Robotics and AI for health and social care

Learn more Add to Calendar 10/28/2019 10:00 AM 10/29/2019 05:30 PM Europe/London Robotics and AI for health and social care Location of the event
Monday 28 Oct 2019 - Tuesday 29 Oct 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:30

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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.

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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.

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



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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

Erica Palmerini

Associate Professor of Private Law, Dirpolis Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

Yoshio Matsumoto

Team Leader, Assistive Robotics Research Team, Human Augmentation Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani

Director of the Centre for Autonomous Systems & Advanced Robotics (ASAR) and Chair of Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the University of Salford


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Room G2.07, 

Alan Turing Building, 

Oxford Road, 


M13 9PL

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