CRAS 2024

The 13th edition of CRAS will take place at the University of Southern Denmark, in Odense, Denmark.

Surgical robotics is revolutionizing medical practices by enhancing precision and reducing invasiveness in surgeries. These advancements facilitate complex procedures, improve patient outcomes, and open new possibilities in autonomous surgery, expanding access to high-quality surgical care. The integration of AI and patient-specific data into robotic systems paves the way for personalized surgical experiences, while also presenting new challenges in training and ethical considerations.

In this 13th edition, communications are expected to relate advances in the following fields: Advanced Computer-Assisted Surgery Systems, Robotic Platforms and Systems for Surgical Procedures, Sensing and Imaging Technologies in Surgery, AI and Machine Learning Applications for Surgical Autonomation, Surgical Simulation and Training Tools.

Extended abstracts (2 pages) discussing new technologies for computer and robot assisted surgery are solicited.

CRAS 2024 is supported by the SDU robotics section.




CRAS 2024 Invited Speakers

Speaker 1: Prof. Gastone Ciuti

Gastone Ciuti received the master’s degree (Hons.) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pisa (Pisa, Italy) in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in Biorobotics (Hons.) from The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) in 2011. He is currently Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, leading the Healthcare Mechatronics Laboratory. He is the co-author of more than 110 international peer reviewed papers on medical robotics and the inventor of more than 15 patents. He has been Visiting Professor at the Sorbonne University (Paris, France) and at the Beijing Institute of Technology (Beijing, China) and Visiting Student at the Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A) and at the Imperial College London (London, U.K.). He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Bioengineering and Health Informatics, IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering and of the IEEE Transaction on Medical Robotics and Bionics. He is Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) society and Member of the Technical Committee in BioRobotics of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). His research interests include robot/computer-assisted platforms, such as tele-operated and autonomous magnetic-based robotic platforms for navigation, localization and tracking of smart and innovative devices in guided and targeted minimally invasive surgical and diagnostic applications, e.g. advanced capsule endoscopy.

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Title: “Robotic endoscopy: technological breakthroughs and challenges in the gastrointestinal tract”

In this talk, Professor Gastone Ciuti will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in robotic endoscopic systems, focusing on both flexible scopes and capsule technologies. He will delve into various actuation methods and explore the capabilities of these systems in screening, diagnosis, and therapeutic applications. The presentation will cover a range of active locomotion solutions, including legged-based designs, magnetic locomotion (both permanent and electromagnetic systems), and origami-inspired soft robots. Professor Ciuti will also highlight current technological breakthroughs and address ongoing challenges in robotic endoscopy field. Finally, he will offer a forward-looking perspective on the future of endoscopic robots, emphasizing their potential for revolutionary applications in gastrointestinal procedures; this includes innovations such as capsules for microbiome analysis, which align with the principles of P4 medicine (predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory).





Topic of Submission

  • Machine learning and cognitive surgical robotics
  • Registration, segmentation, modelling and data mining
  • Synergies and clustering
  • Motion compensation and active guidance
  • Human-robot collaboration and shared control
  • Workflow analysis and episode segmentation
  • Surgical skill assessment
  • Usability and user-acceptance
  • Robotics in medical diagnosis
  • Robotic systems in orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation and assistive technologies
  • Surgical training
  • Tactile and haptic feedback
  • Novel robotic hardware and sensors
  • Variable stiffness robotic systems
  • Interventional catheters
  • Novel instruments
  • Novel interfaces
  • Standardization and regulation
  • Surgery automation
  • System integration
  • Safety and dependability
  • Robotics in Radiology
  • Visionary works and roadmaps

Important dates

  • Deadline for extended abstracts: May 15, 2024 June 15, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2024
  • Deadline for final Paper Submission: August 15, 2024
  • Deadline for early bird registration: July 31, 2024
  • Regular registrations deadline: September 3, 2024 
  • Call for demos is open until: July 31, 2024

To propose a demonstration or to exhibit a product/prototype please email:

  • Conference : September 11-13, 2024

Submission Guidelines

  • 2 pages Extended Abstracts.
  • Please follow the template for your final paper. A template can be downloaded here (docx or Latex).
  • CRAS 2024 EasyChair Submissions through this link.
  • A template for poster presentation can be downloaded here (pptx or Latex).
  • A template for pitch presentation can be downloaded here (pptx).