Surgical Robotics Forum 2015

This event has been organised for any healthcare professional, academic or company interested in discussing the challenges, current barriers and ways to move forward in the arena of surgical robots.

The global market for medical robotics and computer-assisted surgical (MRCAS) equipment was worth nearly $2.7 billion in 2013. The market is projected to approach $3.3 billion in 2014 and $4.6 billion by 2019 for a CAGR of 7% for the five-year period, 2014 to 2019. Surgical robots dominate the global MRCAS market, accounting for more than 70%. Robotic devices are extremely complex systems will require considerable amounts of R&D. Government support will therefore be crucial in these next 5 years.

The 2015 Innovative Surgical Robotics Forum was a event jointly organised by the Special Interest Group: Robotics and Autonomous Systems and the EU. Four EU FP7 projects (STIFF-FLOP, μRalp, CASCADE, and ReMeDi) leading the field of surgical robotics will exhibit their latest achievements. During this event, the aim has been to identify market opportunities and the gaps between clinical, academic and industrial communities to establish a multidisciplinary community focused on the subject. We facilitated the exploitation of robotics R&D by bringing together the different stakeholders and created the opportunity to form new partnerships and collaborative relationships.

Please find the agenda here.

Here, a summary of the media coverage of the event:

Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Special Interest Group, Innovate UK Network

Article in the German online magazine – (translation can be found on the Cavendish Conference Venues website)

Invited Speakers

Prof. Sir Alfred Cuschieri, University of Dundee, UK
Prof. Darwin Caldwell, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Prof. Prokar Dasgupta, King‘s College London, UK
Prof. Yoav Mintz, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel
Prof. Giorgio Peretti, University of Genoa, Italy
Dr Patrick Finlay, MediMaton Ltd, UK
Dr Paula Gomes, BSI Group, UK
Dr Alexandre Mottrie, OLV Hospital in Aalst, Belgium
Dr Ferdinando Rodrigues y Baena, Imperial College London, UK
Rich Walker, Shadow Robot Company Ltd, UK
Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College London
Nick Tudor, D-RisQ Ltd