COSUR 2020 – Dates Postponed

COSUR 2020 – Dates Postponed

Considering the current international health situation and the recent trend of the pandemic, we are unable to organize the COSUR summer school with the safety and flexibility margins that the uncertain situation imposes.


We have therefore chosen to postpone the school to next winter (tentatively between November 2020 and March 2021), but we are unable to provide new dates at this time.

In the coming months we will constantly monitor the situation and as soon as possible we will update the official page with new dates and detailed instructions. Please also follow our social media channels for prompt updates.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

03/08/2020 – The organizing Team.

COSUR-2020

COSUR-2020

Third edition of COSUR – School on Control of Surgical Robots

24-26 September and 1- 2 October 2020, Barcelona

Registration is open for the third edition of COSUR – biennial doctoral school on the control of surgical robots – to be held in Barcelona at the Technical University of Catalonia on 24, 25, 26 September and 1, 2 October 2020.

The school is organized in two sessions to give students the opportunity to participate in CRAS – Conference on new technologies for Assisted Robotic Surgery, which will also be held in Barcelona this year. Access to CRAS will be included in the fee and represents a great opportunity for participants, since it will provide insights into the current direction of research in the medical robotics community.

The school aims to introduce students to the multidisciplinary environment of research in surgery with
particular attention to the control algorithms used in robotic surgery and the impact of the cognitive factor in directing the control.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from well-known speakers and to work together on group projects in a positive and friendly atmosphere.

 

Registration open until 10 July

Registration is open until 10 July, all information is available from the official page metropolis.scienze.univr.it/cosur-2020

The 2020 edition is organized by the ALTAIR Robotics Laboratory of the University of Verona and by the
Research Center for Biomedical Engineering (CREB) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, in
collaboration with the Horizon 2020 projects ARS (Autonomous Robotic Surgery), SARAS (Smart
Autonomous Robotic Assistant Surgeon) and ATLAS (Autonomous intraluminal surgery).

The last edition was held in Verona in July 2018 with 26 PhD students and researchers attending and
coming from different academic backgrounds: from computer science to engineering to the medical field.

Workshop at ERF 2020 – Robotics in lighthouse areas

Workshop at ERF 2020 – Robotics in lighthouse areas

Title: Robotics in lighthouse areas
Date: 5 march 2020
Time: 14.00 – 15.30
Place:  Sala 2.1, Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Malaga

Full programme available here

The workshop will be conducted by teleconference

Due to Regional restrictions caused by the recent COVID-19 health alert, we won’t be able to attend the event, see official Press Release.

Agenda

 

14.00 – 14.05 Introduction

by Dr Riccardo Muradore, Dr Marta Capiluppi

14.05 – 14.50 Talks

Prof Elena De Momi,  Politecnico di Milano
“Smart planning and sensing for an innovative steerable robotic catheter for neurosurgery: new possibilities for advanced diagnosis”

Prof Sanja Dogramadzi, UWE Bristol
“Safety features in surgical robotics – experiences of SMARTsurg project”

Dr Gernot Kronreif, ACMIT Gmbh
“Robot autonomy: aspects from translational view”

Prof Andreas Melzer, University of Dundee
“Robotics for Image Guided Therapy and FUS”

Dr Francesco Setti, University of Verona
“Embodied AI in robotic surgery: challenges and opportunities”

14.50 – 15.30 Round table

On the future of AI+Robotics (Hospital of the future) and on the health care topic group.
Chairman: Prof Paolo Fiorini

European Robotics Forum 2020

The European Robotics Forum (ERF), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held in Malaga, Spain, on 3-5 March 2020, at the Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Malaga (FYCMA). Over 1000 European robotics top experts are expected to attend the 11th edition of the conference.

ERF2020 will host a major exhibition where companies, universities and research institutes showcase the most advanced European prototypes, products, services and projects funded under EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme.

With over 50 workshops highlighting the newest robotics research, the event will offer a unique window to the latest developments on the European markets.

