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A panel on motion control will explain its intricacies and importance to the industry at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum in Silicon Valley in December.

Developers of systems for assistive, therapeutic, and medical use will have an excellent opportunity to meet and learn at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which will be on Dec. 9 and 10, 2019. The Silicon Valley event will examine enabling technologies, tools and platforms, design and development, and management and business opportunities. The importance of motion control to healthcare robotics will be one significant discussion topic.

In the panel “Advanced Motion Control Solutions for Healthcare Applications,” experts will explain how the needs for healthcare applications are different than those for other types of robots. For instance, they have strict requirements for tolerances, safety, reliability, sterility, and more.

In addition, forum attendees can learn about how the latest technical advances in motion control support the development of systems for new capabilities, applications, and markets.

Motion control panelists to share insights

The distinguished speakers have years of experience and represent leading companies in the healthcare robotics and motion control space.

Prabh Gowrisankaran, motion control expert

Prabh Gowrisankaran

Prabh Gowrisankaran, Performance Motion Devices

As vice president of engineering and strategy at Performance Motion Devices Inc. (PMD), Prabh Gowrisankaran is responsible for future-proofing the Westford, Mass.-based company and its customers innovating in fast-paced technology environments. With a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA in finance and strategy from Babson College, Gowrisankaran has more than 20 years of technology and product management, hardware development, and engineering leadership.

Dave Rollinson, motion control expert

Dave Rollinson

Dave Rollinson, HEBI Robotics

Dave Rollinson is a co-founder and mechanical/controls engineer at HEBI Robotics, an engineering services firm focusing on motion control spun out of the Biorobotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. It develops specialized robotics tools for a variety of markets, as well as providing a commercial family of modular force-controlled actuators and supporting software. Prior to Pittsburgh-based HEBI, Rollinson worked as a robotics engineer at RedZone Robotics, designing, building, and deploying robotic sewer-inspection systems. He holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in robotics from CMU.

Bob Mullins, Harmonic Drive

Bob Mullins

Bob Mullins, Harmonic Drive

Bob Mullins has been with Harmonic Drive LLC for over 25 years. He started with the company as a field sales engineer in the Midwest. Today, he is vice president of sales in the U.S. corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Peabody, Mass. An avid engineer, Mullins works closely with today’s leading roboticists. He is a respected motion control expert, with experience participating in industry speaking engagements and authoring and presenting webinars. Mullins earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering at the University of Connecticut and his MBA at Illinois Benedictine University.

About the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum

The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum is presented by WTWH Media LLC, the parent organization of The Robot Report, the Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston, and Device Talks West, which focuses on medical devices and will be co-located with the forum. It will be on Dec. 9 and 10, 2019, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

This event is intended for the engineers designing, building, selling, evaluating, and monitoring robotics for healthcare. The forum will feature speakers from across academia, commercial robotics developers, and the industry. It will also include exhibits by cutting-edge robotics vendors, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Registration and more session information will be available soon, so sign up now to stay up to date on show announcements.


The Robot Report has launched the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which will be on Dec. 9-10 in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference and expo focuses on improving the design, development and manufacture of next-generation healthcare robots. Learn more about the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum.


Source: The Robot Report

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