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GdR Robotique GT1 2016

Computer Assisted Medical Intervention Workshop

December, 13th 2016, Rennes, France
Amphithéâtre du Centre Cardio-Pneumologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pontchaillou

Modelling and Monitoring Computer Assisted Surgery

This year, in collaboration with the Labex CAMI, the GDR Robotique group will gather a community of researchers, clinicians and industrials around the topic of situation awareness in surgical robotics. The meeting aims at presenting researches and methods around the concept of modelling and monitoring computer assisted surgery, in order to share experience and expectations for future directions in robotic an context-aware developments. Different applicative contexts may benefit from these researches, including:

  • Development of robotic systems for gesture assistance and guidance (teleoperation/comanipulation devices for laparoscopic surgery, interventional radiology)
  • Development of simulation systems for surgical training (rehearsal of procedures, training of medical staff and surgeon)
  • Development of context-aware systems (activity recognition, monitoring of complex equipment setup, context-dependent actions management, emergency situations management, etc.)
  • Development of assessment methods for practice evaluation (gesture analysis, robotic-assistance analysis)


Chairs: Fabien Despinoy, Nabil Zemiti, Pierre Jannin
GDR representatives: Bernard Bayle, Guillaume Morel


No registration fees but inscription is mandatory.

If you are interested to participate to this event, please send an email to Noemie Buisard ( with your name, affiliations and participation (or not) to the lunch, no later than December, 2nd 2016.

Invited speakers

Russell H. Taylor, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Tim Salcudean, University of British Columbia, Canada
Jean-Pierre Henry, STAN Institute, France

Final Program

Find below the final schedule of the workshop on Tuesday 13th.

09:30 - 10:00 | Welcome
Coffee and viennoiseries

10:00 - 10:45 | Katia Charrière, IT2IM team, LaTIM-Inserm U1101, University of Bretagne and Telecom Bretagne

10:45 - 11:30 | Pierre Chatelain, Lagadic Team, IRISA, University of Rennes 1 and Technical University of Munich
Title : Quality-driven control of a robotized ultrasound probe
Resume: In the context of robot-assisted ultrasonography, we present a servoing approach to control the quality of ultrasound images. The ultrasound signal quality within the image is represented by a confidence map, which is used to design a servo control law for optimizing the placement of the ultrasound probe. A control fusion is also proposed to optimize the acoustic window for a specific anatomical target which is tracked in the ultrasound images. The method is illustrated in a teleoperation scenario, where the control is shared between the automatic controller and a human operator.

11:30 - 12:15 | Ninon Candalh-Touta, Agathe Team, ISIR, University of Pierre and Marie Curie
Title: How can we improve laparoscopic surgery training ?
Resume: Laparoscopic surgery becomes a standard for many surgical procedures as its great advantages over open surgery in terms of cosmetic results or patient recovery time. Unfortunatly, for the surgeon and consequently the student in medical school the surgery shows many problems. New skills are needed and students train outside of the operating room on simulators. Nevertheless, the training is difficult and painful and a new learning needs to be developed. The use of multi-sensory feedbacks or the development of an individualized training could lead to a more accurate, faster and less painful training.

12:15 - 14:00 | Lunch break

14:00 - 14:45 | Alexandre Thouroude, STAN Institute and Surgical Training School of Nancy, University of Lorraine

14:45 - 15:30 | Russell H. Taylor, Department of Computer Science, The Johns Hopkins University
Title: Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine
Resume: This talk will discuss ongoing research at the JHU Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (CISST ERC) to develop CIIS systems that combine innovative algorithms, robotic devices, imaging systems, sensors, and human-machine interfaces to work cooperatively with surgeons in the planning and execution of surgery and other interventional procedures. This talk will describe past and emerging research themes and illustrate them with examples drawn from our current research activities in medical robotics and computer-integrated interventional systems.

15:30 - 16:15 | Tim Salcudean, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of British Columbia

16:15 | Workshop closure

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