIE), such as the exposure and separation of esophagus together with tumor, lymph node dissection, etc.Da Vinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, USA) with the advantages like 3-dimensional view, accuracy and stability, has been used to perform robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) in many countries including China.Frequently-used procedures of RAMIE include McKeown procedure, Ivor-Lewis procedure and transhiatal esophagectomy (THE).This review makes an introduction to the methods and applications of these 3 procedures, and the research status of RAMIE.%食管癌是消化道常见恶性肿瘤,严重威胁人类生命和健康.食管切除、系统淋巴结清扫仍然是早期可切除食管癌最有效的治疗方式.然而,由于食管周围解剖结构复杂,食管及肿瘤在术中暴露、分离以及淋巴结清扫成为传统开放手术和微创食管切除术(MIE)中的难点.达芬奇机器人手术系统具有三维成像、操作精确稳定等优点.目前,包括我国在内的多个国家已开展达芬奇机器人手术系统辅助下食管切除术(RAMIE).笔者将对经右胸-腹-颈部路径食管切除术、经右胸和上腹路径切除胸腔内食管胃吻合术、经裂孔食管切除术这3种手术方式的方法、应用情况以及RAMIE的研究现状进行深入探讨.

  5. Robot 2015 : Second Iberian Robotics Conference : Advances in Robotics

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    Moreira, António; Lima, Pedro; Montano, Luis; Muñoz-Martinez, Victor

    2016-01-01

    This book contains a selection of papers accepted for presentation and discussion at ROBOT 2015: Second Iberian Robotics Conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, November 19th-21th, 2015. ROBOT 2015 is part of a series of conferences that are a joint organization of SPR – “Sociedade Portuguesa de Robótica/ Portuguese Society for Robotics”, SEIDROB – Sociedad Española para la Investigación y Desarrollo de la Robótica/ Spanish Society for Research and Development in Robotics and CEA-GTRob – Grupo Temático de Robótica/ Robotics Thematic Group. The conference organization had also the collaboration of several universities and research institutes, including: University of Minho, University of Porto, University of Lisbon, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, University of Aveiro, University of Zaragoza, University of Malaga, LIACC, INESC-TEC and LARSyS. Robot 2015 was focussed on the Robotics scientific and technological activities in the Iberian Peninsula, although open to research and delegates from other...

  6. [Haptic tracking control for minimally invasive robotic surgery].

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    Xu, Zhaohong; Song, Chengli; Wu, Wenwu

    2012-06-01

    Haptic feedback plays a significant role in minimally invasive robotic surgery (MIRS). A major deficiency of the current MIRS is the lack of haptic perception for the surgeon, including the commercially available robot da Vinci surgical system. In this paper, a dynamics model of a haptic robot is established based on Newton-Euler method. Because it took some period of time in exact dynamics solution, we used a digital PID arithmetic dependent on robot dynamics to ensure real-time bilateral control, and it could improve tracking precision and real-time control efficiency. To prove the proposed method, an experimental system in which two Novint Falcon haptic devices acting as master-slave system has been developed. Simulations and experiments showed proposed methods could give instrument force feedbacks to operator, and bilateral control strategy is an effective method to master-slave MIRS. The proposed methods could be used to tele-robotic system.

  7. Update on anesthetic complications of robotic thoracic surgery.

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    Campos, J; Ueda, K

    2014-01-01

    In the last decade, there has been increasing use of the da Vinci® robot surgical system to perform minimally invasive thoracic surgery. The robotic technology can be applied for surgery of the lungs, mediastinum, and esophagus. A number of case reports have been shown steep learning curve, and promising surgical outcome with this new technology. However, anesthesia management of the robotic thoracic surgery can be complex and requires further education. For example, most of the cases require sufficient lung collapse in order to provide adequate surgical field. In addition, a unique operative setting, such as patient positioning and capnothorax can make anesthesia management further challenging. Hence, anesthesiologists should have better awareness of adverse events or complications related to the robotic surgery to accomplish successful anesthesia management. This review will focus on the potential complications of robotic thoracic surgery involving the lungs, mediastinum and esophagus.

  8. Robotic laparoscopic surgery: cost and training.

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    Amodeo, A; Linares Quevedo, A; Joseph, J V; Belgrano, E; Patel, H R H

    2009-06-01

    The advantages of minimally invasive surgery are well accepted. Shorter hospital stays, decreased postoperative pain, rapid return to preoperative activity, decreased postoperative ileus, and preserved immune function are among the benefits of the laparoscopic approach. However, the instruments of laparoscopy afford surgeons limited precision and poor ergonomics, and their use is associated with a significant learning curve and the amount of time and energy necessary to develop and maintain such advanced laparoscopic skills is not insignificant. The robotic surgery allows all laparoscopists to perform advanced laparoscopic procedures with greater ease. The potential advantages of surgical robotic systems include making advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures accessible to surgeons who do not have advanced video endoscopic training and broadening the scope of surgical procedures that can be performed using the laparoscopic method. The wristed instruments, x10 magnifications, tremor filtering, scaling of movements and three-dimensional view allow the urologist to perform the intricate dissection and anastomosis with high precision. The robot is not, however, without significant disadvantages as compared with traditional laparoscopy. These include greater expense and consumption of operating room resources such as space and the availability of skilled technical staff, complete elimination of tactile feedback, and more limited options for trocar placement. The current cost of the da Vinci system is $ 1.2 million and annual maintenance is $ 138000. Many studies suggest that depreciation and maintenance costs can be minimised if the number of robotic cases is increased. The high cost of purchasing and maintaining the instruments of the robotic system is one of its many disadvantages. The availability of the robotic systems to only a limited number of centres reduces surgical training opportunities. Hospital administrators and surgeons must define the reasons for

  9. A gestão da demanda em cadeias de suprimentos: uma abordagem além da previsão de vendas Demand management on supply chains: more than sales forecast

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    Daniela de Castro Melo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A gestão da demanda emerge nos campos de conhecimentos da gestão da cadeia de suprimentos e de marketing. Busca-se a rápida e adequada integração das necessidades originadas do mercado na direção dos fornecedores, de modo a balancear e alinhar estrategicamente a demanda com a capacidade operacional ao longo da cadeia de suprimentos. O objetivo deste artigo é propor uma abordagem conceitual para a implantação de um processo efetivo de gestão da demanda em cadeias de suprimentos fornecendo uma visão mais ampla da gestão da demanda como um processo integrado e não uma atividade isolada ou resumida à previsão de vendas. Para o desenvolvimento desta abordagem, realizou-se uma ampla revisão da literatura, usando a metodologia da revisão sistemática de literatura. Os resultados apontam que o primeiro passo da abordagem conceitual consiste na compreensão do mercado por meio da análise das capacidades, restrições, oportunidades dos ambientes interno e externo à empresa. Este conhecimento ditará as diretrizes e práticas estratégicas e operacionais da organização. O processo de gestão da demanda envolve um time multifuncional composto por integrantes de diversos níveis e setores da organização, bem como representantes estratégicos da cadeia de suprimentos (fornecedores e clientes. Este time será responsável pelo desenvolvimento conjunto das previsões de vendas, da elaboração, execução e acompanhamento do plano de negócio. Para isto, os agentes internos e externos da cadeia precisam ter uma orientação para a cadeia de suprimentos. Uma implementação bem conduzida desta abordagem pode melhorar o nível de serviço prestado ao cliente e gerar benefícios substanciais para os resultados financeiros da empresa.Demand management emerges in knowledge fields of supply chain management and marketing. It aims at rapid and appropriate integration of the needs arising from the market towards the suppliers in order to

  10. Learning-based Nonlinear Model Predictive Control to Improve Vision-based Mobile Robot Path Tracking

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    2015-07-01

    Learning -based Nonlinear Model Predictive Control to Improve Vision-based Mobile Robot Path Tracking Chris J. Ostafew Institute for Aerospace Studies... learning from experience. Schoellig et al. (2012) and Ostafew et al. (2013) present ILC algorithms for quadrotors and mobile robots, respectively...presents a Learning -based Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (LB-NMPC) algo- rithm for a path-repeating, mobile robot negotiating large-scale, GPS

  11. Urologic robotic surgery in Korea: Past and present

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    Seo, Ill Young

    2015-01-01

    Since 2005 when the da Vinci surgical system was approved as a medical device by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, 51 systems have been installed in 40 institutions as of May 2015. Although robotic surgery is not covered by the national health insurance service in Korea, it has been used in several urologic fields as a less invasive surgery. Since the first robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in 2005, partial nephrectomy, radical cystectomy, pyeloplasty, and other uro...

  12. El principio de la responsabilidad civil objetiva limitada: un elemento de equilibrio sistémico que no contradice al denominado principio de la reparación integral del daño

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    Gian Franco Rosso Elorriaga

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    Full Text Available La tendencia moderna a objetivar la responsabilidad civil ha generado diferentes incoherencias sistémicas que exigen la introducción de elementos de equilibrio entre la responsabilidad subjetiva y la responsabilidad objetiva. Ante la permanente infracción al principio de la tipicidad, se propone como vía de equilibrio el reconocimiento del principio según el cual no puede haber responsabilidad objetiva sin limitación cuantitativa de la indemnización. Sin embargo, este principio entraría aparentemente en contradicción con otro, denominado principio de la reparación integral del daño. El artículo analiza dicha posible contradicción desde el fundamento moral de ambas clases de responsabilidad, así como del principio de la reparación integral del daño. Además, profundiza la problemática a partir de su elemento esencial, como es el daño resarcible, de modo de verificar qué elementos puede aportar a este aquel principio. En esta perspectiva, se estudia si tiene verdaderamente un carácter normativo, y qué cambios a su respecto produce su reconocimiento expreso a nivel legal o constitucional. Por último, se trata el principio de la reparación integral bajo un concepto distinto al tradicional y que ha venido sosteniéndose en los últimos años, a fin de confrontarlo con la citada contradicción. Al término del artículo, se sintetizan las conclusiones alcanzadas, las cuales concuerdan con la inexistencia de la contradicción entre el principio según el cual no hay responsabilidad objetiva sin limitación cuantitativa y el principio de la reparación integral del daño.

  13. El principio de la responsabilidad civil objetiva limitada: un elemento de equilibrio sistémico que no contradice al denominado principio de la reparación integral del daño

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    Gian Franco Rosso Elorriaga

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La tendencia moderna a objetivar la responsabilidad civil ha generado diferentes incoherencias sistémicas que exigen la introducción de elementos de equilibrio entre la responsabilidad subjetiva y la responsabilidad objetiva. Ante la permanente infracción al principio de la tipicidad, se propone como vía de equilibrio el reconocimiento del principio según el cual no puede haber responsabilidad objetiva sin limitación cuantitativa de la indemnización. Sin embargo, este principio entraría aparentemente en contradicción con otro, denominado principio de la reparación integral del daño. El artículo analiza dicha posible contradicción desde el fundamento moral de ambas clases de responsabilidad, así como del principio de la reparación integral del daño. Además, profundiza la problemática a partir de su elemento esencial, como es el daño resarcible, de modo de verificar qué elementos puede aportar a este aquel principio. En esta perspectiva, se estudia si tiene verdaderamente un carácter normativo, y qué cambios a su respecto produce su reconocimiento expreso a nivel legal o constitucional. Por último, se trata el principio de la reparación integral bajo un concepto distinto al tradicional y que ha venido sosteniéndose en los últimos años, a fin de confrontarlo con la citada contradicción. Al término del artículo, se sintetizan las conclusiones alcanzadas, las cuales concuerdan con la inexistencia de la contradicción entre el principio según el cual no hay responsabilidad objetiva sin limitación cuantitativa y el principio de la reparación integral del daño.

  14. Working hard to make a simple definition of synergies. Comment on: "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by Marco Santello et al.

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    Alessandro, Cristiano; Oliveira Barroso, Filipe; Tresch, Matthew

    2016-07-01

    The paper "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" [1] presents a comprehensive review of the work carried out as part of the EU funded project "The Hand Embodied". The work uses the concept of "synergy" to study the neuromuscular control of the human hand and to design novel robotics systems. The project has been very productive and has made important contributions. We are therefore confident that it will lead to further advancements and experiments in the future.

  15. Command Control for Many-Robot Systems

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    1992-06-01

    Intelligence", American Scientist , vol 77, March-April 1989, pp 139-145. 14. Deneubourg, J.L., et al. ÒThe Dynamics of Collective Sorting Robot-Like Ants...Colony as a Superorganism", American Scientist , Volume 77, November-December 1989, pp 546-553. 16. Braitenberg, V. Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic

  16. Factores asociados al daño múltiple de órganos, en Morgue Central de Lima, enero a diciembre 2010

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    Lapiz, Mary; Instituto de Medicina Legal, Ministerio Público, e Instituto de Patología, UNMSM; Carrera, Rosa; Instituto de Medicina Legal, Ministerio Público, e Instituto de Patología, UNMSM; Casana, Kelly; Instituto de Medicina Legal, Ministerio Público, e Instituto de Patología, UNMSM; Aronés, Shérmany; Instituto de Medicina Legal, Ministerio Público, e Instituto de Patología, UNMSM

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    Introducción: Las confusiones generadas por las denominaciones daño múltiple de órganos (DOM-FOM) en las autopsias de fallecidos con diagnóstico de Síndrome de Disfunción Múltiple de Órganos, no identifican como daño múltiple de órganos (DMO) a las lesiones diagnosticadas, sin diferenciarse daño orgánico del funcional. Entre los factores causales conducentes a estado crítico se menciona: infecciones, quemaduras, traumatismos, cáncer, choque, intoxicaciones, etc. Objetivos: Determinar los fact...

  17. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: Superiority over laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

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    Shiroki, Ryoichi; Fukami, Naohiko; Fukaya, Kosuke; Kusaka, Mamoru; Natsume, Takahiro; Ichihara, Takashi; Toyama, Hiroshi

    2016-02-01

    Nephron-sparing surgery has been proven to positively impact the postoperative quality of life for the treatment of small renal tumors, possibly leading to functional improvements. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is still one of the most demanding procedures in urological surgery. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy sometimes results in extended warm ischemic time and severe complications, such as open conversion, postoperative hemorrhage and urine leakage. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy exploits the advantages offered by the da Vinci Surgical System to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, equipped with 3-D vision and a better degree in the freedom of surgical instruments. The introduction of the da Vinci Surgical System made nephron-sparing surgery, specifically robot-assisted partial nephrectomy, safe with promising results, leading to the shortening of warm ischemic time and a reduction in perioperative complications. Even for complex and challenging tumors, robotic assistance is expected to provide the benefit of minimally-invasive surgery with safe and satisfactory renal function. Warm ischemic time is the modifiable factor during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy to affect postoperative kidney function. We analyzed the predictive factors for extended warm ischemic time from our robot-assisted partial nephrectomy series. The surface area of the tumor attached to the kidney parenchyma was shown to significantly affect the extended warm ischemic time during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy. In cases with tumor-attached surface area more than 15 cm(2) , we should consider switching robot-assisted partial nephrectomy to open partial nephrectomy under cold ischemia if it is imperative. In Japan, a nationwide prospective study has been carried out to show the superiority of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in improving warm ischemic time and complications. By facilitating robotic technology, robot-assisted partial nephrectomy

  18. Walking control of small size humanoid robot: HAJIME ROBOT 18

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    Sakamoto, Hajime; Nakatsu, Ryohei

    2007-12-01

    HAJIME ROBOT 18 is a fully autonomous biped robot. It has been developed for RoboCup which is a worldwide soccer competition of robots. It is necessary for a robot to have high mobility to play soccer. High speed walking and all directional walking are important to approach and to locate in front of a ball. HAJIME ROBOT achieved these walking. This paper describes walking control of a small size humanoid robot 'HAJIME ROBOT 18' and shows the measurement result of ZMP (Zero Moment Point). HAJIME ROBOT won the Robotics Society of Japan Award in RoboCup 2005 and in RoboCup 2006 Japan Open.

  19. [Planning and simulation of minimally-invasive robotic heart surgery].

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    Coste-Manière, Eve; Adhami, Louaï; Severac-Bastide, Renault; Boissonnat, Jean-Daniel; Carpentier, Alain

    2002-04-01

    Due to their numerous advantages, mainly in terms of patient benefit, mini-invasive robotically assisted interventions are gaining in importance in various surgical fields. However, this conversion has its own challenges that stem from both its novelty and complexity. In this paper we propose to accompany the surgeons in their transition, by offering an integrated environment that enables them to make better use of this new technology. The proposed system is patient-dependent, and enables the planning, validation, simulation, teaching and archiving of robotically assisted interventions. The approach is illustrated for a coronary bypass graft using the daVinci tele-operated robot.

  20. Robot skills for manufacturing

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    Pedersen, Mikkel Rath; Nalpantidis, Lazaros; Andersen, Rasmus Skovgaard

    2016-01-01

    -asserting robot skills for manufacturing. We show how a relatively small set of skills are derived from current factory worker instructions, and how these can be transferred to industrial mobile manipulators. General robot skills can not only be implemented on these robots, but also be intuitively concatenated...... in running production facilities at an industrial partner. It follows from these experiments that the use of robot skills, and associated task-level programming framework, is a viable solution to introducing robots that can intuitively and on the fly be programmed to perform new tasks by factory workers....

  1. Advances in robot kinematics

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    Khatib, Oussama

    2014-01-01

    The topics addressed in this book cover the whole range of kinematic analysis, synthesis and design and consider robotic systems possessing serial, parallel and cable driven mechanisms. The robotic systems range from being less than fully mobile to kinematically redundant to overconstrained.  The fifty-six contributions report the latest results in robot kinematics with emphasis on emerging areas such as design and control of humanoids or humanoid subsystems. The book is of interest to researchers wanting to bring their knowledge up to date regarding modern topics in one of the basic disciplines in robotics, which relates to the essential property of robots, the motion of mechanisms.

  2. Teleoperated Humanoid Robot

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    Stefan GRUSHKO

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Article describes technical solution of teleoperated humanoid robotic system. To acquire position data of operator’s body Kinect sensor is used. In article are described mathematical equations used to transform data from Kinect sensor to positions of each servomotor of the robot. Article also describes software and electric structure for both components of the system: robot and operator’s PC. All software solutions are developed using C#. For dynamic simulation of the system a detailed model of the robot has been created in V-Rep, simulation receives same data as real robot.

  3. [Robotics in pediatric surgery].

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    Camps, J I

    2011-10-01

    Despite the extensive use of robotics in the adult population, the use of robotics in pediatrics has not been well accepted. There is still a lack of awareness from pediatric surgeons on how to use the robotic equipment, its advantages and indications. Benefit is still controversial. Dexterity and better visualization of the surgical field are one of the strong values. Conversely, cost and a lack of small instruments prevent the use of robotics in the smaller patients. The aim of this manuscript is to present the controversies about the use of robotics in pediatric surgery.

  4. Mobile Robot Navigation

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    Andersen, Jens Christian

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Robots will soon take part in everyone’s daily life. In industrial production this has been the case for many years, but up to now the use of mobile robots has been limited to a few and isolated applications like lawn mowing, surveillance, agricultural production and military applications....... The research is now progressing towards autonomous robots which will be able to assist us in our daily life. One of the enabling technologies is navigation, and navigation is the subject of this thesis. Navigation of an autonomous robot is concerned with the ability of the robot to direct itself from...

