[robotics-worldwide] Workshop on Technology Transfer and Innovation in Robotic Surgery at ERF 2013 in Lyon

Paolo Fiorini paolo.fiorini at univr.it
Mon Mar 11 09:08:12 PDT 2013

Workshop on Technology Transfer and Innovation in Robotic Surgery
European Robotics Forum
Lyon (France)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 14:15 – 18:30


Robotic surgery is one of the most successful areas in robotics, with a significant public 
acceptance, exceptional economic results and a worldwide network of excellent research laboratories. 
Europe is the second largest market in robotic surgery with several hundred robots installed in 
hospitals, and with more than 50 research laboratories involved in basic and applied research. 
Furthermore, the European Union has supported over a dozen thematic consortia focusing on robotic 
surgery over the last two Framework Programs. However, European manufacturers and research 
laboratories have difficulties in becoming players in this field and in making their experience and 
results benefit European health care patients. This workshop aims at examining the current situation 
of robotic surgery and at attempting to identify why European research and industrial companies have 
such a little impact on the surgical applications of robotics.

14.15 – 14.20 Workshop introduction and motivation (Paolo Fiorini)

The robotic research perspective (10 min each speaker)
14.20 – 14.30  Paolo Dario, SSSA
14.30 – 14.40 Engineers, Surgeons and Companies role in tech transfer from EU projects (ROBOCAST and 
ACTIVE cases). Elena de Momi, POLIMI
14.40 – 14.50 Rainer Konietschke, DLR
14.50 – 15.00  Integration of surgical robotic systems into the operating process, Joerg 
Raczkowsky,  KIT
15.00 – 15-10 Guillaume Morel, UPMC
15.10 – 15.20 Philippe Poignet, LIRMM
15.20 – 15.30 Tamas Haidegger, Óbuda University
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

The industrial perspective (10 min each speaker)
16.00 – 16.10 The Private/Public Partnershio (PPP) in Robotics Anne Bajart, EU commission
16.10 – 16.20 Industrial opportunities in Surgical robotics. Challenges and barriers, Alicia Casals, 
Polytech. Barcelona
16.20 – 16.30 Some challenges facing a European SME in medical robotics, Patrick Finlay, MediMaton
16.30 – 16.40 Clément Vidal, Endocontrol
16.40 – 16.50 Gernot Kronreif, ACMIT

The surgical perspective (15 min each speaker)
16.50 – 17.05  What does the digestive surgeon need and expect from a robot? Alberto Arezzo, 
University of Torino
17.05 – 17.20 Beat Müller, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
17.20 – 17.35 Prokar Dasgupta, King’s College London

17.35 – 18.30 Panel discussion

Prof. Paolo Fiorini, PhD
IEEE Fellow
Department of Computer Science, University of Verona
Ca' Vignal 2 - Strada Le Grazie 15,  37134 VERONA - Italy
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