The problem of real-time motion planning

The robot motion planning is generally solved before the robot actually executes the desired motions and in case of motions that must avoid obstacles, this approach may work with static obstacles only. 

If, instead, obstacles are moving, the desired motion must be calculated in real-time, a few milliseconds before its execution.

 The setup used for the experiments. SARAS, Smart Autonomous Robotic Assistant Surgeon.
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Workshop – Robotics in lighthouse areas

ERF2020

Due to Regional restrictions caused by the recent COVID-19 health alert, the workshop scheduled for the 5 March at the ERF 2020  is conducted by teleconference.

 

Agenda:

14.00 – 14.05 Introduction

by Dr Riccardo Muradore, Dr Marta Capiluppi

14.05 – 14.50 Talks

Prof Elena De Momi,  Politecnico di Milano
“Smart planning and sensing for an innovative steerable robotic catheter for neurosurgery: new possibilities for advanced diagnosis”

Prof Sanja Dogramadzi, UWE Bristol
“Safety features in surgical robotics – experiences of SMARTsurg project”

Dr Gernot Kronreif, ACMIT Gmbh
“Robot autonomy: aspects from translational view”

Prof Andreas Melzer, University of Dundee
“Robotics for Image Guided Therapy and FUS”

Dr Francesco Setti, University of Verona
“Embodied AI in robotic surgery: challenges and opportunities”

14.50 – 15.30 Round table

On the future of AI+Robotics (Hospital of the future) and on the health care topic group.
Chairman: Prof Paolo Fiorini

NEXT GENERATION INTELLIGENT SURGICAL SYSTEMS: Computer simulation meets robotics

The SARAS Workshop addressed to researchers representing SARAS’ two major fields of application: robotics and surgery, summarize the results of the project and presents the achievements obtained, including demonstrations, with the main objective of raising awareness of the project’s results (MS7).

Nowadays the use of simulation in the surgical field is increasing and is becoming important both for the training of surgeons and for the planning of intervention.

Through the simulation it is possible to represent and reproduce complex anatomical responses to various stimuli for a specific patient, thus making it possible, for example, to predict the effects of some therapies and prevent potentially critical situations.

In robotic surgery, the realistic simulation of the behavior of the various organs, which represent the working environment of the robot, is of great importance for the development and validation of autonomous systems.

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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SARAS Multirobots-Surgery

SARAS Multirobots-Surgery is the first step toward the next generation of surgical robotic systems merging artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning and cognitive control for smarter and safer hospitals

Nowadays, during Robotic-Minimally Invasive Surgeries, two surgeons are needed in the operating room:

 

  • the main surgeon, who tele-operates the robotic surgery platform,
  • and the assistant surgeon, who uses laparoscopic instruments to provide support during the procedure.

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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

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

ICRA2019

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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