  5. Robots and Art

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    2015-01-01

    We describe the design of an undergraduate course in art and robotics that aims to integrate basic concepts of computer science, robotics and art installation for undergraduate students within the problem-based learning model. Our methodology aims to bridge the gap that separates humanities from...... computer science and engineering education to prepare students to address real world problems in robotics, including human-robotic interaction and HCI. Given the proliferation of interactive, systems-based art works and the continued interest in human-centered factors in robotics research (such...

  6. Application of robotics in general surgery: initial experience.

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    Nguyen, Ninh T; Hinojosa, Marcelo W; Finley, David; Stevens, Melinda; Paya, Mahbod

    2004-10-01

    Robotic surgery was recently approved for clinical use in general abdominal surgery. The aim of this study was to review our experience with the da Vinci surgical system during laparoscopic general surgical procedures. Eighteen patients underwent robotically assisted laparoscopic abdominal surgery between June 2002 and March 2003. Main outcome measures were operative time, room setup time, robotic arm-positioning and surgical time, blood loss, conversion to laparoscopy, length of stay, and morbidity. The types of robotically assisted laparoscopic procedures were excision of gastric leiomyoma (n = 1), Heller myotomy (n = 1), cholecystectomy (n = 2), gastric banding (n = 2), Nissen fundoplication (n = 4), and gastric bypass (n = 8). The mean room setup time was 63 +/- 14 minutes, and the mean robotic arm-positioning time was 16 +/- 7 minutes. Conversion to laparoscopy occurred in two (11%) of 18 cases because of equipment difficulty (n = 1) and technical difficulty (n = 1). Estimated blood loss was 91 +/- 71 mL. The mean operative time was 156 +/- 42 minutes, and the robotic operative time was 27% of the total operative time. The mean length of hospital stay was 2.2 +/- 1.5 days. There was one postoperative wound infection and one anastomotic stricture. Robotically assisted laparoscopic abdominal surgery is feasible and safe; however, the theoretical advantages of the da Vinci surgical system were not clinically apparent.

  7. Herbert: A Second Generation Mobile Robot.

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    1988-01-01

    PROJECT. TASK S Artificial Inteligence Laboratory AREA A WORK UNIT NUMBERS ’ ~ 545 Technology Square Cambridge, MA 02139 11. CONTROLLING OFFICE NAME...AD-AI93 632 WMRT: A SECOND GENERTION MOBILE ROWT(U) / MASSACHUSETTS IMST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB R BROOKS ET AL .JAN l8 Al-M...MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LABORATORY A. I. Memo 1016 January, 1988 HERBERT: A SECOND GENERATION MOBILE ROBOT Rodney A

  8. Robots and lattice automata

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    Adamatzky, Andrew

    2015-01-01

    The book gives a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research and engineering in theory and application of Lattice Automata in design and control of autonomous Robots. Automata and robots share the same notional meaning. Automata (originated from the latinization of the Greek word “αυτόματον”) as self-operating autonomous machines invented from ancient years can be easily considered the first steps of robotic-like efforts. Automata are mathematical models of Robots and also they are integral parts of robotic control systems. A Lattice Automaton is a regular array or a collective of finite state machines, or automata. The Automata update their states by the same rules depending on states of their immediate neighbours. In the context of this book, Lattice Automata are used in developing modular reconfigurable robotic systems, path planning and map exploration for robots, as robot controllers, synchronisation of robot collectives, robot vision, parallel robotic actuators. All chapters are...

  9. An Adaptive Robot Game

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    Hansen, Søren Tranberg; Svenstrup, Mikael; Dalgaard, Lars

    2010-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to describe an adaptive robot game, which motivates elderly people to do a regular amount of physical exercise while playing. One of the advantages of robot based games is that the initiative to play can be taken autonomously by the robot. In this case, the goal...... is to improve the mental and physical state of the user by playing a physical game with the robot. Ideally, a robot game should be simple to learn but difficult to master, providing an appropriate degree of challenge for players with different skills. In order to achieve that, the robot should be able to adapt...... to the behavior of the interacting person. This paper presents a simple ball game between a single player and a mobile robot platform. The algorithm has been validated using simulation and real world experiments....

  10. Cloud Robotics Model

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    Gyula Mester

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cloud Robotics was born from the merger of service robotics and cloud technologies. It allows robots to benefit from the powerful computational, storage, and communications resources of modern data centres. Cloud robotics allows robots to take advantage of the rapid increase in data transfer rates to offload tasks without hard real time requirements. Cloud Robotics has rapidly gained momentum with initiatives by companies such as Google, Willow Garage and Gostai as well as more than a dozen active research projects around the world. The presentation summarizes the main idea, the definition, the cloud model composed of essential characteristics, service models and deployment models, planning task execution and beyond. Finally some cloud robotics projects are discussed.

  11. Marine Robot Autonomy

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    Autonomy for Marine Robots provides a timely and insightful overview of intelligent autonomy in marine robots. A brief history of this emerging field is provided, along with a discussion of the challenges unique to the underwater environment and their impact on the level of intelligent autonomy required.  Topics covered at length examine advanced frameworks, path-planning, fault tolerance, machine learning, and cooperation as relevant to marine robots that need intelligent autonomy.  This book also: Discusses and offers solutions for the unique challenges presented by more complex missions and the dynamic underwater environment when operating autonomous marine robots Includes case studies that demonstrate intelligent autonomy in marine robots to perform underwater simultaneous localization and mapping  Autonomy for Marine Robots is an ideal book for researchers and engineers interested in the field of marine robots.      

  12. Distributed Robotics Education

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    Lund, Henrik Hautop; Pagliarini, Luigi

    2011-01-01

    Distributed robotics takes many forms, for instance, multirobots, modular robots, and self-reconfigurable robots. The understanding and development of such advanced robotic systems demand extensive knowledge in engineering and computer science. In this paper, we describe the concept...... of a distributed educational system as a valuable tool for introducing students to interactive parallel and distributed processing programming as the foundation for distributed robotics and human-robot interaction development. This is done by providing an educational tool that enables problem representation...... to be changed, related to multirobot control and human-robot interaction control from virtual to physical representation. The proposed system is valuable for bringing a vast number of issues into education – such as parallel programming, distribution, communication protocols, master dependency, connectivity...

  13. Para além da autoconsciência moderna: a historiografia de Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Beyond modern self-consciousness: the historiography of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

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    Valdei Lopes de Araujo

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, apresento uma análise dos aspectos historiográficos da obra de Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. Acompanhado o desenvolvimento de sua teoria da modernidade e das conseqüências dessa teoria para a escrita da história e para a auto-consciência disciplinar. Por fim, proponho uma releitura da história da historiografia através dos dois tipos de culturas propostas por Gumbrecht, ou seja, culturas de sentido e culturas de presença. Argumento que mesmo que a historiografia moderna possa ser caracterizada como predominantemente ancorada na produção de sentido, aspectos centrais de sua história só podem ser explicados através de elementos típicos da produção de presença.This paper analyses some historiographical aspects of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht's work, particularly his theory of modernity and its consequences to the writing of history and its disciplinary self-conscious. Finally, it is proposed a reinterpretation of the history of historiography based on the distinction between cultures of presence and cultures of meaning. It is argued that despite the fact that the elements of meaning are predominant in the constitution of modern historiography, the forces acting in its constitution cannot be explained without typical elements of a culture of presence.

  14. Emerging role of robotics in urology

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    Kumar Rajeev

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Robotic assistance is one of the latest additions to the field of laparoscopic surgery. The most commonly used robotic device in Urology is the da Vinci ® system of which over 200 devices are installed worldwide including 3 in India. This robot consists of three or four arms, one of which is used to hold and manipulate the laparoscopic camera while the others are used to manipulate specialized laparoscopic instruments with endowrist ® technology that allows 7 degrees of freedom. The robot is currently used primarily for radical prostatectomies where complex dissection and reconstruction can be performed in less than 2 hours with excellent outcomes. There is a progressive increase in the number of surgeries being performed by this device which allows laparoscopy naοve surgeons to offer the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to their patients. The other surgeries where this device has been used to benefit are pyeloplasty, cystectomy with urinary diversion, nephrectomy and ureteric re-implant. The principal drawbacks of the device are the steep cost of machine and disposables. However, the benefits achieved in terms of improved surgical precision, magnified 3 dimensional vision, scaling of movements, remote surgery and as a teaching tools will help the robot establish a definitive place in the urologic armamentarium.

  15. Robotic surgery in Italy national survey (2011).

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    Santoro, Eugenio; Pansadoro, Vito

    2013-03-01

    Robotic surgery in Italy has become a clinical reality that is gaining increasing acceptance. As of 2011 after the United States, Italy together with Germany is the country with the largest number of active Robotic centers, 46, and da Vinci Robots installed, with at least 116 operators already trained. The number of interventions performed in Italy in 2011 exceeded 6,000 and in 2010 were 4,784, with prevalence for urology, general surgery and gynecology, however these interventions have also begun to be applied in other fields such as cervicofacial, cardiothoracic and pediatric surgery. In Italy Robotic centers are mostly located in Northern Italy, while in the South there are only a few centers, and four regions are lacking altogether. Of the 46 centers which were started in 1999, the vast majority is still operational and almost half handle over 200 cases a year. The quality of the work is also especially high with large diffusion of radical prostatectomy in urology and liver resection and colic in general surgery. The method is very well accepted among operators, over 80 %, and among patients, over 95 %. From the analysis of world literature and a survey carried out in Italy, Robotic surgery, which at the moment could be better defined as telesurgery, represents a significant advantage for operators and a consistent gain for the patient. However, it still has important limits such as high cost and non-structured training of operators.

  16. Robotic Surgery Readiness (RSR): A Prospective Randomized Skills Decay Recognition and Prevention Study

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    2016-08-01

    Readiness, da Vinci Simulator, Virtual Reality, Simulation Curriculum, GEARS - Global Evaluative Assessment of Robotic Skills, Surgical Education 16...Curriculum GEARS - Global Evaluative Assessment of Robotic Skills Surgical Education 6 3. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: What were the major goals of the project...funded institution) was prohibited from providing a sub- contract to an institution that did not have an Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE) clause

  17. Robotic Surgery in Gynecology: An Updated Systematic Review

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    Lori Weinberg

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The introduction of da Vinci Robotic Surgery to the field of Gynecology has resulted in large changes in surgical management. The robotic platform allows less experienced laparoscopic surgeons to perform more complex procedures. In general gynecology and reproductive gynecology, the robot is being increasingly used for procedures such as hysterectomies, myomectomies, adnexal surgery, and tubal anastomosis. Among urogynecology the robot is being utilized for sacrocolopexies. In the field of gynecologic oncology, the robot is being increasingly used for hysterectomies and lymphadenectomies in oncologic diseases. Despite the rapid and widespread adoption of robotic surgery in gynecology, there are no randomized trials comparing its efficacy and safety to other traditional surgical approaches. Our aim is to update previously published reviews with a focus on only comparative observational studies. We determined that, with the right amount of training and skill, along with appropriate patient selection, robotic surgery can be highly advantageous. Patients will likely have less blood loss, less post-operative pain, faster recoveries, and fewer complications compared to open surgery and potentially even laparoscopy. However, until larger, well-designed observational studies or randomized control trials are completed which report long-term outcomes, we cannot definitively state the superiority of robotic surgery over other surgical methods.

  18. Controle commande d'un robot sousmarin

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    Durand, D.; Domingo, J; Levallois, E

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    This system is composed of a high accuracy hydraulic manipulator arm with 6 degrees of freedom, for high loads (2000 daN), using ultrasound proximetry and contact force measurement data to carry out the subsea connection of bottom oil wells. An expert system controls the connection phases and generates the sequences of commands to be executed by the robot. The safety systems and failure modes are also taken into account. A graphic operator station provides easy control. Each connection phase ...

  19. CONTROL PREDICTIVO DE UN ROBOT TIPO SCARA PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF A SCARA ROBOT

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    Oscar Andrés Vivas Albán

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una aplicación eficiente de un control por modelo de referencia sobre un robot de tipo SCARA. El control estudiado es un control predictivo funcional, el que hace uso de un modelo dinámico simplificado del robot. Los ensayos simulados se realizan sobre un robot de cuatro grados de libertad, tipo SCARA. Con el fin de comparar diferentes estrategias de control, se diseña un controlador clásico tipo PID y dos controladores basados en el modelo de referencia. En este último caso el sistema se linealiza y se desacoplada por realimentación, lo que transforma el sistema a controlar en un simple par de integradores. Al sistema lineal y desacoplado resultante se le aplica el control por par calculado y el control predictivo funcional. Los tres controladores estudiados se simulan sobre el robot SCARA con valores numéricos reales. Las pruebas permiten valorar las respuestas de estos controladores en seguimiento de trayectoria, rechazo de perturbaciones y presencia de errores en el modelado con consignas complejas similares a las utilizadas en procesos de fabricación.This paper describes an efficient approach for model based control, applied on a SCARA robot. The studied control is the predictive functional control which uses a simplified dynamical model of the robot. The simulated tests are made on a SCARA type robot, with four DOF. To compare several control strategies, a classical PID control and two model based controllers are designed. In the last case, the model is first linearized and decoupled by feedback, transforming the system into a double set of integrators. Computed torque control and predictive functional control are applied to the linear and decoupled system. The three studied controllers are simulated on the SCARA robot with real numerical values. Tracking performance, disturbance rejection and model robot mismatch are enlightened, using complex machining tasks trajectories and error presence in the modelling

  20. Sigmund Freud: para uma educação além da pedagogia/Sigmund Freud: para una educación más allá del pedagogia

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    Leandro de Lajonquière

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O texto aborda diferentes aspectos da reflexão freudiana em matéria educativa: a diferença entre psicanálise com crianças e a educação, a inviabilidade da profilaxia das neuroses, a educação para a realidade e, finalmente, a possibilidade de se endereçar a palavra às crianças além de toda normativa pedagógica. El texto trata diferentes aspectos de la reflexión freudiana sobre la educación: la diferencia entre psicoanálisis con niños y la educación, la inviabilidad de la psicoprofilaxis, la educación para la realidad y, por último, a posibilidad de hablarle a los niños más allá de toda normativa pedagógica.

  1. Is Ethics of Robotics about Robots? Philosophy of Robotics Beyond Realism and Individualism

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    Coeckelbergh, Mark

    2011-01-01

    If we are doing ethics of robotics, what exactly is the object of our inquiry? This paper challenges 'individualist' robot ontology and 'individualist' social philosophy of robots. It is argued that ethics of robotics should not study and evaluate robotics exclusively in terms of individual machines

  2. Cognitive Robotics, Embodied Cognition and Human-Robot Interaction

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    2010-11-03

    Cognitive Robotics , Embodied Cognition and Human-Robot Interaction Greg Trafton, Ph.D Naval Research Laboratory Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Report...2. REPORT TYPE N/A 3. DATES COVERED - 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Cognitive Robotics , Embodied Cognition and Human-Robot Interaction 5a. CONTRACT...that cognition is for action (embodied cognition) • We are building embodied models for cognitive robotics and human-robot interaction • Online

  3. Robots, intencionalidade e inteligência artificial

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    João de Fernandes Teixeira

    1991-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda problemas filosóficos relativos à natureza da intencionalidade e da representação mental. A primeira parte apresenta um breve histórico dos problemas, percorrendo rapidamente alguns episódios da filosofia clássica e da filosofia contemporânea. A segunda parte examina o Chinese Room Argument (Argumento do Quarto do Chinês formulado por J. Searle. A terceira parte desenvolve alguns argumentos visando mostrar a inadequação do modelo funcionalista de mente na construção de robots. A conclusão (quarta parte aponta algumas alternativas ao modelo funcionalista tradicional, como, por exemplo, o conexionismo.

  4. Het Italiaanse voorzetsel da

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    Boer, M.G. de

    2010-01-01

    SAMENVATTING In een voorzetselstudie in het kader van Jackendoffs semantische theorie wordt het sterk polyseme Italiaanse voorzetsel da geanalyseerd als een verzameling deelbetekenissen waarbij de meeste door een of meer semantische regels afgeleid kunnen worden van de basisbetekenis ruimtelijke He

  5. Arc-welding robot. 2; Yosetsu robot

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    Nishikawa, S. [Yaskawa Electric Corp., Kitakyushu (Japan)

    1995-02-01

    This is an introductory lecture on the selection and handling of arc-welding robot and was explained easily in Q and A style. This is the second of its series and extraction examples of Q and A are Q: type of stations for setting works, A: fixed, slide, inversion, rotary types and their combination, Q: station type for constructing a highly universal system for a wide variety of works, A: a highly universal robot was realized owing to external shaft control function. Recently, one robot can control a maximum of 21 shafts to cope with a variety of works, Q: off-line teaching for arc-welding robot, A: yes. It is available but does not spread as much as for spot since arc welding requires a high tracing accuracy. 12 figs.

  6. Humanlike robots: the upcoming revolution in robotics

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    Bar-Cohen, Yoseph

    2009-08-01

    Humans have always sought to imitate the human appearance, functions and intelligence. Human-like robots, which for many years have been a science fiction, are increasingly becoming an engineering reality resulting from the many advances in biologically inspired technologies. These biomimetic technologies include artificial intelligence, artificial vision and hearing as well as artificial muscles, also known as electroactive polymers (EAP). Robots, such as the vacuum cleaner Rumba and the robotic lawnmower, that don't have human shape, are already finding growing use in homes worldwide. As opposed to other human-made machines and devices, this technology raises also various questions and concerns and they need to be addressed as the technology advances. These include the need to prevent accidents, deliberate harm, or their use in crime. In this paper the state-of-the-art of the ultimate goal of biomimetics, the development of humanlike robots, the potentials and the challenges are reviewed.

  7. Humanlike Robots - The Upcoming Revolution in Robotics

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    Bar-Cohen, Yoseph

    2009-01-01

    Humans have always sought to imitate the human appearance, functions and intelligence. Human-like robots, which for many years have been a science fiction, are increasingly becoming an engineering reality resulting from the many advances in biologically inspired technologies. These biomimetic technologies include artificial intelligence, artificial vision and hearing as well as artificial muscles, also known as electroactive polymers (EAP). Robots, such as the vacuum cleaner Rumba and the robotic lawnmower, that don't have human shape, are already finding growing use in homes worldwide. As opposed to other human-made machines and devices, this technology raises also various questions and concerns and they need to be addressed as the technology advances. These include the need to prevent accidents, deliberate harm, or their use in crime. In this paper the state-of-the-art of the ultimate goal of biomimetics, the development of humanlike robots, the potentials and the challenges are reviewed.

