Mechatronics for Medical Robotics

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Mechatronics for Medical Robotics

How to succeed in medical mechatronic development

Le GT1 a le plaisir de vous proposer un tutorial sur la conception mécatronique pour la robotique médicale, organisé avec le soutien des Labex ACTION et CAMI lundi 7 juillet dans le cadre de la conférence IEEE/ASME AIM 2014, organisée à Besançon. Les orateurs rassemblent des intervenants de laboratoires français impliqués dans la conception et la commande de systèmes robotiques pour la médecine et la chirurgie.


The development of robotic assistance for surgery and medicine has become a mature field of research, and today an increasing number of successful products is emerging on the market. Contrary to industrial robotics, medical and surgical robotics require custom hardware and software solutions for each device. Mechatronic design can indeed be hindered by the existence of close interactions with the physician or the surgeon, the safety concerns, the operating room constraints and the interactions with an in vivo environment.
In this tutorial, we aim at giving the audience some key elements to succeed in the development of a medical robotic assistance, and help to build a successful mechatronic approach. To do so, researchers with recognized expertise in design and control for the medical context will be gathered in this full day tutorial. Interactions during the tutorial will be encouraged. Specifically, the end of the day will be devoted to a poster session where the participants will have the opportunity to present ongoing projects, open issues related to a medical/surgical application, so that deeper discussions with the speakers and between the participants can be engaged. We anticipate the tutorial to be engaging to mechatronic designers involved in the development of the design and control of robotic devices. In particular, two categories of attendees will find the proposed tutorial useful:

  • Students, who are interested in learning about the state of the art in mechatronics for medical and surgical applications,
  • Industry technologists, that are involved or would like to develop projects in the field.

As a secondary audience, the tutorial will be of value for established researchers who wish to relate their work to this area. When: July 7th, 2014. Where: in Besançon, at the IEEE/ASME AIM 2014 conference.

Pierre Renaud (pierre.renaud AT

Nicolas Andreff (nicolas.andreff AT

IROS 2014


The 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014) will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 14–18, 2014. The conference will join experts in the field of robotics and automation for technical communications through presentations and discussions. The conference will create a remarkable environment for attendees to explore the frontier of science and technology in robotics and automation. The IROS 2014 edition will last for five days, consisting of two days of workshops/tutorials, three days of technical presentations with plenary talks, exhibitions, technical and non-technical tours, attractive social events,  as well as Robotics & Automation Society meetings.

The venue for IROS 2014 is the historic Palmer House Hilton, close by Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the Museum Campus, and other Chicago attractions.

Every accepted paper at IROS 2014 will be allocated both a short oral presentation and an interactive presentation, maximizing exposure and opportunities for interaction with colleagues.

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