Françoise Siepel is an Assistant Professor / Technical Physician in the field of Robotics in healthcare, and joined the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands. It is her passion to innovate and integrate sophisticated robotic and imaging technologies in minimal invasive interventions. On a higher level she is keen on boosting robotics in healthcare innovation across Europe to establish sustainable, scalable and high-quality robotic solutions. She received her M.Sc. in Technical Medicine with specialization Robotics and Imaging in 2010. She obtained her PhD in 3 years and has spent more than 14 years on research, granted with more than 1 million euros of personal awards and has currently 50+ publications. She has international experience from the University of Bergen, Kings College London and more than 5 years at the Stavanger University hospital where she worked out various technical medical related projects. In 2016 she joined the Robotics and Mechatronics group and focuses on medical technology and especially image guided robotic interventions and is involved in research/education. She performs the coordination of the European DIH-HERO, a one-stop-shop platform for Robotics in Healthcare, and the national Nextgen invivo and SUNRAM project to develop patient specific robotic assisted procedures.

Workshop Speaker: Collaborative robotics in the medical field: where we are and where we need to go

Cobots for health: boosting deployment of robots on European level