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Advantech’s EPC-B5587 Delivers Stability and Zero-Latency Computing to the latest AI-Powered Neurosurgery Robots


Industry Landscape

A Grand View Research report indicates that the market size for surgical robots will expand at a CAGR of 19.3% between 2022 & 2030.  Indeed, advances in surgical navigation, stereotactic technology, AI, medical imaging, and robotics are enhancing precision surgery. These technologies reduce complications, errors, and operating times; and improve diagnosis and procedure outcomes.


Surgical robots have transformed neurosurgery practices with integrated platforms that combine AI software during planning and navigation. Indeed, intelligent neurosurgery robots capable of multitasking conduct diverse preoperative and intraoperative tasks that require timely precision. Such solutions must operate for long periods in operating rooms (OR) without glitches or latency.

To meet these needs, the core of the platform requires powerful computing performance and high-tolerances that prevent damage from unexpected electromagnetic events. They also need to be capable of preventing system crashes caused by occasional OTA BIOS updates.


A robotic surgery company that designs, develops, and markets robots for surgical procedures selected the Advantech EPC-B5587 embedded PC as the core computing platform for their latest AI-powered neurosurgery robots.

This AI-powered robotic platform helps with diverse preoperative and intraoperative procedures. The integrated software aids in creating accurate surgical plans based on images delivered from fused CT or MRI scans. It also marks important vascular and neural structures for avoidance during operation. When used in OR, this solution is guided by an optical device on the robotic arm. This device monitors the patient’s position and registration accurately. Likewise, intraoperative imaging can be leveraged during surgery to further improve accuracy. This robotic platform is also capable of executing and planning the movement of surgical instruments, and allows the surgeon to navigate and guide the instruments held by the robotic arm.

This type of robotic system requires powerful computing platforms capable of handling the complex algorithms and wide bandwidth data transmission needed to conduct multiple preoperative and intraoperative tasks. To this end, the EPC-B5587 features 10th Gen Intel® Xeon® CPU processor integrated with NVIDIA® Quadro® GPU. It delivers powerful computing and graphics performance; and supports the capture of medical imaging data and the execution of AI algorithms.  Likewise, the ultra-fast data transmission capabilities created by the dual Gigabit Ethernet ports of EPC-B5587 provide zero-latency data exchange between private clouds and the AI-powered robotic platform.

Ensuring the ability to multitask with excellent performance over long hours in precision-oriented and fast-paced environments requires very specific credentials. Accordingly, The Advantech EPC-B5587 boasts ESD IEC level 4 standard adherence (contact 8kv and air 15kv) and features a Dual BIOS design for advanced ESD protection and to prevent system crashes caused by errors in OTA updates. 

AI powered robotic platforms help medical professionals improve diagnostic accuracy and decision-making while overcoming physical limitations and reducing operating times. In sum, this solution optimizes clinical outcomes and healthcare services. 

  • 10th Gen Intel® Xeon® CPU processors integrated with NVIDIA® Quadro® GPU 
  • ESD level 4 design (8kv/15kv) 
  • Dual BIOS design prevents system crashes