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Medical Robotics Has an ‘Incredibly Exciting’ Future

Marianne Knight

In the near future, surgeries will include enhanced imaging, greater autonomy, and optimized learning, said experts at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics.

Technological development is leading to an “incredibly exciting” future for medical robots, predicted delegates at the annual Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics. The event, held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, featured an impressive lineup of leading scientists and engineers in medical robotics and related technologies.

Participants came from some of the most prominent medical robotics companies worldwide. They included Brian Miller of Intuitive Surgical, Frederic Moll of Auris Surgical Robotics, Michael Otto of KUKA, Yulun Wang of InTouch Health, Martin Frost of Cambridge Medical Robotics, and Bradley Nelson of Aeon Scientific.

These six experts also attended an inaugural CEO and Founder’s Forum, where they shared their experiences, as well as the challenges and solutions they have identified along the way.

According to Erh-Ya (Asa) Tsui, research group officer in the Hamlyn Centre at Imperial College London, the forum provided “unique insights into the medical robotics industry, their journey of bringing new products to market, and the importance of integrating engineering, clinical and business innovation.”


Published 22nd November 2018, by Andrew Williams, European Editor for Robotics Business Review.