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Controllable robots and their use in healthcare

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New flexible robotic surgical systems that will eventually replace more rigid instruments - which severely restrict the areas they can reach during operations – are being researched by a team at Queen Mary, University of London.

Date and Time

21 June 2017 - 19:30-21:00

Location

Guildford, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - SE:Surrey local network.


About this event


New flexible robotic surgical systems that will eventually replace more rigid instruments - which severely restrict the areas they can reach during operations – are being researched by a team at Queen Mary, University of London.

Our presenter Prof. Kaspar Althoefer from QMUL will outline the challenges emerging when departing from traditionally rigid instruments and progressing towards flexible and even stiffness controllable surgical tools.

Prof. Althoefer will explain the EU funded research project at QMUL: STIFF-FLOP – STIFFness controllable Flexible and Learner able manipulator for surgical Operations.  STIFF-FLOP aims to create robotic arms inspired by octopus tentacles. The research centres on the development of flexible surgical robotics that can adjust their stiffness for a wide range of surgical procedures.

Our presenter: Prof. Kaspar Althoefer is an experienced roboticist leading competitively funded research on soft robotics, intelligent micro- sensing systems and human-robot interaction with applications in minimally invasive surgery.

Programme


7 pm            Doors open for networking and refreshments.
7.30 pm       Lecture commences
8.30 pm       Questions and Answers (approx time)
9 pm           Event closes

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