[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP IROS Workshop on Continuum and Soft Robots for Medical Interventions

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs burgner-kahrs at lkr.uni-hannover.de
Mon Jul 9 02:44:36 PDT 2018

Dear all,

We look forward to our full-day workshop on Continuum and Soft Robots for Medical Interventions on October 5, 2018 in Madrid during IEEE/RSJ IROS! We have a great set of speakers aligned and invite you to actively participate in the workshop!
We are accepting extended abstracts until July 25, 2018!

Workshop Scope
In recent decades, the development of MIS (Minimal Invasive Surgeries) and NOTES (Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgeries) has been accompanied by a proliferation of innovative medical robot designs, especially based on incorporating continuum and soft design elements. However, researchers have not yet reached consensus on do not have broadly agreed methods for design, modeling, and simulation of soft and continuum robot structures bodies. In addition, the challenges of sensing, actuation, and control in soft and continuum bodied robots are still being overcome
The objective of this workshop is for participants to review and discuss the most recent advances in terms of novel design and mechanism paradigms. Modeling approaches, stability, and control the stability issue, and the control strategy, which are intimately linked, will be covered, as well as open challenges like follow-the-leader deployment, variable stiffness mechanism, variable stiffness control, reconfigurable structure, data-driven approach for robot control, and advance in the development of materials.
More information: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__events.femto-2Dst.fr_Workshop-2DIROS2018-2DContinuum-2DSoft-2DRobotics_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4WI7JLAeL6qqgPHjPiIg9nZvNrx-K3htGzf9bh-Zalk&s=isfp-cGTXVsD1CeLygtCFc0iU1pK-ceRly9Grv2bKZw&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__events.femto-2Dst.fr_Workshop-2DIROS2018-2DContinuum-2DSoft-2DRobotics_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4WI7JLAeL6qqgPHjPiIg9nZvNrx-K3htGzf9bh-Zalk&s=isfp-cGTXVsD1CeLygtCFc0iU1pK-ceRly9Grv2bKZw&e=>

List of topics
	• Continuum robots
	• Soft material robots
	• Actuated needles, catheters, and flexible instruments
	• Modeling large and nonlinear deformation
	• Follow-the-leader deployment
	• Variable stiffness mechanisms
	• Sensors fusion based closed-loop control
	• Reconfigurable and deployable mechanisms

Poster Teasers & Poster interactive sessions:
We invite extended abstracts of 2 pages in the standard format for IEEE conference. Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to attend the workshop with 3 mins teaser presentation and to present their work as posters during the interactive session with posters prepared in advance.

Submit your abstract here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dcsrworkshop2018&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4WI7JLAeL6qqgPHjPiIg9nZvNrx-K3htGzf9bh-Zalk&s=KsEndQI921oPNb8Aw4dWygqv8c1ZMY3uYuEyFXjOqxo&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dcsrworkshop2018&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4WI7JLAeL6qqgPHjPiIg9nZvNrx-K3htGzf9bh-Zalk&s=KsEndQI921oPNb8Aw4dWygqv8c1ZMY3uYuEyFXjOqxo&e=>
Deadline: July 25, 2018

List of speakers (all confirmed)
Allison Okamura, Stanford University, Stanford
Arianna Menciassi, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa 
Christian Duriez, INRIA, Lille 
Christos Bergeles, University College London, London
Elliot Wright Hawkes, University of California, Santa Barbara 
Hongliang Ren, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jamie Paik, EPFL, Lausanne 
Jaydev Desai, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Kaspar Althoefer, Queen Mary University of London, London
Nabil Simaan, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Pierre Dupont, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Pierre Lambert, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

Kanty, Jessica, Caleb and Matteo

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jessica Burgner-Kahrs

Laboratory for Continuum Robotics
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Appelstraße 11
30167 Hannover

Phone: +49 (0)511 762 4789
Fax:  +49 (0)511 762 3896

E-Mail: burgner-kahrs at lkr.uni-hannover.de <mailto:burgner-kahrs at lkr.uni-hannover.de>
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