Another Summer School on Surgical Robotics

With only a few days left until the deadline of our CIS workshop, there are other initiatives worth a note. 
The LIRMM lab in Montpellier has earned a world-wide reputation for their very successful surgical robotics summer school, that has been bringing together young talents since 2003. The next, 5th edition is coming soon, you should consider it!

"The highly interdisciplinary nature of surgical robotics requires close cooperation between medical staff and researchers in mechanics, computer sciences, control and electrical engineering. This cooperation has resulted in many prototypes for a wide variety of surgical procedures. A few robotics systems are yet available on a commercial basis and have entered the operating room namely in neurosurgery, orthopedics and MIS.

Depending on the application, surgical robotics gets more or less deeply into the following fields: multi-modal information processing; modelling of rigid and deformable anatomical parts; pre-surgical planning and simulation of robotic surgery; design and control of guiding systems for assistance of the surgeon gesture. During the Summer school, these fields will be addressed by surgeons and researchers working in leading hospitals and labs. They will be completed by engineers who will give insight into practical integration problems.
This course is addressed to PhD students, post-docs and researchers already involved in the area or interested by the new challenges of such an emerging area interconnecting technology and surgery. Basic background in mechanical, computer science, control and electrical engineering is recommended."

 The lectures will be organized in four parts:
• Fundamental aspects of surgical robotics (2 days)
• Applications (2 days)
• Industrial forum (1 day)
• Future trends (1 day)

See the official website or their flyer for more information. Also, you can look at the previous editions (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009).

LIRMM is currently looking for a post-doc in surgical robotics for the ARAKNES project.


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