Workshop Towards Robotic Autonomy in Surgery (HSMR 2019)

Hamlyn Symposium: Sunday 23rd June 2019 08:30 – 15:30  SAPM04

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.

The Symposium attracted over 500 delegates last year and now it ints 12th year, it has become a leading international conference on medical robotics,  current clinical practice and emerging technologies in robotic surgery. One of our highlights this year will be a Clinical Leaders’ Forum, in which leading robotic surgeons in different fields of expertise, will come together to discuss the ways in which technologies can best be applied in clinical practice.

 

Highlights of the Symposium will include:

  • The final of the Surgical Robot Challenge 2019, an international competition showcasing the latest innovations in Surgical Robotics;
  • A full programme of interactive workshops exploring a wide-range of topics and technologies;
  • Clinical Leaders’ Forum to discuss the ways in which technologies can best be applied in clinical practice;
  • Two-day main Symposium hosting peer-reviewed papers and posters submitted from around the world, alongside invited speakers.

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!

 

Read all details on the official event website.

THE 2ND MelaTX WORKSHOP – Seville in June 6-8, 2018

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.

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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.

 

 

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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