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The collaborative-robotics organization was originally created to develop a Common API for research in teleoperated and collaborative robotics, with an initial focus in the domain of medical robotics.

We are developing an abstract definition of this API, with concrete implementations in the Collaborative Robotics Toolkit (CRTK). The implementations focus on common shared research platforms, such as the da Vinci Research Kit (dVRK) and Raven II, and other devices commonly used by researchers. The provided implementation uses Robot Operating System (ROS), but could be extended to other middleware.

We also support networking events for researchers in the medical robotics domain. This includes AccelNet events for researchers interested in the use of artificial intelligence to improve robotic surgery through enhanced perception, intelligent assistance and autonomy.

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NSF Logo This effort is supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), via NRI 1637789 (JHU), 1637444 (UW) and 1637759 (WPI) and via AccelNet 1927354 (JHU) and 1927275 (WPI).