  8. Efficacies of da Vinci robotic and traditional laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer: a Meta analysis%达芬奇机器人手术系统与传统腹腔镜治疗结直肠癌疗效的Meta分析

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    王家胜; 李中福; 杨强; 杨林

    2013-01-01

    Objective To compare the efficacies of da Vinci robotic and traditional laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer.Methods Databases including Pubmed,Cochrane Library,EMBASE,Medline,Wanfang,CNKI,VIP and FMJS were searched,and literatures published before February 2012 were retrieved.Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomized controlled trials (NRCTs) focusing the comparison between da Vinci robotic and laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer were collected.All the literatures retrieved were screened according to preset standards,and the patients were divided into robotic group and laparoscopic group.A meta analysis on the effectiveness of robotic and laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer was carried out using the RevMan 5.1 software.Categorical variables were presented by odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (95 % CI),continuous variables were presented by weighted mean difference (WMD) and 95 % CI.Results One RCT and 10 NRCTs including 974 patients with colorectal cancer were screened out and there were 426 patients in the robotic group and 548 patients in the laparoscopic group.Compared with conventional laparoscopic surgery,longer operation time,lower rate of conversion to laparotomy and shorter anal exsufflation time were observed in the robotic group (WMD =25.61,OR =0.32,WMD =-0.21,P < 0.05).There were no significant differences in the operative blood loss,number of lymph node dissected,distal resection margin,morbidity and duration of hospital stay between the robotic group and the laparoscopic group (WMD =-23.14,-0.31,0.14,OR =1.06,WMD =-0.43,P > 0.05).Conclusion The efficacies of da Vinci robotic and laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of colorectal cancer are comparable,while da Vinci robotic surgery has the features of lower rate of conversion to laparotomy and shorter anal exsufflation time.%目的 比较达芬奇机器人手术系统与传统腹腔镜治疗结直肠癌的疗效.方法

  9. Influência da inserção de fibras de Al2O3/GdAlO3 na resistência mecânica de monolayers e bilayers de cerâmicas odontológicas

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    Ricardo Sgura

    2010-01-01

    O presente estudo avaliou a adição de fibras cerâmicas de 0,5mm de diâmetro de Al2O3/GdAlO3 obtidas por fusão a laser (método LHPG - laser heated pedestal growth) em porcelanas de cobertura dos sistemas In Ceram Alumina, In-Ceram 2000 Al Cubes e In-Ceram 2000 YZ Cubes para CEREC (VITA Zahnfabrik). Barras confeccionadas apenas com a porcelana de cobertura (VM7 ou VM9 - monolayers) ou constituídas por ambas a cerâmica da infraestrutura e porcelana de cobertura (bilayers) receberam as fibras dis...

  10. Advanced Techniques of Industrial Robot Programming

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    Cheng, Frank Shaopeng

    2010-01-01

    Creating accurate robot points is an important task in robot programming. This chapter discussed the advanced techniques used in creating robot points for improving robot operation flexibility and reducing robot production downtime. The theory of robotics shows that an industrial robot system represents a robot point in both Cartesian coordinates and proper joint values. The concepts and procedures of designing accurate robot user tool frame UT[k] and robot user frame UF[i] are essential in t...

  11. Análise comparativa do crescimento de biótipos de picão-preto (Bidens pilosa resistente e suscetível aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS Growth analysis of Bidens pilosa biotypes resistant and susceptible to ALS inhibitor herbicides

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    P.J. Christoffoleti

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available A resistência de biótipos de plantas daninhas aos herbicidas inibidores da acetolactato sintase (ALS é causada pela insensibilidade desta enzima aos herbicidas que inibem sua atividade catalítica. A insensibilidade da enzima é decorrente de uma alteração estrutural, resultado da substituição de certos aminoácidos no sítio de ação do herbicida. Esta alteração na enzima pode eventualmente resultar, além da resistência ao herbicida, em modificações na taxa de crescimento da planta, fato este comprovado para os biótipos resistentes aos herbicidas inibidores do fotossistema II, os quais apresentam taxa de crescimento prejudicada pela alteração no sítio de ação sofrida pelo herbicida. Esta possível diminuição na taxa de crescimento da planta resistente tem conseqüências diretas na competitividade do biótipo e, portanto, na sua dinâmica dentro da população, afetando diretamente as estratégias de manejo da resistência. A presente pesquisa foi desenvolvida com o objetivo de comparar a taxa de crescimento de dois biótipos da planta daninha picão-preto (Bidens pilosa, sendo um resistente e um suscetível aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS. Um experimento foi montado em casa de vegetação, em vasos com capacidade de 5 L, sendo uma planta de cada biótipo por vaso, coletando-se a biomassa seca destas plantas e a área foliar semanalmente, iniciando-se 14 dias após o plantio. Os resultados de crescimento da biomassa e área foliar foram ajustados utilizando-se a função de Richards (log-logística. Desta análise, foram derivadas a taxa de crescimento absoluto (TCA, a taxa de crescimento relativo (TCR e a taxa de assimilação fotossintética líquida (TAL. O biótipo suscetível apresentou peso de biomassa seca superior ao resistente nas primeiras fases do crescimento, porém no final do ciclo o biótipo resistente igualou-se em tamanho de área foliar, pois apresentou, principalmente no início do ciclo de crescimento

  12. Grasping in Robotics

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    2013-01-01

    Grasping in Robotics contains original contributions in the field of grasping in robotics with a broad multidisciplinary approach. This gives the possibility of addressing all the major issues related to robotized grasping, including milestones in grasping through the centuries, mechanical design issues, control issues, modelling achievements and issues, formulations and software for simulation purposes, sensors and vision integration, applications in industrial field and non-conventional applications (including service robotics and agriculture).   The contributors to this book are experts in their own diverse and wide ranging fields. This multidisciplinary approach can help make Grasping in Robotics of interest to a very wide audience. In particular, it can be a useful reference book for researchers, students and users in the wide field of grasping in robotics from many different disciplines including mechanical design, hardware design, control design, user interfaces, modelling, simulation, sensors and hum...

  13. Robotics for Learning

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    Toh, Dennis; Lim, Matthew; Wee, Loo Kang; Ong, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    Teaching Robotics is about empowering students to create and configure robotics devices and program computers to nurture in students the skill sets necessary to play an active role in society. The robot in Figure 1 focuses on the design of scaffolds and physical assembly methods, coupled with a computer logic program to make that makes it move or behave in a very precise (remote controlled or autonomous) manner. This enables students to investigate, explore and refine the program to affect the robots. The Robotics approach takes into account the increasing popularity of Computer Science and the learning by doing (Schank, Berman, & Macpherson, 1999) approach to solve complex problems and use computers meaningfully in learning (Barron & Darling-Hammond, 2008; Jonassen, Howland, Marra, & Crismond, 2008). In Singapore, teachers and students in Woodlands Ring Secondary and Rulang Primary have incorporated robotics to varying extents into formal and informal curricula. In addition, other less expensive ...

  14. ROBOTIC SURGERY: BIOETHICAL ASPECTS

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    SIQUEIRA-BATISTA, Rodrigo; SOUZA, Camila Ribeiro; MAIA, Polyana Mendes; SIQUEIRA, Sávio Lana

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Introduction: The use of robots in surgery has been increasingly common today, allowing the emergence of numerous bioethical issues in this area. Objective: To present review of the ethical aspects of robot use in surgery. Method: Search in Pubmed, SciELO and Lilacs crossing the headings "bioethics", "surgery", "ethics", "laparoscopy" and "robotic". Results: Of the citations obtained, were selected 17 articles, which were used for the preparation of the article. It contains brief presentation on robotics, its inclusion in health and bioethical aspects, and the use of robots in surgery. Conclusion: Robotic surgery is a reality today in many hospitals, which makes essential bioethical reflection on the relationship between health professionals, automata and patients. PMID:28076489

  15. Multigait soft robot.

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    Shepherd, Robert F; Ilievski, Filip; Choi, Wonjae; Morin, Stephen A; Stokes, Adam A; Mazzeo, Aaron D; Chen, Xin; Wang, Michael; Whitesides, George M

    2011-12-20

    This manuscript describes a unique class of locomotive robot: A soft robot, composed exclusively of soft materials (elastomeric polymers), which is inspired by animals (e.g., squid, starfish, worms) that do not have hard internal skeletons. Soft lithography was used to fabricate a pneumatically actuated robot capable of sophisticated locomotion (e.g., fluid movement of limbs and multiple gaits). This robot is quadrupedal; it uses no sensors, only five actuators, and a simple pneumatic valving system that operates at low pressures (< 10 psi). A combination of crawling and undulation gaits allowed this robot to navigate a difficult obstacle. This demonstration illustrates an advantage of soft robotics: They are systems in which simple types of actuation produce complex motion.

  16. 达芬奇机器人辅助腹腔镜下肾癌根治术的疗效及其对护理的影响%Effects of da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy on renal cancer and nursing

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    张曌; 陆建平

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨达芬奇机器人辅助腹腔镜下肾癌根治术的疗效及其对护理的影响.方法 观察9例行达芬奇机器人辅助腹腔镜下肾癌根治术患者(试验组)与10例行传统开放肾癌根治术患者(对照组)的术中出血量、手术时间、下床活动时间、引流管拔除时间以及术后住院天数等,以及两种手术对护理的影响,再进行比较和统计学分析.结果 试验组在术中出血量、引流管拔除时间、下床活动时间、术后住院天数等方面均优于对照组(P<0.05).结论 达芬奇机器人辅助腹腔镜肾癌根治术是一种创伤小、出血昔少和术后恢复快的新医疗方法,能降低护理难度和提高护理的质苗与效率.%Objective To study the outcome and effects of da Vinci robotic surgery on renal tumors and nursing. Methods 19 elderly patients with renal cancer were divided into experimental group (n=9) underwent laparoscopic radical nephrectomy by da Vinci robotic surgery and control group (n = 10) treated with traditional open surgery. The Blood loss, operative time, ambulation time, time to drainage tube removal, and postoperative hospital stay days were evaluated, while the effects of the two kinds of surgeries on the nursing were assessed and compared. Results The blood loss, drainage tube removal time, ambulation time, postoperative hospital stay days in the experimental group were better than the control group. Conclusion da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy is a new medical treatment because of its less invasion, less blood loss and rapid postoperative recovery and can reduce the difficulty of nursing care and improve nursing care quality and efficiency.

  17. Care routines, feeding assistive robotics and the disabled body

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    Nickelsen, Niels Christian Mossfeldt

    Care routines, feeding assistive robotics and the disabled body Niels Christian Mossfeldt NickelsenAbstract for 4S, Barcelona, track 62. Short abstract 300 signs including spacesSeveral feeding assistive robotics are described in the literature, but few studies have explored the reception. I report...... from an ethnographic study of the British Neater-Eater robot in a housing institution for the disabled. Due to a number of values the implementation is something of a balancing act.Long abstract 248 wordsSeveral feeding assistive robotics (FAR) are described in the literature; Neater-Eater; My Spoon...... the result is demeaning (Nickelsen, 2013). During the last decade feeding has broadly been eliminated from nurses’ responsibilities and relegated to non-professionals (Martinsen et al. 2007). It has become low status work and as such it is currently robotized. Despite the lack of knowledge...

  18. La responsabilidad civil derivada de los daños ocasionados al derecho al honor, a la intimidad personal y familiar y a la propia imágen

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    Rovira-Sueiro, María E.

    2011-01-01

    [Resumen] SE ANALIZA LA RESPONSABILIDAD CIVIL EN EL AMBITO ESPECIFICO DE LOS DERECHOS AL HONOR, INTIMIDAD E IMAGEN COMPARANDOLA CON EL REGIMEN COMUN DE RESPONSABILIDAD CIVIL CONTENIDO EN EL ARTICULO 1902 DEL CODIGO CIVIL.

  19. COOPER (COupled OPEration Robot): control de una estructura articular RRR acoplada a un manipulador

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    Perea Fuentes, Iván; García Gómez, Gabriel Jesús; Jara Bravo, Carlos Alberto; Pomares Baeza, Jorge; Candelas Herías, Francisco Andrés; Torres Medina, Fernando

    2011-01-01

    Pendiente de publicación en las actas de las XXXII Jornadas de Automática, Sevilla, 7-9 septiembre 2011. Este artículo presenta el modelado, construcción y control de un robot articular tipo RRR, especialmente diseñado para ser acoplado al extremo de un robot antropomórfico PA-10 de Mitsubishi. A este robot articular de tres grados de libertad se le ha asignado como nombre el acrónimo COOPER (COupled OPEration Robot), y su principal finalidad es dotar al PA-10 de la capacidad de visualizac...

  20. Collaborative Robotics Design Considerations

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    in Multirobot Systems," IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 18, No. 5, October 2002 [3] Batavia, P., "A Survey of Collaborative... Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 18, No.5, Oct. 2002, pp 781-795. [21]Scholtz, J.C., "Human-Robot Interactions: Creating Synergistic Cyber...Parker, L.E, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, pp 185-193. [20] Roumeliotis, S., Bekey, G.A., "Distributed Multirobot Localization," IEEE

  1. Designing Bioinspired Robots Editorial

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    Claudio Moriconi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This IJARS issue is dedicated to a new international conference series, which has been promoted by ENEA and IARP (International Advanced Robotics Programme. The first conference, entitled Bio-inspired Robotics, was held on 14th-15th May 2014 at the ENEA’s Frascati Centre. The conference was dedicated to young researchers and scholars with promising ideas, methods and products for innovation and technology transfer in the field of service robots with bio-inspired design and operation.

  2. Raspberry Pi robotics projects

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    Grimmett, Richard

    2015-01-01

    This book is for enthusiasts who want to use the Raspberry Pi to build complex robotics projects. With the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can construct complex robotics projects that can move, talk, listen, see, swim, or fly. No previous Raspberry Pi robotics experience is assumed, but even experts will find unexpected and interesting information in this invaluable guide.

  3. TARDEC Ground Vehicle Robotics

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    2013-05-30

    TARDEC Ground Vehicle Robotics Mr. Jim Parker, Associate Director Dr. Greg Hudas, Chief Engineer UNCLASSIFIED: Distribution Statement A (OPSEC...TARDEC Ground Vehicle Robotics 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Jim Parker; Greg Hudas 5d. PROJECT...Provide Transition-Ready, Cost-Effective, and Innovative Robotics and Control System Solutions for Manned, Optionally-Manned, and Unmanned Ground Vehicles

  4. Robotics Strategy White Paper

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    2009-03-19

    VIRGINIA 23651-1087 REPlY TO A1Tl!NTlON OF ATFC-DS 19 MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION SUBJECT: Robotics Strategy White Paper 1. The enclosed... Robotics Strategy White Paper is the result of a collaborative effort between the U.S. Anny Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the Tank-Automotive...Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). This paper builds on a confederated Anny robotics "strategy" that is described by senior leader

  5. AMAS Robotics Seminar Brief

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    Unclassified Unclassified 19 July 2011 AMAS ROBOTICS SEMINAR BRIEF Aaron Hart, Product Integrator, RS JPO DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for...19-07-2011 to 19-07-2011 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE robotics seminar brief 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6...12. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT Approved for public release; distribution unlimited 13. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES AMAS ROBOTICS SEMINAR BRIEF 14

  6. Ground Vehicle Robotics Presentation

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    2012-08-14

    Mr. Jim Parker Associate Director Ground Vehicle Robotics Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release Report Documentation Page...Briefing 3. DATES COVERED 01-07-2012 to 01-08-2012 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Ground Vehicle Robotics Presentation 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT...ABSTRACT Provide Transition-Ready, Cost-Effective, and Innovative Robotics and Control System Solutions for Manned, Optionally-Manned, and Unmanned

  7. Amphibious NDT Robots

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    Sattar, Tariq P.; Leon-Rodriguez, Hernando E.; Shang, Jianzhong

    2007-01-01

    Three prototype robots have been developed to gain entry into a large range of oil, petrochemical and process storage tanks. The robots are lightweight and compact so that they can be transported by one or two operators and easily inserted through the smallest manholes. The robots are amphibious, being able to operate in air and while submerged in liquids. They have been tested in water but the design incorporates the features to enable rapid progression to operation in oil and other flammabl...

  8. Robotics in gynecology.

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    Falcone, Tommaso; Goldberg, Jeffrey M

    2003-12-01

    The surgical robot has the potential to enable a laparoscopic approach to procedures that are presently performed by laparotomy due to the technical difficulties intrinsic to laparoscopy. The use of the current robot prototypes are not cost-effective for gynecologic procedures that are already performed by laparoscopy. The rapid evolution of robotics will likely allow for more widespread application in all surgical specialties in the future.

  9. Robotized transcranial magnetic stimulation

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    Richter, Lars

    2014-01-01

    Presents new, cutting-edge algorithms for robot/camera calibration, sensor fusion and sensor calibration Explores the main challenges for accurate coil positioning, such as head motion, and outlines how active robotic motion compensation can outperform hand-held solutions Analyzes how a robotized system in medicine can alleviate concerns with a patient's safety, and presents a novel fault-tolerant algorithm (FTA) sensor for system safety

  10. Robots as Confederates

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    Fischer, Kerstin

    2016-01-01

    This paper addresses the use of robots in experimental research for the study of human language, human interaction, and human nature. It is argued that robots make excellent confederates that can be completely controlled, yet which engage human participants in interactions that allow us to study...... numerous linguistic and psychological variables in isolation in an ecologically valid way. Robots thus combine the advantages of observational studies and of controlled experimentation....

  11. Kinematics of robot wrists

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    Paul, R. P.; Stevenson, C. N.

    1983-05-01

    Robots for use in assembly and other interactive tasks must be able to respond to both forces and velocity commands within their workspace. By considering a general six-joint robot it is shown that all such robots are limited in their ability to respond in orientation to feedback commands. It is also shown that it is simple to predict, if not to avoid, these regions of degeneracy in which the manipulator loses a degree of freedom.

  12. A representação da menina e da mulher no conto de fadas moderno: novos destinos em “Além do bastidor” e “A moça tecelã” de Marina Colasanti

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho pretende investigar a representação da menina e da mulher na obra infantojuvenil de Marina Colasanti. Para tanto, analisaremos dois contos de fadas da escritora: “Além do bastidor” e “A moça tecelã”, ambos publicados no livro “Antes de virar gigante” (2003. A fundamentação teórica desse capítulo está dimensionada a partir dos estudos realizados, entre outros, por Regina Zilberman, Nelly Novaes Coelho, Leonardo Arroyo, Peter Hunt, Marisa Lajolo, Bruno Bettellheim, Propp, pelas importantes análises em torno do caráter formal, estrutural, histórico, e temático que contribuem para uma visão mais consciente e sistemática das narrativas infantis e juvenis de várias épocas. Além dessas análises, apresentaremos a perspectiva de gênero: como a autora permite reflexões acerca das representações da criança e da mulher. A partir disso, intentamos analisar como as obras selecionadas neste corpus oferecem indícios para se avaliar questões de identidade e representação de gênero (menina e mulher na literatura infantojuvenil atual. Como aporte teórico para essas análises apresentaremos os estudos de Lúcia Zolin, Constância Lima Duarte, Cecil Zinani, Lúcia Castello Branco e Judith Butler, entre outros. Sobretudo, a maneira como Marina Colasanti contribui para uma atualização dos contos de fadas ao mesmo tempo em que dialoga com questões pós-modernas.

  13. Robotic Mission Simulation Tool Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Energid Technologies proposes a software tool to predict robotic mission performance and support supervision of robotic missions even when environments and...

  14. Children's Perception and Interpretation of Robots and Robot Behaviour

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    Bhamjee, Sajida; Griffiths, Frances; Palmer, Julie

    Technology is advancing rapidly; especially in the field of robotics. The purpose of this study was to examine children's perception and interpretation of robots and robot behaviour. The study was divided into two phases: phase one involved 144 children (aged 7-8) from two primary schools drawing a picture of a robot and then writing a story about the robot that they had drawn. In phase two, in small groups, 90 children observed four e-puck robots interacting within an arena. The children were asked three questions during the observation: 'What do you think the robots are doing?', 'Why are they doing these things?' and 'What is going on inside the robot?' The results indicated that children can hold multiple understandings of robots simultaneously. Children tend to attribute animate characteristics to robots. Although this may be explained by their stage of development, it may also influence how their generation integrates robots into society.

