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Heriot-Watt University will host the first International Workshop on Neurorobotics and Neural Disorders on Tuesday 2 April.

The workshop will focus on applying Neurorobotics to neural disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

It will see a number of speakers take the stage from around the country and from overseas, discussing promising approaches and challenges for the robotics community in response to neural disorders.

“We are delighted to host the first event of this kind in Edinburgh, and to explore new frontiers in applying neurorobotics,” said Professor Richard A. Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University.

“It will provide an exciting opportunity for people to come together and meet others from universities, research institutions and companies.”

Dr Patricia A. Vargas and Dr Renan C. Moioli, event General Chairs said: “The workshop will discuss promising approaches and challenges for the robotics community regarding the study of neurodegenerative diseases. It will be a great chance to meet our invited speakers and network with fellow roboticists and neuroscientists”.

The event is part of the Neuro4PD project, a joint collaboration between Heriot-Watt University and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil.

In 2019, Heriot-Watt is celebrating its Year of Health, a calendar of engagement that spans schools, communities, businesses and government. Throughout the year, the campaign will highlight the University’s research and the ground-breaking discoveries that are helping drive innovations in healthcare, diagnosis and treatment.

You can register to attend the event here. Registration is free but spaces are limited.

Event details

Date and Time: Tue, 2 April 2019

08:30 – 18:30 BST

Venue: Postgraduate Centre Auditorium (PG.G01)

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh

EH14 4AS