8th International Workshop on New Trends in Medical and Service Robots


June 7-10, 2023
Craiova, Romania

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Prof. Doina PISLA

  • Professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTCN), Romania
  • Director - Research Center of Robots Simulation and Testing

Biographical Sketch

  • Professor Doina PISLA is currently the Director of Council for University Doctoral Studies within the University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and the Director of the Research Center for Robots Simulation and Testing (CESTER) within the same university.
  • Professor Doina PISLA obtained her PhD within the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in 1997. Following an academic carrier, she became full professor at the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering in 2005, teaching lectures in Parallel Robots and Medical Robotics.
  • Prof. Pisla’s research activity is focused mainly on the field of Robotics and Mechatronics, with emphasis on the kinematics and dynamics of parallel robots, development of innovative medical robots, intelligent systems, reconfigurable structures. As a result of her scientific activity, Prof. Pisla published over 200 peer-reviewed full papers in scientific journals and conferences, co-authored over 10 patents.
  • As a high recognition of her outstanding scientific results, professor Doina Pisla received the most prestigious Romanian Academy Award, namely “Traian Vuia” Award in 2022.
    She has been director or key member of more than 50 international and national projects. In the meanwhile, she served in boards and program committees of various international
    conferences and congresses, being currently member of the Technical Committee for Computational Kinematics and for Biomechanical Engineering of International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM).
  • She serves also as reviewer in various journals and funding agencies and Editor of the Series “New Trends in Medical and Service Robotics” (Springer)

Website: www.cester.utcluj.ro

Keynote Presentation:

Recent Advances in Robotic Surgery for Cancer Treatment

Prof. Marco Ceccarelli

  • Professor at University of Rome Tor Vergata

Biographical Sketch

  • Marco Ceccarelli received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, in 1988. He is Professor of Mechanics of Machines at the University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy, where he chairs LARM2: Laboratory of Robot Mechatronics.
  • His research interests cover subjects of robot design, mechanism kinematics, experimental mechanics with special attention to parallel kinematics machines, service robots, medical devices, mechanism design, and history of machines and mechanisms whose expertise is documented by several published papers in the fields of Robotics.
  • He has been visiting professor in several universities in the world. He is ASME fellow and doctor honoris causa from several Universities. Professor Ceccarelli serves in several Journal editorial boards and conference scientific committees.
  • He is editor of the Springer book series on Mechanism and Machine Science (MMS) and History of MMS. Professor Ceccarelli was the President of IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of MMS. He has published several papers on Robotics and has several patents of robot systems. He has started several IFToMM sponsored conferences including MEDER (Mechanism Design for Robotics) and MUSME (Multibody Systems and Mechatronics).

Website: https://didatticaweb.uniroma2.it/en/

Keynote Presentation:

Challenges in Mechanism Design for robotic systems as medical devices in motion assistance

Prof. Iulian Iordachita

  • Professor at Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

Biographical Sketch

  • Iulian I. Iordachita (IEEE M’08, S’14) is a research faculty within the Mechanical Engineering Department, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (JHU), faculty core member of the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR), and the director of the Advanced Medical Instrumentation and Robotics Research Laboratory (AMIRo).
  • He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Craiova, Romania.
  • Prior to joining JHU in 2004, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in medical robotics at the Brady Urological Institute, School of Medicine, JHU, USA, and a research fellowship in biomedical engineering at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • He has been editor for the Journal of Medical Robotics Research, editorial board member and guest editor for Sensor, MDPI, and associate editor for IEEE RA-L. His current research interests include medical robotics, image guided surgery, robotics, smart surgical tools, and medical instrumentation

Website: https://amiro.lcsr.jhu.edu/

Keynote Presentation:

Enabling Technology for Safe Robot-assisted Retinal Surgery