Evolution Of Robotic Surgery And The Need For Robotic Endotrainer

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Department of Robotics & Automation Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 641004, India

2 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 641004, India.


One of the key areas of Medical Robotics is the development of Surgical
Robots for minimally invasive surgery. The use of robotics in surgery is now broadbased
across multiple surgical specialities in the world and will undoubtedly expand over
the next decade in developing countries as new technical innovations and techniques
increase the applicability of its use. Since the role of surgical robots is graphically
increasing, the need for its training plays a vital role and the best possible approach is by
using robotic endotrainers. There are 60 surgical robots and 360 qualified physicians
across 20 cities in India using da Vinci robotic systems. As surgical robots are on the floor
now, there is a need for the actual robot based surgical training systems for better
utilization of the surgical robots. This review paper focuses on the evolution of robotic
surgery and the need for robotic endotrainer in the developing countries like India to
train medical professionals in the field of minimally invasive robotic surgery.