Surgical robotics at IROS

Besides ICRA, the annual IROS is the other major conference of the IEEE RAS society. IROS2010 was held October 18-22. at the Taipei International Conference Center in Taiwan. In the past 20 years the attendance and the quality of the conference grew steadily, and there were over 1200 attendees in Taipei, around 400 students. The scientific program included 3 plenary lectures (great talks from Drs. Rolf Pfeifer, Steve Cousins and Yoshiyuki Sankai, the latter on their HAL exoskeleton), one day Robot Industry Forum, half day Robotics
Education Forum, 140 technical  sessions in 14 tracks, 17 workshops/tutorials, a huge Robot exhibition and some Robot Competitions.
There were not as many sessions on surgical robotics as at ICRA, still, medical robotics was covered by five sessions. Some of the more interesting papers:
I also had my paper under the title Surgical Case Identification for an Image-Guided Interventional System. I will cover my results in an upcoming post.     


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