  15. Advanced robot locomotion.

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    Neely, Jason C.; Sturgis, Beverly Rainwater; Byrne, Raymond Harry; Feddema, John Todd; Spletzer, Barry Louis; Rose, Scott E.; Novick, David Keith; Wilson, David Gerald; Buerger, Stephen P.

    2007-01-01

    This report contains the results of a research effort on advanced robot locomotion. The majority of this work focuses on walking robots. Walking robot applications include delivery of special payloads to unique locations that require human locomotion to exo-skeleton human assistance applications. A walking robot could step over obstacles and move through narrow openings that a wheeled or tracked vehicle could not overcome. It could pick up and manipulate objects in ways that a standard robot gripper could not. Most importantly, a walking robot would be able to rapidly perform these tasks through an intuitive user interface that mimics natural human motion. The largest obstacle arises in emulating stability and balance control naturally present in humans but needed for bipedal locomotion in a robot. A tracked robot is bulky and limited, but a wide wheel base assures passive stability. Human bipedal motion is so common that it is taken for granted, but bipedal motion requires active balance and stability control for which the analysis is non-trivial. This report contains an extensive literature study on the state-of-the-art of legged robotics, and it additionally provides the analysis, simulation, and hardware verification of two variants of a proto-type leg design.

  16. [Robots and intellectual property].

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    Larrieu, Jacques

    2013-12-01

    This topic is part of the global issue concerning the necessity to adapt intellectual property law to constant changes in technology. The relationship between robots and IP is dual. On one hand, the robots may be regarded as objects of intellectual property. A robot, like any new machine, could qualify for a protection by a patent. A copyright may protect its appearance if it is original. Its memory, like a database, could be covered by a sui generis right. On the other hand, the question of the protection of the outputs of the robot must be raised. The robots, as the physical embodiment of artificial intelligence, are becoming more and more autonomous. Robot-generated works include less and less human inputs. Are these objects created or invented by a robot copyrightable or patentable? To whom the ownership of these IP rights will be allocated? To the person who manufactured the machine ? To the user of the robot? To the robot itself? All these questions are worth discussing.

  17. Robotics Research in Norway

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    J.R. Hølpødt

    1984-07-01

    Full Text Available Except for some districts and industries, the population of industrial robots in Norway is low. Trallfa AS is definitely the largest producer of robots in Norway. Jonas Oglænd A/S formerly produced handling manipulators, but they are now produced abroad. New companies such as NORKYB are developing. In addition to Trallfa and Oglænd, the development of robot systems is done by different research institutes such as the Center for Industrial Research (SI, SINTEF and the Rogaland Research Center (RF. These institutes do research work both for the robot manufacturers and directly for end users.

  18. Human-Robot Interaction

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    Sandor, Aniko; Cross, E. Vincent, II; Chang, Mai Lee

    2015-01-01

    Human-robot interaction (HRI) is a discipline investigating the factors affecting the interactions between humans and robots. It is important to evaluate how the design of interfaces affect the human's ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently when working with a robot. By understanding the effects of interface design on human performance, workload, and situation awareness, interfaces can be developed to appropriately support the human in performing tasks with minimal errors and with appropriate interaction time and effort. Thus, the results of research on human-robot interfaces have direct implications for the design of robotic systems. For efficient and effective remote navigation of a rover, a human operator needs to be aware of the robot's environment. However, during teleoperation, operators may get information about the environment only through a robot's front-mounted camera causing a keyhole effect. The keyhole effect reduces situation awareness which may manifest in navigation issues such as higher number of collisions, missing critical aspects of the environment, or reduced speed. One way to compensate for the keyhole effect and the ambiguities operators experience when they teleoperate a robot is adding multiple cameras and including the robot chassis in the camera view. Augmented reality, such as overlays, can also enhance the way a person sees objects in the environment or in camera views by making them more visible. Scenes can be augmented with integrated telemetry, procedures, or map information. Furthermore, the addition of an exocentric (i.e., third-person) field of view from a camera placed in the robot's environment may provide operators with the additional information needed to gain spatial awareness of the robot. Two research studies investigated possible mitigation approaches to address the keyhole effect: 1) combining the inclusion of the robot chassis in the camera view with augmented reality overlays, and 2) modifying the camera

  19. Autonomous military robotics

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    2014-01-01

    This SpringerBrief reveals the latest techniques in computer vision and machine learning on robots that are designed as accurate and efficient military snipers. Militaries around the world are investigating this technology to simplify the time, cost and safety measures necessary for training human snipers. These robots are developed by combining crucial aspects of computer science research areas including image processing, robotic kinematics and learning algorithms. The authors explain how a new humanoid robot, the iCub, uses high-speed cameras and computer vision algorithms to track the objec

  20. The Ethics of Robotics

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    2010-01-01

    The three laws of Robotics first appeared together in Isaac Asimov's story 'Runaround' after being mentioned in some form or the other in previous works by Asimov. These three laws commonly known as the three laws of robotics are the earliest forms of depiction for the needs of ethics in Robotics. In simplistic language Isaac Asimov is able to explain what rules a robot must confine itself to in order to maintain societal sanctity. However, even though they are outdated they still represent s...

  1. Para além da punição: (reconstruindo o conceito de responsabilização socioeducativa

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    Fernanda Pinheiro Rebouças Valente

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo discute o conceito de responsabilização juvenil, a partir do Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente (ECA, da Lei 12.594 que institui o Sistema Nacional de Atendimento Socioeducativo e da filosofia, e considera os impactos da polissemia do termo sobre a apropriação que dele fazem os operadores do sistema socioeducativo. Os documentos normativos fazem menção a diferentes formas de responsabilização, vistas como alternativas não punitivas no processo socioeducativo, sem que apresentem uma definição clara desses termos. A imprecisão do conceito pode estar contribuindo, no processo histórico, para a manutenção do caráter coercivo, aflitivo e punitivo, frequentemente presentes na execução de medidas socioeducativas. Para chegar a uma compreensão mais clara da questão, procedeu-se inicialmente a análise documental de textos legais que tratam do processo de responsabilização socioeducativa. No segundo momento, realizou-se pesquisa quali-quantitativa, em que um instrumento do tipo escala Lickert foi aplicado entre operadores do sistema socioeducativo. Os resultados evidenciam que a vinculação entre punição e culpabilização e as práticas promotoras de responsabilização socioeducativa, diz mais sobre as crenças e as representações que seguem existindo dentro do sistema socioeducativo do que a um não conhecimento das leis e normas que regem o sistema socioeducativo pelos profissionais.

  2. Desarrollo del Robot Paralelo Parallix LKF-240

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    Eduardo Castillo Castañeda

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta al robot paralelo PARALLIX LKF-2040 desarrollado en la Instituto Politécnico Nacional y actualmente comercializado en Instituciones de Educación Superior para fortalecer la enseñanza de la mecatrónica. Este mecanismo posee una plataforma fija y otra móvil. Los actuadores están montados en la plataforma fija, reduciendo el cableado y manteniéndolo fuera del espacio de trabajo. La plataforma móvil es el elemento efector y puede ser posicionada en un amplio espacio de trabajo. La estructura del manipulador es ligera, simplificando la dinámica y minimizando el peso a desplazar. Lo anterior, permite utilizar el par generado por los motores sólo para el desplazamiento de la carga. El robot PARALLIX LKF-2040 tiene sus orígenes en la configuración del robot tipo Delta pero tiene articulaciones rotacionales en lugar de esféricas, proporcionando un espacio de trabajo más amplio. Primeramente, se presenta el concepto de robot paralelo y sus ventajas respecto a los robots convencionales tipo serial. Se muestra la estructura geométrica de un robot paralelo tipo 3RSS y se encuentra la solución de su cinemática inversa. También, se presentan los resultados obtenidos del análisis del espacio de trabajo y el diseño de una arquitectura de control de tres ejes para servomotores con encoder incremental en cuadratura. Además, se proponen técnicas novedosas basadas en análisis de imágenes para determinar la precisión y la repetibilidad del robot, así como la rigidez bajo diferentes condiciones de carga.

  3. "MRI Stealth" robot for prostate interventions.

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    Stoianovici, Dan; Song, Danny; Petrisor, Doru; Ursu, Daniel; Mazilu, Dumitru; Muntener, Michael; Mutener, Michael; Schar, Michael; Patriciu, Alexandru

    2007-01-01

    The paper reports an important achievement in MRI instrumentation, a pneumatic, fully actuated robot located within the scanner alongside the patient and operating under remote control based on the images. Previous MRI robots commonly used piezoelectric actuation limiting their compatibility. Pneumatics is an ideal choice for MRI compatibility because it is decoupled from electromagnetism, but pneumatic actuators were hardly controllable. This achievement was possible due to a recent technology breakthrough, the invention of a new type of pneumatic motor, PneuStep 1, designed for the robot reported here with uncompromised MRI compatibility, high-precision, and medical safety. MrBot is one of the "MRI stealth" robots today (the second is described in this issue by Zangos et al.). Both of these systems are also multi-imager compatible, being able to operate with the imager of choice or cross-imaging modalities. For MRI compatibility the robot is exclusively constructed of nonmagnetic and dielectric materials such as plastics, ceramics, crystals, rubbers and is electricity free. Light-based encoding is used for feedback, so that all electric components are distally located outside the imager's room. MRI robots are modern, digital medical instruments in line with advanced imaging equipment and methods. These allow for accessing patients within closed bore scanners and performing interventions under direct (in scanner) imaging feedback. MRI robots could allow e.g. to biopsy small lesions imaged with cutting edge cancer imaging methods, or precisely deploy localized therapy at cancer foci. Our robot is the first to show the feasibility of fully automated in-scanner interventions. It is customized for the prostate and operates transperineally for needle interventions. It can accommodate various needle drivers for different percutaneous procedures such as biopsy, thermal ablations, or brachytherapy. The first needle driver is customized for fully automated low

  4. Participação da sensibilidade atópica em pacientes com ceratoconjuntivite alérgica primaveril Participation of atopic sensitivity in patients with vernal allergic keratoconjunctivitis

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    Denise Atique Goulart

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Estudar as respostas dos testes de punctura cutâneos nos pacientes portadores de ceratoconjuntivite vernal e comparar as respostas com as da população alérgica sem acometimento ocular. MÉTODOS: Foram realizados testes alérgicos de punctura em 48 pacientes portadores de ceratoconjuntivite alérgica primaveril, sendo 10 da forma limbar, 19 da forma palpebral e 19 da forma mista. O grupo controle foi formado por 52 pacientes do ambulatório de alergia da Santa Casa de São Paulo, portadores de alergia sistêmica, porém sem acometimento ocular. Testes cutâneos de punctura foram realizados em 48 pacientes do Setor de Córnea e Doenças Externas Oculares, do Ambulatório de Alergia Ocular do Departamento de Oftalmologia da Santa Casa de São Paulo, no período de julho de 2001 a setembro de 2002. O indicativo de resposta alérgica positiva era reação cutânea maior que 2 mm ocorrendo até 15 minutos da aplicação do alérgeno. Foram avaliadas as respostas aos seguintes alérgenos: pó doméstico, Dermatophagoides pteronissynus, Dermatophagoides farinae, Tyrophagus putrescentiae, Blomia tropicalis, Rhizopus spp, Penicillium, Alternaria alternata e pólens de gramíneas, disponíveis naquele serviço no dado período. RESULTADOS: Na população estudada, o sexo masculino foi mais freqüente, com 32 pacientes (66,6% no grupo de estudo e 27 no controle (51,9%. A idade média foi 10,0 ± 4,7 anos no grupo de estudo e 6,83 ± 3,6 anos no grupo controle. O alérgeno mais comumente causador de crises nos pacientes foi Dermatophagoides pteronissynus, com positividade em 26 pacientes, seguido por Dermatophagoides farinae, com 24 pacientes, Blomia tropicalis com 22, pó doméstico com 17, T. putrescentiae com 15, e Rhizopus com 3. Os alérgenos Penicillium, Alternaria alternata, e pólen de gramíneas tiveram cada um apenas 1 paciente com positividade no grupo com CCP. CONCLUSÕES: A semelhança do resultado do teste nos pacientes sem

  5. A nova genética para além da gestão de riscos e promoção da saúde: prolegômenos ao conceito de Biodesign The new genetics beyond of risk management and promotion of health: introduction to the concept of Biodesign

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    Murilo Mariano Vilaça

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A nova genética apontaria para uma nova era da metamorfose do humano, que seria marcada pelo protagonismo desse na seleção e aperfeiçoamento da sua natureza. Assim, o human enhancement tornaria-se uma realidade antropotécnica tangível. Esse artigo, inserido em uma pesquisa do campo da Ethics of Enhancement Human Beings, pretende excogitar um novo conceito para compreender nuances da chamada Genetic Age até agora aparentemente negligenciadas por outros dois conceitos já disponíveis, a saber, biopolítica e biossociabilidade. Para tanto, recorremos à revisão de parte da bibliografia sobre o tema e à análise e crítica desses conceitos, os quais focalizam a temática fundamentalmente através das noções de gestão de riscos e promoção da vida saudável. O objetivo foi apontar a parcial pertinência da grade de inteligibilidade fornecida por eles para compreender a nova genética. Destarte, apresentamos o conceito de biodesign como uma alternativa complementar. Com ele, esperamos oferecer, introdutoriamente, um conceito que apreenda, sobretudo, o que as possibilidades de artificialização da vida humana representam para além de uma nova forma de gestão de riscos/promoção da saúde.The new genetics would point to a new era of metamorphosis of the human, which would be marked by the prominence of that in the selection and improvement of their nature. Thus, the Human Enhancement would become a tangible reality anthropo-technique. This paper, included a research of the field of Ethics Enhancement of Human Beings, intends excogitate a new concept to understand nuances called Genetic Age apparently overlooked by other already available, namely, Biopolitics and Biosociality. Therefore, we refer the review of the bibliography on Human Enhancement and the analysis and critique of these concepts, which focus on the issue mainly of risk management and promotion of healthy living. The objective was to identify the partial relevance of the

  6. Novel Axillary Approach for Brachial Plexus in Robotic Surgery: A Cadaveric Experiment

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    Cihangir Tetik

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    Full Text Available Brachial plexus surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot is a new procedure. Although the supraclavicular approach is a well known described and used procedure for robotic surgery, axillary approach was unknown for brachial plexus surgery. A cadaveric study was planned to evaluate the robotic axillary approach for brachial plexus surgery. Our results showed that robotic surgery is a very useful method and should be used routinely for brachial plexus surgery and particularly for thoracic outlet syndrome. However, we emphasize that new instruments should be designed and further studies are needed to evaluate in vivo results.

  7. Multi-robot control interface

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    Bruemmer, David J.; Walton, Miles C.

    2011-12-06

    Methods and systems for controlling a plurality of robots through a single user interface include at least one robot display window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot display window illustrating one or more conditions of a respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes at least one robot control window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot control window configured to receive one or more commands for sending to the respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes a multi-robot common window comprised of information received from each of the plurality of robots.

  8. Vantagens da utilização de dados ALS (LiDAR na caracterização morfológica das vertentes costeiras da Galiza (Espanha: aplicação ao setor de Mougás

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    António Pereira

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    Full Text Available A melhoria qualitativa e quantitativa dos dados altimétricos de base permite novas abordagens no estudo de problemas geomorfológicos. Desse modo, desenvolve-se um ensaio metodológico baseado na análise comparativa de três tipos de dados altimétricos usados na construção de MDE’s e cartografia derivada. Os dados ALS (LIDAR melhoram, claramente, a apreensão da morfologia ao definir vales e valeiros não representados na cartografia convencional, assim como, na identificação da ação humana sob a paisagem - estradas, socalcos e outros elementos artificiais. As várias representações derivadas do ALS possibilitaram também a identificação de feições associadas à formação de leques aluviais nas vertentes costeiras do setor de Mougás (Galiza, Espanha, demonstrando assim, as inúmeras vantagens da sua aplicação face a metodologias mais convencionais e menos detalhadas de representação do relevo.

  9. Para além da dupla consciência: Gestão Social e as antessalas epistemológicas

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    Full Text Available A partir da noção de dupla consciência, observada na obra The souls of black folk (1903, de W. E. B. Du Bois e utilizada como metarreferência discursiva, este artigo, como ensaio teórico, objetiva estabelecer uma reflexão epistemológica que contribua para que a Gestão Social não recaia na patologia da dupla consciência - uma gestão, na forma de ação social, que se credita normativamente emancipatória, mas que representa na materialidade da vida, de modo contraditório, a continuidade de uma realidade social opressora. Para tanto, após a identificação do sentido axiológico atribuído à Gestão Social e o apontamento das principais dificuldades, limitações e críticas mapeadas na literatura especializada, foram trazidas à baila duas temáticas pouco exploradas no âmbito da Gestão Social - relações de poder, consubstanciadas no conceito de colonialidade de poder, e a relação homem/natureza, delineada pelo aspecto da ecologia - a fim de demonstrar que tal gestão, uma gestão-problema, não uma gestão-resposta, deve desenvolver a capacidade de se autoproblematizar, de sentir-se como um problema e de refletir acerca de suas próprias questões não explicitadas. Ao final, após a exposição de um conjunto de caracteres epistemológicos, demonstrou-se que a Gestão Social, para não padecer das lacunas epistemológicas observadas na Gestão Estratégica, rompendo com a tendência de constituir uma antessala epistemológica, ao filtrar seletivamente as realidades observáveis e significativas e, dessa feita, mantendo a coesão social propiciada pela ideologia da gestão hegemônica, ela deve constituir a possibilidade plural de outras gestões, a partir de saberes e prática situados.

  10. Virtual reality robotic surgery simulation curriculum to teach robotic suturing: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Kiely, Daniel J; Gotlieb, Walter H; Lau, Susie; Zeng, Xing; Samouelian, Vanessa; Ramanakumar, Agnihotram V; Zakrzewski, Helena; Brin, Sonya; Fraser, Shannon A; Korsieporn, Pira; Drudi, Laura; Press, Joshua Z

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    The objective of this randomized, controlled trial was to assess whether voluntary participation in a proctored, proficiency-based, virtual reality robotic suturing curriculum using the da Vinci(®) Skills Simulator™ improves robotic suturing performance. Residents and attending surgeons were randomized to participation or non-participation during a 5 week training curriculum. Robotic suturing skills were evaluated before and after training using an inanimate vaginal cuff model, which participants sutured for 10 min using the da Vinci(®) Surgical System. Performances were videotaped, anonymized, and subsequently graded independently by three robotic surgeons. 27 participants were randomized. 23 of the 27 completed both the pre- and post-test, 13 in the training group and 10 in the control group. Mean training time in the intervention group was 238 ± 136 min (SD) over the 5 weeks. The primary outcome (improvement in GOALS+ score) and the secondary outcomes (improvement in GEARS, total knots, satisfactory knots, and the virtual reality suture sponge 1 task) were significantly greater in the training group than the control group in unadjusted analysis. After adjusting for lower baseline scores in the training group, improvement in the suture sponge 1 task remained significantly greater in the training group and a trend was demonstrated to greater improvement in the training group for the GOALS+ score, GEARS score, total knots, and satisfactory knots.

