[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Deadline extended: Call for Posters for a Workshop on The Role of Human Sensorimotor Control in Surgical Robotics @ IROS2014

Ilana Nisky nisky at stanford.edu
Sat Jun 28 23:00:57 PDT 2014


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> The deadline for abstract submission was extended to *August 10*!
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> Call for Posters
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> A workshop on “The role of human sensorimotor control in surgical
> robotics” will be held at the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference
> on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), in Chicago, Illinois, on
> Thursday, September 18, 2014, 08:30aM-06:00pM
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> Homepage:
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> www.stanford.edu/~inisky/Motor_Control_RAMIS_workshop.htm
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> Objectives:
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> Surgery is a highly complex sensorimotor task requiring surgeons to
> precisely control surgical instruments to operate on patients. In
> tele-operated robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (RAMIS), the
> surgeon manipulates a pair of master manipulators that control the
> movement of patient-side instruments that are inserted into the
> patient via small incisions. The design and control of RAMIS platforms
> may enhance the ability of the surgeon to perform a safe and effective
> surgery. A comprehensive understanding of surgeon sensorimotor
> behavior is fundamental to continuing innovations and improvements of
> surgical robots. Recently, researchers have begun to apply basic ideas
> from human sensorimotor control to better understand surgeon
> performance. The tele-operative nature of RAMIS allows measurement of
> underlying surgeon behavior, and this research is resulting in new and
> exciting findings that not only improve surgical robotics but also
> suggest a novel, applied, and real-life environment to study basic
> human sensorimotor control.
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> In this workshop, we seek to foster a dialogue between researchers in
> the fields of: (1) computational modeling of neural control of
> movement, sensorimotor behavior, and human motor learning; (2)
> human-robot interaction, tele-operation, and surgical robotics; and
> (3) surgical training and skill assessment, by discussing latest
> advancements in each field and novel collaborations avenues. The aim
> of this workshop is to discuss current research and future directions
> to improve surgical robotics as well as to advance our understanding
> of basic human behavior. Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery
> (RAMIS) offers an appealing platform that can foster collaboration
> between these two fields. The morning session will focus on RAMIS
> teleoperation and human motor control, and the afternoon session will
> focus on surgical training, skill assessment, and motor learning. Each
> session will be followed by a panel discussion of the speakers in the
> session with questions from the audience.
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> Invited speakers:
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> Cenk Cavusoglu, Case Western Reserve University
> Antonio Gangemi, University of Illinois at Chicago
> Greg Hager, Johns Hopkins University
> Katherine Kuchenbecker, University of Pennsylvania
> Konrad Kording, Northwestern University/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
> Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi, Northwestern University/Rehabilitation Institute of
> Chicago
> Allison Okamura, Stanford University
> Sam Vine, Exeter University
> Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College of London
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> Call for extended abstracts:
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> We solicit extended abstracts of two pages in IEEE Conference format
> (including figures and references), containing novel work or work in
> progress. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
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> Human-robot interaction
> Teleoperation
> Haptic and tactile feedback
> Computational motor control
> Eye-hand coordination
> Perception and action
> Human motor learning
> Surgical training and performance metrics
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> The extended abstract should be sent as a pdf file (maximum size 5 Mb) to
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> nisky at stanford.edu, in an email with the subject [IROS2014:
> Sensorimotor control in surgical robotics]. All the submitted
> abstracts will be reviewed by the workshop organizing committee.
> Accepted abstracts will be collected in a proceedings that will be
> posted on the workshop website, and presented as posters during the
> workshop.
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> Important dates:
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> August 10, 2014      Submission deadline
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> August 25, 2014    Notification of acceptance
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> Sept 18, 2014   IROS Workshop in Chicago, Illinois, USA
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> Best Poster Competition:
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> The award committee and workshop participants will choose the best
> poster(s), which will be announced at the end of the day.  The Best
> Poster Award Committee will be chaired by Dr. Anthony Jarc.
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> Organizers:
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> Ilana Nisky, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, nisky (at)
> stanford.edu
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> Anthony Jarc, Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical, Inc., anthony.jarc
> (at) intusurg.com
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> Looking forward for an interesting and productive workshop,
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> Ilana Nisky, PhD
> Postdoctoral Research Fellow
> Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Lab
> Department of Mechanical Engineering
> Stanford University
> http://charm.stanford.edu/Main/IlanaNisk
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