[robotics-worldwide] DISC Summer School - Medical Robotics

Sarthak Misra s.misra at utwente.nl
Sat Feb 19 03:14:16 PST 2011

Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC) Summer School
Dynamics and Control Problems in Medical Robotics
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
June 20-23, 2011

The organizers have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the DISC Summer School on "Dynamics and Control Problems in Medical Robotics", which is scheduled to take place between June 20-23, 2011, at the NH Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout (near Leiden), The Netherlands. 

The invitation is aimed at research students and staff members of DISC, and other researchers and engineers engaged in the systems and control area. Distinguished speakers will each present a series of tutorial lectures.

Medical robotics has quickly emerged as an interdisciplinary topic, solving problems within the medical sciences while utilizing fundamental principles from various engineering disciplines. There exist several design and control challenges that need to be addressed in order to develop reliable medical robotic systems. This summer school focuses on topics that are relevant to the dynamics and control of such systems: 
[+] Teleoperation: robot control and teleoperation
[+] Visual servoing: computer vision, visual servoing, and ultrasound guidance
[+] Passivity-based control: modeling the interaction of dynamical systems and passivity theory

The main program will consist of the following speakers:

[+] Teleoperation
Blake Hannaford (University of Washington, USA).

[+] Visual servoing
Gregory Hager (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Tim Salcudean (University of British Columbia, Canada), and Seth Hutchinson (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA).

[+] Passivity-based control
Arjan van der Schaft (University of Groningen, The Netherlands).



The registration fee, which includes boarding and lodging, is
1100,- Euro for non-DISC members
 700,- Euro for DISC-students and DISC-members 

The school is limited to 60 participants based on a first-come first-serve policy. Registration deadline is May 15, 2011.

All details about the summer school are available at the DISC website: http://www.disc.tudelft.nl/education/medical-robotics.html

You can register at following website: https://disc-forum.nl 
Non-DISC members can also sent an email to: secr at disc.tudelft.nl This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for registration. (Please mention your full name and university). 

For further information, please contact the DISC administrative office: Saskia van der Meer (s.m.vandermeer at tudelft.nl) or the organizers: Sarthak Misra (s.misra at utwente.nl), Stefano Stramigioli (s.stramigioli at utwente.nl), Dragan Kostić (d.kostic at tue.nl) or Gabriel Lopes (g.a.delgadolopes at tudelft.nl).

Best wishes.

Sarthak Misra, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
University of Twente

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