  11. Além das Rimas: uma breve análise sociológica da vida e obra do músico alagoano Jacinto Silva

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo procura fazer uma análise sociológica da vida e obra do músico alagoano Jacinto Silva (1933-2001. De acordo com pressupostos da sociologia disposicional, sobretudo os que podem ser notados na obra do sociólogo francês Bernard Lahire, o indivíduo traz em si uma serie de elementos que denunciam seu pertencimento a um determinado grupo social. Com base nisso, será visto de que modo os pertencimentos do indivíduo Jacinto Silva tornaram possível sua carreira artística.

  12. Study of the mechanism of andalusite-Al°-N2 reaction using the combination of DTA-TG-DTG techniques Estudo do mecanismo da reação andalusita-Al°-N2 usando a combinação das técnicas ATD-ATG-TGD

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    A. D. Mazzoni

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    Full Text Available Alumina based ceramics have important engineering applications due to their good physicochemical properties but their performance may be enhanced by addition of a second phase. Aluminosilicates as andalusite submitted to aluminium reduction and the simultaneous nitriding (N2 atmosphere leads to the obtention of alumina and phases of the Si-Al-O-N system. These phases are of great interest for structural ceramics. Mixes prepared with andalusite and Al° (different content were treated with N2 up to 1550 °C., using a heating rate of 5 °/min. Thermal effects (DTA and weight changes (TG, DTG of nitriding reactions during heating were evaluated. The reaction mechanism was determined using DTA-TG-DTG techniques. Results indicate that Si° and AlN are important intermediate phases during reactions. The final products were a-Al2O3 with sialons, mainly b’ phase and polytype sialons. The final formed phases depend on the Al° content and can be predicted using the Si-Al-O-N phase diagram.Cerâmicas à base de alumina apresentam importantes aplicações em engenharia por causa de suas boas propriedades físico-químicas; entretanto, seu desempenho pode ser melhorado pela adição de uma segunda fase. Aluminosilicatos tais como andalusita submetida a redução do alumínio e simultânea nitretação ( atmosfera de N2 leva a obtenção de alumina e fases do sistema Si-Al-O-N. Essas fases são de graande interesse em cerâmica estrutural. Misturas preparadas com andalusita e Al° (teor diferente foram tratadas com N2 até 1550° C, com taxa de aquecimento de 5° /min. Os efeitos térmicos (ATD e variações de massa (TG, DTG das reações de nitretação durante aquecimento foram determinados. O mecanismo da reação foi determinado usando as técnicas ATD-ATG-DTG. Os resultados mostram que Si° e AlN são fases intermediárias importantes durante as reações. Os produtos finais foram a-Al2O3 com sialons, principalmente a faseb’ e sialons politipos. As

  13. Peer Review and Surgical Innovation: Robotic Surgery and Its Hurdles.

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    Vyas, Dinesh; Cronin, Sean

    2015-12-01

    The peer review processes as outlined in the Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) is meant ensure quality standard of care through a self-policing mechanism by the medical community. This process grants immunity for people filing a peer review, which is meant to protect whistleblowers. However, it also creates a loophole that can be used maliciously to hinder competition. This is accentuated when surgeons are integrating new technologies, such as robotic surgery, into their practice. With more than 2000 da Vinci robots in use and more than 300 new units being shipped each year, robotic surgery has become a mainstay in the surgical field. The applications for robots continue to expand as surgeons discover their expanding capability. We need a better peer review process. That ensures the peer review is void of competitive bias. Peer reviewers need to be familiar with the procedure and the technology. The current process could stymie innovation in the name of competition.

  14. da Martínez y Silvia Galvis:Del documento al relato y de la ficción a la historia

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    Helena Araújo

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    Full Text Available colombianas, la historiadora Aída Martínez y la novelista Silvia Galvis,a partir de los vínculos entre ficción e historia. Se parte de los planteamientosde Gérard Genette, quien considera que si los índices de"ficcionalidad" están también presentes en el

  15. Práticas de manejo e a resistência de Euphorbia heterophylla aos inibidores da ALS e tolerância ao glyphosate no Rio Grande do Sul Management practices x Euphorbia heterophylla resistance to ALS-inhibitors and tolerance to glyphosate in Rio Grande do Sul

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    Full Text Available A utilização intensiva do glyphosate nas lavouras de soja Roundup Ready® (RR no Rio Grande do Sul (RS, nos últimos anos, pode ter selecionado biótipos de leiteira (Euphorbia heterophylla resistentes ao herbicida. Esse cenário dificultará ainda mais o manejo da espécie, já que permanecem indícios da presença de biótipos resistentes também em herbicidas inibidores da acetolactato sintase (ALS. Assim, os objetivos deste trabalho foram avaliar a sensibilidade da leiteira a herbicidas inibidores da ALS e ao glyphosate, verificar a distribuição dos biótipos resistentes no RS e determinar os principais fatores agronômicos associados a falhas de controle. Para isso, amostras de sementes de plantas de leiteira foram coletadas em lavouras de soja RR localizadas em 56 municípios do Estado do RS. Por ocasião das coletas, os agricultores responderam a questionário que abordava o manejo das plantas daninhas na área. Usando-se as sementes coletadas, foram conduzidos dois experimentos em casa de vegetação: no primeiro, avaliou-se a resposta de 86 biótipos ao herbicida glyphosate, aplicado na dose de 2.160 g e.a. ha-1; e, no segundo, a resposta de 73 biótipos ao herbicida imazethapyr, aplicado na dose de 200 g i.a. ha-1. Os resultados obtidos evidenciam que todos os biótipos de leiteira avaliados são suscetíveis ao glyphosate, porém existem biótipos resistentes aos inibidores da ALS. As respostas do questionário indicam que práticas de manejo como uso de subdoses e/ou utilização intensiva do glyphosate e a ausência de rotação de culturas favorecem falhas no controle de leiteira pelo herbicida glyphosate em soja.The intensive use of glyphosate in Roundup Ready® (RR soybean fields in Rio Grande do Sul (RS, in recent years may have selected wild poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla biotypes resistant to the herbicide. This scenario will further complicate the management of this species, since evidence remains of the presence of

  16. Figuras da maternidade em Clarice Lispector ou a maternidade para além do falo The figures of motherhood in Clarice Lispector or motherhood beyond the phallus

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    Cristina Marcos

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A maternidade é freqüentemente situada na lógica fálica. Nossa proposta é nos interrogarmos sobre o que, da maternidade e da gestação, não se reduz ao falo. As figuras da maternidade em Clarice Lispector exibem o que há aí de incomensurável, de impossível a simbolizar e aparecem ligadas ao mundo orgânico, ou, ainda, a um gozo animal e excessivo, lembrando o que Lacan nomeia como gozo outro. A criança é, para a mulher, um modo de relação com o falo, e não dizemos o contrário, entretanto Clarice nos dá a ver que a criança torna também presente um real incomensurável.Motherhood is often situated in a phallic logic. But something in motherhood is not reduced to the phallus. The figures of motherhood in Clarice Lispector shows what is incommensurable in it, what cannot be symbolized and is still linked to the organic world, to an animal and excessive jouissance. The child is, for the woman, a kind of relation with the phallus, but also the incommensurable real.

  17. Robots that care

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    Looije, R.; Arendsen, J.; Saldien, J.; Vanderborght, B.; Broekens, J.; Neerincx, M.

    2010-01-01

    Many countries face pressure on their health care systems. To alleviate this pressure, 'self care' and 'self monitoring' are often stimulated with the use of new assistive technologies. Social robotics is a research area where robotic technology is optimized for various social functions. One of thes

  18. Autonomous Hexapod Spider Robot

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    Pandey, Nisha; Pandey, Bishwajeet; Hussain, Dil muhammed Akbar

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    of a hexapod robot. It is controlled through Arduino-unoR3 based SSC servo control module. Servos of torque 2.5kg-cm are used in robot to show different working movements including back and forth movement and sitting posture. Another trending technology i.e. Bluetooth is used to control autonomous feature...

  19. Robotics in medicine

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    Kuznetsov, D. N.; Syryamkin, V. I.

    2015-11-01

    Modern technologies play a very important role in our lives. It is hard to imagine how people can get along without personal computers, and companies - without powerful computer centers. Nowadays, many devices make modern medicine more effective. Medicine is developing constantly, so introduction of robots in this sector is a very promising activity. Advances in technology have influenced medicine greatly. Robotic surgery is now actively developing worldwide. Scientists have been carrying out research and practical attempts to create robotic surgeons for more than 20 years, since the mid-80s of the last century. Robotic assistants play an important role in modern medicine. This industry is new enough and is at the early stage of development; despite this, some developments already have worldwide application; they function successfully and bring invaluable help to employees of medical institutions. Today, doctors can perform operations that seemed impossible a few years ago. Such progress in medicine is due to many factors. First, modern operating rooms are equipped with up-to-date equipment, allowing doctors to make operations more accurately and with less risk to the patient. Second, technology has enabled to improve the quality of doctors' training. Various types of robots exist now: assistants, military robots, space, household and medical, of course. Further, we should make a detailed analysis of existing types of robots and their application. The purpose of the article is to illustrate the most popular types of robots used in medicine.

  20. Robots and communication

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    Sandry, E

    2015-01-01

    This book explores communication between humans and robots. Using a range of communication theories, it highlights how each theory provides a different perspective on the communication that occurs. The analysis of human interactions with a variety of forms of robot suggests new ways to perceive what communication, and being a communicator, entails.

  1. Robotics and Industrial Arts.

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    Edmison, Glenn A.; And Others

    Robots are becoming increasingly common in American industry. By l990, they will revolutionize the way industry functions, replacing hundreds of workers and doing hot, dirty jobs better and more quickly than the workers could have done them. Robotics should be taught in high school industrial arts programs as a major curriculum component. The…

  2. Going Green Robots

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    Nelson, Jacqueline M.

    2011-01-01

    In looking at the interesting shapes and sizes of old computer parts, creating robots quickly came to the author's mind. In this article, she describes how computer parts can be used creatively. Students will surely enjoy creating their very own robots while learning about the importance of recycling in the society. (Contains 1 online resource.)

  3. Robot Vision Library

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    Howard, Andrew B.; Ansar, Adnan I.; Litwin, Todd E.; Goldberg, Steven B.

    2009-01-01

    The JPL Robot Vision Library (JPLV) provides real-time robot vision algorithms for developers who are not vision specialists. The package includes algorithms for stereo ranging, visual odometry and unsurveyed camera calibration, and has unique support for very wideangle lenses

  4. Can we trust robots?

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    Coeckelbergh, Mark

    2011-01-01

    Can we trust robots? Responding to the literature on trust and e-trust, this paper asks if the question of trust is applicable to robots, discusses different approaches to trust, and analyses some preconditions for trust. In the course of the paper a phenomenological-social approach to trust is arti

  5. Robotics: Generation soft

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    Mazzolai, Barbara; Mattoli, Virgilio

    2016-08-01

    Meet the octobot, the first robot to be made entirely from soft materials. Powered by a chemical reaction and controlled by a fluidic logic circuit, it heralds a generation of soft robots that might surpass conventional machines. See Letter p.451

  6. Robotics in gynecologic surgery.

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    Frick, A C; Falcone, T

    2009-06-01

    Robotic surgery has evolved from an investigational surgical approach to a clinically useful adjunct in multiple surgical specialties over the past decade. Advocates of robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery revere the system's wristed instrumentation, ergonomic positioning, and three-dimensional high-definition vision system as significant improvements over laparoscopic equipment's four degrees of freedom and two-dimensional laparoscope that demand the surgeon stand throughout a procedure. The cost, lack of haptic feedback, and the bulky size of the equipment make robotics less attractive to others. Studies evaluating outcomes in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery are limited. Multiple small retrospective studies demonstrate the safety and feasibility of robotic hysterectomy. With increased surgeon experience, operative times are similar to, or shorter than, laparoscopic cases. Robotic assistance can facilitate suturing in laparoscopic myomectomies, and is associated with decreased blood loss and a shorter hospital stay, although may require longer operative times. Robotic assistance has also been applied to multiple procedures in the subspecialties of infertility, urogynecology and gynecologic oncology with good success and relatively low morbidity. However, further research is warranted to better evaluate the relative benefits and costs of robotic assisted gynecologic surgery.

  7. Motivating Students with Robotics

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    Brand, Brenda; Collver, Michael; Kasarda, Mary

    2008-01-01

    In recent years, the need to advance the number of individuals pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields has gained much attention. The Montgomery County/Virginia Tech Robotics Collaborative (MCVTRC), a yearlong high school robotics program housed in an educational shop facility in Montgomery County, Virginia, seeks to…

  8. Robotic mitral valve replacement.

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    Senay, Sahin; Gullu, Ahmet Umit; Kocyigit, Muharrem; Degirmencioglu, Aleks; Karabulut, Hasan; Alhan, Cem

    2014-01-01

    Robotic surgical techniques allow surgeons to perform mitral valve surgery. This procedure has gained acceptance, particularly for mitral valve repair in degenerative mitral disease. However, mitral repair may not always be possible, especially in severely calcified mitral valve of rheumatic origin. This study demonstrates the basic concepts and technique of robotic mitral valve replacement for valve pathologies that are not suitable for repair.

  9. Robots Cannot Lie

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    2014-01-01

    En analyse af den japanske robot-menneske teaterstykke Hataraku Watashi med fokus på Austins og Butlers begreb om performativitet.......En analyse af den japanske robot-menneske teaterstykke Hataraku Watashi med fokus på Austins og Butlers begreb om performativitet....

  10. Robot adventures at CERN

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    Imagine if the CERN robots had an end-of-year party... From retrieving data tapes to handling material safely, the robots at CERN fulfill numerous tasks. Find out more: http://cern.ch/go/VjX7 Produced by: CERN Video Productions Director: Christoph M. Madsen Copyright © 2015 CERN. Terms of use: http://copyright.web.cern.ch/

  11. A Future With Robots

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    2009-01-01

    Robots are increasingly coming on the market in China, though their costs remain high T’here is nothing novel about robots nowadays, but they are still a source of mystery and curiosity to many people. The annual China Beijing International

  12. Avaliação in vivo da qualidade protéica do champignon do Brasil (Agaricusbrasiliensis Wasser et al.) In vivo protein quality evaluation of champignon do Brasil (Agaricus brasiliensis Wasser et al.)

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    Gilberto Simeone Henriques; Maria Lúcia Ferreira Simeone; Maria Angela Lopes de Almeida Amazonas

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVO: O trabalho aqui descrito trata da avaliação de uma dieta experimental contendo Champingnon do Brasil (Agaricus brasiliensis) como fonte de proteína em um modelo experimental de ratos. MÉTODOS: Para este propósito, foram selecionados 24 ratos Wistar machos, recém desmamados (21 dias) divididos em 3 grupos de 8 animais cada, que foram alimentados com uma dieta padrão de caseína, ou com uma dieta experimental de proteína de Agaricus brasiliensis ambas contendo 10% de proteína e isoener...

  13. Towards Versatile Robots Through Open Heterogeneous Modular Robots

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    Lyder, Andreas

    Robots are important tools in our everyday life. Both in industry and at the consumer level they serve the purpose of increasing our scope and extending our capabilities. Modular robots take the next step, allowing us to easily create and build various robots from a set of modules. If a problem...... arises, a new robot can be assembled rapidly from the existing modules, in contrast to conventional robots, which require a time consuming and expensive development process. In this thesis we define a modular robot to be a robot consisting of dynamically reconfigurable modules. The goal of this thesis...... is to increase the versatility and practical usability of modular robots by introducing new conceptual designs. Until now modular robots have been based on a pre-specified set of modules, and thus, their functionality is limited. We propose an open heterogeneous design concept, which allows a modular robot...

  14. Three Laws of Robotics

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    经典的机器人三大定律,来自于科幻之父阿西莫夫的名著《I,Robot》The late Isaac Asimov(1920—1992),the prolific author of science fictionand books popularizing science,claimed credit for"robotics"as a term for thescience and technology of robots.In his 1942 sci-fi story"Runaround,"Asimovstated the ethical guidelines he called the"Three Laws of Robotics":1.A robot must not injure a human being,or,through inaction,allow a hu-man being to come to harm.2.A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except wherethose orders would ...

  15. Intelligent Articulated Robot

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    Nyein, Aung Kyaw; Thu, Theint Theint

    2008-10-01

    In this paper, an articulated type of industrial used robot is discussed. The robot is mainly intended to be used in pick and place operation. It will sense the object at the specified place and move it to a desired location. A peripheral interface controller (PIC16F84A) is used as the main controller of the robot. Infrared LED and IR receiver unit for object detection and 4-bit bidirectional universal shift registers (74LS194) and high current and high voltage Darlington transistors arrays (ULN2003) for driving the arms' motors are used in this robot. The amount of rotation for each arm is regulated by the limit switches. The operation of the robot is very simple but it has the ability of to overcome resetting position after power failure. It can continue its work from the last position before the power is failed without needing to come back to home position.

  16. Modular Robotic Wearable

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    Lund, Henrik Hautop; Pagliarini, Luigi

    2009-01-01

    In this concept paper we trace the contours and define a new approach to robotic systems, composed of interactive robotic modules which are somehow worn on the body. We label such a field as Modular Robotic Wearable (MRW). We describe how, by using modular robotics for creating wearable......, it is possible to obtain a flexible wearable processing system, where freely inter-changeable input/output modules can be positioned on the body suit in accordance with the task at hand. We describe the first rough prototypes and show an artistic application, as well as some drawing of future works and projects....... Finally, by focusing on the intersection of the combination modular robotic systems, wearability, and bodymind we attempt to explore the theoretical characteristics of such approach and exploit the possible playware application fields....

  17. Mining and robotized equipment

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    Krisztian, B.

    1984-01-01

    The general concepts about the expedience of using industrial robots (PR) in mining and about the most rational fields of their use are cited. The achievements in creating industrial robots for the needs of the mining industry in the USSR, Sweden (the ASEA Company), in the United States (Westinghouse Electric and Cincinnati Milacron Companies) and in Japan (the Fupitsu Fanuk Company) are noted. The necessity in a whole number of cases of a fundamental restructuring of the productive processes with respect to the planned introduction of industrial robots in mining enterprises is stressed. The questions associated with the necessity for changes introduced into systems for automating industrial processes with the introduction of industrial robots into them are also discussed. The prospects for the development, creation and introduction of industrial robots in the Hungarian (VNR) mining industry are indicated in conclusion.

  18. Honda humanoid robots development.

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    Hirose, Masato; Ogawa, Kenichi

    2007-01-15

    Honda has been doing research on robotics since 1986 with a focus upon bipedal walking technology. The research started with straight and static walking of the first prototype two-legged robot. Now, the continuous transition from walking in a straight line to making a turn has been achieved with the latest humanoid robot ASIMO. ASIMO is the most advanced robot of Honda so far in the mechanism and the control system. ASIMO's configuration allows it to operate freely in the human living space. It could be of practical help to humans with its ability of five-finger arms as well as its walking function. The target of further development of ASIMO is to develop a robot to improve life in human society. Much development work will be continued both mechanically and electronically, staying true to Honda's 'challenging spirit'.

