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Flatpack Furniture and Surgery: How Robotics will change us

Venue has no facilities but audience can use Trinity facilities a short distance away.
Past event - 2022
11 May Doors open at 6pm
event is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
MathsCity, 2nd Floor near Trinity Kitchen, Trinity Shopping Centre,
Leeds LS1 5AT
How can robots build furniture and perform surgery? Maybe not all at once, but they certainly will soon! We will hear from seasoned robotics experts on how the latest technology will augment medicine, help in industry and allow robots to perform autonomous tasks. When properly designed, robots can help prevent life-threatening diseases, make surgery safer and, most importantly, make IKEA furniture-building a breeze!

Event also includes the opportunity to explore MathsCity, a hands-on maths discovery centre, from 6pm. 

Medical Robotics

Dr Onaizah Onaizah (Research Fellow in Surgical Robotics)
Tiny robots have the potential to offer many unique applications for minimally invasive surgery, sensing and drug delivery. They are precise and can manipulate objects with a high degree of accuracy, performing tasks that once seemed infeasible. These robots enable us to make surgery minimally invasive as they can remotely navigate their way to a target site through tortuous paths and perform interventional tasks. In this talk we will discuss the numerous applications of these micro robots and show how they are moved inside the body using magnetic fields.

How Robots See - The Next Steps in Automation

Dr Mehmet Dogar (Associate Professor)
Dr Dogar researches how robots can become autonomous. We will hear about his vision of the future where robots autonomously perform complex manipulation tasks in human environments; such as grasping an object from the back of a cluttered shelf, or manufacturing and assembling a complex piece of furniture. No more IKEA manuals!

Robotic Endoscope Autonomy

Dr James Martin (Postdoctoral Researcher in Medical Robotics)
Research into autonomy for medical robotics seeks to achieve clinically appropriate milestones, with each subsequent goal being separated by a significant increase in robotic intelligence. In the context of robotic control for magnetic endoscopes, autonomy is crucial for clinical viability as it allows users to easily command endoscope motion with competitive procedure times. Improving autonomy in this regard will allow patients to sooner receive the healthcare benefits that robotic endoscopes aim to provide.

The Business of Robotics

Dr David Keeling (Managing Director)
Dr Keeling has vast experience in developing and deploying robotic solutions into a variety of sectors. He has spent a substantial time in research and turned it into a consultancy at Nexus. His talk cites the career journey of a farmer's son from the hills in Derbyshire into the world of robotics and running a technology company in the North of England. Numerous examples of related robotic systems developed in the North will be shown.
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