Future Trends in Medical and Rehabilitation Robotics
 - Methodical Robotics -

Date: 14:00- 16:30, June 24, 2012

 14:00 - 14:20
    Presenter: Masakatsu G. Fujie, Waseda University, Japan
    Topic: Rehabilitation robot
     Title: Intelligent medical and rehabilitation robot based on physical model of human 

 14:20 - 14:40
    Presenter: Jung Kim, KAIST, Korea
    Topic: Rehabilitation robot
    Title: Physical Human Robot Interactions(pHRI) for Biorobotics 

 14:40 - 15:00
    Presenter: Hiroyasu Iwata, Waseda University, Japan
    Topic: Medical robot
    Title: Robot Technology Assisted Emergency Medicine 

- 15:20 
    Presenter: Mamoru Mitsuishi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Topic: Medical robot
    Title: Future Medical Robot

 15:20 - 15:40
    Presenter: Arianna Menciassi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
    Topic: Medical robot
    Title: Surgical robotics: a quest for miniaturization

 15:40 - 16:00
    Presenter: Ryoichi Nakamura, Chiba University, Japan
    Topic: Medical robot
    Title: Navigation-based intuitive guidance and analysys for robotics in minimally invasive surgery

 16:00 - 16:10
    Coffee break

 16:10 - 16:30

  With the advent of an aging society all over the world, there will be an increased demand for the   practical application of RT (Robot Technology) in medical fields – in fact, it is expected that this demand will lead to the creation of new key industries in future. Thus, the main objectives of this workshop are to discuss the future trend on medical robot (especially, rehabilitation, assistive, surgical, diagnosis robot) as well as the innovative and interesting research activities in robotics.
  Since the dissemination of medical RT will have a wide-ranging effect on people and society, the integration of a variety of academic fields is also needed, including robotics, mechatronics, rehabilitation, medicine, physiology and neuroscience, etc. Then, technical topics include various topics such as surgical and diagnostic robot, assistive and rehabilitation robot, neuro rehabilitaion, biomenchanical model and modeling and control for medical robot.
  We will highlight the most innovative and interesting multidisciplinary research activities related with medical robotics. From the discussion, we plan to discuss and find future trend on medical robotics. We also discuss about how to do multidisciplinary research activities because most of useful robot in society may be generated only from multidisciplinary researches. Our goal is to increase the focus on the fundamental technology for medical robotics for the purpose to accelerate the actual application of RT world widely and to foster young researchers to work on RT with a multidisciplinary perspective.

List of Topics
    a. Assistive and rehabilitation robots
    b. Medical and surgical robots
    c. Human measurement and modeling
    f. Neuromuscular dynamics
    g. Biomenchanical modeling
    h. Modeling and control 

Primary audience

  The primary audiences are to researchers in the field of medical robotics who are interested in the practical application of RT in the medical field and the education for young researchers.

    Masakatsu G. Fujie, Ph.D., Professor (IEEE Fellow)
    Faculty of Science & Engineering, Waseda University  

   Hiroyasu Iwata, Ph.D., Associate Proffesor (IEEE Member) 
   Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University 

   Yo Kobayashi, Ph.D., 
Associate Proffesor (IEEE Member)  
   Faculty of Science & Engineering, Waseda University

   Yo Kobayashi, Ph.D., Associate Proffesor (IEEE Member) 
   Faculty of Science & Engineering, Waseda University 
   Office 59-309, 3-4-1,Ohkubo,Shinjuku,Tokyo, 169-8555, Japan 
   Tel: +81-3-5286-3412