When: Wednesday 10 May 2023, 12.00-13.00h
Where: Murtenstrasse 21 (UPD), room 412
Robots become more and more important in fields where it’s too difficult, dangerous, or simply to exhausting for humans to work. In the medical field, physiotherapy has become such a field that profits from robots: Therapists are relieved by robots that take over the burden of supporting patients in gait and arm therapy during repetitive task training. However, until now, robots are limited to simple functionalities or preprogrammed interaction models. In this talk, I will provide examples on the interventions that require adaptation during tasks to the patients’ capabilities in order to mimic human-human interaction or enable task-dependent support thanks to AI or machine learning algorithms.
In surgery, robots can equally offer major advantages that will augment the performance of current surgical procedures. I will provide examples not only of AI that enhances functionalities of surgical robots, but rather indicate the importance of structural intelligence before implementing artificial intelligence, e.g. to increase accuracy, dexterity, and improve device safety.