Date: Sunday, 25th June; Morning

Workshop Aims

The use of catheter robotic technology has the potential to reduce the time of the procedure and the amount of manual skill required by the operator. In addition, catheter robots have been developed to improve catheter manipulation, positioning and stability as well as reduce the level of radiation exposure to the operator. Clinically, robotic systems have been used for arterial interventions and cardiac ablation procedures.

The Workshop will bring together researchers in academia and industry to exchange ideas on the current state-of-the-art and on the future trend in catheter robotic procedures and technologies. We welcome the submission of abstracts to this workshop.


  • Su-Lin Lee, Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, UK
  • Celia Riga, St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK


09:45 Welcome and Introduction
  Su-Lin Lee and Celia Riga
10:00 A New Master-Slave Catheter and Guidewire Driving System for Vascular Interventions
  Prof ByungJu Yi, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
10:30 An Efficient Cardiac Mapping Strategy for Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation with Active Learning
  Yingjing Feng, Imperial College London, UK
10:45 Coffee
11:15 Simultaneous Catheter and Environment Modelling
  Dr Liang Zhao, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
11:45 A Learning Based Training and Skill Assessment Platform with Haptic Guidance for Endovascular Catheterisation
  Wenqiang Chi, Imperial College London, UK
12:00 Modelling and Skill Assessment for Robot-Assisted Endovascular Catheterisation
  Hedyeh Rafii-Tari, Auris Robotics, USA
12:30 Discussion
13:00 Closing Remarks and Lunch


Royal Geographical Society, 
1 Kensington Gore,