Prof. Jérôme Szewczyk will present a talk " Current Trends and Technical Challenges in Surgical Robotics" on Tuesday June 27th at Heriot-Watt University at 11AM in PGC 2.02. Following this there will be a half day workshop lead by Prof. Szewczyk and Dr. Mustafa Suphi Erden in WP 3.15 where they will discuss collaboration possibilities in the domain of laparoscopy, laparoscopy skill training and robotic assistance for laparoscopy.
Prof. Jérôme Szewczyk has an MS degree in mechanical engineering from University of Compiègne (France) and a PhD degree in robotics at University of Paris VI and is now full Professor at Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris 6 - researcher at the ‘Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique.’ His research activities concern the design of sensors and actuators for meso-robotics based on smart materials and the optimal design of robotic structures for surgical applications.
This talk will give a rapid historical review of robotics applied to surgery and we'll highlight the main categories of existing systems from fully autonomous robots to mechatronic hand-held devices as well as the challenges addressed by each of these categories. The talk will also focus on original developments led at University of Paris 6 concerning robotization of microsurgery, dexterous instrumentation and endovascular robots.