  19. Quantum Robots and Environments

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    Benioff, P

    1998-01-01

    Quantum robots and their interactions with environments of quantum systems are described and their study justified. A quantum robot is a mobile quantum system that includes a quantum computer and needed ancillary systems on board. Quantum robots carry out tasks whose goals include specified changes in the state of the environment or carrying out measurements on the environment. Each task is a sequence of alternating computation and action phases. Computation phase activities include determination of the action to be carried out in the next phase and possible recording of information on neighborhood environmental system states. Action phase activities include motion of the quantum robot and changes of neighborhood environment system states. Models of quantum robots and their interactions with environments are described using discrete space and time. To each task is associated a unitary step operator T that gives the single time step dynamics. T = T_{a}+T_{c} is a sum of action phase and computation phase step ...

  20. Service Robots for Hospitals

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    Özkil, Ali Gürcan

    services to maintain the quality of healthcare provided. This thesis and the Industrial PhD project aim to address logistics, which is the most resource demanding service in a hospital. The scale of the transportation tasks is huge and the material flow in a hospital is comparable to that of a factory. We...... believe that these transportation tasks, to a great extent, can be and will be automated using mobile robots. This thesis consequently addresses the key technical issues of implementing service robots in hospitals. In simple terms, a robotic system for automating hospital logistics has to be reliable...... manual work and offer many advantages beyond robotics. Finally, this thesis outlines our contributions in representation of multi-floor buildings, which is a vital requirement to achieve robust and practical, real-world service robot applications....

  1. [The robotic surgeon training].

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    Crestani, Alessandro; Rossanese, Marta; Abbinante, Maria; Calandriello, Mattia; Kungulli, Afrovita; Giannarini, Gianluca; Ficarra, Vincenzo

    2015-10-01

    The widespread robotic surgery in the world highlighted the relevance of the training programs for young urologists and residents. In the last years, urologic societies and some independent robotic surgeons strongly worked to standardize some general and specific training modules. Theoretical and practical sections of robotic training programs have been recently specified. The role of simulators, dry and wet laboratories, bedside assistance, and modular (step-by-step) training at console represent the most relevant elements of robotic surgeon training. Ideally, these didactic tools should be available in modern training centers. The development of structured robotic training programs should be considered as one of the priorities that the urologic community must take into account in the near future.

  2. Recobrimento da liga Ti-6Al-4V com hidroxiapatita pelo método sol-gel e sua aplicação a hastes femorais não-cimentadas Coating of Ti-6Al-4V alloy with hydroxyapatite by using sol-gel method and its application to non-cemented femoral stem

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    Avés,E. P.; Galván, J. C.; I.R. Lima; Granjeiro, J.M.; Bastos, I. N.; Soares, G. D.

    2008-01-01

    O recobrimento de ligas metálicas com cerâmicas bioativas visa acelerar a formação óssea ao redor do implante, contribuindo para a sua estabilização. Neste trabalho estudou-se a fase cerâmica de hidroxiapatita depositada pelo processo sol-gel em chapas da liga metálica Ti-6Al-4V. A camada de recobrimento foi caracterizada por microscopia eletrônica de varredura, por difração de raios X e sua adesão ao substrato foi avaliada pelo teste de cisalhamento O teste de citocompatibilidade mostrou que...

  3. Utilizing Robot Operating System (ROS) in Robot Vision and Control

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    2015-09-01

    OPERATING SYSTEM (ROS) IN ROBOT VISION AND CONTROL by Joshua S. Lum September 2015 Thesis Advisor: Xiaoping Yun Co-Advisor: Zac Staples...Master’s Thesis 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE UTILIZING ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM (ROS) IN ROBOT VISION AND CONTROL 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR(S) Lum, Joshua S...DISTRIBUTION CODE 13. ABSTRACT (maximum 200 words) The Robot Operating System (ROS) is an open-source framework that allows robot developers to create

  4. Avaliação da função e da histopatologia pulmonar em modelo experimental de inflamação pulmonar alérgica crônica: efeitos da redução da função colinérgica em camundongos geneticamente modificados

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    Claúdia Jeane Claudino de Pontes Miranda

    2012-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: A Asma Brônquica é caracterizada por obstrução ao fluxo aéreo, reversível ou não, e processo inflamatório pulmonar, caracterizado principalmente por eosinofilia. A persistência da inflamação pode induzir processo de reparo pulmonar associado à redução progressiva da função pulmonar. A recente descrição do sistema colinérgico anti-inflamatório, um mecanismo neural que suprime a resposta imune inata e controla a inflamação por inibição de citocinas proinflammatórias, e a detecção de...

  5. Algorithmic Coordination in Robotic Networks

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    2010-11-29

    IEEE Transactions on Robotics and...34Discrete partitioning and coverage control for gossiping robots," IEEE Transactions on Robotics , Nov. 2010. Submitted iv Papers published in peer...and J. P. Hespanha, "On discrete-time pursuit-evasion games with sensing limitations," IEEE Transactions on Robotics , vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1429

  6. [Application of robots in stomatology].

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    Zhou, Meng-Qi; Zhang, Jin-Ning; Hong, Jin

    2016-10-01

    Recently, the robot technology has been developed rapidly and the medical robot has been used in many clinical areas, especially in the field of stomatology. The application of robot in stomatology will break the traditional mode of treatment and bring a new technological revolution. This paper introduced the advantages, the current situation and the development prospect of applying robot in stomatology.

  7. Robust autonomy for interactive robots

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    Brodskiy, Yury

    2014-01-01

    The growing trend in robotics towards applications in an unstructured environment brings new challenges in robotic software and control. Assisting, interacting and serving humans, new robots will literally touch people and their lives. Performing tasks devised for such new robots demands high levels

  8. Remote controlled data collector robot

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    Jozsef Suto

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Today a general need for robots assisting different human activities rises. The goal of the present project is to develop a prototyping robot, which provides facilities for attaching and fitting different kinds of sensors and actuators. This robot provides an easy way to turn a general purpose robot into a special function one.

  9. Robotics in space; Uchu de katsuyakusuru robot

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    Ikuta, S.; Kawashima, N.; Shirotani, T. [Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-06-01

    Space robots will be an indispensable element of future space missions such as the construction of large-scale structures in space, maintenance of satellites in orbit, lunar and planetary exploration, and experiments on the international space station. These mission objectives require various types of space robots. It is considered that there are five key technologies in common for the development of these robots: those for achieving small size and light weight, high-accuracy measurement, high-level control, remote control, and standardization. Some of these technologies have been demonstrated in orbit by the experimental operations of the Engineering Test Satellite VII (ETS-VII) developed by the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA). Toshiba continues to study these key technologies. (author)

  10. Efeito de deriva simulada de herbicida inibidor de ALS nos componentes da produtividade do arroz irrigado Simulated drift effects of an ALS inhibitor herbicide on yield components of flooded rice

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    T. Dal Magro

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi quantificar os efeitos causados pela deriva simulada do herbicida imazethapyr + imazapic nos componentes da produtividade de grãos de arroz irrigado, em função da época de início da irrigação por inundação. Para isso, foi conduzido experimento no ano agrícola 2003/04, em condições de campo, no Centro Agropecuário da Palma (CAP/UFPel. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. A deriva foi simulada pela aplicação de doses crescentes do herbicida imazethapyr + imazapic, correspondendo a 0; 3,125; 6,25; 12,5; 25; 50; e 100% da dose comercial, acrescido de Dash a 0,5% v/v, sobre as plantas de arroz, cultivar BRS Pelota, em estádios fenológicos V3 - V4, com inundação três dias antes ou após a aplicação dos tratamentos. A aplicação foi feita com pulverizador costal, pressurizado a CO2, munido de barra com bicos 110.015 do tipo leque a uma pressão constante de 210 kPa, que proporcionou a aplicação de 150 L ha-1 de calda herbicida. As variáveis avaliadas foram: número de colmos, em estádio R3, número de grãos por panícula, número de espiguetas estéreis, peso de mil grãos e produtividade de grãos, determinados por ocasião da colheita. O herbicida imazethapyr + imazapic reduziu o número de colmos de arroz, o número de grãos e de espiguetas estéreis por panícula, o peso de mil grãos e a produtividade de grãos com o aumento da dose aplicada, quando esta ocorreu em cultura mantida no seco. A antecipação do início da irrigação por inundação, em lavouras semeadas com cultivar suscetível, evita possíveis prejuízos ocasionados por deriva de imazethapyr + imazapic no número de colmos, número de grãos e espiguetas estéreis por panícula, peso de mil grãos e produtividade de grãos.This work aimed to quantify effects on yield components of rice, cultivar Pelota, caused by a simulated spray drift of imazethapyr + imazapic

  11. Deus: além do nome, além da significação (God: beyond the name, beyond the meaning - DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2010v8n16p47

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    Márcio Antônio de Paiva

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A história do pensamento ocidental, desde seus primórdios na Grécia Antiga até os tempos atuais, é transpassada pela questão de Deus, que mantém a sua relevância mesmo no contexto pós-metafísico no qual estamos inseridos. A busca pelo significado derradeiro da existência humana justapõe a questão do homem à questão de Deus, que adquire, dessa forma, um status imperativo. Mas, como articular o discurso sobre Deus na atual conjuntura, caracterizada por uma visão materialista e imediatista da existência humana? Em nossa reflexão, buscamos analisar as perspectivas da linguagem em relação à abordagem de Deus. Verificamos a impossibilidade da utilização de uma linguagem determinativa, com pretensões de definições últimas, no discurso sobre o Absoluto, visto que a experiência de Deus suscita múltiplas representações, sendo todas elas visões parciais de uma realidade inacessível ao cálculo racional. Diante disso, buscamos percorrer a via delineada por Emmanuel Levinas, que não se apressa em nomear o Infinito, mas aborda sua significação a partir da trama ética. Consideramos esperançosa tal abordagem, frente aos desafios que se apresentam nos tempos contemporâneos.Palavras-chave: Deus; cálculo racional; ética; Levinas. AbstractThe history of western thought, since its beginning in ancient Greece up to now, is surrounded by God, who has kept his relevance even in the post - metaphysical context in which we are in. The ultimate search for the real meaning of human existence juxtaposes mankind and God, therefore it acquires an imperative status. However, how does one formulate the speech about God nowadays, when there is a materialistic view of human existence? In this reflection, we intend to analyze the perspectives of language in relation to God. It is identified the impossibility of use of certainty in language, claiming correct definitions in the speech about The Absolute, once that the experience of God

  12. Processamento, caracterização microestrutural e avaliação das propriedades mecanicas da liga Al92Fe3Cr2Mn3

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    Hudson Henrique Pereira

    2008-01-01

    Ligas de alumínio (Al) contendo dispersão de partículas em escala nanométrica que apresentam valores elevados de resistência mecânica em temperaturas ambientes e em altas temperaturas já são estudadas há algum tempo. Estas ligas são conhecidas por apresentar partículas icosaedrais embebidas numa matriz de Al-α e são chamadas de ligas nanoquasicristalinas, tendo como característica marcante grande estabilidade térmica. O presente trabalho visou avaliar as propriedades mecânicas e a possib...

  13. A Survey of Space Robotics

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    Pedersen, L.; Kortenkamp, D.; Wettergreen, D.; Nourbakhsh, I.; Korsmeyer, David (Technical Monitor)

    2003-01-01

    In this paper we summarize a survey conducted by NASA to determine the state-of-the-art in space robotics and to predict future robotic capabilities under either nominal and intensive development effort. The space robotics assessment study examined both in-space operations including assembly, inspection, and maintenance and planetary surface operations like mobility and exploration. Applications of robotic autonomy and human-robot cooperation were considered. The study group devised a decomposition of robotic capabilities and then suggested metrics to specify the technical challenges associated with each. The conclusion of this paper identifies possible areas in which investment in space robotics could lead to significant advances of important technologies.

  14. Rehearsal for the Robot Revolution

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    Jochum, Elizabeth; Goldberg, Ken

    theatre do not allow for editing or special effects. Unlike film, robots onstage must be highly calibrated and run the risk of appearing like over-rehearsed actors. How do artists create engaging performances while ensuring reliable and robust performances? What can robot designers and researchers learn......This paper considers the use of tele-operated and autonomous robots in live performance. Theatre is a conducive to studying what makes robots compelling and engaging. Because theatre is a narrowly defined domain in which robots can excel, it is a useful test bed for exploring issues...... from robot peformances? This paper considers the design and staging of robots in live theatre. Citing examples of machinic performances absent of human actors, interactive robotic art works, human-robot opera, puppetry and traditional spoken-word plays, we demonstrate how creative approaches to robot...

  15. Robotic Surgery for Thoracic Disease

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    Yoshida, Yasuhiro; Iwasaki, Akinori

    2016-01-01

    Robotic surgeries have developed in the general thoracic field over the past decade, and publications on robotic surgery outcomes have accumulated. However, controversy remains about the application of robotic surgery, with a lack of well-established evidence. Robotic surgery has several advantages such as natural movement of the surgeon’s hands when manipulating the robotic arms and instruments controlled by computer-assisted systems. Most studies have reported the feasibility and safety of robotic surgery based on acceptable morbidity and mortality compared to open or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Furthermore, there are accumulated data to indicate longer operation times and shorter hospital stay in robotic surgery. However, randomized controlled trials between robotic and open or VATS procedures are needed to clarify the advantage of robotic surgery. In this review, we focused the literature about robotic surgery used to treat lung cancer and mediastinal tumor. PMID:26822625

  16. Robotic Surgery for Thoracic Disease.

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    Yamashita, Shin-Ichi; Yoshida, Yasuhiro; Iwasaki, Akinori

    2016-01-01

    Robotic surgeries have developed in the general thoracic field over the past decade, and publications on robotic surgery outcomes have accumulated. However, controversy remains about the application of robotic surgery, with a lack of well-established evidence. Robotic surgery has several advantages such as natural movement of the surgeon's hands when manipulating the robotic arms and instruments controlled by computer-assisted systems. Most studies have reported the feasibility and safety of robotic surgery based on acceptable morbidity and mortality compared to open or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Furthermore, there are accumulated data to indicate longer operation times and shorter hospital stay in robotic surgery. However, randomized controlled trials between robotic and open or VATS procedures are needed to clarify the advantage of robotic surgery. In this review, we focused the literature about robotic surgery used to treat lung cancer and mediastinal tumor.

  17. Initial consecutive 125 cases of robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy performed in Ireland's first robotic radical prostatectomy centre.

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    Bouchier-Hayes, D M

    2012-03-01

    We examined the patient characteristics, operative proceedings and the outcomes of the initial series of 125 cases of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) in an independent hospital in Ireland, performed by two surgeons using the da Vinci(®) surgical system.

  18. Para além de um transtorno : considerações sobre os sintomas de pânico à luz da terapia sistêmica

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    2015-01-01

    O atendimento clínico a pacientes marcados pelo intenso e devastador sofrimento físico e psíquico ocasionado por súbitas crises de pânico foi o ponto de partida que nos conduziu a esta trajetória de pesquisa. Nesta dissertação tivemos como objetivo analisar os sintomas de pânico a partir do referencial da terapia sistêmica. Uma vez que a maioria dos pacientes chegava ao consultório de psicologia já diagnosticada como portadores do ¿transtorno de pânico¿ e fazendo uso de uma com...

  19. OEFA: De la responsabilidad ambiental, el daño ambiental y otros criterios al momento de resolver procedimientos administrativos sancionadores

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    Salazar Niño, Elvis

    2015-01-01

    Revisa algunos criterios de interpretación del Tribunal de Fiscalización del OEFA vinculados con la responsabilidad ambiental, el daño ambiental, prueba y otros, con que los titulares mineros se enfrentan en los procedimientos administrativos sancionadores a cargo de dicha autoridad. También se considera que no solo dichos criterios terminen en una sede administrativa, sino que pasen a ser revisados en una sede judicial. La conclusión es la necesidad de implementar juzgados y salas especializ...

  20. Avaliação in vivo da qualidade protéica do champignon do Brasil (Agaricus brasiliensis Wasser et al.).

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    HENRIQUES,Gilberto Simeone; Simeone, Maria Lúcia Ferreira; Amazonas,Maria Angela Lopes de Almeida

    2009-01-01

    OBJETIVO: O trabalho aqui descrito trata da avaliação de uma dieta experimental contendo Champingnon do Brasil (Agaricus brasiliensis) como fonte de proteína em um modelo experimental de ratos. MÉTODOS: Para este propósito, foram selecionados 24 ratos Wistar machos, recém desmamados (21 dias) divididos em 3 grupos de 8 animais cada, que foram alimentados com uma dieta padrão de caseína, ou com uma dieta experimental de proteína de Agaricus brasiliensis ambas contendo 10% de proteína e isoener...

  1. Rheological characterization of LDPE{sub Al} (low density polyethylene and aluminum) e HDPE (high density polyethylene); Caracterizacao das propriedades reologicas da mistura LDPE{sub Al} (polietileno de baixa densidade e aluminio) e HDPE (polietileno de alta densidade)

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    Santa Marinha, Ana Beatriz Abreu; Pacheco, Elen Beatriz Acordi Vasques; Monteiro, Elisabeth Ermel da Costa [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Macromoleculas

    2008-07-01

    The long life packaging contains paper, polyethylene and aluminum for packaging of food. A few part of total amount produced is recycled and another is discharged in landfills in Brazil. The low density polyethylene and aluminum (LDPE{sub Al}) was obtained from recycling this packaging. The rheological properties of the blends were intermediate to ones of the pure polymers. In a general way, the rheological properties were not modified by the aluminum presence. (author)

  2. Partner Ballroom Dance Robot -PBDR-

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    Kosuge, Kazuhiro; Takeda, Takahiro; Hirata, Yasuhisa; Endo, Mitsuru; Nomura, Minoru; Sakai, Kazuhisa; Koizumi, Mizuo; Oconogi, Tatsuya

    In this research, we have developed a dance partner robot, which has been developed as a platform for realizing the effective human-robot coordination with physical interaction. The robot could estimate the next dance step intended by a human and dance the step with the human. This paper introduce the robot referred to as PBDR (Partner Ballroom Dance Robot), which has performed graceful dancing with the human in EXPO 2005, Aichi, Japan.

  3. ,,Altes Fass mit neuem Wein" -über die Etablierung des Faches Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF)%"旧瓶装新酒"--初探"对外德语"(DaF)专业领域

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    2005-01-01

    德语作为外国语(DaF)在教学上具有悠久的传统,但作为学科,DaF直到上世纪70年代末80年代初才以不同的形态、不同的名称和不同的专业关联出现在德语地区.创立这一学科的目的在于培养高素质的语言教师以满足不断增长的德语语言课程的需求.本文介绍了该学科发展的历史背景及其目前在德国高校中的情况,阐述了其基本内容、学科的重要性和重点.最后展望了该学科在中国的发展前景.

