In the application field of medical robotics the experiences from high tech precision motion systems is being used successfully. Examples are an eye surgical robot with unique accuracy levels, enabling new operations, and a micro surgical instrument with haptics for use in reconstructive surgery. For the care sector the developments are focussing on world-modelling and smart algorithms. We make also use of our experience as a worldchampion in soccer robotics!
About prof.dr.ir.Maarten Steinbuch
Maarten Steinbuch is a Distinguished University Professor at Eindhoven Universityof Technology (TU/e), where he is head of the Control Systems Technology group of the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is also Director of the TU/e Automotive Systems Graduate Program and Scientific Director of the TU/e High Tech Systems Center and of the Centre of Competence for High Tech Systems of the Federation of Dutch Technical Universities. He has over 12 years of industrial experience with Philips Research Labs and Philips Center for Manufacturing Technology. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IFAC journal on Mechatronics.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to: (i) science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility, (ii) science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry and (iii) science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education.