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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The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2019)

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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

Workshop “Next Generation Surgery” – ICRA 2019″

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

ICRA 2019 – May 24, 2019 – Montreal, Canada

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The use of surgical robots has -beyond doubt- led to advances and improvements in surgery. The next significant forward leap is expected with the introduction of intelligent systems that can operate autonomously, or semi-autonomously in cooperation with the surgeons. In this quest of intelligence, growing synergies from diverse scientific branches have emerged.

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The 9th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted (CRAS 2019)

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CRAS2019In March 21st and 22nd surgeons and engineers will meet in Genoa to exchange experiences, ideas and discuss the future of surgical technologies. For the first time, the National Congress of the Italian Polispecialistic Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC) will be completely merged with the Joint Workshop on Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS) in a large event dedicated to ENCOURAGE YOUNG SURGEONS AND ENGINEERS.

One event, two conferences – merged together!

CRAS+SPIGC 2019 will be a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY for multi-cultural interactions, for identifying surgical needs and potential engineering solutions, and for the establishment of new multi-disciplinary collaborations. In addition, all research teams working on novel surgical technologies will have the opportunity to demonstrate their prototypes during the conference and enter the New Surgical Technologies Competition.

 

New surgical technologies demonstrations and competition

Research teams working on novel surgical technologies will have the opportunity to demonstrate their prototypes during the conference and enter the New Surgical Technologies Competition. The surgeon delegates will vote and decide the winner!

 

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European Robotics Forum 2019 (ERF2019)

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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”

 

COSUR 2018: SOME NUMBERS FROM THE 2ND EDITION

During the week of 9 to 13 July 2018, 26 attendees and 16 speakers from mostly all continents met in Verona to attend COSUR 2018.

COSUR is at its second edition and it is a biannual Summer School on Control of Surgical Robots organized by ALTAIR Robotics laboratory in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 projects ARS (Autonomous Robotic Surgery) and SARAS.

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Summer School on Control of Surgical Robots (COSUR) 2018

 

2nd Biannual Summer School on Control of Surgical Robots

(COSUR) 2018

 

The main objective of COSUR 2018 is to introduce PhD students and Post-Doctoral fellows to the multidisciplinary research field of surgical robotics, with particular focus on the control algorithms used in robotic surgery and the impact of cognition in directing the control.

We will offer lectures, hands-on laboratory experience, and opportunity for informal interaction with clinicians and leading experts from academia and industry.

The school will go beyond the current approach of doctoral schools and will give trainees an in depth understanding of cognition and control in robotic surgery.

 

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

The main themes faced during the school include:

  • Control and Sensing in robotic surgery
  • Teleoperation and Haptics
  • Image-guided robotic surgery and interventions
  • Human-Robot Interaction and Cooperation
  • Partially autonomous tasks in robotic surgery

 

Besides the technical aspects, the lecturers of the school will present the medical context in which robotic surgery is being used and the research perspective given by relevant projects.

 

The school will include tutorial presentations on the technical topics, medical scenarios presented by clinicians, research perspectives given by the coordinators of recently funded projects, and laboratory sessions that will let students apply the concepts introduced during the lectures.

The school will end with a team project, which will be evaluated by the school lecturers. Students will receive a certificate of attendance, to obtain credits in their universities.

 

Organised by Altair Robotics Lab, in collaboration with the ERC project ARS (Autonomous Robotic Surgery) and the European project SARAS (Smart Autonomous Robotic Assistant Surgeon).

The school is funded by the ARS project, the SARAS projects, the MURAB project, the Doctoral Program in Natural Sciences and Engineering and the Department of Computer Science of the University of Verona.

 

 

COSUR 2018: APPLICATION DEADLINE POSTPONED

The Summer School on Control of Surgical Robots (COSUR) 2018  funded by the ARS project, the SARAS projects, the MURAB project, the Doctoral Program in Natural Sciences and Engineering and the Department of Computer Science of the University of Verona will be from the  9th of July till the 13th; 

NEW application deadline: 15 May 2018

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European Robotic Forum 2018

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The European Robotics Forum (ERF2018), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held in Tampere, Finland, on 13-15 March 2018.

Over 800 European robotics top experts are expected to attend the conference. Under the theme “Robots and Us”, ERF2018 covers current societal and technical themes related to the field of robotics. Interesting subjects will be discussed, including human-robot-collaboration and how robotics can improve industrial productivity and service sector operations.

Researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs, business people, and public funding officers from all over Europe come together to discuss technology push and market pull and how innovation in robotics can be accelerated.

 

ERF2018 features an exhibition, where companies, universities and research institutes showcase the most advanced European prototypes, products, projects and services.

ERF2018 is not another scientific conference but the one event where roboticists from over 40 countries can network, during the social events as well. After its start in San Sebastian in 2010, The European Robotics Forum has become quickly the most popular and influential robotics networking event in Europe.

 

Conference Materials:

SarasPresentationCoverProjects presentations at the Workshop on Networking for new trends in surgical robotics

Speaker: Riccardo Muradore, University of Verona, Italy

 

 

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