The UK government and parliament (2018 UK Parliament’s POST report on Robotics in Social Care) have identified the need to support research and innovation in the field of robotics and AI for health and social care. This is in response to the expected growth in needs for the ageing population, and the contribution AI and robotics technologies can offer.

This collaborative workshop will take place at the Alan Turing building at University of Manchester.

About the event

This workshop aims to achieve a shared awareness of the strengths and complementarity of UK and International projects and activities in this field, to identify the main research challenges, and foster interaction and collaboration. International experts will also be invited to share good practice and further support international collaboration.

Academic speakers include experts already involved in assistive robotics and AI projects, from the UK, EU and Japan. It will also have talks from experts in ethics and law for healthcare technologies and for responsible research and innovation. Participants will comprise stakeholders from charities, industry, and policy makers.

Invited speakers include:

  • Yoshio Matsumoto
  • Alessandro Di Nuovo
  • Katrin Solveig Lohan
  • Amelia DeFalco
  • Farshid Amirabdollahian
  • Samia Nefti-Meziani
  • Sanja Dogramadzi
  • Ray Jones
  • Praminda Caleb-Solly
  • Erica Palmerini
  • Frances Griffiths 
  • Luc de Witte
  • Alberto Borghese   

This workshop is sponsored by The Alan Turing Institute and the H2020 project MoveCare.


Apply to attend

Applications will close on Friday 20 September 2019 at 17:00 BST

Please note that applying to attend does not guarantee a place. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 27 September 2019.

By filling in this form, you consent for your details to be shared between event organisers at The Alan Turing Institute in London and University of Manchester for the purpose of workshop planning and preparation. Your details will not be shared outside of the two organisations stated, nor will they be used to send you information unrelated to this event.


Dr Katrin Solveig Lohan

Director of the Social Robotics Group School for Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Luc de Witte

Professor of Health Services Research, Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH), University of Sheffield


Further info

Room G2.07, 

Alan Turing Building, 

Oxford Road, 


M13 9PL

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