[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 Jun 12 12:58:02 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

• 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

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