ONLINE Robotics for Medicine

Zusammen mit ihrer britischen Schwestergesellschaft IOP lädt die DPG am 24. November abends zu einer online-Podiumsdiskussion zu „Robotics for Medicine statt“. Vier Expertinnen und Experten beleuchten verschiedene Aspekte des Themas.

We, 24.11.2021 17:00  –   We, 24.11.2021 18:30

Registration required
Event partner:
Instiute of Physics (IOP)
Contact person:
Georg Düchs,
External Link:


Registration deadline: 22 November 2021


Medical Robotics is a fast-developing field of research that plays an increasingly important role in healthcare today. There are many examples of its positive impact ranging from improving patient care, allowing more time for emotional support, to carrying out physically demanding tasks such as  elivering medical supplies, to transforming surgical procedures for patients and medical professionals alike by reducing recovery time through minimally invasive procedures. On the other side, robot ethics is a growing area of debate, as robots become increasingly advanced, and asks questions about how we treat robotic systems, the risks involved and how we control these systems and their use.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) and the German Physical Society (DPG) is bringing together a panel of specialists to discuss the future of robotics for  medicine and the ethics that must be considered as the sector develops. The discussion will showcase the latest scientific research in this area and  inspire discussion about robotics for medicine using evidence-based research and expertise.

We are pleased to announce the panellists joining us are:

  • Dr Dan Stoyanov, Professor of Robot Vision in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, Director of the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS), a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies and Chief Scientist at Digital Surgery Ltd.
  • Dr Neena Rhandawa, consultant Colorectal Surgeon with specialist interest in Robotic IBD and Intestinal Failure.
  • Dr Mariana Medina Sanchez, Group Leader of Micro- and Nanobiomedical Engineering Group Institute for Integrative Nanosciences - IFW Dresden

Full biographies are available here.