The future of care: robotics and autonomous systems

Date: 30 January 2020
Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: Free

The future of care: robotics and autonomous systems

This West of England Academic Health Sciences Network event is the second of four Future of Care events to raise awareness and knowledge of the future facing developments that are fast approaching the NHS and becoming more mainstream that senior decision makers and leaders in local systems need to be cognisant of and begin to plan for.

  1. Genomic science: now and future
  2. Robotics and autonomous systems
  3. Population health, opportunities from Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  4. Diagnostics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Robotics and autonomous systems are increasingly seen as a means of providing independence and more personalised care for people with long term conditions, while alleviating burden on staff and budgetary resources.

This may be through physical assistive robotics technology to support rehabilitation, independence or improve patient ability and comfort, or social robots that could provide cognitive support and enable social interaction for people who are living alone.

At this event we will explore the potential of robotics and autonomous systems to fulfil these needs, understand the challenges of implementation and explore some of the ethical and social issues surrounding the use of this technology.

Confirmed speakers

  • Praminda Caleb-Solly, Bristol Robotics Laboratory on Robotics in Social Care: A Connected Care EcoSystem for Independent Living
  • Sanja Dogramadzi on Safety of Physically Assistive Robotics
  • Dr Manoj Sivan on Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Marina Jirotka & Alan Winfield on Ethical Issues in the Use of Robotic and Assistive Technology
  • Jim Thomas & Diane Buddery on A Scoping Study on the Emerging Use of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics in Social Care

To view the agenda for the day click here

This event is relevant to colleagues based in the West of England region.

Event address: Holiday Inn Bristol
Filton Road
BS16 1QX
Contact information: Email:
Telephone: 01179002141
Places are limited. You will be contacted if your request is successful.
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