How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare? – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Amit Kumar Pandey

How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare? – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics, at the Health Tech Event, on January 31, 2018, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview.

Never before in the history of robotics, social robots have been so close to us, in our society. We are ‘evolving’, so as our society, lifestyle and the needs. AI and Robotics together are converging towards creating a smarter, happier and healthier eco-system of living. The first part of the talk will reinforce that such social robots have a range of potential societal applications in healthcare and therapy, and that as a robotics industry, SoftBank Robotics’ R&D and Innovation is around the centrality of wellbeing of people. The second part will present the feedback and needs from the real users, and will highlighting some of the immediate R&D directions. The talk will conclude with some open challenges ahead, including social and ethical issues and emphasize on the greater need of a bigger and multidisciplinary effort. Continue reading “How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare? – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics”

Social Robotics, AI, IoT & Cloud Intelligence to converge for healthier ecosystem of living – Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Amit Kumar Pandey

Social Robotics, AI, IoT & Cloud Intelligence to converge for healthier ecosystem of living – Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey is Head Principal Scientist (Chief Scientist) at SoftBank Robotics Europe, Paris, France, also serving as the scientific coordinator of collaborative projects. Earlier for 6 years he worked as researcher in Robotics and AI at LAAS-CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), France. His Ph.D. thesis (Towards Socially Intelligent Robots in Human Centered Environment), is among the best three theses in Robotics in Europe for prestigious euRobotics Georges Giralt Award. He is the principal investigator in various European Union (EU) projects. He is also the founding coordinator of Socially Intelligent Robots and Societal Applications (SIRo-SA) Topic Group (TG) of euRobotics and the recipient of Non Residential Bihari Honour Award, 2014 for Science, Technology and Education, one of the highest level civilian honors, awarded by the state of Bihar, India. Amit Kumar Pandey will speak about How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare on January 31, at Health Tech Event in Maastricht.

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“Social Robots, Healthcare & Therapy: Societal needs and the industrial perspective” – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics Europe

Amit Kumar Pandey

“Social Robots, Healthcare & Therapy: Societal needs and the industrial perspective” – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics Europe, at HealthTech Event, Dec 08, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Social Robots with their intelligent perception, reasoning and interaction capabilities are becoming part of our everyday life towards healthier, smarter and more entertaining lifestyle and ecosystem. The talk will reinforce that the humanoid robots have a range of potential societal applications, and that as a robotics industry, SoftBank Robotics R&D and Innovation is around the centrality of wellbeing of people. The first part of the talk will illustrate some of such use cases for humanoid robot companion. The second part will highlight some of the research directions and results towards achieving such social humanoid robot companion. And last part will present the feedback from real users and conclude by pointing some ethical issues and the grand challenges ahead. Continue reading ““Social Robots, Healthcare & Therapy: Societal needs and the industrial perspective” – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics Europe”