[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICAR 2015 Tutorial on Cogntive Surgical Robotics: call for participation

Paolo Fiorini paolo.fiorini at univr.it
Sat Jul 25 12:28:38 PDT 2015

*Call for Participation*

ICAR 2015 full-day Tutorial on Cognitive Surgical Robotics

Date: Monday, 27th of July, 2015, 9:00-17:30
Location: Fener Room, Kadir Has University Cibali Conference Center, Istanbul, Turkey


This tutorial aims at introducing the main concepts of robotic surgery and to discuss the emerging 
field of cognitive robotic surgery. The addition of cognition to robotic surgery involves the 
integration of advanced perceptual and reasoning capabilities that require detailed models and 
accurate control. Examples of cognitive features are surgical task analysis, situation awareness, 
and automatic task execution. This tutorial will be organized in four main sections: (i) basic 
concepts of design and (ii) control of a surgical robot, (iii) the issues of task modeling and of 
(iv) integration of perception and reasoning into the surgical robot control loop. Solutions to 
these issues have been developed during the European Project ISUR (Intelligent Surgical Robot) and 
the specific solutions adopted will be presented during the tutorial. We will put the results 
achieved during ISUR in the broader context of cognitive robotic surgery, and we will highlight the 
main advantages and challenges of using cognition in such a difficult application. Finally, the 
tutorial will address the future challenges of cognition in robotics and in surgery in particular, 
and a round table with the audience participation will conclude the tutorial.

Best regards,
Paolo Fiorini and Riccardo Muradore

Prof. Paolo Fiorini, PhD
IEEE Fellow
Department of Computer Science, University of Verona
Ca' Vignal 2 - Strada Le Grazie 15,  37134 VERONA - Italy
Ph: +39 045 802 7963 -- Fax: +39 045 802 7068

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