[robotics-worldwide] ICRA2011 Workshop on Mechanisms for Surgical Robotics - Deadline for Submission 14th March 2011

Dai, Jian jian.dai at kcl.ac.uk
Tue Feb 15 12:11:30 PST 2011

Dear Colleagues,

Call for Extended Abstracts and Draft Presentations

ICRA2011 Full-Day Workshop on Mechanisms for Surgical Robotics

Monday 9 May 2011, Shanghai, China.  Workshop Website:


We would like to draw your attention to the IEEE ICRA 2011 Workshop on Mechanisms for Surgical Robotics to be held at Shanghai, China on 9 May 2011. This full day workshop is to bring top researchers in the world on surgical robotics to present the cutting edge work on mechanisms for surgical robotics. This workshop will provide a gathering ground for researchers with common interests in mechanisms for surgical robotics to share the most recent progresses and to discuss the future direction and leading edge.

In addition to following eight world leading experts in surgical robotics, we would like to invite more researchers in this field to give a talk and/or to participate this exciting workshop. The workshop can be registered through ICRA conference registration website. If you are interested in presenting you recent work please send the following items to us (email: helge.wuerdemann at kcl.ac.uk) on or before March 14th,

1. Full contact info including affiliation
2. Proposed title (if there is any change)
3. A short (150 words) abstract addressing how the talk relates to workshop theme
4. A draft .ppt presentation (if possible, a draft-paper or extended abstract or guidelines for preparing contributing to a journal special issue or a book chapter)
5. Two related publications
6. A URL to the home page describing related research or a related research paper

The workshop will include the presentations of a list of international renowned experts, who are working at the cutting edge of surgical robotics:

Prof. Paolo Dario CRIM Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Prof. Russell H Taylor, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Prof. Brian L Davies , Imperial College, UK
Prof. Andrew Goldenberg, Mechatronics Laboratory, University of Toronto, Canada
Prof. Shuxin Wang, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, China.
Prof. Tianmiao Wang, Beihang University, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Prof. Prokar Dasgupta, Senior Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas Hospitals, UK
Prof. Koji Ikuta Biomedical Micromechatronics Laboratory, Deptartment of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering, Nagoya University Furo-cho, Japan.

The workshop will also have a live-transmission of Da Vinci robot operation at Guy's Hospital, King's College London, University of London operated by the renowned surgeon Professor Prokar Daspugta.

The Workshop will present views from academics, engineers and surgeons focusing on mechanisms development and design, kinematics and dynamics, dexterous manipulation and control in keyhole surgery, orthopaedic surgery and evolutionary surgical robots. The challenges of sensory-guided surgical robots, manipulation and gripping issues particularly in suturing will be presented and discussed.

The substantial debate will be given on obstacles and challenges and the future direction of robotic surgery and a platform will be provided for wider discussions and multidisciplinary collaboration between engineers and surgeons.

The following topics will be explored:

• Current status of surgical robot development in Europe and the world
• Mechanisms development and surgical instrument development
• Kinematics and dynamics of surgical robots
• Sensors and dexterous manipulation
• Future direction of development in surgical robots.

Professor Jian S Dai,                                                        Dr Nikolaos Tsagarakis
Chair of Mechanisms and Robotics                                  Senior Researcher
School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences                 Head of Humanoids Laboratory
King's College London                                                      Dept of Advanced Robotics (AR)
University of London                                                        Istituto Italiano di Technology
Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK                                         Morego, Genoa, Italy
Email: jian.dai at kcl.ac.uk                                                 nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it


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