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Robotics and Automation Society and UCL Robotics Lecture: Surgical Robotic Interfaces – Teleoperation and Augmented Reality by Dr Helge Wurdemann

Robotics and Automation Society

Minimally Invasive and image guided surgery have become established alternative to standard open surgical approaches in a significant number of surgical fields with evidence of effectiveness and improved patient outcomes.

The global minimally invasive surgery market, which was valued at US$25.03 billion in 2012, will reach a worth of US$50.6 billion in 2019 according to past studies.

The development of robotic surgical platforms has significantly improved original minimally invasive techniques, but their utilisation is limited to a small number of surgical applications. This talk will give an overview of the latest developments of surgical robotics interfaces in the framework of SMARTsurg project funded by EC H2020 at Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

About the speaker: Professor Sanja Dogramadzi is leading Healthcare Robotics group in Bristol Robotics Laboratory. She has a degree in Mechanical and Control Engineering and holds a PhD in medical robotics from 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, Innovate UK, NIHR and European Commission and is currently a coordinator and PI on H2020 funded Smartsurg project (www.smartsurg-project.eu), PI for EPSRC funded I-DRESS project (https://i-dress-project.eu), the PI on H2020 funded Marie Curie ITN Socrates (www.socrates-project.eu) and the technical lead for Innovate UK funded CHIRON project (https://chiron.org.uk). She holds patents for her work in robot-assisted fracture surgery and motion sensing surface for radiotherapy treatment.

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