BioRob2012 in Rome

Back in June, I (partially) attended the BioRob conference in Rome, as part of the great Italian Bioengineering Week. BioRob is a more recently founded biannual conference series of the IEEE RAS and EMBS socieries. The first one was in Pisa, then Scottsdale in 2008, Tokyo 2010 and now Rome. In 2012, it was organized at the charming Angelicum Congress Center. (The same venue of ICRA2007.)
Very unfortunate that most of the surgical robotics papers were removed form the conference, and moved to a side event: a 2-day symposium  on Surgical Robotics. (Far out of the city, and for an extra fee.)
Either way, based on the publications, one can get a good update on the well-know lab's current efforts, from the Heartlander and Micron of CMU to the Eye Robot of Hopkins and the continuum robots at Vanderbilt. Excerpts from the program:
There were more sessions, plenaries, workshops, and poster presentations as well (including my ill-fated poster on patient motion compensation, guest-presented by Tom Wedlick...)     


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