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RAVEN II Surgical Robot

The RAVEN is a proven, third generation surgical robotics testbed that provides the nucleus of an open innovation community. This community is united in the application and support of a common platform, and each member has the power to pursue and develop their own intellectual property. Improvements made by the community to the core robotic manipulator will be made available to the entire group. Individual members then have the opportunity to pursue their own proprietary advances in procedures, attached instruments, supervisory software, and human/machine interfaces.

Key features:
  • Equipped with 2 Geomagic Touch haptic devices
  • Large Community
  • Compatible with Intuitive Surgical da Vinci instruments
  • Open Source Platform
  • 2 Robotic Arms with laparoscopic instruments
Possible applications:
  • Haptics
  • Control
  • Autonomous Surgery
  • Surgical Tool Development
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Machine learning/ AI
  • Computer vision
  • Multi-Robot Integration
  • Surgical procedure simulation

Technical specifications

DoF:Two 6 DOF (+ grasp) robotic arms
Mechanical information:Tendon driven
OS:Compatible with Linux and Windows, Runs on ROS

Access information

Corresponding infrastructureImperial College London
The Hamlyn Centre
LocationBessemer Building, Kensington, London SW7, UK
Unit of accessWorking day


Coronavirus pandemic

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However, we would like to reassure you that we will keep evaluating the proposals submitted for Trans-National Access regularly. Indeed, despite access cannot be allowed for a while, the selected users will be queued and access will take over gradually as soon as the situation will allow it. We also inform you that a special application mechanism has been settled in TERRINet to mitigate the delays that will occur due to the COVID-19.

The Open Call no. 4 is currently open: we are accepting proposals under the new mechanism called "first come, first served". Proposals are directly forwarded to the evaluation panel as soon as they are submitted. Proposals submitted closer to the deadline will be dispatched after that. The deadline for the Open Call n.4 will be on May 31, 2020.

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