North American Summer School on Surgical Robotics


The goal of this one-week Technical Education Program was to provide trainees (PhD or MD students and postdoctoral fellows) with lectures, hands-on laboratory experience, introduction to novel technologies and emerging themes, and informal interactions with internationally-renowned researchers. Held from 21-25 July 2014 primarily on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, it was organized by Dr. Cameron Riviere and Dr. Howie Choset.

In efforts to expand the reach of this Technical Program, most presentations have been captured and are now available on the RAS channel! The speakers, topics and links to the presentations follow the schedule of the Technical Education Program.

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Individual Speakers and presentations:

Russell Taylor, Johns Hopkins University, (MD) USA
Medical robotics and computer-integrated interventional medicine

Simon DiMaio, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (CA) USA
da Vinci and beyond\
Shared research platforms and frameworks-da Vinci Research Kit

Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
Endoluminal surgical robotics

Nabil Simaan, Vanderbilt University (TN) USA
Accelerated Research through Matlab
Force and stiffness sensing and assistive telemanipulation in restrictive surgical environments

Salih Abdelaziz, University of Montpellier, France
Robotic assistance in minimally invasive and endoluminal interventions

Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Computer-and-robot-assisted orthopaedic surgery

Blake Hannaford, University of Washington, (WA) USA
Analysis and Control Architecture for Semiautonomous Robotic Surgery
Telerobotic Surgery Research with the Raven Surgical System|77&

Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon, (PA) USA
Computer vision for medicine|77

Allison Okamura, Stanford University, (CA) USA
Human-motor performance in robot-assisted surgery|77

Elena De Momi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Force sensing in robotic neurosurgery|77

George Stetten, University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon, (PA) USA
In-situ augmentation of vision and touch in surgery|77

Gregory Hager, Johns Hopkins University, (MD) USA
Automated assessment and teaching of surgical skill|77

Sylvain Martel, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Robotics methods for navigating untethered agents through the vascular network|77

Cameron Riviere, Carnegie Mellon, (PA) USA
Compensation of physiological motion for enhanced surgical accuracy|77&


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