ICRA WS on Snakes, Worms and Catheters

Continuum robots probably represent the most quickly advancing field of surgical robotics. This year, at IEEE ICRA, beyond the many general talks addressing related research, a full day workshop was organized--Snakes, Worms and Catheters: Continuum and Serpentine Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery --with invited lectures from the most prominent labs:
In addition, several posters were on exhibit. The proceedings of the workshop is available for download (both the abstracts for the presentations and the posters).

Related news is that a new catheter guiding robot has made it to clinical use (from Catheter Robotics Inc). Read more about it at MedGadget.

Also, CardioArm, the snake robot from Cardiorobotics is planned to get through preliminary clinical trials by this time.


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