Official website: www.eu-robotics.net/robotics_forum

 

ERF2020 – Participation cancelled

ERF2020 – Participation cancelled

Verona, 3 March 2020

 

Official Press Release

 

Due to Regional restrictions caused by the recent COVID-19 health alert, we are sorry to communicate that we won’t be able to attend the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2020 Edition in Malaga, Spain. 

For this reason the booth reserved to the University of Verona could not be set up.

The workshop “Robotics in lighthouse areas” scheduled for the 5 March, will be conducted by teleconference (see below). 

The decision was taken as a precautionary measure since the situation is evolving rapidly in both Italy and Europe.

We wish the Conference success and hope to see you all in June at the Hamlyn Symposium of Robotics for the workshop “Towards Robotic Autonomy in Surgery”.

 

With Regards,

Paolo Fiorini
Riccardo Muradore
Francesco Setti
Marta Capiluppi
Martina Doppio

Don't miss the workshop "Robotics in lighthouse areas"

Introduction by Dr Riccardo Muradore & Dr Marta Capiluppi
Talks by Prof Paolo Fiorini, Prof Elena De Momi, Prof Sanja Dogramadzi, Dr Gernot Kronreif,Prof Andreas Melzer, Dr Francesco Setti.

Locomotion strategies for quadruped robots – a seminar with Michele Focchi

Locomotion strategies for quadruped robots – a seminar with Michele Focchi

Date: 7 december 2018
Time: 11:00
Place: Aula Verde, Dip. Informatica
Speaker: Michele Focchi – IIT Genova

Contact Person: P. Fiorini

ABSTRACT

Legged robots are mainly designed to traverse unstructured environments where wheeled robots have limited mobility. Their applications range from nuclear decommissioning to mining, search and rescue, inspection and surveillance. In addition, they can be applied to flank human workers (or collaborate with them) in order to reduce labor accidents, as well as in elderly care. The next generation of legged robots are envisioned to operate either autonomously or semi-autonomously (through tele-operation) over uneven terrains. This requires the rejection and compensation of disturbances, the exploitation of visual feedback, and the ability to manipulate both fragile and heavy objects. The main ingredients for legged locomotion are planning, control, perception and state estimation. Numerical optimization is a promising tool for motion planning and control for legged robotic systems in complex geometry environments (e.g. multi-contact scenarios) because it enables to push the machine up to the performance limits.

Indeed, when the complexity of the terrain increases, or when the execution of the requested task involves highly dynamic motions, numerical optimization and machine learning strategies are needed to automatically find feasible trajectories and control actions that could not otherwise be determined. In this seminar I will mainly focus on the planning aspects and on different strategies to achieve effective locomotion across complex terrain.

BIO

Michele Focchi is currently a Researcher at the DLS team in IIT. He received both the Bsc. and the Msc. in Control System Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.
After gaining some R&D experience in the industry, in 2009 he joined IIT where he developed a micro-turbine for which he obtained an international patent and a prize.In 2013, he got a PhD in robotics, getting involved in the Hydraulically Actuated Quadruped Robot (HyQ) project.
He initially was developing torque controllers for locomotion purposes, subsequently he moved to higher level (whole-body) controllers and model identification. He was also investigating locomotion strategies that are robust to uncertainties and work reliably on the real platform. Currently his research interests are focused on pushing the performances of quadruped robots in traversing unstructured environments, by using optimization-based planning strategies to perform dynamic motion planning.

https://www.iit.it/people/michele-focchi

ALTAIR Christmas Video 2019

ALTAIR Christmas Video 2019

Our traditional Christmas Clip has just been released! We had so much fun in the making of. Enjoy and share it!

Trailer:
It’s Christmas Eve and the Lab is almost empty
Nobody is expecting a deadline.
An email arrives…
Will our hero decorate the Christmas tree by midnight?
Will he receive his presents?
Who is going to help him?
🎬Watch the story!

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year from the ALTAIR Lab Team.

For more information about the technology developed in the video visit this link