EMERGENCE Trailblazers :
Future Innovations in Robotics
When and Where?
Date: Tuesday 12th September 2023
Join us online at 10:00 am BST:
The EMERGENCE Healthcare Technologies Network+ will hold a webinar on Tuesday 12th September 2023 featuring a number of key speakers to complement the themes of our trailblazer projects funded by the first Robotics for Frailty Challenge funding call. Each trailblazer project team will present the challenges, opportunities, aims and objectives of their projects along with an update of their progress to date.
You can find more information about our Trailblazer projects here
The webinar will also include opportunities for networking with other attendees to allow for further in-depth exploration of our trailblazer themes.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor. Roy Sandbach OBE, Newcastle University
Roy was the first Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing at Newcastle University and is Professor of Practice in Population Health Science. He chairs the current national inquiry into the use of Technology for our Ageing Population (TAPPI).
Professor. Filippo Cavallo, University of Florence, Italy
Filippo Cavallo is Associate Professor in Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics the University of Florence, Department of Industrial Engineering, Florence, Italy. The objectives of his research activities are to promote and evaluate novel service robotics for active and healthy ageing, and to identify and validate disruptive healthcare paradigms for neurodegenerative and chronic diseases, focusing on prevention and support for physical and cognitive declines. The main scientific and technological challenges concern social robotics, human robot interaction, wearable sensors, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence for robot companion and healthcare applications. He has participated in various national and European projects and is the author of 180+ papers on conferences and ISI journals.
Philippa Hemmings, UKRI
Philippa has been Head of Healthcare Technologies at EPSRC since 2018, leading on the development and delivery of the Councils strategy for healthcare technologies, working with other UKRI councils and funders of health research. She has had a number of other roles within EPSRC working across the science and engineering community, for a time within the Planning and Strategy Directorate including acting as Secretary to EPSRC Council and undertaking a secondment to BEIS. She has a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Oxford and an interest in all things science, including new approaches for supporting research, and involving the public.