Robotic Surgery: Emerging Technologies

Surgeons around operating tables at the Nicholson Center.
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Thank you for joining us for our first webinar entitled Surgical Robots: Emerging Technologies. This presentation was a short summary of the research into new robotic devices that we have been conducting for the last year. You will see that we:

  • Identified 67 companies that are creating robotic systems for surgical applications,
  • Mapped out the countries where these robots are being developed
  • Created 4 general categories that help explain what all of these devices can do
  • Speculated on the future software ecosystem for these devices.

If you missed our webinar, or if you would like to see the video again we have provided it below:

For a copy of the slides for the presentation click here!

That was quite a lot of original material for a thirty minute session followed by a question and answer session. We have many other topics for our future webinars in this series. Comment below with topics that you would be interested in learning more about.


Roger Smith, PhD is the Chief Technology Officer at the Nicholson Center, where he leads the research and product development team. Prior to joining the Nicholson Center, Dr. Smith served as the CTO for the U.S. Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) and served as a Research Scientist at Texas A&M University. He has written seven books and has worked with companies from twelve different countries. He continues to serve as a thought leader on LinkedIn through his #ROTD (RobotOfTheDay) campaign.

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