  4. Travessias da aula em campo na geografia escolar: a necessidade convertida para além da fábula The excursions of the class in the field in school geography: the need converted beyond the fable

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    Christian Dennys Monteiro de Oliveira

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O ensino de geografia cultiva um vínculo de identidade com o mundo exterior: a aula em campo. Os desafios para investigação escolar das instituições, localidades e relações são enormes. Esse exercício didático é o alvo do presente texto, cujo objetivo é mostrar a preocupação e o avanço, de alguns estudiosos, na construção de uma 'teoria' das aulas de campo, aqui denominadas aulas em campo. A proposta corresponde à apresentação e discussão de certas abordagens específicas para esse tipo de aula. No entanto, esse cultivo não se realiza de forma contínua nem está no centro do planejamento da geografia escolar. Ele aparece como uma exceção contra a qual os autores aqui citados reagem, caracterizam limites e potencialidades e direcionam soluções. Para tanto, propõem seu resgate nas diversas formas de atividades externas ao espaço escolar: excursões, visitas, estudos do meio, turismo. A força pedagógica da aula em campo encontra-se, todavia, na capacidade da interação professor-aluno em apreender com o lugar-mundo e planejar-se no improviso, o que, na conclusão do artigo, aparece como defesa de uma postura estratégica da gestão do retorno à sala de aula. Chamada de autobiografia coletiva da aula anterior, o texto propõe ampliar a relevância das discussões sobre a experiência do campo para potencializar os conteúdos e métodos de aprendizagem, lembrando que a aula em campo é, tal qual inspiração artística, um vetor insubstituível de compreensão do espaço em nível escolar.The teaching of geography cultivates a link of identity with the exterior world: the field class. The challenges to the school investigation of institutions, localities and relations are huge. That didactic exercise is the subject of the present text, whose purpose is to show the concerns and progresses by some scholars in the construction of a " theory" of field classes, here denominated classes in the field. The proposal consists

  5. Future of robotic surgery.

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    Lendvay, Thomas Sean; Hannaford, Blake; Satava, Richard M

    2013-01-01

    In just over a decade, robotic surgery has penetrated almost every surgical subspecialty and has even replaced some of the most commonly performed open oncologic procedures. The initial reports on patient outcomes yielded mixed results, but as more medical centers develop high-volume robotics programs, outcomes appear comparable if not improved for some applications. There are limitations to the current commercially available system, and new robotic platforms, some designed to compete in the current market and some to address niche surgical considerations, are being developed that will change the robotic landscape in the next decade. Adoption of these new systems will be dependent on overcoming barriers to true telesurgery that range from legal to logistical. As additional surgical disciplines embrace robotics and open surgery continues to be replaced by robotic approaches, it will be imperative that adequate education and training keep pace with technology. Methods to enhance surgical performance in robotics through the use of simulation and telementoring promise to accelerate learning curves and perhaps even improve surgical readiness through brief virtual-reality warm-ups and presurgical rehearsal. All these advances will need to be carefully and rigorously validated through not only patient outcomes, but also cost efficiency.

  6. Toward cognitive robotics

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    Laird, John E.

    2009-05-01

    Our long-term goal is to develop autonomous robotic systems that have the cognitive abilities of humans, including communication, coordination, adapting to novel situations, and learning through experience. Our approach rests on the recent integration of the Soar cognitive architecture with both virtual and physical robotic systems. Soar has been used to develop a wide variety of knowledge-rich agents for complex virtual environments, including distributed training environments and interactive computer games. For development and testing in robotic virtual environments, Soar interfaces to a variety of robotic simulators and a simple mobile robot. We have recently made significant extensions to Soar that add new memories and new non-symbolic reasoning to Soar's original symbolic processing, which should significantly improve Soar abilities for control of robots. These extensions include episodic memory, semantic memory, reinforcement learning, and mental imagery. Episodic memory and semantic memory support the learning and recalling of prior events and situations as well as facts about the world. Reinforcement learning provides the ability of the system to tune its procedural knowledge - knowledge about how to do things. Mental imagery supports the use of diagrammatic and visual representations that are critical to support spatial reasoning. We speculate on the future of unmanned systems and the need for cognitive robotics to support dynamic instruction and taskability.

  7. Robotics for surgery.

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    Howe, R D; Matsuoka, Y

    1999-01-01

    Robotic technology is enhancing surgery through improved precision, stability, and dexterity. In image-guided procedures, robots use magnetic resonance and computed tomography image data to guide instruments to the treatment site. This requires new algorithms and user interfaces for planning procedures; it also requires sensors for registering the patient's anatomy with the preoperative image data. Minimally invasive procedures use remotely controlled robots that allow the surgeon to work inside the patient's body without making large incisions. Specialized mechanical designs and sensing technologies are needed to maximize dexterity under these access constraints. Robots have applications in many surgical specialties. In neurosurgery, image-guided robots can biopsy brain lesions with minimal damage to adjacent tissue. In orthopedic surgery, robots are routinely used to shape the femur to precisely fit prosthetic hip joint replacements. Robotic systems are also under development for closed-chest heart bypass, for microsurgical procedures in ophthalmology, and for surgical training and simulation. Although results from initial clinical experience is positive, issues of clinician acceptance, high capital costs, performance validation, and safety remain to be addressed.

  8. Robotic comfort zones

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    Likhachev, Maxim; Arkin, Ronald C.

    2000-10-01

    The paper investigates how the psychological notion of comfort can be useful in the design of robotic systems. A review of the existing study of human comfort, especially regarding its presence in infants, is conducted with the goal being to determine the relevant characteristics for mapping it onto the robotics domain. Focus is place on the identification of the salient features in the environment that affect the comfort level. Factors involved include current state familiarity, working conditions, the amount and location of available resources, etc. As part of our newly developed comfort function theory, the notion of an object as a psychological attachment for a robot is also introduced, as espoused in Bowlby's theory of attachment. The output space of the comfort function and its dependency on the comfort level are analyzed. The results of the derivation of this comfort function are then presented in terms of the impact they have on robotic behavior. Justification for the use of the comfort function are then presented in terms of the impact they have on robotic behavior. Justification for the use of the comfort function in the domain of robotics is presented with relevance for real-world operations. Also, a transformation of the theoretical discussion into a mathematical framework suitable for implementation within a behavior-based control system is presented. The paper concludes with results of simulation studies and real robot experiments using the derived comfort function.

  9. Design and optimization of a brachytherapy robot

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    Meltsner, Michael A.

    Trans-rectal ultrasound guided (TRUS) low dose rate (LDR) interstitial brachytherapy has become a popular procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer, the most common type of non-skin cancer among men. The current TRUS technique of LDR implantation may result in less than ideal coverage of the tumor with increased risk of negative response such as rectal toxicity and urinary retention. This technique is limited by the skill of the physician performing the implant, the accuracy of needle localization, and the inherent weaknesses of the procedure itself. The treatment may require 100 or more sources and 25 needles, compounding the inaccuracy of the needle localization procedure. A robot designed for prostate brachytherapy may increase the accuracy of needle placement while minimizing the effect of physician technique in the TRUS procedure. Furthermore, a robot may improve associated toxicities by utilizing angled insertions and freeing implantations from constraints applied by the 0.5 cm-spaced template used in the TRUS method. Within our group, Lin et al. have designed a new type of LDR source. The "directional" source is a seed designed to be partially shielded. Thus, a directional, or anisotropic, source does not emit radiation in all directions. The source can be oriented to irradiate cancerous tissues while sparing normal ones. This type of source necessitates a new, highly accurate method for localization in 6 degrees of freedom. A robot is the best way to accomplish this task accurately. The following presentation of work describes the invention and optimization of a new prostate brachytherapy robot that fulfills these goals. Furthermore, some research has been dedicated to the use of the robot to perform needle insertion tasks (brachytherapy, biopsy, RF ablation, etc.) in nearly any other soft tissue in the body. This can be accomplished with the robot combined with automatic, magnetic tracking.

  10. Door breaching robotic manipulator

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    Schoenfeld, Erik; Parrington, Lawrence; von Muehlen, Stephan

    2008-04-01

    As unmanned systems become more commonplace in military, police, and other security forces, they are tasked to perform missions that the original hardware was not designed for. Current military robots are built for rough outdoor conditions and have strong inflexible manipulators designed to handle a wide range of operations. However, these manipulators are not well suited for some essential indoor tasks, including opening doors. This is a complicated kinematic task that places prohibitively difficult control challenges on the robot and the operator. Honeybee and iRobot have designed a modular door-breaching manipulator that mechanically simplifies the demands upon operator and robot. The manipulator connects to the existing robotic arm of the iRobot PackBot EOD. The gripper is optimized for grasping a variety of door knobs, levers, and car-door handles. It works in conjunction with a compliant wrist and magnetic lock-out mechanism that allows the wrist to remain rigid until the gripper has a firm grasp of the handle and then bend with its rotation and the swing of the door. Once the door is unlatched, the operator simply drives the robot through the doorway while the wrist compensates for the complex, multiple degree-of-freedom motion of the door. Once in the doorway the operator releases the handle, the wrist pops back into place, and the robot is ready for the next door. The new manipulator dramatically improves a robot's ability to non-destructively breach doors and perform an inspection of a room's content, a capability that was previously out of reach of unmanned systems.

  11. Evaluation of skin sensitivity in dogs bearing allergic dermatitis to standardized allergenic extract of house dust and storage mites Avaliação da sensibilidade de cães com dermatite alérgica a extratos padronizados de ácaros da poeira domiciliar

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    Victor E.S. Cunha

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    Full Text Available The objective of the study was to evaluate whether allergenic extracts of five house dust and storage mite species standardized for humans might be used for the diagnosis of canine atopic dermatitis (CAD. Extracts of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Pyroglyphidae, D. farinae (Pyroglyphidae, Blomia tropicalis (Glycyphagidae, Lepidoglyphus destructor (Glycyphagidae and Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acaridae were evaluated by intradermal testing in 20 healthy dogs (control and 25 dogs with allergic dermatitis. A significant difference in the response was observed between the two groups (pO presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar se extratos alergênicos de cinco espécies de ácaros da poeira domiciliar e produtos armazenados, padronizados para humanos, podem ser utilizados no diagnóstico da dermatite atópica canina. Extratos de Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Pyroglyphidae, D. farinae (Pyroglyphidae, Blomia tropicalis (Glycyphagidae, Lepidoglyphus destructor (Glycyphagidae e Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acaridae foram avaliados através de testes intradérmicos em 45 cães, dos quais 20 normais e 25 com dermatite alérgica. Uma diferença significativa foi observada no padrão de respostas obtidas dos dois grupos (p<0.05. Apenas um animal (5% do grupo controle reagiu ao teste cutâneo, enquanto que no grupo dos alérgicos 14 cães (56% apresentaram pelo menos uma reação positiva (odds ratio = 24.2. As maiores freqüências de reações positivas observadas no grupo dos alérgicos foram aos extratos de T. putres-centiae ou L. destructor, cada um induzindo reações em 10(40% cães. Os extratos de D. farinae, D. pteronyssinus e B. tropicalis foram responsáveis por reações positivas em 7(28%, 3(12% e 3(12% cães, respectivamente. Os extratos padronizados para humanos avaliados no presente estudo podem ser utilizados como complemento no diagnóstico da doença, assim como na seleção de alérgenos para a imunoterapia alérgeno-específica.

  12. Soft Robotics: new perspectives for robot bodyware and control

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    Cecilia eLaschi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The remarkable advances of robotics in the last fifty years, which represent an incredible wealth of knowledge, are based on the fundamental assumption that robots are chains of rigid links. The use of soft materials in robotics, driven not only by new scientific paradigms (biomimetics, morphological computation, and others, but also by many applications (biomedical, service, rescue robots, and many more, is going to overcome these basic assumptions and makes the well-known theories and techniques poorly applicable, opening new perspectives for robot design and control.The current examples of soft robots represent a variety of solutions for actuation, and control. Though very first steps, they have the potential for a radical technological change. Soft robotics is not just a new direction of technological development, but a novel approach to robotics, unhinging its fundamentals, with the potential to produce a new generation of robots, in the support of humans in our natural environments.

  13. ROBOT LITERACY AN APPROACH FOR SHARING SOCIETY WITH INTELLIGENT ROBOTS

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    Hidetsugu Suto

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    Full Text Available A novel concept of media education called “robot literacy” is proposed. Here, robot literacy refers to the means of forming an appropriate relationship with intelligent robots. It can be considered a kind of media literacy. People who were born after the Internet age can be considered “digital natives” who have new morals and values and behave differently than previous generations in Internet societies. This can cause various problems among different generations. Thus, the necessity of media literacy education is increasing. Internet technologies, as well as robotics technologies are growing rapidly, and people who are born after the “home robot age,” whom the author calls “robot natives,” will be expected to have a certain degree of “robot literacy.” In this paper, the concept of robot literacy is defined and an approach to robot literacy education is discussed.

  14. Robots and plant safety

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    Christensen, P.

    1996-02-01

    The application of robots in the harsh environments in which TELEMAN equipment will have to operate has large benefits, but also some drawbacks. The main benefit is the ability gained to perform tasks where people cannot go, while there is a possibility of inflicting damage to the equipment handled by the robot, and the plant when mobile robots are involved. The paper describes the types of possible damage and the precautions to be taken in order to reduce the frequency of the damaging events. A literature study for the topic only gave some insight into examples, but no means for a systematic treatment of the topic. (au) 16 refs.

  15. Autonomous mobile robot teams

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    Agah, Arvin; Bekey, George A.

    1994-01-01

    This paper describes autonomous mobile robot teams performing tasks in unstructured environments. The behavior and the intelligence of the group is distributed, and the system does not include a central command base or leader. The novel concept of the Tropism-Based Cognitive Architecture is introduced, which is used by the robots in order to produce behavior transforming their sensory information to proper action. The results of a number of simulation experiments are presented. These experiments include worlds where the robot teams must locate, decompose, and gather objects, and defend themselves against hostile predators, while navigating around stationary and mobile obstacles.

  16. Robots and sensor clouds

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    Shakshuki, Elhadi

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    This book comprises four chapters that address some of the latest research in clouds robotics and sensor clouds. The first part of the book includes two chapters on cloud robotics. The first chapter introduces a novel resource allocation framework for cloud robotics and proposes a Stackelberg game model and the corresponding task oriented pricing mechanism for resource allocation. In the second chapter, the authors apply Cloud Computing for building a Cloud-Based 3D Point Cloud extractor for stereo images. Their objective is to have a dynamically scalable and applicable to near real-time scenarios.  .

  17. Giochiamo con i robot

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available "Giochiamo con i robot" e' un laboratorio interattivo per grandi e piccini realizzato per l'edizione 2007 del Festival della Scienza di Genova. Lungo un percorso che va dalla telerobotica alla robotica evolutiva, il laboratorio sviluppa il tema di dare intelligenza ai robot. Questo percorso, le cui tappe sono le varie installazioni, si conclude nella "bottega" dove e' possibile costruire e programmare i propri robot o smontare e modificare quelli esposti durante il percorso didattico. I visitatori sono coinvolti in attivita' ludiche grazie alle quali possonoentrare in contatto con alcune delle idee potenti della robotica,

  18. Joint Robotics Program

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    Åèìáëáíáçå= oÉëÉ~êÅÜ=póãéçëáìã= JOINT ROBOTICS PROGRAM Published: 23 April 2008 by Joel Brown and Paul Varian 5th Annual Acquisition Research...3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2008 to 00-00-2008 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Joint Robotics Program 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM...ëóåÉêÖó=Ñçê=áåÑçêãÉÇ=ÅÜ~åÖÉ=======- 464 - = = Joint Robotics Program Presenter: Joel Brown, Defense Acquisition University Author: Paul Varian

  19. Odico Formwork Robotics

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    In the next decade or so, the widespread adoption of robotics is set to transform the construction industry: building techniques will become increasingly automated both on– and off–site, dispensing with manual labour and enabling greater cost and operational efficiencies. What unique opportunities......, however, does robotics afford beyond operational effectiveness explicitly for the practice of architecture? What is the potential for the serial production of non–standard elements as well as for varied construction processes? In order to scale up and advance the application of robotics, for both...

  20. Optical Robotics in Mesoscopia

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    Glückstad, Jesper

    2012-01-01

    With light’s miniscule momentum, shrinking robotics down to the micro-scale regime creates opportunities for exploiting optical forces and torques in advanced actuation and control at the nano- and micro-scale dimensions. Advancing light-driven nano- or micro-robotics requires the optimization...... of optimized shapes in the micro-robotics structures [1]. We designed different three-dimensional microstructures and had them fabricated by two-photon polymerization at BRC Hungary. These microstructures were then handled by our proprietary BioPhotonics Workstation to show proof-of-principle 3 demonstrations...

  1. Robots in astronomy

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    Baruch, John E. F.

    A development history and a development trends evaluation are presented for the growth of automation and robotics in industry and in observational astronomy, with a view to the distinctive problems of each field of application. Recent concepts concerning the astronomical use of robots as personal assistants are noted, and an effort is made to discern ways in which technology guides both methods and perceptions. Current programs for robotic and automated telescope development are noted, and it is argued that international standards should soon be formulated for this technology.

  2. The Modular Robots Kinematics

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    Claudiu Pozna

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available The present paper intention is to develop a kinematical foundation for our nextworks in industrial robots (IR modular design. The goal of this works is todevelop cheap and improved robots which are adapted to the costumer needs. Inorder to achieve the mentioned goal, in [43], we have started a bibliographicalresearch of the main modular design aspects. The mentioned analyze of the actualresults in modular robots design gives us the possibility to establish our researchprogram. The idea of this paper is to develop a kinematical formalism which willbe use in the next dedicated to this subject.

  3. Educação para além da formação do trabalhador alienado Education beyond the formation of the alienated worker

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    Natália Regina de Almeida

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo principal deste trabalho é indicar algumas questões acerca do papel da educação frente à sociedade capitalista. É importante destacar que não se trata de um trabalho empírico, mas sim, de uma reflexão, uma tentativa de se pensar a relação educação-trabalho-capital. Nesse sentido, perguntamos: Qual o sentido da educação frente à lógica do capital? O papel da educação como "veículo" para novas propostas de elaboração de estratégias para a mudança consciente dos educandos é de fundamental importância. Para consolidar essa tentativa, utilizamos o apoio teórico de autores como: Gadotti (1995, Konder (1981, Marx (1983, 1989, 2002, Marx e Engels (1984, 1993, Mészáros (2005, Pires (1997 e Schaff (1967. Entendemos que uma educação que não seja meramente para formação de futuros "alienados", mas sim, uma educação que não se conforme com as reproduções sociais e que leve em consideração o caráter sócio-histórico do indivíduo, é crucial.The main objective of this work is to indicate some questions concerning the role of education when it faces the capitalist society. It is important to emphasize that it is not an empirical work, but it comes from reflection, an attempt of thinking about the relation education-work-capital. In this direction, we ask: Which is the meaning of education when dealing with the logic of the capital? The education role as "vehicle" for new proposals of strategies elaboration for the conscientious change of learners is fundamentally important. In order to consolidate this attempt, we use the theoretical support of authors as: Gadotti (1995, Konder (1981, Marx (1983, 1989, 2002, Marx and Engels (1984, 1993, Mészáros (2005, Pires (1997 and Schaff (1967. We understand that a kind of education that is not merely for formation of future "alienated" people, but the education that does not accept the social reproductions and that takes into consideration the social

  4. Daño psicológico en la infancia, un camino inconsciente al crimen/Psychological damage in childhood, an unconscious way to crime

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    Luis Eduardo Torrez Pinto

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el proceso de desarrollo del sujeto, se ve dividido en etapas de las cuales la infancia es la que más riesgo representa en un nivel psicológico ya que en esta etapa el sujeto comienza a estructurar sus conocimientos básicos, que serán de utilidad a lo largo de su desarrollo, decimos que es de mayor riesgo porque el niño es débil e inexperto, no conoce y apenas se está familiarizando con su contexto social. La forma de interacción es fundamental ya que acciones negativas dirigidas en esta etapa son perjudiciales en su conducta y su personalidad, el sujeto en esta etapa es semejante a una esponja que va absorbiendo todo los estímulos a su alrededor y en un nivel psicológico todas las acciones que el niño pueda apreciar, producirán que en su inconsciente se genere un saber que más tarde será manifestado con diferentes formas de actuar del sujeto. Si se tiene una infancia donde se le produzca sufrimiento, entonces estos sufrimientos quebrantaran la cognición del mismo, y en su inconsciente se generara un sentimiento negativo, o ya bien un trauma o secuela, producida por un daño psicológico que por daños sicológico entendemos que el sujeto ha sido víctima de abusos y maltratos; estos maltratos pueden ser de carácter físico (golpes, torturas, quemaduras, es decir toda lesión producida en su fisiología y moral (humillaciones, insultos, etcétera que estos a su vez generan un daño psicológico, encontrando secuelas tales como la inseguridad, inestabilidad, agresividad y trastornos que modifiquen la personalidad, por ende el sujeto presenta una conducta antisocial, con posibilidades de convertirse en un criminal. La psicología en su integración a la criminología ha aportado conocimientos y estudios que demuestran que los criminales más peligrosos y así como los psicópatas han tenido una infancia perturbadora, llena de atrocidades en las cuales el castigo que reciben es producido por sus propios familiares.

