HSMR2023 Workshop: Autonomous flexible surgical robots: where we are and where we are going

By AmeyaPore | Jul 7, 2023 |

Introduction The development of flexible surgical instruments is taking Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) to hard or previously inaccessible anatomical areas using natural orifices or through small incisions. However, reliable and precise control of flexible tools remains a major challenge due to non-ergonomic design, non-intuitive steering and lack of shape sensing and visualisation technologies. Robotic approaches…

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Capita Selecta #7 – AI and the future of surgical education

By Beatriz Farola Barata | Feb 15, 2022 |

As part of the sixth Capita Selecta activity, on Thurday February 17th 2022 from 12:00 to 13:00, Dr. Domenico Veneziano will give a seminar talk to the ATLAS community titled ‘AI and the future of surgical education’. Join us online at: Bio: Urologist, an international key opinion leader in the field of surgical simulation and…

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Journal club: Dupont et al, 2020.

By FinocchiaroMartina | Feb 2, 2022 |

A decade retrospective of medical robotics research from 2010 to 2020 Pierre E. Dupont, Bradley J. Nelson, Michael Goldfarb, Blake Hannaford, Arianna Menciassi, Marcia K. O’Malley, Nabil Simaan, Pietro Valdastri, Guang-Zhong Yang Science Robotics 2021; Vol 6, Issue 60 DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abi8017 In the last thirty years, publications on the medical robotics area have grown exponentially, from less than 10…

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Capita Selecta #6 – Surgical Robotics trends and novel applications: SYMANI a Robot for Microsurgery

By Sanat Ramesh | Dec 1, 2021 |

As part of the sixth Capita Selecta activity, on Friday November 26th 2021 from 5PM to 6PM, Dr. Massimiliano Simi gave a seminar to the ATLAS community titled ‘Surgical Robotics trends and novel applications: SYMANI a Robot for Microsurgery’. In his inspiring talk, Dr. Simi gave an overview about the robotic platforms commercially available for…

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Capita Selecta #5- The future of endoluminal robotics

By Beatriz Farola Barata | Oct 7, 2021 |

On Friday, October 8th 2021 from 6PM to 7PM, Prof. Alberto Arezzo will give a seminar to the ATLAS community, as part of the fifth Capita Selecta activity. The tile of this seminar is ‘The future of endoluminal robotics’, during which Prof. Alberto Arezzo will discuss his view on the topic. Bio: Prof. Alberto Arezzo…

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Capita Selecta #4 – The DEAM adventure: what it takes to bring an octopus into the operating theater

By Luca Sestini | Sep 2, 2021 |

Jules Scheltes, CTO, CMO and Quality Manager of DEAM, will give a talk about his experience on the field of steerable medical devices, and how to bridge the gap between academic research and translation into the operating theater. Abstract: medical steerable devices provide maximum freedom in the surgical area, increasing surgeons dexterity and minimizing their…

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Journal club: Bowyer et al 2013.

By Fernando Gonzalez Herrera | Apr 2, 2021 |

Bowyer et at. presents a review of active constrains in a generalized active constraint implementation framework; by defining, evaluating and enforcing these constraints. Geometry based definitions can simple as single point, and more complex e.g. a parametric 3D surface. The evaluation is made by computing metrics to and from the active constraint, to the constrained…

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Journal club: Martin et al, 2020

By AmeyaPore | Apr 1, 2021 |

Enabling the future of colonoscopy with intelligent and autonomous magnetic manipulation James W. Martin, Bruno Scaglioni, Joseph C. Norton,Venkataraman Subramanian, Alberto Arezzo, Keith L. Obstein, Pietro Valdastri Nature Machine Intelligence (Volume: 2, September 2020) DOI: In this work, authors proposed a magnetic endoscope that can be controlled externally using a robotic arm such as…

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Journal club Berthet-Rayne et al, 2018

By ChunFengLai | Apr 1, 2021 |

Inverse Kinematics Control Methods for Redundant Snakelike Robot Teleoperation During Minimally Invasive Surgery Pierre Berthet-Rayne| Konrad Leibrandt| Gauthier Gras| Philippe Fraisse| André Crosnier| Guang-Zhong Yang IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (Volume: 3, Issue: 3, July 2018) DOI: This paper investigated and compared existing inverse kinematics control methods for a redundant snakelike robot that was designed…

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Capita Selecta #3 – Animal Models in MD Verification process – full video

By FinocchiaroMartina | Feb 21, 2021 |

On our third session of the Capita Selecta series , Mr. Jaume Amat provided his insight on the use of animal model in preclinical studies. Mr. Amat is a telecomunication engineer, currently  CEO at ROB SURGICAL and SPECIPIG. Check the full video here!  

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