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International Workshop on Medical Robots

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International Workshop on Medical Robots

Politecnico di Milano
"De Donato" room - Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 - Milano (Italy)
3rd July 2012
8.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.


The joint working group of IEC SC 62A and ISO/TC 184/SC 2 namely, JWG9 Medical electrical equipment and systems using robotic technology (Medical robots) is holding an International workshop to present the state of the art in medical robots, barriers to exploitation and explore the need for standardization in this rapidly changing area of robotics.

The aim of the workshop is to bring standardization groups activity to the attention of the medical and related communities in Europe so that full participation of all stakeholders can be facilitated and future cooperation ensured.

The workshop is organized in thematic areas covering the key international issues regarding areas of medical robots, with talks given by experts from all over the world:

  • Robot standardization and regulation
  • Experiences with medical robots: user and robot designer standpoints
  • National research in Medical robots worldwide



Prof Giancarlo Ferrigno, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Prof. Paolo Fiorini, Università di Verona, Italy

Prof. Gurvinder S Virk, CLAWAR Association Ltd, UK and University of Gävle, Sweden


Confirmed speakers:

Burkhard Zimmermann, Hocoma AG, Switzerland
Carol Herman, Sr. VP, Standards Policy and Programs, AAMI, USA
Capt. Karen Siegel, US Public Health Service, FDA/CDRH/OSEL, USA
Dr. Milan Bates, University Hospital Bristol, UK
Mike Yramatagui, Intuitive Surgical, Inc., USA
Dr. Kiyoyuki Chinzei, National Inst. Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan
Prof. Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
Prof. Philippe Poignet, Université Montpellier, France
Prof. Jeon-Il Moon, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Institute of Science andTechnology, South Korea
Prof. Marco A. Zenati, Harvard Medical School, USA
Dr. Tamas Haidegger, Hungary
Dr. Thomas Jakob, Varian Medical Systems, Switzerland
Dr. Zhijiang Du, Harbin University of Technology, China
Prof. Peter Brett, Brunel University, UK
Cornelia Beck, KUKA, Germany
Saeed Zahedi Blatchford, UK

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 July 2012 14:31