  5. Clinical effect and operation strategy on inguinal lymphadenectomy for vulvar carcinoma by using Da Vinci robotic surgical system%达芬奇机器人腹股沟淋巴结清扫术治疗外阴癌的临床效果与手术策略

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    马佳佳; 陈必良

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨机器人辅助行腹股沟淋巴结清扫术治疗外阴恶性肿瘤的手术安全性及临床效果,为其在妇科良、恶性疾病中的应用提供经验和参考。方法对第四军医大学西京医院妇产科以达芬奇成功实施首例腹股沟淋巴结清扫术的临床资料及手术策略、技巧进行回顾性评价。结果完成的双侧腹股沟淋巴结清扫范围达到根治术要求,未中转开腹。手术平均每侧历时85 min;术中平均每侧出血量均小于10 ml;手术清扫淋巴结平均每侧12个,引流量平均每日53(55±11) ml。患者术后次日即可进食、下床活动,第5日拔除双侧引流管后出院。随访至今,未发生腹股沟区皮肤坏死、切口延迟愈合及淋巴水肿等术后并发症。结论外阴癌病灶局部切除同时联合 Da Vinci 系统行腹股沟淋巴结清扫增加手术安全性,术后并发症减少,患者生存质量提高,可以达到开放性手术切除淋巴结的同样效果,不影响手术的根治性。%Objective To investigate the feasibility and skill of excision of inguinal lymph nodes for vulvar carcinoma by using the Da Vinci robotic surgical system and provide some experience and reference for its application in the treatment of benign or malignant gynecologic disease. Methods Retrospectively review and evaluate the clinical outcome and surgical strategies on the world's first case of inguinal lymphadenectomy for vulvar carcinoma by using Da Vinci robotic surgical system that successful implementation in Xijing hospital of the fourth military medical university. Results Lymphadenectomies, including superficial and deep inguinal lymph nodes dissection, were completed successfully and reach the requirement of radical treatment of vulvar carcinoma. No case was conversion to laparotomy. The mean operation time was 85 min, the average bleed of each side inguinal lymph nodes dissection all less than 10 ml, the mean number of

  6. A field survey of crop management practices and distribution of ALS resistant Euphorbia heterophylla in two states in southern Brazil Avaliação das práticas de manejo das lavouras e da distribuição geográfica de Euphorbia heterophylla resistente aos inibidores de als em dois estados do sul do Brasil

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    R.A. Vidal

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    Full Text Available Herbicide resistance was reported in Brazil almost ten years ago. One of the main weeds with herbicide resistance is wild poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla. This work evaluates the distribution of ALS-resistant E. heterophylla in two states in southern Brazil and determines the major contributing management causes for weed resistance selection in the area. E. heterophylla seeds from 148 sites located in Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul were sampled during 2001 and 2002. Farmers provided specific site data for weed control, tillage system, crop rotation and harvesting operations during previous years. ALS resistant E. heterophylla biotypes were found widely distributed in the survey area. Data analysis suggests seed dissemination is unlikely to explain the widespread distribution of resistance. The most probable factor for the selection of the resistant E. heterophylla is the persistent high use of ALS-inhibiting herbicides over time. Indirect evidence is presented demonstrating the need to educate legislators and farmers about the importance of herbicide mixtures as a strategy to prevent herbicide resistance.A resistência aos herbicidas foi relatada no Brasil há quase uma década. Uma das principais plantas daninhas com resistência aos herbicidas é a leiteira (Euphorbia heterophylla. Este trabalho foi planejado para avaliar a distribuição geográfica de E. heterophylla resistente aos herbicidas nos estados do Paraná e Rio Grande do Sul e para obter dados que identificassem os principais fatores de manejo associados à seleção de biótipos resistentes na área. Sementes de E. heterophylla de 148 locais foram coletadas nos anos de 2001 e 2002. Em cada local, os agricultores informaram os procedimentos relativos a controle de plantas daninhas, sistema de preparo do solo, rotação de culturas e colheita. Este trabalho demonstrou que biótipos resistentes aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS estão amplamente distribuídos na região amostrada. A

  7. Asma alérgica da infância aspectos epidemológicos e preventivos : aspectos epidemológicos e preventivos

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    Martins, Ana Inês Cabral Oliveira

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    Trabalho de revisão do 6º ano médico com vista à atribuição do grau de mestre (área científica de imunoalergia) no âmbito do ciclo de estudos de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina. A asma é uma doença pulmonar inflamatória crónica caracterizada por obstrução das vias aéreas e hiperreatividade brônquica, que motiva episódios de dispneia, pieira e tosse, maioritariamente noturna. Constitui, atualmente, a doença crónica mais comum da infância, sendo responsável por uma importante limitação em vár...

  8. A pouca visibilidade da mulher brasileira no tráfico de drogas La invisibilidad de la mujer brasilera ligada al tráfico de drogas The low visibility of the brazilian woman in the drug trafficking

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    Kátia Ovídia José de Souza

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Entre os estudos sobre a violência de gênero e violência conjugal, a atenção recai sobre a mulher como vítima. Sem minimizar a importância desta questão, com base em uma discussão teórica com autores da área da saúde e da sociologia em saúde da década de 2000, este artigo tem como objetivo investigar a violência feminina. A literatura sobre violência de gênero tem poucas referências sobre a visibilidade da mulher como autora de atos de violência, especificamente o tráfico de drogas, o principal motivo do aprisionamento de mulheres nos últimos anos, o qual contribui para o aumento dos índices da mulher como autora de atos de violência. Deste modo, este artigo tenta contribuir com o conhecimento sobre a temática violência feminina, tema pouco estudado.Entre los estudios sobre violencia de género y violencia conyugal, la atención recae sobre la mujer como víctima. Sin restar importancia a esta cuestión, con base en la discusión teórica basada en autores del área de la salud y de la sociología de la salud en la década de 2000, este artículo tiene como objetivo investigar la violencia femenina. En la literatura sobre violencia de género se encuentran escasas referencias sobre la visibilidad de la mujer como autora de actos violentos, específicamente, como participante en el tráfico de drogas; aún siendo este el principal motivo de prisión entre mujeres en los últimos años, y un hecho que sin duda contribuye al aumento de los índices de la mujer como autora de actos de violencia. Así, este artículo se propone a contribuir al conocimiento sobre la violencia femenina, tema escasamente trabajado.Between the studies about gender and marital violence, the focus is more on women as victims of violence. This situation is important, but based on a theoretical discussion with authors of the health and sociology health field during the decade 2000, this article aims to investigate the feminine violence. In the

  9. Robotic lobectomy: The first Indian report

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    Arvind Kumar

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    Full Text Available Introduction--: Even today, open lobectomy involves significant morbidity. Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS lobectomy results in lesser blood loss, pain, and hospital stay compared to lobectomy by thoracotomy. Despite being an excellent procedure in expert hands, VATS lobectomy is associated with a longer learning curve because of its inherent basic limitations. The da Vinci surgical system was developed essentially to overcome these limitations. In this study, we report our initial experience with robotic pulmonary resections using the Completely Portal approach with four arms. To the best of our knowledge this is the first series of robotic lobectomy reported from India. Material and Methods: Data on patient characteristics, operative details, complications, and postoperative recovery were collected in a prospective manner for patients who underwent Robotic Lung resection at our institution between March 2012 and April 2014 for various indications including both benign and malignant cases. Results: Between March 2012 to April 2014, a total of 13 patients were taken up for Robotic Lobectomy with a median age of 57 years. The median operative time was 210 min with a blood loss of 33 ml. R0 clearance was achieved in all patients with malignant disease. The median lymph node yield in nine patients with malignant disease was 19 (range 11-40. There was one intra-operative complication and two postoperative complications. The median hospital stay was 7 days with median duration to chest tube removal being 3 days. Conclusion: Robotic lobectomy is feasible and safe. It appears to be oncologically sound surgical treatment for early-stage lung cancer. Comparable benefits over VATS needs to be further evaluated by long-term studies.

  10. Fisiopatologia da dermatite de contato alérgica: papel das células T CD8 efetoras e das células T CD4 regulatórias

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    Hennino, Ana; Vocanson, Marc; Chavagnac,Cyril; Saint-Mezard, Pierre; Dubois, Bertrand; Kaiserlian, Dominique; Nicolas, Jean-François

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    A dermatite de contato alérgica (DCA), também conhecida como hipersensibilidade de contato (HSC) é uma das dermatoses inflamatórias mais freqüentes, sendo caracterizada por eritema, pápulas e vesículas, seguidas de ressecamento e descamação. A DCA é induzida pelo contato da pele com substâncias químicas não protéicas denominadas haptenos, e corresponde a uma reação de hipersensibilidade cutânea do tipo tardio, mediada por células T hapteno-específicas. Durante a fase de sensibilização, tanto ...

  11. Cálculo da alíquota de contribuição previdenciária atuarialmente equilibrada: uma aplicação ao caso brasileiro

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    Fabio Giambiagi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do artigo é calcular a alíquota de contribuição que iguala os valores presentes esperados das contribuições e aposentadorias em um sistema previdenciário. É desenvolvido um exercício teórico que possibilita o cálculo de tal alíquota, complementado por uma parte empírica, com dados brasileiros. A alíquota é calculada em diversas situações, abarcando diferenças de gênero, nível educacional e tipo de aposentadoria. A principal conclusão é que alíquotas da ordem de 31%, como as existentes no Brasil, são excessivas para benefícios tipicamente previdenciários, como a aposentadoria por tempo de contribuição, mas insuficientes para a aposentadoria por idade, especialmente para as mulheres.The aim of this paper is to calculate the contribution tax rate that equals expected present values of contributions and old-age benefits in a social security system. A theoretical exercise is developed to generate an analytical formula for the contribution rate, complemented for an empirical analysis, using Brazilian data. The tax rate is calculated in diverse situations, including differences of gender, educational level and type of retirement. The main conclusion is that contribution rates around 31%, as the observed in Brazil, are too high for retirement by contribution time, but insufficient for the retirement by age, especially for women.

  12. Soft computing in advanced robotics

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    Kobayashi, Ichiro; Kim, Euntai

    2014-01-01

    Intelligent system and robotics are inevitably bound up; intelligent robots makes embodiment of system integration by using the intelligent systems. We can figure out that intelligent systems are to cell units, while intelligent robots are to body components. The two technologies have been synchronized in progress. Making leverage of the robotics and intelligent systems, applications cover boundlessly the range from our daily life to space station; manufacturing, healthcare, environment, energy, education, personal assistance, logistics. This book aims at presenting the research results in relevance with intelligent robotics technology. We propose to researchers and practitioners some methods to advance the intelligent systems and apply them to advanced robotics technology. This book consists of 10 contributions that feature mobile robots, robot emotion, electric power steering, multi-agent, fuzzy visual navigation, adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system, swarm EKF localization and inspection robot. Th...

  13. Conceptions of health service robots

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    Lystbæk, Christian Tang

    2015-01-01

    Technology developments create rich opportunities for health service providers to introduce service robots in health care. While the potential benefits of applying robots in health care are extensive, the research into the conceptions of health service robot and its importance for the uptake...... of robotics technology in health care is limited. This article develops a model of the basic conceptions of health service robots that can be used to understand different assumptions and values attached to health care technology in general and health service robots in particular. The article takes...... a discursive approach in order to develop a conceptual framework for understanding the social values of health service robots. First a discursive approach is proposed to develop a typology of conceptions of health service robots. Second, a model identifying four basic conceptions of health service robots...

  14. Situation Assessment for Mobile Robots

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    Beck, Anders Billesø

    Mobile robots have become a mature technology. The first cable guided logistics robots were introduced in the industry almost 60 years ago. In this time the market for mobile robots in industry has only experienced a very modest growth and only 2.100 systems were sold worldwide in 2011. In recent...... years, many other domains have adopted the mobile robots, such as logistics robots at hospitals and the vacuum robots in our homes. However, considering the achievements in research the last 15 years within perception and operation in natural environments together with the reductions of costs in modern...... sensor systems, the growth potential for mobile robot applications are enormous. Many new technological components are available to move the limits of commercial mobile robot applications, but a key hindrance is reliability. Natural environments are complex and dynamic, and thus the risk of robots...

  15. [The advancement of robotic surgery--successes, failures, challenges].

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    Haidegger, Tamás

    2010-10-10

    Computer-integrated robotic surgery systems appeared more than twenty years ago and since then hundreds of different prototypes have been developed. Only a fraction of them have been commercialized, mostly to support neurosurgical and orthopaedic procedures.Unquestionably, the most successful one is the da Vinci surgical system, primarily deployed in urology and general laparoscopic surgery. It is developed and marketed by Intuitive Surgical Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA, USA), the only profitable company of the segment. The da Vinci made robotic surgery is known and acknowledged throughout the world, and the great results delivered convinced most of the former critics of the technology. Success derived from the well chosen business development strategy, proficiency of the developers, appropriate timing and a huge pot of luck. This article presents the most important features of the da Vinci system, the history of development along with its medical, economical and financial aspects, and seeks the answer why this particular system became successful.

  16. Vivências de enfermeiros intensivistas na avaliação e intervenção para alívio da dor na criança

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    Michele Zachary dos Santos

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Survey descritivo das experiências práticas das enfermeiras pediátricas na avaliação e intervenção, para aliviar dores em crianças durante os cuidados em unidades pediátricas e de tratamento intensivo neonatal, e a influência da infraestrutura de cuidados e organização do sistema. Amostra foi feita com até 109 enfermeiras. Os resultados principais indicaram que a maioria considerou o treinamento acadêmico insuficiente para apoiar este aspecto dos cuidados; não receberam treinamento local na avaliação de dor ou intervenções para aliviá-la; a proporção do pessoal é inadequada assim como a disponibilidade de instruções institucionais para melhorar a qualidade da analgesia. Concluiu-se que as enfermeiras valorizam a avaliação e intervenção para o alívio de dor em crianças, mas descrevem os aspectos que comprometem a prática: falta de colaboração, falta da definição de processos, falta de educação formal e contínua e de infraestrutura. Estes aspectos comprometem a implementação das evidências científicas capazes de melhorar os aspectos práticos de analgesia nas crianças sob cuidados intensivos.

  17. Futura study: evaluation of efficacy and safety of rupatadine fumarate in the treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis Estudo futura: avaliação da eficácia e segurança do fumarato de rupatadina no tratamento da rinite alérgica persistente

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Allergic rhinitis affects 10-30% of the population, negatively impacting one's quality of life and productivity. It has been associated with sinusitis, otitis media, sleep disorders, and asthma. Rupatadine is a second generation antihistamine with increased affinity to histamine receptor H1; it is also a potent PAF (platelet-activating factor antagonist. It starts acting quite quickly, offers long lasting effect, and reduces the chronic effects of rhinitis. AIM: this study aims to assess the efficacy and safety of rupatadine in the treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis. MATERIALS AND METHOD: this is a multi-centric open prospective study. This study included 241 patients from 13 centers in Brazil and was held between October of 2004 and August of 2005. Signs and symptoms of rhinitis and tolerance to medication were analyzed after one and two weeks of treatment. RESULTS: reduction on general scores from 8.65 to 3.21 on week 2 (pA rinite alérgica acomete 10 a 30% da população, interferindo na qualidade de vida e na capacidade produtiva. Está associada à sinusite, otite, roncopatias e asma. A Rupatadina é um anti-histamínico de segunda geração, com elevada afinidade ao receptor histamínico H1 e potente inibição do fator ativador plaquetário (PAF. Tem rápido início de ação, longa duração e reduz os efeitos crônicos da rinite. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a eficácia e segurança da rupatadina no tratamento da rinite alérgica persistente. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Estudo multicêntrico, aberto, prospectivo. Foram selecionados 241 pacientes em 13 centros no Brasil durante o período de outubro de 2004 a agosto de 2005. Foram analisados os sinais e sintomas da rinite e a tolerabilidade após 1 e 2 semanas. RESULTADOS: Redução do escore geral de 8,65 para 3,21 na semana 2 (p<0,001. Todos os sinais e sintomas melhoraram significativamente, e no primeiro dia de tratamento (p<0,001, com exceção da obstrução e secreção nasal, a partir do

  18. Prolegomena to Social Robotics

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    Nørskov, Marco

    2011-01-01

    and some incipient philosophical inquiries have been directed to ethical questions pertaining to the particularities of first applications. In these first public and academic explorations of the nature of human-robot interaction in the ‘Western’ discussion context, certain fundamental tenets...... could qualify as a robot in some sense, depending on the definitions used. Nor does it aim to do applied ethics, although it is framed in the setting of ethics here. Its main research objective is to pose the question of how we should conceive of ourselves and our interactions with robots from...... a metaphilosophical perspective, engaging the reader in reflections on how philosophical theories themselves are built. The ‘problem’ of sociable robots entering our societies is a unique occasion to reconsider the metaphysical and epistemological foundations of our ethical debate. In order to reach a foundational...

  19. Robot operating system

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    Ozawa, Fusaaki; Sugiyama, Kengo

    1988-10-15

    From the viewpoint of electric motor, and hydraulic and pneumatic drivings mainly for the industrial robot operation, the present conditions and themes of engineering were explained. The actuators to be adopted to the electric robots initially were mainly stepping or DC servo motors and have recently been becoming mainly brushless DC motors. The reduction gear driving is problematic in back lash, rigidity and resonance, against which different countermeasures are studied. The direct driving, though having completely overcome those points of problem, has many other points of problem to be contrariwise overcome, eg., high accuracy resolution detecor, high torque break, rigidity maintaining method by savo alone, etc., which are advisable to be solved and developed. Because the hydraulic robots are problematic in hydraulic compressibility and change in characteristics due to oil temperature, and that the pneumatic robots are also problematic in respondability and high accuracy controllability, the research is now active in the controlling engineering. (7 figs, 20 refs)

  20. Sample Return Robot Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This Challenge requires demonstration of an autonomous robotic system to locate and collect a set of specific sample types from a large planetary analog area and...