[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
Tue Feb 23 11:17:25 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

Jaydev P. Desai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director
Robotics, Automation, Manipulation, and Sensing (RAMS) Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room 0160, Bldg 088, Glenn L. Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301-405-4427
Fax: 301-314-9477
Web: http://rams.umd.edu

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