ICRA Workshop: Shared Frameworks for Medical Robotics Research

Back in May, we had a very successful workshop at ICRA 2015 on Shared Frameworks for Medical Robotics Research.
The program included invited keynote talks:
  •  “Clinical Needs for the Surgical Robotics Research Community to Tackle”;Professor Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD. Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • “The case for shared research frameworks and platforms”; Russell Taylor, The Johns Hopkins University
  • The RAVEN-II open source surgical robot platform”; Andrew Lewis, Applied Dexterity.
  • “The KUKA Lightweight Arm”; Cyrill von Tiesenhausen, KUKA Laboratories
  • “The da Vinci Research Kit”; Simon DiMaio, Intuitive Surgical Inc.
  • “Robot Operating System (ROS) in Medical Robotics”; Greg Fischer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • The Surgical Assistant Workstation (SAW) Software Framework; Peter Kazanzides, The Johns Hopkins University 
  • “The Intuitive DVRK, CISST-SAW and Matlab xPC: a Case Study for System Interoperability Supporting Robot Situational Awareness Research”; Collaborators: Carnegie Mellon Institute, The Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University. Presenter: Peter Kazanzides, The Johns Hopkins University
  • “Behavior Trees in Medical Robotics”; Presenters: Blake Hannaford and Danying Hu, Washington University
  • “Using the dVRK to evaluate virtual stabilization for surgery on the beating heart”; Collaborators: University of British Columbia, Stanford University. Presenter: Angelica Ruszkowski, University of British Columbia
  • “Smart Tissue Anastomosis Robot (STAR): Using the LBR for Laparoscopic Suturing”; Presenter: Axel Krieger, Children’s National Medical Centre, Washington DC
  • “Multilateral Manipulation by Human-Robot Collaborative Systems”; Collaborators: Berkeley, Washington, The Johns Hopkins University, UCSC, Stanford. Presenter: Allison Okamura, Stanford University


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