Experts Discuss Robot-assisted Surgery
Dr. Elisabeth Zuber-Knost
How can robots support physicians in surgical operations? This is one of the issues covered by the 6th annual conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie (CURAC, German Society for Computer- and Robot-assisted Surgery) that will take place at the Universität Karlsruhe from October 11 to 13.
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A number of renowned experts will talk about the surgery of the future. Apart from latest methods and developments, issues like robot-assisted surgery, assistance systems, modeling, simulation, visualization, imaging, and workflow will be covered.
A major objective of the congress is the exchange of ideas among scientists from research and industry, who work in the field of computer- and robot-assisted surgery. The conference will be organized and headed by the current CURAC president, Prof. Dr. Heinz Wörn, head of the Institute for Process Computing, Automation, and Robotics of the Universität Karlsruhe and by Prof. Dr. Uwe Spetzger, head of the Department of Neurosurgery of the Karlsruhe Municipal Hospital.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) represents the merger of the Universität Karlsruhe with the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. Altogether, it has 8000 employees and an annual budget of 600 million Euros. In the KIT, both partners are bundling their scientific competences and capacities, establishing optimum research structures, and developing joint strategies and visions.
The KIT will be an institution of internationally excellent research and lecturing in natural and engineering sciences. KIT shall attract the best experts from all over the world, set new standards in lecturing and promotion of young scientists, and establish the leading European center in the field of energy research. KIT will assume a leading role in nanosciences worldwide. It is the objective of KIT to be one of the most important cooperation partners of industry.