Prof. Paolo Dario, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Dr. Gastone Ciuti, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
The workshop is intended to address state of the art, research and innovation opportunities and the wide range of open challenges of the emerging field of robotic endoscopic capsules. A few invited speakers will present the medical problems to be investigated and the robotic solutions that are being developed by researchers and by industries. Particular attention will be given to the objectives and expected achievements of the EU EndoVESPA project (ICT-24-2015: Robotics IA – G.A. 688592), started on December 1st, 2015. As a result for the workshop, an executive summary will be produced, proposing a set of guidelines for innovation and research in the field of robotic capsule endoscopy, highlighting also achievements and industrial and research future perspectives. The produced guidelines will contribute to the Roadmap of European Robotics.
Agenda of the workshop
16.15 – 16.20 : Opening and introduction to the workshop – Prof. P. Dario and Dr. G. Ciuti, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.
16.20 – 17.15 : Robotic endoscopic capsule: presentations by selected invited speakers
16.20 – 16.35 : Robotic endoscopic capsule: achievements and challenges – Prof. P. Dario, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.
16.35 – 16.50 : Capsules and novel flexible endoscopic devices: clinical needs and medical perspectives – Prof. A. Arezzo, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
16.50 – 17.05 : Robotic capsule endoscopy: market analysis and commercial perspective – Dr. B. Magnani, Ekymed S.r.l., Pisa, Italy.
17.05 – 17.15 : A new approach for active capsule endoscopy: closed-loop robotic magnetic locomotion – Dr. G. Ciuti, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.
17.15 – 17.35 : Round table discussion: what are the open challenges and technological needs to be solved in the next 5 years?
17.35 – 17.45 : Conclusions for the roadmapping process under SPARC/Horizon 2020