International Conference on Advanced Robotics – ICAR 2023

International Conference on Advanced Robotics – ICAR 2023

International Conference on Advanced Robotics – ICAR 2023 

5th – 8th December 2023 – ABU DHABI

Take a look at the organized events at the biannual edition of the International Conference on Advanced Robotics!

 

🗓️ TUESDAY 5TH DECEMBER – Tutorials

  • “Advancements in Bilateral Teleoperation: Combining Passivity-Based Control with Optimal Control”
    Organized by Nicola Piccinelli Ph.D.
    Speakers: Nicola Piccinelli, Riccardo Muradore, Paolo Fiorini
    LINK HERE

     

  • “Technologies for Autonomy and their Application to Robotic Surgery” 
    Organizated by Prof. Paolo Fiorini
    Speakers: Andrea Roberti, Nicola Piccinelli, Riccardo Muradore, Paolo Fiorini
    LINK HERE

Workshop at ICAR 2021

Workshop at ICAR 2021

December 7, 2021 – remotely held – originally Ljubljana, SLO

Workshop on Low cost medical and surgical robotics

at the 20th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2021)

Organizer’s message

Medical and surgical robotics are one of the fastest growing sector of service robotics, yielding important medical advances and great economic returns to the investors. However, despite the impressive growth rate, the actual numbers of robot-assisted procedures and their impact are still very small in the medical field: robotic surgical interventions account for only the 0.05% of the total number of major surgeries done every year worldwide, and no clear medical benefit has emerged in most robot-assisted procedures with respect to Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) procedures.

We believe the reasons for this are primarily two: the huge cost of the devices that prevent their widespread usage and the lack of diversified devices that can be used in lower cost procedures. In short, both reasons can be related to the high cost of medical robotics since it prevents smaller hospitals to use robots in their clinical practice and limits their applications to high cost procedures that guarantees the proper cost recovery.

In this workshop we want to explore the difficulties and the benefits of developing low cost medical robotic devices that can guarantee top performance at a fraction of the cost of current devices. The difficulties to achieve this goal are many, from the high cost of certification and experimentation to the marginal performance of low cost components. Thus, new algorithms need to be developed to achieve high performance from components derived from mass production products, and new certification procedures could be proposed to the notifiedbodies. Of course, if this approach will be successful, we could finally see robots integrated in all medical procedures.

 

Paolo Fiorini and Pietro Valdastri

Registrations

To register to the workshop sessions (morning and/or afternoon), please fill in the contact form at the link below, and you will later receive the access link.

Programme

Workshop on Low cost medical and surgical robotics

CET Time

• 10am – 10.10am Welcome and Introduction

• 10.10am – 10.30am David Jayne, Leeds Teaching Hospital (Professor Colorectal Surgery)

• 10.30am – 10.50am Peter Culmer, University of Leeds (Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering)

• 10.50am – 11.10am Manish Chauhan, University of York (Lecturer in Medical Engineering)

• 11.10am – 11.30am Tim Horeman, Technical University of Delft (Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering)

• 11.30am – 11.35am Short break

• 11.35am – 12.00pm Round Table

• 12.00pm – 12.30pm Draft of a white paper & Conclusion

The ICAR-2021 logo is designed by Jadran LenarÄŤiÄŤ, is inspired by the history of the city of Ljubljana. discover more

Workshop “Embodied AI in robotic surgery: Outcomes of the EU funded SARAS project”

Organized by Riccardo Muradore, Marcello Bonfe, Cristian Secchi, Francesco Setti, Elettra Oleari.

Agenda and (free) registration link here

CARS 2019

CARS 2019

Computer Assisted Radioloy and Surgery Conference

Rennes, 18-21 June 2019

It was a pleasure for us to participate in one of the most important forums for innovation in healthcare technology.

Paper presentation: Tagliabue, E., Dall’Alba, D., Magnabosco, E., Tenga, C., Peterlik, I., & Fiorini, P. (2019). Position-based modeling of lesion displacement in ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery, 1-11

Official website: https://www.cars-int.org/

In the picture: Hirenkumar Chandarant Nakawala, Eleonora Tagliabue, Bogdan Maris.

Robotica, trasformazione digitale e apprendimento

Robotica, trasformazione digitale e apprendimento

9 maggio 2019, ore 9.30 presso l’Istituto tecnico-tecnologico Ferraris, Via del Pontiere, 40, Verona

Una giornata dedicata all’innovazione tecnologica

Speedhub, il Digital Innovation Hub di Confindustria Verona, in collaborazione con Comau, azienda italiana leader nei prodotti e sistemi di automazione industriale avanzata, e con il dipartimento di Informatica dell’ateneo, promuove l’evento “Robotica, trasformazione digitale e apprendimento”, che si terrà il 9 maggio alle 9.30 all’istituto tecnico-tecnologico Ferraris.

L’evento si aprirà con i saluti di Franco Fummi e di Riccardo Muradore, docenti di Sistemi di elaborazione delle informazioni dell’ateneo scaligero, che presenteranno il progetto di eccellenza del dipartimento “Informatica per Industria 4.0” e la nuova laurea magistrale in Robotics & digital manufacturing engineering.

Si proseguirà con la premiazione per il conseguimento del patentino della robotica ai migliori studenti del Veneto, Trentino e Friuli. In seguito, si svolgeranno tre workshop paralleli a partecipanti ristretti: e.DO Experience per gruppi scolastici su prenotazione; eDO cafè, riservato al confronto con dirigenti e docenti scolastici, fondazioni, associazioni e musei; HUMANufacturing Technology con l’introduzione alla vision Comau, il nuovo esoscheletro indossabile MATE e il veicolo a guida autonoma Agile1500, riservato a piccole, media e grandi aziende e università.

La robotica è ormai un elemento tecnologico indispensabile per qualunque professione e tutti dovrebbero averne una conoscenza di base, così come per l’informatica e i telefoni cellulari.
Ccon le iniziative che abbiamo in corso, che saranno aperte alle scuole, alle aziende e agli ordini professionali, vogliamo dare un contributo importante all’alfabetizzazione robotica della città e della regione e contribuire a migliorare sia i processi produttivi delle aziende che la vita indipendente delle persone.

Prof. Paolo Fiorini

ALTAIR Robotics Lab Founder and Directior

Il robot in Fabbrica cerca “giovani assistenti!” Leggi l’articolo a questo link: https://bit.ly/2WYB8uT

Mutamenti Epocali

Mutamenti Epocali

25/02/2019 H21:00 Aula Morgagni del Policlinico Universitario, Via Giustiniani, 2, Padova

Nuove frontiere della robotica: implicazioni umane e sociali.

 

A speech by Prof. Paolo Fiorini in the context of the “Mutamenti Epocali” corso di Cultura 2019 by Fondazione Ex-Antonianum, Padova.

Ex-Antonianum is an association that unites the alumni of the Antoniamun University College of Padua, in Prato della Valle, founded in 1905 by the Society of Jesus.

Full programme here