Robotics in Healthcare

The use of robotics in healthcare is at the forefront of the digital revolution. Robotics promises to improve accuracy, speed up procedures and push the boundaries of what is possible in medicine, becoming a valuable tool for medical professionals. Robotics in healthcare involves the integration of advanced medical robotics technologies and systems into medical and healthcare environments to assist with various tasks, procedures and functions related to patient care, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. These medical robotic systems can range from simple automated tools to highly complex and sophisticated machines designed to work in collaboration with healthcare professionals or independently. To optimize the role of robotics in healthcare, it is crucial to prioritize continuous research and development. Collaborations between engineers, healthcare professionals and patients can foster innovations that effectively address specific healthcare challenges.

This special session is organized to examine the important role of medical robots in contemporary medical designs and discuss their uses, advantages and bright future for patients and medical professionals. Researchers are invited to present their original contributions on relevant topics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Surgery and Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
  • Telemedicine and Remote Care
  • Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
  • Laboratory Automation
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Management
  • Patient Assistance and Elderly Care
  • Emergency Response and Disaster Management
  • Medicine Distribution
  • Patient Monitoring


Ebru Sayilgan
Izmir University of Economics
Department of Mechatronics Engineering