Special Session - Embodied AI for Surgery and Interventions

Overview & Topics

Recent years have seen considerable advancements in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (RMIS). To further reduce the invasiveness of RMIS, various robotic platforms have been developed to access the surgical site inside the patient’s body through a single port or even natural orifices. However, challenges persist in performing surgeries with these robotic systems, particularly in control, perception, and intellectualization. The era of embodied artificial intelligence (AI) has revealed the potential to address these challenges, enabling adaptation of medical robots to more complex tasks.

This special session explores the evolving landscape of RMIS, and focuses on the development of medical robots, along with the advancements of embodied AI and computer vision for surgery. The special session focuses on state-of-the-art advancements in medical robotics, and as well as broader interests on emerging technologies such as soft continuum robotics, computer vision, and embodied AI. Join MedAI-2024 with us as we uncover the future of medical robotics in the era of embodied AI, marked by improved surgical outcomes and surgeon-robot collaboration.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Embodied AI for surgery
  • Computer vision for surgery
  • Machine learning and cognitive medical robotics
  • Design, modeling, and control of soft continuum roboticabout
  • Robotized handheld surgical tools
  • Physical human-robot compliant interaction
  • Augmented reality in robotic surgery
  • Multi-sensorized and data-driven robotic system in surgery

  • Session Organizers
    Prof. Hongbin Liu
    Prof. Hongliang Ren
    Prof. Shuangyi Wang
    Prof. Yixuan Yuan
    Dr. Zhen Chen
    Dr. Jinlin Wu
    Dr. Qingxiang Zhao
  • Paper submission: May. 31, 2024
  • Author notification: Aug. 12, 2024
  • Camera-Ready: Sep. 9, 2024
  • Registration: Sep. 9, 2024
  • Conference date: Nov. 15-17, 2024

  • Submission

    Submissions should be 8-12 pages in the IEEE 8.5 x 11 inches two-column format with 10-12 point font (Template:DOC or LaTeX), including tables, figures, and references. Once the paper is recommended for acceptance, it is required that at least one author presents the paper in person. All accepted papers will then be submitted to IEEE for indexing by EI.

    Submission site: EasyChair for IEEE MedAI 2024

    For more information, please contact zhen.chen@cair-cas.org.hk, or qingxiang.zhao@cair-cas.org.hk

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