"The future of surgery is not about blood and guts; the future of surgery is about bits and bytes.”
/Dr. Richard Satava/

Monday, July 21, 2014

Report from IEEE ICRA -- part2



The obvious rise of medical robotics was witnessed at IEEE ICRA. (Check the first part of the report here.) This year, we have even seen parallel medical robotics sessions running at the conference, and the overall large number of CIS related papers (75+ with the keyword medical robot ) gave a huge challenge to people who wanted to check them all. Let us give a little overview of what trends are emerging, based on the sessions:
Image credit: U. VanderbiltUW.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Quiz #9


Solution for our last, Quiz#8 was the Titan's SPORT system current prototype. (Learn more about it here.) We received a kind-of correct solution from "crazymerkz"--congratulations!
Next one: which system can be seen above? You can submit your answers to surgrob.blog at gmail.com until August 30.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Robotic SurgePedia

The draft Robotic SurgePedia is a portal for the European Robotic Surgery Project.
Once it gets finished, it will contain a lot of useful information in a structured format, allowing to build an ontology around it.
"Robotic SurgePedia is a community platform to identify available competences and potential missing topics in the field of robotics assisted surgery with the help of collective intelligence." 
"Robotic SurgePedia is a community platform to identify available competences and potential missing topics in the field of robotics assisted surgery with the help of collective intelligence.  The pages are written by qualified experts, like in Scholarpedia. It is fostered by machine recommendation systems and disseminates knowledge for non-experts, also by translating and simplifying expert texts. Potential patients get qualified, cost-effective and easy-to-understand solutions and answers without personal contact, can share information with others with the same problem, and can participate actively in searching for the solution. Medical experts/surgeons receive new high quality information quickly to update their knowledge, gain recognition, visibility, and patients. They can realize underlying hidden problems of their patients as well. Pharmaceuticals, business-oriented partners in the fields of surgery, robotic developments, etc. can prove and advertise methods, discover new directions and ideas for developments, get potential clients and business partners.  We generate an interactive dialogue, where users can comment, blog, chat or use the mediawiki pages for communication. The plan is to maintain activities after the project’s lifetime."

Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday fun

Robots will never replace humans...