[robotics-worldwide] ERF Workshop on 'EUROSURGE: Roadmap towards European Network of Surgical Robotics Laboratories'

Elena De Momi elena.demomi at polimi.it
Mon Feb 13 09:55:11 PST 2012

Dear all,

On behalf of the organizers, this is an invitation to participate in the
Workshop: ' EUROSURGE: Roadmap towards European Network of Surgical Robotics
Laboratories '  at the European Robotics Forum
(http://www.europeanrobotics12.eu) in Odense, Denmark on March, 6, 2012
within the morning  time slot from 08:30 to 12:30. 

Please find here below a brief description. More information is available at
the link:  <http://www.eurosurge.eu/web/guest/odense2012>


Best regards.


Elena De Momi


NeuroEngineering and Medical Robotics Lab (NearLab)

 <http://www.biomed.polimi.it/nearlab> http://www.biomed.polimi.it/nearlab


Bioengineering Department

Politecnico di Milano

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32

20133 Milano - Italy


phone +39 02 2399 3371

fax        +39 02 2399 9003


EUROSURGE: Roadmap towards European Network of Surgical Robotics


Organized By Paolo Fiorini, Giancarlo Ferrigno, Joerg Raczkowsky and Alicia


Motivation and objectives: 


Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS) is an area receiving broad
attention worldwide, because of its strong potential to achieve new levels
of healthcare. Many researchers and users are attracted to the field, but
their needs to experiment new procedures and new tools are hampered by the
lack of a common surgical robotic platform that can be customized to
different procedures by integrating new hardware devices and software

Motivated by these considerations, the Coordination Action EUROSURGE is
carrying out a census of the European laboratories doing research in robotic
surgery, to identify available competences and potential missing topics.
Furthermore, to support modularity within the constraints of a medical
robot, EUROSURGE is addressing the characteristics of a software
architecture supporting modularity together with benchmarking and
integration validation. Finally, to ensure the acceptance of such a system
by the different stakeholders, EUROSURGE addresses the social, ethical and
legal issues of making a modular surgical robot.

This workshop aims at presenting to the robotic community the results of the
first six months of the project and to establish a fruitful discussion with
experts in the areas of integration, standards, benchmarking, architectures
and cognition. 



The workshop will be divided into three phases: 

the first summarizing the current status of EUROSURGE, 

the second with two keynote speakers, and presentations of different
European research groups, and 

the third with a discussion to give suggestions and opinions about
introducing modularity into robotic surgery.


Further information:



Planned follow-up: 

The EUROSURGE project will make all the presentations available on its
website, and will produce a summary of discussions during the meeting. The
participants to the workshop will be kept informed about the project
progress and will be invited to a second workshop at the end of the project
to discuss the final results.






Elena De Momi

Bioengineering Department - NEARLab Medical Robotics

Politecnico di Milano, via Golgi 39, 20133 Milan, Italy

Phone: +39 02 2399 9017

Fax:    +39 02 2399 9003


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