6th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery: CRAS 2016

The 6th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS) was on last week at Pisa, Italy.

CRAS aim is to: 'give a clear view on the status and recent trends of assistive surgical robotic technologies. It aims to support and propose concrete measures to accelerate research and innovation in this field. CRAS originates from efforts to collaborate among European groups to achieve a critical mass in surgical robotics. As such the workshop continue on discussions started at ERF in Lyon and at ICRA in Karlsruhe, and previous meetings at Verona and Genoa. More in particular CRAS attempts to identify the steps necessary to stimulate cooperation between research and industry, across national borders and different surgical robotic projects to take advantage of the growing attention and support for research and exploitation in this interesting and growing field.' At CRAS there were sessions about microsurgery, endoscopy, training, interfaces and tools, novel robotic hardware, sensing & classification, segmentation and algorithms, and safety and novel applications. There were three special events: the COSUR event (you can find informations about COSUR below in Events), a round table and the 1st European meeting of the DVRK community. You can find more informations abut CRAS here.