ICRA Workshop on surgical Robots - Proceedings
The IEEE ICRA Workshop C4 Surgical Robots: Compliant, Continuum, Cognitive, and Collaborative was held in front of a full room 2 June 2017, Friday in Singapore.
"New robotic technologies have led to significant advances in surgery in recent decades. Motivated to further reduce the invasiveness of robot - assisted surgery, new robotic systems are being created that enter the patient’s body via single ports or natural orifices and can reach and operate in difficult - to - access sites. However, there are still challenges to implement minimally invasive surgery with these new surgical robotic systems, such as the design, control, and sensing of surgical robots for specific clinical applications. In this workshop we will focus on new surgical robots that are compliant, continuum, cognitive, and collaborative (C4 surgical robots). Integrating the emerging technologies in soft robotics, smart materials, co - robotics, and artificial intelligence has the potential to enable new C4 surgical robots. This workshop will bring together world - class researchers to present state - of - the - art research results in surgical robotics and the potential challenges for creating and implementing C4 robots for clinical applications."
14 invited keynotes were given by senior experts of the field along with the presentation of posters. The best poster award went to the following authors:
- Patrick Anderson, Richard Hendrick and Robert Webster Iii. Real-Time Redundancy Resolution for Concentric Tube Robots to Avoid Elastic Instability (First Prize)
- Sanjay Krishnan and Ken Goldberg. Bootstrapping Deep Reinforcement Learning of Surgical Tensioning with An Analytic Model (Second Prize)
- Ziyang Dong, Ziyan Guo, Denny K.C. Fu, Kit-Hang Lee, Martin C.W. Leong, Chim-Lee Cheung, Alex P.W. Lee, Wayne Luk and Ka-Wai Kwok. A Robotic Catheter System for MRI-guided Cardiac Electrophysiological Intervention (Merit Award)
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