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Welcome to the resource website for robotic, ultraprecise, automated craniotomies.

Here you can find relevant papers, hardware descriptions, parts lists, manuals, software, and advice on automated craniotomies.


Contact Information

Please send inquiries to info@autosurgery.org

References and Links

Pak, et al. (2015) Closed-loop ultraprecise, automated craniotomies, Journal of Neurophysiology. [Publisher link]

Commercial Partners

Developing.

Gallery

A movie of the automated cranial windowing process. The first 40 s (test holes and open loop drilling) are sped up 20x, while the last 40 s (manual removal of bone) are shown in real time.





Build Your Own

The resources for building your own automated craniotomy robot are below.


Manuals

Homebuilt System User's Manual V 1.1 (as described in the paper) [Word] [PDF]
A detailed description of how to build and operate the homebuilt system as described in the Journal of Neurophysiology (2015) paper.

Homebuilt System User's Manual V 2.0 (as currently used in the Boyden Lab) [Word] [PDF]
A detailed description of how to build and operate an automated craniotomy robot as currently used in the Boyden Lab.

Modified Commercial System User's Manual V 2.0 [PDF]
A detailed description of how to build and operate the currently used modified commercial system.

Parts Lists

Homebuilt System (as described in the paper) [Excel format]
This parts list contains an inventory of all the parts used in the construction of a homebuilt automated craniotomy robot.

Homebuilt System (currently used version) [Excel format]
This parts list contains an inventory of all the parts used in the construction of the homebuilt automated craniotomy robot as it is currently implemented in the Boyden Lab.

Modified Commercial System [Excel format]
This parts list contains an inventory of all the parts used in the construction of an automated craniotomy robot based on a commercially available motorized stereotax.


Part Files

Homebuilt System (as described in the paper) [Solidworks Part File, STL File]
This is the drill holder used in the "homebuilt system."

Homebuilt System (currently used version) [Solidworks Part File, STL File]
This is the drill holder for the current drill in the "homebuilt system."

Modified Commercial System [Solidworks Part File, STL File]
This is the drill holder used in the modified commercial system.




Software


Different versions of the automated craniotomy software are available below.


Labview Version 2.8

This is the Labview based code used in the homebuilt system described in the Journal of Neurophysiology (2015) paper.


Sine wave generation program (2.8)

This additional Labview program generates the sine wave necessary for the detection algorithm in the homebuilt system described in the Journal of Neurophysiology (2015) paper.


Labview Version 3.7

This is the Labview based code for the homebuilt system currently used in the Boyden Lab.

Labview Version 3.6

This is the Labview based code to make cranial windows with the homebuilt system currently used in the Boyden Lab.

Sine wave generation program (3.7)

This additional Labview program generates the sine wave necessary for the detection algorithm in the homebuilt system currently used in the Boyden Lab.



Python GUI

This is the Python GUI used to control the Neurostar motorized stereotaxic robot in the modified commercial system described in the Journal of Neurophysiology (2015) paper.



Processing GUI

This is a GUI written in Processing used to control the Neurostar motorized stereotaxic robot. It performs craniotomies faster and more accurately than the Python GUI, and is recommended for anyone using the modified commercial system.


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