[robotics-worldwide] [robotics worldwide] [meetings] Call for Posters IROS 2015 2nd workshop on the role of human sensorimotor control in surgical robotics

Ilana Nisky nisky at bgu.ac.il
Fri Aug 7 08:51:31 PDT 2015

> A workshop on “The role of human sensorimotor control in surgical
> robotics” will be held at the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
> Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), in Hamburg, Germany on Friday,
> October 02, 2015
> Surgery is a highly complex sensorimotor task requiring precise control of
> 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 instruments that
> are inserted into the patient via small incisions. A comprehensive
> understanding of surgeon sensorimotor behavior is fundamental to continuing
> innovations and improvements of surgical robots. 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. We seek to foster a
> dialogue between researchers in the fields of: (1) computational modelling
> of neural control of movement, sensorimotor behavior, and motor learning;
> (2) human-robot interaction, tele-operation, and surgical robotics; and (3)
> surgical training and skill assessment. By bringing together researchers
> from these fields, we hope to gain insights on future directions to improve
> surgical robotics as well as to advance our understanding of basic human
> behavior.
> • Peter Konig, University of Osnabruck
> • Guillaume Morel, CNRS
> • Angelica Peer, Bristol Robotics Lab, University of West of England
> • Sam Vine, University of Exeter
> • Giancarlo Ferrigno, Politechnico Milano
> CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS: We solicit extended abstracts of two pages in
> IEEE Conference format (including figures and references), containing novel
> work or work in progress, to be submitted by August 15, 2015.
> Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
> • 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
> The extended abstract should be sent as a pdf file (maximum size 5 Mb) to
> nisky at bgu.ac.il, in an email with the subject [IROS2015: Sensorimotor
> control in surgical robotics]. All the submitted abstracts will be reviewed
> by the workshop organizing committee. Accepted abstracts will be collected
> in proceedings that will be posted on the workshop website, and presented
> as posters during the workshop.
> BEST POSTER COMPETITION: The award committee and workshop participants
> will choose the best poster(s), which will be announced at the end of the
> day
> Ilana Nisky, Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
> Israel, nisky at bgu.ac.il
> Anthony Jarc, Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical, Inc., USA,
> anthony.jarc at intusurg.com
> Ilana Nisky, PhD
> Senior Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering
> Head, Biomedical Robotics Lab
> Ben Gurion University of the Negev
> Beer Sheva, Israel
> Office: 64/102
> Phone: +97286428936  +97286479679
> Cell: +972544743140
> www.bgu.ac.il/~nisky

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