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1st Edition

AI for Healthcare Robotics

ISBN 9781032061283
Published June 7, 2022 by CRC Press
136 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

What is artificial intelligence (AI)? What is healthcare robotics? How can AI and healthcare robotics assist in contemporary medicine?

Robotics and AI can offer society unimaginable benefits, such as enabling wheelchair users to walk again, performing surgery in a highly automated and minimally invasive way, and delivering care more efficiently. AI for Healthcare Robotics explains what healthcare robots are and how AI empowers them in achieving the goals of contemporary medicine.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Authors. Introduction. 1 Defining the Domains of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. 2 Defining Healthcare Robotics. 3 AI for Surgical Robots. 4 AI for Socially Assistive Robots. 5 AI for Physically Assistive Robots. 6 AI for Healthcare Service Robots. Conclusion. Index.

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Dr. Fosch-Villaronga is an Assistant Professor at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University (NL), where he investigates legal and regulatory aspects of the robot and AI technologies, with a special focus on healthcare, governance, diversity, and privacy.

Hadassah Drukarch is a researcher at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University (NL), and the founder of The Law of Tech. Her work navigates between law, new technologies, Business & entrepreneurship, Governance, Diversity and Human Rights.



“Robotics and AI are often seen as promising tools to overcome many of the challenges the current healthcare system is facing. However, side-effects of increased digitalization of our healthcare system abound. Fosch-Villaronga and Drukarch provide much needed definitions and illustrations of the current state of research, discuss actual implementations of robotics and AI within the healthcare system, and offer a prediction of future technical developments for healthcare. Their concise overview is rich in literature and establishes a great foundation for anyone interested in AI, robotics, and healthcare!” -- Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of St. Gallen

“Robots and artificial intelligence have big potential in healthcare, not least because of demographic shifts, the Covid-19 pandemic, and a shortage of skilled workers in this sector. However, an accessible and concise introduction to the topic is missing. Fosch-Villaronga and Drukarch are leading voices in the area of robot and artificial intelligence law. In this book, they provide an excellent and balanced overview of robotics and artificial intelligence in healthcare settings. This timely book will be very useful for a variety of readers, from students, to roboticists, legal experts, healthcare practitioners, and technologically interested citizens in general.” -- Christoph Lutz, Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School