ERF2016 Workshop on Image Guided Robotic Surgery

ERF2016 Workshop on Image Guided Robotic Surgery and Interventions

European Robotics Forum 2016, Day3, 23 March 2016, Room SCHUNK (E3-4), 14:00-15:30


Marta Capiluppi, Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy

Stefano Stramigioli, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Riccardo Muradore, Department of Computer Science, 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.


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.

Information for Participants

Participants will be asked to express their opinion on the future of image-guided robotic surgery and interventions, regarding possible applications and research trends, new funded EU and national projects (participants can also prepare posters or flyers of their success stories). Some guidelines will be discussed on how to integrate these topics in the next H2020 calls.