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Events ■ BioRob 2012 Workshop

BioRob 2012 Workshop

Workshop on Robot-Assisted Laryngeal Microsurgery

on Tuesday, 17 April 2012. Posted in Microralp News 2012

Workshop on Robot-Assisted Laryngeal Microsurgery




Robot-assisted surgery is a fast-growing field of research, one which has been bringing remarkable advantages to various fields of surgery, especially to the field of laparoscopy. These include elimination of tremor, motion scaling, enhanced visualization, and ergonomic control. However, microsurgery remains a vastly unexplored territory for robot-assisted systems despite the fact they can have an even greater impact here. At the same time, demand for new tools and platforms for enhanced surgical and patient outcomes is growing. One example is seem in the area of laryngology, which often involves very delicate operations on organs such as the vocal fold.


This half-day workshop will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art in the field of robot-assisted laryngeal microsurgery, focusing specially on the laser phonomicrosurgery problem and on critical technological advancements needed in this area. The workshop is intended to provide an open platform for surgeons and engineers to discuss recent findings, major research issues and new research opportunities.


List of Topics:

  • Current limitations and needs in robot-assisted microsurgery
  • Surgical MEMS: Design and Control
  • Multi-functional endoscopic systems for microsurgery
  • Fluorescence imaging and real-time cancer tissue visualization
  • Surgeon-robot interfaces for microsurgery
  • Augmented reality for robot-assisted surgery
  • Supervisory and assistive safety systems

Confirmed Presenters:

  • Giorgio Peretti, Director, Otolaryngology Clinic, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
  • Lionel Pazart, Clinical Researcher, University Hospital of Besançon, France
  • Edward Grant, Director, Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, NCSU, USA
  • Tobias Ortmaier, Director, Institute of Mechatronic Systems, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Open call for Presenters:

Researchers interested in presenting their work in this workshop are invited to submit an abstract (up to 2 pages) to the organizers. All submissions will be reviewed and assessed for quality and relevance to the workshop topics.

Important Dates:

Abstract submissions due: May 27, 2012
Notification of acceptance:             June 3, 2012
Workshop date: June 24, 2012  - Morning Session


Leonardo Mattos Nicolas Andreff
Advanced Robotics Dept. AS2M
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia                               FEMTO-ST / University of Franche-Comté
Genoa, Italy Besançon, France
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