COSER Summer School – Program and Speakers

COSER Summer School – Program and Speakers

program and speakers

2-5 May 2022 at Room Verde, Department of Computer Science, University of Verona – ITALY
Last editing: 6 April 2022 

 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

Enroll now

By 13 April fill up the registration form to express your interest to attend. Participants can join from anywhere. The number of participants is limited in accordance with the group activities. In person attendees will be advantaged.

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

ABSTRACT: Surgical robots have proven to provide safe and individual treatment to patients and allow for efficient use of health care personnel and resources. The next generation of cognitive surgical robots utilizes machine learning technologies to learn from and with human surgeons to provide context-sensitive support in the operation room. This talk introduces several cognitive robotic systems for minimally invasive surgical procedures being researched at the Health Robotics and Automation Lab at KIT, Germany. In particular, we will focus on the question how commonsense reasoning must be integrated into these learning systems to provide generalized care to patients with varying anatomies, to support surgeons with varying preferences, or to analyze individual instrument activity and tissues in different surgical domains.

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

ABSTRACT: In this class we will introduce the notion of ontology and we will see how an ontology can be used to formally represent knowledge so that an agent (e.g., a robot) can use and reason on the information encoded in it. We will overview some concrete applications and examples of ontologies, also in the surgical domain, and we will learn how to inspect the content of an ontology using an ontology editor.

NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

Simone Paolo Ponzetto

University of Mannheim Full profile

Talk title: Natural language understanding and applications

ABSTRACT: In this class I will introduce a few advancements from the past decade on computational models that can be used to represent the meaning of words and sentences in context and methods to acquire such representations from textual evidence found in corpora. Moreover, we will look at how these encode dimensions of meaning that are useful for real-world applications (e.g., document search).

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

ABSTRACT: The recent diffusion of autonomous systems (e.g., robots) in human environments entails the need of dealing with a wide range of operative and safety requirements. This lecture will provide an overview of plan-based control systems to realize safe and effective autonomous behavior for artificial agents. Particular attention will be provided to the integration of semantic technologies and formal methods to realize autonomous systems capable of exhibiting an augmented understanding of the environment and synthesizing robust plans in highly dynamic scenarios.

ETHICS AND LAWS

Sara Patuzzo

University of Verona Full profile

Talk title: Robotic surgery and artificial intelligence: bioethical issues

ABSTRACT: L’ingresso dell’intelligenza artificiale nella chirurgia ha dato vita a un settore tecnologicamente avanzato che include diversi saperi, quali in primis l’ingegneria robotica e la medicina. L’interdisciplinarietà che lo caratterizza non si esaurisce entro il campo scientifico, investendo anche il piano umanistico della riflessione, ivi comprese l’etica e la deontologia medica. Infatti, alcuni interrogativi morali si pongono alla nostra attenzione, alla ricerca di una consapevolezza e di un dibattito che li analizzi con rigore. Tra questi, a titolo di esempio, quale ruolo attribuire alla macchina considerata intelligente nella relazione con il medico e soprattutto con il paziente e, di conseguenza, la questione dell’informazione e del relativo consenso-dissenso all’intervento, oppure come valutare il rapporto tra l’efficienza del risultato atteso e l’assenza di emozione in una prassi medica dove il fattore umano può risultare non più l’unico e poi, forse, nemmeno il più decisivo. 

ETHICS AND LAWS

Roberto Flor

University of Verona Full profile

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

Enroll now

By 13 April fill up the registration form to express your interest to attend. Participants can join from anywhere. The number of participants is limited in accordance with the group activities. In person attendees will be advantaged.

Commonsense Reasoning in Surgical Robotics

Commonsense Reasoning in Surgical Robotics

The first doctoral school dedicated to a frontier theme for autonomous robotics.
From 2 to 5 May 2022 in Verona and in hybrid format, registration by 13 April.

We are pleased to announce the Summer school in “Commonsense reasoning in surgical robotics”, which will be held from 2 to 5 May 2022 in hybrid format: the lessons will take place online and at the Department of computer science UNIVR.
This new proposal is the evolution of COSUR summer school on the control of surgical robots and aims to investigate even more specifically the world of autonomous surgical robotics in its most advanced developments.

The school will bring together national and international experts to discuss issues related to commonsense reasoning in autonomous robotics – that is, all those innate skills and concepts that are natural to a human being, but must be taught to a robot in order to act independently. A pioneering topic for the scientific community, which has recently started to be discussed discussed thanks to the progress achieved in the technical field.

The school is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary connotation and includes specialists in robotics, artificial intelligence, medicine, ethics and law. Given the complexity of the topic, we strongly believe that only an integrated approach will to foster a broad and articulated vision on a horizon that is still little known. The teaching will includes lectures but also collaborative workshops and group activities to stimulate interaction between the participants.

Understanding how to describe, represent and learn innate human abilities is an aspect of great importance in developing autonomous agents that are robust and reliable.

Prof. Paolo Fiorini

Director of the ALTAIR Robotics Laboratory

The school is open to Italian and foreign PhD students and researchers in the following disciplines: robotics, artificial intelligence, medicine, ethics, law and natural language processing.

Registration is open until April 13, which will be followed by a selection of the applications received. The participation fee is 50 Euros, except for affiliates of the Verona university, for which participation is free. Attendance in person is strongly recommended.

Program, teachers and methods of participation are available at this link.
Partners: ATLAS Project – AuTonomous intraLuminAl Surgery, ARS Project – Autonomous Robotic Surgery and UNIVR Computer Science Department.

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.