[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Posters: Workshop on Continuum Robots in Medicine in 2017 IROS

Mahdi Tavakoli mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca
Mon May 29 15:02:18 PDT 2017

We invite participation in and poster proposal submission to a
workshop in the 2017 IROS (Vancouver, Canada) entitled “Continuum
Robots in Medicine – Design, Integration, and Applications”.


THIS WORKSHOP'S WEBPAGE: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_v2i0sN&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=bBPjx8NhRBnpDtzK_uq2YU4zR1rLL090Gvf0QQN-TZw&s=M6Kpp-Z7ruDpK6Y19qHzg2kmfnTrDFejSRJBmuRmfy0&e= 

LOCATION: Vancouver, BC, Canada

DATE: September 24, 2017

About the workshop:

Continuum robotics has rapidly become a rich and diverse area of
research, with many designs and applications demonstrated. Continuum
robots can traverse confined spaces, manipulate objects in complex
environments, and conform to curvilinear paths in space.  Recently, we
have seen increasing efforts aimed at implementing continuum robots to
push the frontiers of minimally invasive surgical interventions. The
access and dexterity they afford is an important factor enabling
increasingly less invasive procedures. The rapid expansion of
continuum robotics calls for innovative research in developing new
designs, models, sensors, and control methods. From this perspective,
this workshop will bring together engineers and scientists of
different backgrounds and provide an opportunity to discuss several
open issues related to deployment of continuum robots in clinical
settings. The workshop will also feature poster presentations related
to its topic.


In this workshop we discuss the state of the art in continuum robot
manipulators and systems intended for application to interventional
medicine. This workshop will bring together world-class researchers to
present pioneer research results in continuum robotics and the
potential challenges for creating and implementing continuum robots
for clinical applications. The workshop will be started by a brief
overview of the topics and will be continued by 14 invited talks. A
poster presentation session will be held during the brakes and a
round-table discussion and Q&A session is considered for the end of
the workshop.

Call For Posters:

We invite participants to take the opportunity to present their recent
research on the topic of the workshop in the form of posters. 1-page
proposals in the standard format for IEEE IROS conference for poster
presentations should be submitted before August 15, 2017. All the
submissions will be judged based on relevance to the workshop topics,
technical quality, and novelty. Authors of accepted abstracts are
expected to attend the workshop and to present their work as posters
during the interactive session with posters prepared in advance. The
topics of interest include:

Continuum robots in minimally invasive surgery
Modeling and simulation of continuum robots
Design and fabrication of continuum robots
Stability and control of continuum robots
Shape and force sensing in continuum robots
Tissue manipulation by continuum robots
Human/robot interfaces in continuum robotics

Authors are required to submit a 1-page proposal by August 15. Please
send the submission to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dcrm2017&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=bBPjx8NhRBnpDtzK_uq2YU4zR1rLL090Gvf0QQN-TZw&s=Uz4bltomJ_jfDBY2RyTXn0hQ0YKS3-8wnxRoP8SWQtw&e= 

Speakers (tentative list):

Ron Alterovitz,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University
Jaydev Desai, Georgia Institute of Technology
Iulian Iordachita, Johns Hopkins University
Ann Majewicz, University of Texas at Dallas
Arianna Menciassi, BioRobotics Institute, SSSA
Sarthak Misra, University of Twente
Allison Okamura, Stanford University
Rajni Patel, University of Western Ontario
Nabil Simaan, Vanderbilt University
Mahdi Tavakoli, University of Alberta
Robert J. Webster,  Vanderbilt University
Michael Yip,  University of California San Diego

Mahdi Tavakoli, PhD, PEng, MIEEE
Associate Professor, Director of Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
13-360 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
9211, 116 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9

Phone: 780-492-8935
Email: mahdi.tavakoli at ualberta.ca
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