Surgical Robotics Technology

How to Select a Motor for Surgical Robot Joints – Robert Mastromattei, Founder of Sierramotion

In this interview, Robert Mastromattei, founder of Sierramotion, a division of Allient Inc., discusses the company’s background, where motors are used in surgical robotics applications, the main considerations when it comes to motor integration and more.

The interview covers:–

0:13 – Please provide a background to yourself and Sierramotion.

1:03 – Where are motors used in surgical robotics applications?

2:50 – What is a typical system architecture for a surgical robot joint?

4:10 – What are the most important attributes when selecting a motor for a surgical robot joint?

7:03 – What are the main considerations when it comes to motor integration?

9:43 – How do temperature and thermal limits impact motor selection?

12:06 – Should an engineer choose an off-the-shelf, modified standard or custom solution?

14:51 – What mistakes have you seen engineers make when selecting a motor for a surgical robot joint?

17:57 – Sierramotion recently joined Allient can you tell me a bit about the acquisition?

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