[robotics-worldwide] ICRA'09 Workshop on Advanced Sensing and Sensor Integration in Medical Robotics

Greg Hager hager at cs.jhu.edu
Wed Jan 7 18:35:10 PST 2009



IEEE ICRA'09 Workshop on Advanced Sensing and Sensor Integration in
Medical Robotics


The half-day workshop " Advanced Sensing and Sensor Integration in
Medical Robotics" will be held  during the 2009 IEEE International
Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Kobe, Japan, on May 13,



This half day workshop will focus on sensing and sensor integration in
medical robotics. It is intended to cover current research on new sensor
designs, sensor data fusion and modeling as well as the integration of
sensors into new challenging medical applications.

Abstract submission

Extended Abstracts should be submitted by email to burschka at cs.tum.edu
by January 15, 2009. The abstract submission should include:

     * Title
     * List of authors and affiliations
     * Abstract of 500-800 words
     * References to your own related work
     * relevant web links
     * Figure captions
     * Figures should be submitted as attachment to the email

A maximum of 2 figures is accepted. The figures (in jpeg, gif, or png
formats) should be an attachment to the email. Submissions will be
accepted for an oral or poster presentation based on relevance to the
workshop, quality, and available space. The abstracts of accepted
contributions will be published on the workshop web site. A journal
special issue is being planned for papers written based on abstracts
submitted to the workshop.


The main objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers
working on sensing and robotics in medicine. We aim to promote a better
understanding of current state of the art in sensing in the medical
domain and to discuss the potential for future joint efforts to increase
the robustness and accuracy of the resulting robotic systems. The
workshop will also cover the fusion of the diverse information sources
available in the medical robots today with the aim to bring together
researchers from various disciplines in the robotics and to learn about
the current state-of-the-art in sensing.

Contributions are welcome in a wide range of sensing modalities present
on current medical robots:

    1. Endoscopy
           * stereo systems
           * coded light
           * shape from shading
           * multiple-port endoscopic stereo systems
           * special sensors
    2. Ultrasound
           * 2D ultrasound
           * 3D ultrasound
           * elastography
           * motion tracking from speckle
    3. MRI and CT
    4. Haptic Sensing
           * force sensors in tools
           * tactile sensors
    5. Other Sensing Modalities
           * time of flight sensors
           * infrared
           * capsule cameras
           * IMUs

We encourage submission of approaches that integrate sensors in systems
in a closed loop operation with robotic hardware. Contributions
describing :

    1. Sensor Data Fusion
    2. Sensor Integration in the Closed Loop Architectures
    3. Generic Sensor Models

are welcome as well.


     * Darius Burschka,     Lab for Robotics and Embedded Systems,
                            Technische Universität München, Germany
     * Gregory D. Hager,   Dept. of Computer Science,
                           The Johns Hopkins University, USA
     * Rainer Konietschke, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR,
     * Allison M. Okamura,Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
                           The Johns Hopkins University, USA

Gregory D. Hager
Professor of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University

Office: 121 CSEB
Phone: 410 516 5521
WWW: http://cs.jhu.edu/~hager

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