[robotics-worldwide] 2nd CFP: BioRob 2012 Workshop on Robot-Assisted Laryngeal Microsurgery

Leonardo De Mattos Leonardo.DeMattos at iit.it
Wed May 16 03:27:38 PDT 2012


BioRob 2012 Workshop on 

Robot-Assisted Laryngeal Microsurgery

June 24th, 2012

Rome, Italy

<< Motivation >>

Robot-assisted surgery is a fast-growing field of research, one which has been bringing remarkable advantages to various fields of surgery and especially to the field of laparoscopy. These include elimination of tremor, motion scaling, enhanced visualization, and ergonomic control. However, microsurgery remains a vastly unexplored territory for robot-assisted systems despite the fact they can have an even greater impact here. At the same time, the demand for new tools and platforms for enhanced surgical and patient outcomes is growing. One example is seem in the area of laryngology, which often involves very delicate operations on organs such as the vocal folds.

<< Objectives >>

This half-day workshop will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art in the field of robot-assisted laryngeal microsurgery, focusing specially on the laser phonomicrosurgery problem and on critical technological advancements needed in this area. The workshop is intended to provide an open platform for surgeons and engineers to discuss recent findings, major research issues and new research opportunities.

<< Important Dates >>

  May 27, 2012 - Deadline for abstract submission
  June 3, 2012 - Notification of acceptance
  June 24, 2012 - Workshop (morning session)

<< Additional Information >>

For a list of topics and other relevant information, please see: http://www.microralp.eu/news/item/biorob2012-workshop.html

Dr. Leonardo Mattos
Advanced Robotics Dept.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Genoa, Italy
Phone: +39 010 71781409
e-mail: leonardo.demattos at iit.it

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