Accepted Full-day Workshop at IROS
9am-6pm, Friday, November 8th, 2019
The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macau, China.
Background & Objective
Introducing robotic technology into surgery has advanced this field in many ways: less invasive procedures, less cognitive burden on surgeons, and better patient outcome. There are a great number of robotic systems, commercialized or being developed in research labs, that can provide interventions for a variety of surgical procedures. Yet, to this day, there are still very limited intelligent features on these robots compared to other robotic application domains, such as home, manufacturing, or warehouse.
At the core of robotic surgery lies the robot interactions with the anatomy, but challenges persist in fully monitoring, understanding, and regulating them. This workshop aims to bring world-class researchers to present the state-of-art research achievements and advances that contribute to better sensing the anatomy, to modeling the interaction more representatively, to regulating the interaction more intelligently, and to using methods that leverage recent advances in machine learning.
Medical Robotics - Levels of Autonomy and Associated Challenges
Steerable Robotic Systems for Surgical Interventions
Jaydev P. Desai
Exploring Autonomy in Robotic Colonoscopy
Pneumatically-driven Surgical Robot with Force Feedback
High Rigidity Bone Endoscopic Surgery Robot
Image-based Sensing and Control for Robotic Surgery
dVRL: daVinci Reinforcement Learning Framework for learning Transferable Surgical Skills
Human-centered Surgical Robotics with Compliance Modulations and Delicate Sensing
Tissue Interaction within an Autonomous Surgical Robot
Towards a General Robotic Surgical Platform for Multi and Single Port Laparoscopy
Key Technologies, Innovations and Collaborative Research & Development of Medical Robots
From Tool to Assistant: Developing Adaptive Surgical Robots for the Operating Room
Ann Majewicz Fey
Toward Autonomous Steerable Medical Robots
Surgical Robots Interacting with Anatomy: A Thirty Year Perspective
Continuum Robots for Intelligent Interaction with the Anatomy
Workshop Paper Submission
We welcome workshop paper submissions in the following two formats:
- extended abstract (maximum 2 pages, IEEE double column)
- short paper (maximum 4 pages, IEEE double column)
Selected submissions will be invited to present at the workshop in the formats of 5-min spotlight presentation and of interactive poster. In addition, the selected submissions will be invited to a journal special issue being planned and organized.
Submission Deadline: October 20th, 2019
Submission Website: https://easychair.org/cfp/iros2019iria (submission link will be open in September, 2019)