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Workshop Program
Time 
Topic 
Speaker 
Session Chair 
9:00-9:30 
Challenges and Opportunities in Flexible Access Surgical Robots
Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang 
Guang-Zhong Yang 
9:30-10:00 
A Novel Trans-Umbilical Single-Port Surgical Robot Maximizing Internal Dexterity, Flexibility and Stiffness
Prof. Yong-Jae Kim and Dr. Jongwon Lee 
 
10:00-10:30 
Continuum Robots for Single Port Access, Transurethral, Throat and Cochlear Implant Surgery
Prof. Nabil Simaan 
 
10:30-10:50 
Coffee Break
 
 
10:50-11:20 
Exteroceptive and Proprioceptive Sensing for Co-robotic Control of Surgical Continuum Robots
Prof. Pierre Dupont 
Christos Bergeles 
11:20-11:50 
Transurethral, Transbronchi, and Transtissue: New Flexible Access Surgeries Enabled by Concentric Tube Robots
Prof. Robert Webster 
 
11:50-12:20 
Towards Robot-Assisted Neurosurgery Under Continuous MRI Guidance
Prof. Jaydev Desai 
 
12:22-12:25 
Teaser: A Novel Underactuated Wire-Driven Flexible Robotic Arm with Controllable Bending Section Length
Zheng Li, Haoyang Yu, Hongliang Ren 
 
12:25-12:28 
Teaser: Teleoperated Robotic Needle Steering with Cartesian Space Control
Ann Majewicz, Alison Okamura 
 
12:28-12:31 
Teaser: Model-less Control of a Flexible Robotic Catheter
Michael Yip, David Camarillo 
 
12:31-12:34 
Teaser: Automated Pointing of Cardiac Ultrasound Catheters
Paul Loschak, Laura Brattain, Robert Howe 
 
12:34-12:37 
Teaser: Nonlinear Information Fusion for Snakelike-Robot Backbone-Frame Localization 
Gregory Chirikjian, Iulian Iordachita 
 
12:37-12:40 
Teaser: Bifurcated Paths for Steerable Flexible Needles 
Jaeyeon Lee, Wooram Park 
 
12:40-14:00 
Lunch 
 
 
14:00-14:30 
Clinical Challenges in Flexible Access Surgery 
Prof. Philip Chiu 
Koji Ikuta 
14:30-15:00 
From STIFF to FLOPpy A New Approach for Robot-assisted Surgery: Advancements and Challenges 
Prof. Kaspar Althoefer 
 
15:00-15:30 
Endoluminal and Endocavitary Robots: Some Examples for Combining Flexibility and Dexterity 
Prof. Arianna Menciassi 
 
15:30-16:00 
Poster and Coffee Break 
 
 
16:00-16:30 
From Flexible Endoscopes to Nanotools for Single-Cell Surgery 
Prof. Koji Ikuta 
Pierre Dupont 
16:20-16:50 
Model-less Control for Continuum Manipulators in Unstructured Environments 
Prof. David Camarillo 
 
16:50-17:20 
Control of Tip Contact Force for Steerable Ablation Catheters 
Prof. Ranji Patel 
 
17:20-18:00 
Magnetic Navigation of Flexible Access Robots 
Prof. Bradley Nelson 
 
18:00-18:20 
Award and Closing 
 
Pierre Dupont and Koji Ikuta