The Medical Lab is the new experimental facility of the PRISMA Team devoted to medical robotics. The lab is equipped with a da Vinci Research Kit and several collaborative robots employed for research in rehabilitation and surgical robotics. Cameras, EMG sensor kit and haptic interfaces are also available.

Venue: ICAROS Center, Polyclinic University of Naples Federico II, bldg. 5, via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples

Medical Lab 1
Medical Lab 2


da Vinci Research Kit
  • Open research platform based on da Vinci System by Intuitive Surgical
  • Surgeon's console with two Master Tool Manipulators (MTMs)
  • MTM 8-degree-of-freedom robot
  • Patient's end with two Patient Side Manipulators (PSMs)
  • PSM 7-degree-of-freedom robot
  • PSMs teleoperated by MTMs with coordinated foot-pedal movements
  • Medical version of KUKA IIWA
  • 7 kg payload
  • 7-degree-of-freedom robot
  • In-line wrist variant
  • Mounting flange DIN ISO 9409-1-A 50
  • 0.1 mm repeatability (ISO 9283)
  • KUKA Sunrise cabinet
  • 22 kg weight (excluding controller)
  • Robot for transanal prostate biopsy
  • 3 kg payload
  • 4 active degrees of freedom
  • 2 passive degrees of freedom
  • Soft wrist
  • Mounting MicrUs Telemed ultrasound probe
  • 15 kg weight (excluding controller)
  • Bimanual mobile robotic platform
  • Mobile base with differential drive, max speed 1 m/s
  • 7-degree-of-freedom arms, 1-degree-of-freedom torso lift, 2-degree-of-freedom head
  • RGB-D camera, 6-DoF IMU, 10 m laser, 3 x 1m sonar
  • 2 x 5W audio speakers, 2-microphone array with stereo output
  • CPU Intel i7, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB SSD
  • 2 36V 20 Ah batteries
  • 802.11 n/ac 2x2 Dual Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Navigation and SLAM, manipulation, perception, speech recognition, human-robot interaction