[robotics-worldwide] IEEE ICRA 2012 Workshop: Pathways to Clinical Needle Steering

Cameron Riviere camr at ri.cmu.edu
Mon Jan 30 12:28:53 PST 2012

IEEE ICRA 2012 Workshop:  Pathways to Clinical Needle Steering: Recent
Advances and Future Applications
Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

February 29, 2012:  Deadline for abstract submission for posters
March 31, 2012:  Notification to poster presenters
April 15, 2012:  Final poster abstracts due
May 18, 2012:  Workshop

This full-day workshop will cover recent advances in robotic steering of
flexible medical needles. Leading researchers in steerable needle design,
modeling, motion planning, image guidance, and control will present their
latest results. These researchers will also discuss their
clinically-oriented systems-level engineering results and provide
perspectives on a variety of emerging application areas for steerable
needles. In addition to invited presentations from leading researchers in
the field, the workshop will include a poster session to provide a venue for
a broad spectrum of students, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers to
present and discuss their work. The workshop will also include an
interactive discussion led by the panel of invited presenters, with the aim
of cross-pollination of ideas, accelerating progress toward the many
exciting clinical advancements that steerable needle technology is on the
cusp of enabling.

·  Noah Cowan, Johns Hopkins University
·  Jaydev Desai University of Maryland
·  Pierre Dupont, Harvard University
·  Ken Goldberg, University of California at Berkeley
·  Sarthak Misra, University of Twente
·  Allison Okamura, Stanford University
·  Rajni Patel, University of Western Ontario
·  Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Imperial College London
·  Tim Salcudean, University of British Columbia
·  Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University
·  Moshe Shoham, Technion

·  Cameron Riviere, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
·  Robert Webster, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

The workshop webpage and call for posters will be announced shortly.

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