[robotics-worldwide] Call for Abstracts/Posters -- ICRA Workshop on Task Modeling and Recognition for Skill Assessment and Automation in Robotic Surgery

Pieter Abbeel pabbeel at cs.berkeley.edu
Sun Mar 27 16:57:04 PDT 2011


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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/POSTERS
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ICRA Workshop on 'Task Modeling and Recognition for Skill Assessment
and Automation in Robotic Surgery'
13 May 2011, Shanghai, China, in conjunction with the IEEE
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Web: http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~padoy/TaskRoboSurgICRA2011

Important Dates
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20 April 2011: Abstract due
24 April 2011: Notification of acceptance
13 May 2011: Workshop (9am-12:15pm)

Organizers
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Pieter Abbeel, UC Berkeley, USA
Gregory Hager, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Nicolas Padoy, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Scope
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Robotics is creating new ways to analyze and to perform surgeries. On
the one hand, large amounts of kinematic data become available to
model, understand and assess the surgical performance. On the other
hand, in the near future, portions of the surgeries will be performed
autonomously, via robotic assistants and under the supervision of
surgeons. Yet, a bridge between these two research areas needs to be
established in order to design efficient Human Machine Collaborative
interfaces, which will 1) learn from previous experiences, 2) teach
new operators, 3) adapt to the skills of the surgeon and to the
specificities of the patient, and 4) provide convenient human-machine
interactions that permit seamless switching between manual operation
and automation.
The workshop aims at bringing the recognition and robotic research
communities together to discuss recent efforts in developing
efficient, context-aware and user-friendly surgical robotic assistants

Goal
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The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers
interested in the topic of human motion analysis in general, and in
the development of context/skill-aware surgical assistant systems in
particular. We would like to get presentations describing current
research or reviews of the field.

Topics
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We invite electronic submissions (abstracts) for poster presentation
in the following areas:

* Modeling / Representation of surgical procedures/tasks
* Modeling methods for surgical simulation and training
* Recognition of surgical steps / actions / events
* Context-aware operating rooms
* Automation in the operating room
* Learning from surgical demonstration
* Teaching methods using surgical robots
* Surgical skill assessment
* Human-Machine surgical systems and architectures
* Surgical user interfaces

More information available on the website:
http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~padoy/TaskRoboSurgICRA2011
Contact: taskrobosurg2011 at gmail.com


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