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4th Joint Workshop on Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

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4th Joint Workshop on Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

OCTOBER 14-16, 2014 Genoa, Italy

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Robotic surgery is one of the most appealing fields of modern robotics. With over 2 decades history, more than 2.000 systems installed worldwide and over 200.000 interventions conducted per annum; the field of robotic surgery is considered well-established. Despite these impressive figures and increasing popularity in research labs all over the world, the list of technological advances that made it into the operating room (OR) during this last decade is fairly limited. Long expected techniques such as 3D reconstruction, motion compensation, virtual guidance, haptic feedback, under study in many labs all over the planet did not make their appearance into the market yet.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and clinicians involved in computer and/or robot assisted surgery to provide a clear view on the status and recent trends in this field and to propose concrete measures to achieve a critical mass in research and innovation in this field.

Specific topics of interest include, amongst others:

  • registration, segmentation and modeling;
  • motion compensation and active guidance;
  • human-robot collaboration and shared control;
  • workflow analysis and episode segmentation;
  • machine learning and cognitive surgical robotics;
  • surgical skill assessment;
  • usability and user-acceptance;
  • surgical training;
  • tactile and haptic feedback;
  • variable stiffness robotic systems;
  • novel robotic hardware and sensors;
  • novel interfaces;
  • standardization and regulation;
  • system integration;
  • safety and dependability;
  • synergies and clustering;
  • visionary works and roadmaps.

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Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 15:45