ROBOTIC SYSTEM FOR ENGAGING A FASTENER WITH BODY TISSUE

  • US 20130304085A1
  • Filed: 06/07/2013
  • Published: 11/14/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/20/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A robotic system for engaging a fastener with a body tissue, the system comprising:

  • a robotic mechanism configured to position a fastener relative to the body tissue, the robotic mechanism having first and second force transmitting members configured to apply a transverse force relative to the fastener;

    a computer configured to control the robotic mechanism; and

    a control interface configured to operate the computer,wherein the magnitude of the transverse force applied to the fastener is limited by the computer.

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