Medical Robots 2012 International Conference
Zabrze, Poland 7th Dec 2012
We kindly invite you to our 10th Conference on Medical Robots held in Zabrze. The Conference is organized by International Society for Medical Robotics with cooperation with Foundation for Development of Cardiac Surgery.
During the conference a special, competitive session for Young Scientists, students and hobbyists interested in robotics aspiring to win the “Robin” and “Arrow” statuette, will take a place. For young robots creators a prize money will be funded as well.
In response to a broad interest among representatives of science, medicine and the media, the scope of our annual meeting of research workers, designers, constructors and users of robots, shall cover all robotized equipment used in medicine.
Originally the conference organized in Foundation for the Development of Cardiosurgery was inspired by the group of scientists and constructors of Polish surgical robot called Robin Heart. The project launched in 2000 included open conferences assessing the progress of works and designating the directions for numerous practical applications. Robin Heart project greatly contributed to the revival of medical robotics in Poland. During the International “Medical Robots 2012” conference a progress of surgery robot Robin Heart project and others polish robotic projects, for instance rehabilitation robots, developed in PIAP Warsaw Institute and in ITAM, Zabrze will be demonstrated.
The competition for young participants of the conference entitled: “Medical Robots 2012” is international and addressed to students, young research workers but also to hobbyists and lovers of robotics not necessarily associated at universities or research institutes. We are happy to welcome young, amazing polish fans of robotics who are still learning at school and planning to enter the university level.
Current, jubilee Conference will gather also several special guests - worldwide known, famous constructors and experts of medical robot field:
Mehran Anvari (Canada): famous innovative Surgeon well known from first tele-operation : hospital-hospital. Expert in several original projects, testing possibilities of operation in the environment of space ships and submarines (NEMO).
Richard Satava (USA): Pioneer of robotic supported surgery in the world, first Man, who operated by means of surgery robot prototype. Expert and member of many Pentagon and Darpa projects.
Kelvin Warwick (England): First Scientist studying on himself the possibility of direct control the mechatronics systems from the body potentials (first "Cyborg"). Currently studies robots controlled by biological neurons.
Conference date: December 7th 2012
Venue: conference room at the Foundation for the Development of Cardiosurgery in Zabrze, address: Wolności 345
Conference languages: English
Conference fees: free of charge
Due to limited places at the conference hall, guaranteed seats have Guests with named invitations and members of International Society for Medical Robotics.
Registration and paper submission
User registration: Paper title + abstract (1 page in A4 format), abstract form. Send fullfilled form until 05.11.2012 r. to
Full papers ( up to 10 pages in A4 format) prepared according to full_paper_form please send until 05.11.2012 r. to
Paper approval confirmation - until 15.11.2012 r.
All organizating and technical requests send to
Conference papers will be published in monograph (edited by Lucyna Leniowska & Zbigniew Nawrat).
Programming & Scientific Committee
President - dr Zbigniew Nawrat, phone. (+48 32) 373 56 64, e-mail:
Vice-President for publishing- dr hab. inż. Lucyna Leniowska, University of Rzeszów, phone (+48 17) 872 1182, e-mail:
Members - dr Paweł Kostka, Kamil Rohr (web), Mariusz Jakubowski (web, photo)
Conference Organizers & Sponsors
The Conference organization is held by International Society for Medical Robotics (www.medicalrobots.eu).
Co-organizator and Host i Foundation for Development of Cardiac Surgery named of prof. Zbigniewa Religa (www.frk.pl)
Conference is financially supported by the Grant of Ministry of Science and High Education. Contract : 590/P-DUN2012 z 18.05.2012.
Sponsors are welcomed!
International Society for Medical Robotics
Foundation for Cardiac Surgery Development
Internetowa Promocja Nauki - INPRONA