[robotics-worldwide] IROS'11 Workshop: Image-Guided Medical Robotic Interventions: Call for Abstracts/Posters

Sarthak Misra s.misra at utwente.nl
Fri Jun 3 23:57:25 PDT 2011


IROS 2011 Workshop: Image-Guided Medical Robotic Interventions


Sarthak Misra, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Jaydev P. Desai, University of Maryland, College Park, USA


Medical robotic systems strive to make surgical interventions less invasive, less risky for both patients and clinicians, more efficient, less costly, and capable of achieving better patient outcomes. Increasing the targeting accuracy during robot-assisted minimally invasive surgical procedures requires the integration of pre-operative plans and intra-operative control. These planners require the development of models of the surgical instruments and their environment. While the controllers generally rely on image-guided feedback from a clinical imaging system, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), or ultrasound images. The focus of this workshop is to bring together researchers that use clinical imaging modalities to plan and control procedures for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. In addition, medical robotic systems used in conjunction with clinical imaging modalities will also be discussed.


Pre-operative tool-tissue interaction modeling and planning; Image-guided techniques to control the path of surgical instruments, Methods to integrate pre-operative plans and intra-operative control; MR-compatible systems.


- Jaydev Desai, University of Maryland
- Pierre Dupont, Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School
- Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona
- Gregory Fischer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Rao Gullapalli, University of Maryland
- Gregory Hager, Johns Hopkins University
- Robert Howe, Harvard University
- Rainer Konietschke, German Aerospace Center - DLR
- Ken Masamune, University of Tokyo
- Sarthak Misra, University of Twente
- Philippe Poignet, Université Montpellier 2 - IUT


- At this point, we invite submission of abstracts (not more than 300 words) to be presented at the workshop.
- Please email your abstract as a single PDF file to Sarthak Misra (s.misra at utwwente.nl) and Jaydev Desai (jaydev at umd.edu) by 30 June, 2011.
- Presenters of accepted abstracts will be given the opportunity to present their work in the poster session of the workshop as well as participate in a two-minute teaser session describing their poster.


- 30 June, 2011: Abstract submission deadline
- 6 July, 2011: Notification of acceptance
- 25 September, 2011: Full day IROS workshop 


Sarthak Misra
Jaydev P. Desai

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

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