doctoral summer school

COSER: Commonsense Reasoning in surgical robotics

2-5 May 2022 Hybrid format Verona&Online

presentation

In the field of autonomous systems, commonsense reasoning is the ability of replicating the human skill to make and verify hypotheses about the type and essence of situations that humans encounter every day. This skill includes the capacity to understand the physical behavior of objects, taxonomic properties, and other peoples’ intentions.   

The goal of COSER doctorate school is to address the issues related to “commonsense reasoning” when developing autonomous surgical robots. Despite the presence of many different resources describing surgical procedures (e.g., written texts or videos), they do not illustrate a rather extensive set of concepts which are obvious for a human but need to be taught to a robot.
Understanding how to describe, represent and learn these innate skills represents an aspect of paramount importance to develop robust and reliable autonomous agents. 

Experts from different disciplines (robotics, AI, medicine, ethics, laws and natural language processing) will be brough together to discuss the problem from different perspectives.  

Unique topic

The one and first PhD school to offer a multidisciplinary approach to common sense reasoning in robotics. 

Open to

PhD students and Researchers in relevant fields as robotics, AI, medicine, ethics, laws and natural language processing.

Hybrid Format

Lessons will take place both at Verona University CS Department and Online. Physical presence  is strongly encouraged.

programme and speakers

Last editing: 2 May 2022

2-5 May 2022 at Room Verde, Department of Computer Science, University of Verona – ITALY

 Monday, May 2nd Tuesday, May 3rd Wed, May 4th Thur, May 5th
9.00 - 9:45ROBOTIC SURGERY
Talk Fiorini
NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
Talk Ponzetto
CS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Talk Vernon
Q&A Legal with Flor
9.45 - 10.30ROBOTIC SURGERY
Talk De Momi
NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
Talk Rospocher
CS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Talk Orlandini
GROUP WORKS
10.30 - 11.00coffee breakcoffee breakcoffee breakcoffee break
11.00 - 12.30Q&A ROBOTIC SURGERY with invited speakers

ICE BREAKING SESSIONS
Q&A NLP with invited speakers

GROUP WORKS
Q&A with invited speakers

SURGERY
Melfi (virtual but live)
GROUP WORKS
Student activities finalization
12.30 - 14.00lunch breaklunch breaklunch breaklunch break
14.00 - 14.45SURGERY
Antonelli (in person)
Q&A Robotic Surgery with Mathis UllrichETHICS
Talk Patuzzo
STUDENTS' FINAL ASSESSMENT
14.45 - 15.30Q&A Surgery with AntonelliGROUP WORKSQ&A Ethics with PatuzzoSTUDENTS' FINAL ASSESSMENT
15.30 - 16.00coffee breakcoffee breakcoffee breakcoffee break
16.00 - 17.30ROBOTIC SURGERY
Talk Mathis Ullrich

GROUP WORKS
GROUP WORKSLEGAL
Talk Flor (recorded)

GROUP WORKS
STUDENTS' FINAL ASSESSMENT

Confirmed speakers per area 

ROBOTIC SURGERY

Paolo Fiorini

Altair Robotics Lab – University of Verona
Full profile

Talk title: Commonsense in robotic surgery, unexpected need

ROBOTIC SURGERY

Elena De Momi

NEAR Lab – Politecnico di Milano
Full profile

Talk title: Commonsense in surgical robotic design

ROBOTIC SURGERY

Franziska Mathis-Ullrich

Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics at KIT Karlsruhe
Full profile

Talk title: Context-sensitive robotics in minimally invasive surgery

SURGERY

Alessandro Antonelli

University of Verona
Full profile

Talk title: The advances of robotics in urology: commonsense or evidences?

SURGERY

Franca Melfi

University Hospital of Pisa
Full profile

Talk title: The impact of robotic surgery on healthcare and surgical training

NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

Marco Rospocher

University of Verona
Full profile

Talk title: Knowledge representation and reasoning with ontologies

NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

Simone Paolo Ponzetto

University of Mannheim
Full profile

Talk title: Natural language understanding and applications

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

David Vernon

Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Bremen
Full profile

Talk title: Commonsense reasoning as an extended form of episodic future thinking: insights from the situation model framework

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Andrea Orlandini

National Research Council (CNR)
Full profile

Talk title: Knowledge-based Autonomous Systems in Safety-critical Scenarios

ETHICS AND LAWS

Sara Patuzzo

University of Verona
Full profile

Talk title: Robotic surgery and artificial intelligence: bioethical issues

 

ETHICS AND LAWS

Roberto Flor

University of Verona
Full profile

Talk title: Artificial intelligence, robotics, commonsense reasoning and legal responsibilities

 

Registration CLOSED

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Registration

EXTENDED DEADLINE
By April 13th
 fill up the registration form to express your interest to attend. Participants can join from anywhere. 

 

5

Selection

The number of participants is limited in accordance with the group activities. In person attendees will be advantaged.

5

Reservation

By April 15th. Accepted participants will be sent the link for the payment. The participation fee is 50 Euros* except for attendees from the University of Verona.

Contacts

Location

Room Verde
Department of Computer Science, University of Verona (Italy)
Strada le Grazie 15, 37134 Verona
Get directions

 

Organization and Partners

Diego Dall’Alba – diego.dallalba@univr.it
Eleonora Tagliabue – eleonora.tagliabue@univr.it
Marco Bombieri, Arianna Menciassi