Next Generation Surgery - ICRA 2019 Full-day Workshop

May 24, 2019 - Montreal, Canada



8.30-10.00 Technical session TOPIC 1
10.00-10.30 Coffee break and poster session (posters M1 to M6)
10.30-12.30 Technical session TOPIC 2
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.00 Technical session TOPIC 3
15.00-15.30 Coffee break and poster session (posters A1 to A6)
15.30-17.00 Technical session TOPIC 4
17.00-17.30 Round Table Discussion 


TOPIC 1. Motivating medical case studies

Chair: Riccardo Muradore


Title of the intervention

Cristian Secchi

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Welcome and Introduction


Riccardo Muradore

University of Verona, Italy

Automation within the operating rooms: the point of view of the EU funded project SARAS

Rainer Bischoff

KUKA, Germany

Case studies from the KUKA Innovation Award - Healthy Living Challenge

Andreas Melzer

University of Dundee, UK

Imaging guided Robotics and Integration for the next generation hybrid OR

Marco Zenati

Harvard Medical School, USA

Modeling Cognitive Workload in Robotic Surgery

Stefano Stramigioli

University of Twente, Netherlands 

Robotic Intervention Radiology for breast cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Concluding remarks and Questions/Answers


TOPIC 2. Robotics – control and planning

Chair: Cristian Secchi 


Title of the intervention

Mahdi Tavakoli

University of Alberta, Canada

Image Guidance, Predictive Control and Robotic Assistance for Semi-autonomous Beating-heart Surgery

Federica Ferraguti

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Robust and flexible teleoperation architecture for surgical applications

Alicia Casals

Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Multirobot cooperation in surgical scenarios

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs

University of Toronto, Canada

Keyhole Surgery with Continuum Robots

Pietro Valdastri

University of Leeds, UK

Exploring autonomy in robotic colonoscopy

Gianni Borghesan

University of Leuven, Belgium

From sensory-based to model-mediated control feedback; application to eye-surgery and intraluminal navigation

Marcello Bonfè

University of Ferrara, Italy

Dynamic motion planning for surgical robotic systems

Concluding remarks and Questions/Answers


TOPIC 3. Perception, knowledge representation for reasoning and AI

Chair: George Mylonas 


Title of the intervention

Lena Maier-Hein

German Cancer Research Center, Germany

Surgical Data Science and its application in medical robotics

George Mylonas

Imperial College of London, UK

Perceptually-enabled interactions in the operating room

Paolo Fiorini

University of Verona, Italy

Autonomy in robotic surgery: the first baby steps

Fabio Cuzzolin

Oxford Brookes University, UK

Deep learning for event awareness in surgical robotics

Danail Stoyanov

University College London, UK

Robotic Surgery - What can surgical computer vision bring to the table?

Concluding remarks and Questions/Answers


TOPIC 4. Industry

Chair: Marcello Bonfè


Title of the intervention

Rainer Bischoff

KUKA, Germany

Innovating medical robotics

Petros Giataganas

Digital/Touch Surgery, London, UK

Surgery and the digital revolution

Max Rockstroh

OR.NET, Germany

The IEEE11073 SDC – Standard Family: Networked Medical Devices in Operating Room and Clinic

Pablo Garcia Kilroy

Verb Surgical, USA

Surgeon of Future

Aleksandra Popovic

Philips Research, USA

Next generation smart imaging for surgery

Round Table Discussion


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