Robotics in healthcare

Professor Sanja Dogramadzi from the Bristol Robotics Lab will give an overview of their healthcare robotics portfolio that spans from surgical to assisted living robots.

The fast and widespread use of robotic technologies in healthcare applications aims to improve patient outcomes and reduce NHS costs. The robotic technologies include soft sensors and actuators, complex robotic system design and control, haptics, machine learning and sensor processing.

This presentation will also discuss robotic systems to support radiotherapy.

Further information 

Professor Sanja Dogramadzi has a degree in Mechanical and Control Engineering and holds a PhD in medical robotics from The University of Newcastle. Her research interests include design and control of surgical robots for minimally invasive fracture surgery and robot-assisted MIS, rehabilitation robots, physical assistance robots and safe and ethical human-robot interaction.

She has led many research projects funded by UK councils and European Commission and is currently a coordinator and PI on H2020 funded Smartsurg project, PI for EPSRC funded I-DRESS project, the PI on H2020 funded Marie Curie ITN Socrates and the technical lead for Innovate UK funded CHIRON project. She is also a member of the BSI/ISO standardisation initiative for medical robots (JWG9).