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 WS on Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery
 October 14-16, 2014 - Genoa, Italy
 

4th Joint Workshop on Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

OCTOBER 14-16, 2014 Hotel Melià, Genoa, Italy

Joining Efforts – Progressing Faster  

Robotic surgery is one of the most appealing fields of modern robotics. With over 2 decades history, more than 2.000 systems installed worldwide and over 200.000 interventions conducted per annum; the field of robotic surgery is considered well-established. Despite these impressive figures and increasing popularity in research labs all over the world, the list of technological advances that made it into the operating room (OR) during this last decade is fairly limited. Long expected techniques such as 3D reconstruction, motion compensation, virtual guidance, haptic feedback, under study in many labs all over the planet did not make their appearance into the market yet.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and clinicians involved in computer and/or robot assisted surgery to provide a clear view on the status and recent trends in this field and to propose concrete measures to achieve a critical mass in research and innovation in this field.

 

Workshop Proceedings

pdfCRAS2014 Proceedings

 

 

Best Paper Award winners

1st prize: Neurophysiology guided single cell optical surgery
by Alberto Averna, Marta Bisio, Giacomo Pruzzo, Michela Chiappalone, Paolo Bonifazi and Francesco Difato

2nd prize: Non-rigid Soft-Tissue Tracking Using Combined Feature and Intensity Information
by Xiaofei Du and Danail Stoyanov

3rd prize: Development of a hydraulic driven, 3-DOF, surgical instrument
by Timo Cuntz and Auguste van Poelgeest

 

 

Multi-Annual Roadmap (MAR) and H2020 presentations

Title

Presenter

File

The MAR process and the health care domain

Christophe Leroux

 pdfHealthcare TG

The Surgical sub domain

Paolo Fiorini

 pdfSurgical Robotics

The Rehabilitation sub domain

Birgit Graf

 pdfRehab Robotics

The Assistive sub domain

Thierry Keller

 pdfAssistive Robotics

Robotics in H2020 - Pre-commercial procurement

Anne Bajart

 pdfRobotics in H2020 - PCP

Robotics in H2020 - Call 1 and Call 2

Anne Bajart

pdfRobotics in H2020 - Calls 1 and 2

 

Schedule Overview

Schedule

14 October

15 October

16 October

8:45

9:00

   

Session 7: Continuum & Soft Robots (I)

9:00

9:30

Keynote speech by Brian Davies

Keynote speech by Gernot Kronreif

9:30

10:00

Session 1: Segmentation and Registration

Session 5: Interfaces & Teleoperation

10:00

10:30

Coffee break

10:30

11:00

Coffee break

Coffee break

Session 8: Continuum & Soft Robots (II)

11:00

11:30

Session 2: Vision, Modeling and Control

Session 6: Interfaces & Haptic Feedback

11:30

12:00

Keynote speech by Geoff Pegman

12:00

13:30

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

13:30

13:45

CRAS Evaluation & Awards

13:45

14:00

Session 3: Active Guidance & Assistance

14:00

14:30

H2020 & MAR Special Session

The MAR process and the health care domain – Christophe Leroux

Keynote speech by Anne Bajart

14:30

14:50

The Surgical sub domain – Paolo Fiorini

Session 9: Ontologies and Software

14:50

15:00

The Rehabilitation sub domain – Birgit Graf (remote)

15:00

15:10

Coffee break

15:10

15:30

Coffee break

15:30

15:50

Session 4: Novel Robotic Hardware

The Assistive sub domain – Thierry Keller

Coffee break

15:50

16:00

EU feedback about the 1st call outcome – Anne Bajart

16:00

16:20

Session 10: Cognitive Robotics

16:20

16:30

Open discussions

16:30

17:00

Keynote speech by Antonello Forgione

17:00

17:30

   

20:00

 

Conference dinner at Museo Diocesano

 

Horizon 2020 and MAR Special Session

The workshop will feature a half-day special session devoted to the discussion of the next EU calls, and the impact/implication of the Multi-Annual Roadmap (MAR) on the preparation of proposals and their evaluation. The focus of the session will be on healthcare robotics, which will be one of the main topics of the 2nd EU call.

The CRAS workshop occurs shortly after the publication of the outcome of the 1st ICT call in Robotics and after the completion of the Multi Annual Roadmap (MAR) developed by euRobotics aisbl to guide the proposal preparations for call 2, and the topic selection for calls 3 and 4.

Given the MAR complexity, the perceived uncertainty on how to use it, and its relation with the proposal evaluation, we organize a special session fully devoted to this issue. Through discussion with the experts who helped writing the MAR and representatives from the Commission, we aim to clearly present how to use the MAR and its relation to the proposal evaluation criteria. Furthermore, we will discuss the outcome of the 1st call from the point of view of the Commisison and of the robotics community.

The special session will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday Oct/15 and will be followed by the social dinner.

On the following day (Oct/16) there will be plenary talk by Geoff Pegman (euRobotics aisbl), on the 1st call outcome "from the point of view of the proposers". Geoff will compare the perception about the quality of the proposals to the actual evaluation results and the correspondence to the MAR.

Also on October 16th, Anne Bajart will discuss pre-commercial procurement (PcP), present the new instrument and offer opportunities of networking for people interested in the idea. More details below.

 

Pre-commercial Procurement (PcP) - Keynote presentation by Anne Bajart

In 2015 , pre-commercial procurement (PcP) are called in H2020 ICT-24 for demand-driven innovative robotics solutions in the healthcare sector. The goal of this workshop is to present the new instrument and offer opportunities of networking for people interested in the idea.

PCP co-fund actions are H2020 funding instruments that aim to encourage public acquisition of research, development and validation of new solutions that can bring significant improvements in areas of public interest, whilst opening market opportunities for industry and researchers active in Europe. PCP helps public authorities to use research results, in order to obtain better value for money more quickly. Furthermore, PCP enables public procurers to share the risks and benefits of designing, prototyping and testing new products and services with the suppliers and other stakeholders, such as the end-users.

 


 

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