Endoluminal approaches offer minimal-invasive access to vital, but deeply seated and hard to reach body structures.
However, precise and reliable navigation with flexible or wireless instruments remains a major challenge. Robotic technologies bear the possibility to ease this challenging task significantly. Their deployment has so far been limited due to difficulties to integrate small components (i.e. sensors, actuators, mechanisms) and demonstrate reliable control in such complex and constrained environments.Compliant instruments such as flexible endoscopes, colonoscopes, catheters or wireless pills allow navigation via said body lumens or the vasculature.
Advances in all previously mentioned components and in control methods have been steady over the last decade up to the level that integrating intelligent autonomous behaviour is no longer a utopia. This workshop is aimed at summarising the latest findings in this increasingly popular research field.
This workshop will give researchers and representatives from the field (clinic/industry) the opportunity to highlight the latest advances in embedding autonomy and shared autonomy in robotic approaches to endoluminal surgery and vascular interventions. Furthermore, this workshop aims to provide an overview of the main technical challenges specific to soft robotics for endoscopy and endoluminal surgery, and to discuss the latest solutions to address unmet needs. Aside from a unique Time-up of key researchers in this field, the workshop foresees an interactive poster session and round tables where end-users offer their views on the needs and challenges in this field.
Date: Wednesday 29th June 2022
Call for Posters
We invite student participants to present their late-breaking research results in the form of posters. We are specifically interested in work related to the latest advances in embedding autonomy and shared autonomy in robotic approaches to endoluminal surgery and vascular interventions.
To do so, a PDF of the proposed poster should be submitted. All submissions will be judged based on relevance to the workshop topic, technical quality, and novelty. Authors of accepted proposals are expected to present their work during the short pitch session. The first authors must be undergraduate or graduate students. After pitch presentations, the best poster will be selected and awarded.
To submit a poster, please follow this link to our online form.
|08:30 – 09:00||Registration & Coffee|
|09:00 – 09:15||Prof Arianna Menciassi: Welcome & Introduction|
|Session 1: Barriers for endoluminal robot navigation|
|09:15 – 09:45||Prof Alberto Arezzo, Keynote: Understanding clinical needs for autonomy and shared autonomy in endoluminal approaches|
|09:45 – 10:00||Prof Paolo Denti: Surgical and Transcatheter Mitral valve repair. Where Robotics will improve outcomes.|
|10:00 – 10:15||Benoit Rosa: Vision-based estimation and control for endoluminal interventions|
|10:15 – 10:30||Hongbin Liu: MorphGI: a self-propelling soft robotic endoscope|
|10:30 – 10:50||Poster Pitch|
|10:50 – 11:10||Coffee Break|
|Session 2: Applications in Autonomous Control and Shared Autonomy|
|11:10 – 11:40||Prof Rob Webster, Keynote: Autonomy in Transendoscopic Robotic Surgery|
|11:40 – 11.55||Mouloud Ourak: IVUS-based control of a distally actuated continuum robot|
|11:55 – 12:10||Prof Paolo Fiorini: Texting a surgical procedure: can the robot read it|
|12:10 – 12:25||Alice Segato: AI based control of steerable needles for surgery|
|12.25 – 12.40||Ka-Wai Kwok: Learning-based sensing and control for image-guided surgical robotic device|
|12:40 – 13:00||Poster Pitch|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch Break|
|Session 3: Best Practices in modeling, actuation, sensing, imaging, powering|
|14:00 – 14:15||Prof Jaydev Desai: Robotically Steerable Guidewire for Endovascular Interventions|
|14:15 – 14:30||Christophe Chautems: Robotic magnetic navigation combined with AI, an HosmartAI Pilot Study|
|14:30 – 14.45||Izadyar Tamadon: A high-performance actuation and sensing solution for cable-driven manipulators|
|14:45 – 15:00||Helge Wurdemann: Miniaturised soft robotic manipulators for MIS|
|15:00 – 15:15||Prof Gastone Ciuti: Capsule robots in GI endoscopy: wired or wireless?|
|15:15 – 15:20||Poster Pitch|
|15:20 – 15:40||Coffee Break|
|Session 4: Usability, regulatory aspects, industry challenges, time to market|
|15:40 – 15:55||Prof James Chandler: Balancing simplicity and complexity in the translation of soft medical robots|
|15:55 – 16:10||Andrea Guidotti: Therapy Development and Market Access|
|16:10 – 16:25||Filippo Piatti: Mixed reality as a novel human-friendly tool for patient-specific surgeries: from planning to intra-operative guidance|
|16:25 – 16:55||Prof Emmanuel Vanderpoorten, Prof Emiliano Votta & Prof Enrico Franco: Round table|
|16:55 – 17:00||Prof Elena De Momi: Closing Remarks|
- understanding clinical needs for autonomy and shared autonomy in endoluminal approaches and vascular interventions;
- learning about recent enabling technology;
- discovering innovative solutions for robotically controlled endoluminal applications;
- understanding risks, challenges and requirements for industrial uptake.
The workshop content will be directed towards students approaching the field of robotic surgery, researchers from industry and academia. The speakers will be asked to cover the learning outcomes in their talks. The round table/ discussion topics will be centered around the aforementioned themes.
This workshop is worth 6 CPD points, please register to qualify for certification.