Marta Capiluppi, University of Verona, Italy
Stefano Stramigioli, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Riccardo Muradore, University of Verona, Italy
Robotics allows surgeons to improve the quality of many critical tasks and make possible interventions that otherwise would not be possible. Robotic Surgery and Image Guided Interventions is effective any time the sensing subsystem provides all the information the surgeon needs to execute safely, accurately and quickly the surgical tasks. Nowadays robot prototypes can be used to perform autonomous or teleoperated US/MRI-guided insertion of needle/tool and vision-based suturing. The objectives of this workshop are: to provide an updated state of the art review of existing systems around the world, to highlight the relationship between advanced robotic systems and ad-hoc multi-modal user interfaces, to point out the challenges to be addressed on the near future from both the medical point of view and the engineering point of view, to emphasize the economic and social opportunities behind multi-modal robotic surgery and interventions systems.
Agenda of the workshop
14.00 – 14.10 : Introduction by the organisers
14.10 – 14.20 : Riccardo Muradore, University of Verona, “The iSur experience”
14.20 – 14.30 : Stefano Stramigioli, University of Twente, “Introducing MURAB”
14.30 – 14.40 : Giancarlo Ferrigno, Politecnico di Milano, “The outcomes of the ACTIVE FP7 EU project”
14.40 – 14.50 : Elena de Momi, Politecnico di Milano, “Enhanced Delivery Ecosystem for Neurosurgery in 2020”
14.50 – 15.00 : Selene Tognarelli, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, “Robotic HIFU intervention under US guidance”
15.00 – 15.10 : Iina Aaltonen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, “Can technological solutions support user experience, learning, and operation outcome in robotic surgery?”
15.10 – 15.30 : Round table discussion on the future of image-guided robotic surgery and interventions and possible integration in the next H2020 calls via euRobotics.