The 12th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2019)

The 12th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2019) will be organized on October 24-25, 2019, by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and will take place at the Hotel Posta, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

The growing need to automate daily tasks, combined with new robot technologies, is driving the development of human-friendly robots, i.e., safe and dependable machines, operating in the close vicinity to humans or directly interacting with them in a wide range of domains. The technological shift from classical industrial robots, which are safely kept away from humans in cages, to robots that are used in close collaboration with humans, is facing major challenges that need to be overcome.

The organizing committee is composed by Federica Ferraguti and Valeria Villani (General Chairs) and Lorenzo Sabattini (Program Chair) from the ARSControl research group of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and Marcello Bonfè (Publicity Chair) from the University of Ferrara. The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers so to share knowledge on all aspects related to human-robot interaction and the introduction of robots into everyday life.

Objective:

The objective of the workshop is to stimulate a focused single-track discussion and bring together researchers so to share knowledge on design, control, safety and ethical issues, concerning the introduction of robots into everyday life.

 

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Watch the Video presentation:

A surgical robot with cognitive functions

SARAS will develop a cognitive architecture able to make decisions based on pre-operative knowledge and on scene understanding via advanced machine learning algorithms.

Training Data Collection – Assistant surgeon’s master console.

Dexterity and perception capabilities of surgical robots may soon be improved by cognitive functions that can support surgeons in decision making and performance monitoring, and enhance the impact of automation within the operating rooms.

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The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2019)

ICRA2019

Icra 2019The flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, ICRA will bring together the world’s top researchers and most important companies to share ideas and advances in our field.  Many of the most important developments in robotics and automation have historically been first exposed at ICRA, and 2019 will take this trend one step further. As the practical and socio-economic impact of our field continues to expand, the role of industry-centered activities has grown and will be a critical aspect of the meeting.

 

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WORKSHOP

Next Generation Surgery: Seamless integration of Robotics, Machine Learning and Knowledge Representation within the operating rooms

TOPICS:

  • Motivating medical case studies
  • Robotics – control and planning
  • Perception, knowledge representation for reasoning and AI
  • Industry

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PAPERS

Our Partners submitted two papers:

  • “An Energy-Shared Two-Layer Approach for Multi-Master-Multi-Slave Bilateral Teleoperation Systems” – Authors: Marco Minelli, Federica Ferraguti, Nicola Piccinelli, Riccardo Muradore, Cristian Secchi
  • “Tele-Echography Using a Two-Layer Teleoperation Algorithm with Energy Scaling” – Authors: Enrico Sartori, Carlo Tadiello, Cristian Secchi, Riccardo Muradore

 

PRIZE WINNER

Marco Minelli won the SECOND PRIZE on the “Best for the Papers for Poster Presentation” titled “Energy-shared Two-layer Bilateral Teleoperation Architecture“.

The prize is offered by Auris Health

GALLERY

European Robotics Forum 2019 (ERF2019)

ERF2019

ERF2019Over 900 European robotics top experts attended the 10th edition of the European Robotics Forum, the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, was held in Bucharest, Romania, in March 2019,

ERF2019 hosted a major exhibition where companies, universities and research institutes showcased the most advanced European prototypes, products, services and projects funded under EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme. With over 50 workshops highlighting the newest robotics research, the event offered Romanian companies and universities a unique window to the latest developments on the European markets.

 

This year’s theme was “Robotics for Humanity, AI for the real world”.

 

SARAS Project presentation:

21st March  – Room Braila – 8.30-10.00 – University of Verona (@UNIVR) / Riccardo Muradore presented “Machine Intelligence for Automation within Operating Rooms”