Robot’s anatomy: robotics applications for healthcare

Robot’s anatomy: robotics applications for healthcare

Robot’s anatomy: robotics applications for healthcare

Between May 29 and June 3, KMLE participated in the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Singapore. Within the course of the first day of the event, I had the chance to take part in several workshops on the sense of touch of robots and Industry 4.0, about which I have prepared a short summary.

On the second day, the main focus of my visit at the conference was on healthcare applications.

I listened to the talk from Louis Phee, Professor & Chair, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Nanyang Techonological University, who described the long journey that brought a surgical robot he developed from the university research lab to the real world of an operating theatre, and described the steps that brought him to found his own company.

Then, Lourdes Agapito, from University College London, took the stage to describe the methods that her research team have developed to capture 3D models of the world from simple camera videos.

Finally, as a last example of robotics applied to healthcare I followed a talk describing how robots may help children with disabilities. In the last plenary talk of the day, Ayanna Howard, from Georgia Tech, Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machine in USA, talked about designing robots for children’s healthcare.

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