Robotic Simulation Drills
Five simulation drills used for robotic training. Video segment showing drills housed within an abdominal model. Robot is docked onto simulated abdomen in standard fashion and trainee completes the following drills: tower transfer, roller coaster, big dipper, train tracks, figure-of-eight. Drills utilize a CT-1 or GS-21 needle and 0-Vicryl or 0-Polysorb suture trimmed to an 8-inch length. Video courtesy of the Robotic Training Network and Martin Martino, MD. Used with permission. See the related article by Siddiqui et al (June 2014 issue).
Martin A. Martino, MD