Teaching and Checking of Constraints for Surgical Tray Layout

We introduce an automatic agent that, through linguistic communication with a human, can check constraints for object layouts as well as learn new constraints. This is applied to a surgical instrument preparation task, where the system interacts with an expert to learn both general instrument arrangement regulations and special layouts customized to a particular doctor. When supervising a non-expert human preparing the tools for a surgery, the system can provide suggestions by giving verbal feedback about how to improve the setup while simultaneously highlighting corresponding objects through a graphical interface.

By: Lanbo She, Jonathan Connell

Published in: RC25632 in 2016


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