Robotic system for engaging a fastener with body tissue

  • US 9,149,281 B2
  • Filed: 06/07/2013
  • Issued: 10/06/2015
  • 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 including an adaptive arm, the robotic mechanism configured to position a fastener relative to the body tissue, the robotic mechanism having first and second force transmitting portions configured to apply at least one of an axial force and a transverse force relative to the fastener;

    a computer configured to control the robotic mechanism; and

    an adaptive arm interface coupled to the adaptive arm and the computer, the adaptive arm interface configured to operate the computer,wherein a magnitude of the at least one axial force and transverse force applied to the fastener is limited by the computer.

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