[robotics-worldwide] Correction - Deadline extension for IROS 2012 Workshop on ``Magnetically Actuated Multiscale Medical Robots'' - August 31st

Christos Bergeles christosbergeles at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 12:43:30 PDT 2012

Dear all,

We have extended the short-paper submission deadline for the IROS 2012
Workshop on ``Magnetically Actuated Multiscale Medical Robots'' to August
31th 2012. We are soliciting short papers representing work in progress
on magnetically actuated medical devices.

Topics include:
- Capsule endoscopy
- Catheter steering
- Drug delivery
- MRI-based actuation and imaging
- Precise implant insertion
- Robot actuation in solid tissue
- Swimming microrobots and millirobots
- ...

Please find details on paper length, format, and submission below.


Full Day Workshop on Magnetically Actuated Multiscale Medical Robots

2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Date: Friday October 12, 2012
Location: Vila Moura, Algarve, Portugal

Paper submission deadline:  August 31
Notification of acceptance:   September 4
Final paper due:                   September 11

Workshop website:

We are soliciting short papers representing work in progress
on magnetically actuated medical devices. The work may be theoretical
or applied and should have the potential to be adapted to
medical applications. The papers should be 2 pages long and submitted in
the IROS 2012 pdf paper format. Papers will be reviewed for quality and
relevance. At least one author of each accepted papers must attend the
workshop. All accepted papers will be included in the IROS 2012 Workshops
and Tutorials Proceedings CD and will be presented as posters during the
workshop. Presenters will be given the opportunity to advertise their work
in a teaser talk. An award will be given for best workshop poster/teaser.

Papers should be submitted by email to:
Christos.Bergeles at childrens.harvard.edu (with the subject line:
IROS short paper)

A broad variety of magnetically actuated robotic devices are
being developed for minimally invasive diagnosis and intervention in many
regions of the human body including the eye, ear, abdomen, heart, brain and
vasculature. Potential applications include targeted drug
delivery, diagnostic imaging, insertion of implants, biopsy and tissue
ablation. Prototype devices range in size from sub-millimeter to tens of
centimeters and vary in concept from swimming or bacteria-propelled
microrobots to catheters, capsule endoscopes, and robotic mechanisms. Even
though the design and implementation of each system poses unique
challenges, these devices are based on the same underlying physical
principles. Little effort has been devoted, however, to exploring and
exploiting these commonalities. This full-day workshop will bring together
researchers from academic, industrial, and clinical environments, in order
to identify unifying research questions and approaches in the design,
implementation, and evaluation of magnetically actuated interventional

- Jake Abbott, University of Utah
- Pierre Dupont, Harvard Medical School
- Antoine Ferreira, ENSI Bourges
- Kazushi Ishiyama, Tohoku University
- Henrik Keller, Siemens, Erlangen
- Gabor Kosa, Tel Aviv University
- Sylvain Martel, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal
- Arianna Menciassi, Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna
- Brad Nelson, ETH Zurich
- Jong-Oh Park, Chonnam National University
- Benjamin Shapiro, University of Maryland
- Metin Sitti, Carnegie Mellon University
- Ilker Tunay, Stereotaxis, St. Louis

Pierre E. Dupont
Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Pierre.Dupont at childrens.harvard.edu

Christos Bergeles
Research Fellow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Christos.Bergeles at childrens.harvard.edu

Panagiotis Vartholomeos
Research Fellow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Panagiotis.Vartholomeos at childrens.harvard.edu

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