This challenge is part of the MICCAI 2021 conference. The conference will be held from September 27 – October 1, 2021, in Strasbourg, FRANCE.
Saras Project official site
One fundamental requirement for autonomy is advanced perception capability through vision sensors.
In this article, we propose a novel calibration technique for a surgical scenario with a da Vinci® Research Kit (dVRK) robot. Camera and robotic arms calibration are necessary to precise position and emulate expert surgeons. The novel calibration technique is tailored for RGB-D cameras.
CRAS 2020 is the 10th edition of this successful event, formerly labeled as a workshop, from this 10th edition onwards CRAS has graduated and will continue to move forward as a`conference’.
Surgical robotics is a key factor for the introduction of new surgical procedures not feasible otherwise, as well as for improving current procedures by providing new assistive tools that allow achieving more precision and higher surgical performances.
Robotics breaks into the Operating Room in an effective way in the XXI century and its progress, although still slow, has already reached a figure of 10.000 operation robots in hospitals worldwide. This year’s edition, coinciding with the CRAS 10th anniversary, will evidence an explosion of new surgical robots and other devices in different specialties, which, until now, were produced by very few manufacturers. This market expansion will break with the otherwise slow progress and will favor reaching a wider range of clinical centers.
In this edition communications are expected on advances in the following fields: virtual and augmented reality techniques applied to training, planning and assisted guidance; new techniques to introduce effective haptic feedback; new devices, technologies and procedures for less invasive surgery and to facilitate the execution of complex surgical tasks; and artificial intelligence for planning, guidance and autonomous operations.
Deadline for extended abstracts: 30 June 2020
Notification of acceptance: 31 July 2020
Deadline for submission of revised abstracts 14 September 2020
For information and application visit the official web site of CRAS 2020
Extended abstracts (2 pages) discussing new technologies for computer/robot assisted surgery are solicited. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
– Machine learning and cognitive surgical robotics
– Registration, segmentation, modelling and data mining
– Synergies and clustering
– Motion compensation and active guidance
– Human-robot collaboration and shared control
– Workflow analysis and episode segmentation
– Surgical skill assessment
– Usability and user-acceptance
– Robotics in medical diagnosis
– Robotic systems in orthopedics
– Rehabilitation and assistive technologies
– Surgical training
– Tactile and haptic feedback
– Novel robotic hardware and sensors
– Variable stiffness robotic systems
– Interventional catheters
– Novel instruments and interfaces
– Standardization and regulation
– System integration
– Safety and dependability
– Robotics in Radiology
– Visionary works and roadmaps
ICACR 2020 is the4th International Conference on Automation, Control and Robots held in Fully Virtual style during October 11 – 13, 2020.
Keynote lecture: Autonomy and cooperation in surgical robotics application related issues
Speaker: Alícia Casals Gelpí
Professor of the Automatic Control Department at Technical University of Catalonia.
Head of the Robotics and Vision Division of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB).
Associate researcher of the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia.
ICACR 2020 Conference Proceedings (ISBN: 978-1-7281-9207-9)
Online in IEEE Xplore
For information and application visit the official web site of ICACR 2020
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.
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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The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics (HSMR) provides an annual forum for surgeons and engineers from across the globe, to network and explore the latest developments in medical robotics.Read More
The 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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“Next Generation Surgery: Seamless integration of Robotics, Machine Learning and Knowledge Representation within the operating rooms”
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Our Partners submitted two papers:
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
UPC participated in the Second MelaTX workshop held in Seville in June 6-8, 2018.
UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA (UPC) developed together with surgeons of Hospital Virgen Macarena (Seville) and Hospital Clínic (Barcelona) this training platform for the surgical training in the frame of a the workshop 2nd MelaTx Workshop.
25 surgeons from all around Spain (10 hospitals from 10 cities) participated in the Course on 7 experimental platforms.
Eng. D. Trojaniello is presenting new perspectives in robotic surgery: the SARAS project.
SARAS goal is to develop the next-generation of surgical robotic systems that will allow a single surgeon to execute Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery without the need of an expert assistant surgeon.
The robot will be called solo-surgery system and will consist of a pair of cooperating and autonomous robotic arms holding surgical instruments. The SARAS system will entirely take over the role of the assistant surgeon.