[robotics-worldwide] Call for Posters: ICRA May 3, 2010, FULL-DAY workshop on: MESO-SCALE ROBOTICS FOR MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS.

Jaydev Desai jaydev at umd.edu
Wed Feb 10 16:30:43 PST 2010


May 3, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska - Full day workshop

Workshop room: DC Tubughnenq 3

Website: http://www.rams.umd.edu/html/ICRA2010Workshop.shtml

Workshop Abstract:
The focus of this workshop is primarily geared towards meso-scale (order 
of 1mm-100mm at
most) devices for medical interventions. Rapid progress in recent years 
in computer
processing power, faster communication capabilities for wirelessly 
controlling devices,
coupled with high-resolution imaging capabilities such as CT, PET, and 
MRI, has enabled the
evaluation and testing of these devices more easily than was previously 
possible. With the
current trends in micro- and meso-scale device development, it seems 
likely that the current
generation of operating robots will be replaced by a second generation 
that meets more
closely the requirements of in situ diagnosis and treatment.
Poster Submission:

We invite poster submissions from researchers working on different 
aspects of Meso-scale
Robotics for Medical Interventions. Possible topics of interest include
. Modeling of miniaturized robots for biomedical applications;
. Enabling fabrication technologies for meso-scale robotics;
. Navigation systems and control issues for meso-scale robots;
. Propulsion methods for meso-scale robots;
. Sensing/diagnostic/therapeutic robots in the meso-scale.

Poster abstracts (2 page limit INCLUDING FIGURES) should be e-mailed to 
both the
workshop organizers, Jaydev P. Desai (jaydev at umd.edu) and Arianna Menciassi
(arianna.menciassi at sssup.it), by March 1, 2010.

Important Dates:
March 1, 2010 - Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
March 21, 2010 - Notification of Acceptance
May 3, 2010 - Workshop

JAYDEV P. DESAI -- University of Maryland, College Park, USA
ARIANNA MENCIASSI - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy

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