[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] HRI workshop: Human-Robot Medical Interaction

Luca Scimeca ls769 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Dec 4 01:28:46 PST 2019



Workshop: Human-Robot Medical Interaction
15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction

March 23rd, 2020

Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK




Advances in Soft Robotics, Haptics, AI and simulation have changed the 
medical robotics field, allowing robotics technologies to be deployed in 
medical environments. In this context, the relationship between doctors, 
robotics devices, and patients is fundamental, as only with the 
synergetic collaboration of the three parties results in medical 
robotics can be achieved. This workshop focuses on the use of soft 
robotics technologies, sensing, AI and Simulation, to further improve 
medical practitioner training, as well as the creation of new tools for 
diagnosis and healthcare through the medical interaction of humans and 
robots. The Robo-patient is more specifically the idea behind the 
creation of sensorised robotic patient with controllable organs to 
present a given set of physiological conditions. This is both to 
investigate the embodied nature of haptic interaction in physical 
examination, as well as the doctor-patient relationship to further 
improve medical practice through robotics technologies. The Robo-doctor 
aspect is also relevant, with robotics prototypes performing, or helping 
to perform, medical diagnosis. In the workshop, key technologies as well 
as future views in the field will be discussed both by expert and new 
upcoming researchers.

Tentative Programme and Planetary Speakers

9:00 – 9:20	Opening and Introduction
9:20 – 9:40	Plenary talk:                   Thrishantha Nanayakkara
9:40 – 10:00	Plenary talk:             	Mazdak Ghajari
10:00 – 10:20	Plenary talk:            	Nejra Van Zalk
10:20 – 11:00	Coffee break and Poster Session
11:00 – 11:20	Plenary talk:          	        Matthew Allen
11:20 – 11:40	Plenary talk:             	Mark Slack
11:40 – 12:00	Plenary talk:            	Luke Hares
12:00 – 13:40	Lunch Break and Poster Session
13:40 – 14:00	Plenary talk:                   Jonathan Rossiter
14:00 – 14:20	Plenary talk:                	Pietro Valdastri
14:20 – 14:40	Plenary talk                   	Helge A. Wurdemann
14:40 – 15:00	Plenary talk:                  	Dana Damian

-- Please submit your abstract to ls769 at cam.ac.uk by Friday, February 
14th, 2020.
-- Abstract must be 250-500 words, in standard formats -- doc, docx, 
pdfs, word formats are accepted
-- Registration will open on Dicember/January. It will be possible to 
register only for the workshop.
-- We especially encourage junior scientists to submit an abstract 
presenting their work in the field of medical robotics and HRI for 
medical applications.
-- Abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee and authors will 
be notified by February 29th.
-- Accepted contributions will be presented as interactive presentations 
during poster sessions


-- Luca Scimeca *
    ls769 at cam.ac.uk
    Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge,
    Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ, UK.

-- Dr. Fumiya Iida
    fi244 at cam.ac.uk
    Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge,
    Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ, UK.

-- Dr. Perla Maiolino
    perla.maiolino at eng.ox.ac.uk
    Oxford Robotics Institute
    23 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6NN

-- Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara
    t.nanayakkara at imperial.ca.uk
    Dyson school of Design Engineering, Imperial College London,
    10 Princes Garden SW7 1NA London, United Kingdom

Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, Storey's Way, Cambridge 


Luca Scimeca

Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboratory, Cambridge University, Department of 
Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, United Kingdom

email: ls769 at cam.ac.uk

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