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Feb 23

Robot Ethics: Advances and Challenges in Medical Robotics

A dedicated event exploring the ethics of robotics in medical research, organised by Dr Christos Bergeles in associated with the Institution for Engineering and Technology on 23 February.

  • About this event

    Medical robotics is a field that is rapidly evolving. New systems with the capacity to not only augment human capabilities but also to fuse with the user’s cognitive system and autonomously provide context-aware assistance are emerging. This event will cover the aspects of state of the art and future research directions in medical robotics, the ethical concerns of cognitively and mentally fusing such devices with the human user, and the challenges of translating such systems into practice.

    Join the debate around the ethics of medical robotics with Professor Guang-Zhong Yang from Imperial College and Dr Catherine Easton from Lancaster University.

    Date & Time: 23 February 2017 – 18:00-19:30

    Location: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL


    18:00 Registration and networking

    18:25 Chair’s welcome

    18:30 Presentation 1: Professor Guang-Zhong Yang

    19:00 Presentation 2: Dr Catherine Easton

    19:30 Final remarks and close

    Further Details & Registration

    This is a dedicated event on the burgeoning field of medical robotics:

    • It will stimulate greater learning, networking and information sharing.
    • It will ignite your imagination on how robotics can help humanity in the healthcare domain.
    • It will spark a debate on the ethical issues of robotics, and highlight the challenges and opportunities for establishing robotics spinouts in the healthcare domain.

    This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET’s CPD monitoring scheme.

    For registration please visit the IET website.