[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Workshop on "Cutaneous Feedback for Teleoperation in Medical Robotics" at the IEEE World Haptics Conference

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker kuchenbe at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Apr 9 09:43:11 PDT 2015

We are pleased to announce a workshop on "Cutaneous Feedback for Teleoperation in Medical Robotics"

This half-day workshop will take place in the morning on Monday, June 22, during the 2015 IEEE World Haptics Conference in Chicago, USA.  Workshop registration is free for students attending the conference and $100 for non-students.  Early-bird registration is available until May 6.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from haptics and surgical robotics to discuss current research and future directions in the effort to bring haptics into the operating room.  We are particularly interested in cutaneous feedback because delivering ungrounded haptic cues to the surgeon’s skin conveys rich information and does not affect the stability and the safety of the teleoperation system.

9:00 - 9:05        Welcome by the organizers
9:05 - 9:25        Dr. Antonio Gangemi (Univ. of Illinois Medical Center), "Robotic Training for General Surgery Residents at UIC"
9:25 - 9:45        Dr. Lawton Verner (Intuitive Surgical, Inc.), "Challenges to Adding Haptic Fedback to Surgical Robots"
9:45 - 10:05      Prof. Catagay Basdogan (Koc Univ.), "Challenges in Characterization of Soft Tissue Material Properties"
10:05 - 10:15    Panel discussion
10:15 - 10:30    Coffee Break
10:30 - 10:50    Dr. Claudio Pacchierotti (Italian Inst. of Technology) and Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo (Univ. of Siena and Italian Inst. of Technology), "Cutaneous Feedback of Fingertip Deformation and Vibration for Palpation in Robotic Surgery"
10:50 - 11:10    Prof. Allison M. Okamura (Stanford Univ.), "Tactile Skin Deformation Feedback for Conveying Environment Forces in Teleoperation"
11:10 - 11:30    Prof. Dong-Soo Kwon (KAIST), "A Novel Surgical Pen-type Master Device using Vibrotactile Feedback"
11:30 - 11:50    Prof. Katherine J. Kuchenbecker (Univ. of Pennsylvania), "Tactile Feedback of Tool Vibrations in Robotic Surgery"
11:50 - 12:00    Panel discussion

Claudio Pacchierotti
Domenico Prattichizzo
Katherine J. Kuchenbecker

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