[robotics-worldwide] ICRA 2010 Workshop on Medical Cyber-Physical Systems May 7

Ron Alterovitz ron at cs.unc.edu
Sat May 1 10:45:03 PDT 2010

ICRA 2010 Workshop on Workshop on Medical Cyber-Physical Systems
May 7, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Location: Egan Center, Room Cook
Time: 9am-6pm

Workshop Website: 

The integration of computation with physical systems has the potential to improve speed, precision, and dexterity during robot-assisted surgery as well as enable new medical procedures. This full-day workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss new and emerging algorithms, devices, sensors, and user interfaces for medical cyber-physical systems, including robotic surgical assistants and other medical robotic systems. We will focus on both computation to improve the planning, control, and effectiveness of these systems as well as new devices and hardware that enable more dexterity and better sensing. We will share, discuss, and develop new ideas regarding the following major research challenges in medical cyber-physical systems: planning and automating surgical tasks; guidance via imaging, vision, and novel sensors; modeling and descriptions of surgical tasks; interoperable tele-operation for telesurgery; tissue models for control and design of interventional systems; beating heart surgery; advanced user interfaces for medical devices; and benchmarks for evaluation of surgical performance.

• Russel H. Taylor,  Johns Hopkins University, USA
• Jacob Rosen,  University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
• Robert Howe,  Harvard University, USA
• Ganesh Sankaranarayanan,  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
• Greg Hager,  Johns Hopkins University, USA
• Paul Griffiths and Allison Okamura,  Johns Hopkins University, USA
• Kenji Kawashima,  Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
• Jaydev Desai,  University of Maryland, College Park, USA
• Mamoru Mitsuishi,  The University of Tokyo, Japan
• Howard Chizeck,  University of Washington, USA
• Pieter Abbeel,  University of California, Berkeley, USA
• Simon DiMaio,  Intuitive Surgical, USA

• Ron Alterovitz,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
• M. Cenk Cavusoglu,  Case Western Reserve University, USA
• Ken Goldberg,  University of California, Berkeley, USA
• Blake Hannaford,  University of Washington, USA

Ron Alterovitz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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