ars interviews – Part 2

Shooted in occasion of the Hamlyn Symposium of Robotics 2019

the expert’s opinion

Four experts in the field of robotic, surgery, engineering answer our questions about robotics and AI, and its future perspectives.

Interview with Alicia Casals

Prof. Alicia Casals is an Electrical and Electronic Engineer, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, coordinator of the Division of Robotics and Vision of the Center for Research in Biomedical Engineering.

Interview with Dr George Mylonas

Dr George Mylonas has received a BEng in Mechatronics from Sussex University, an MSc in Computing Science and a Ph.D. on Medical Imaging and Surgical Robotics both from Imperial College London. He is the director of the HARMS Lab: Human-centred Automation, Robotics and Monitoring in Surgery (, Department of Surgery & Cancer and The Hamlyn Centre.

Interview with Duygu Sarikaya

Duygu Sarikaya is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Rennes 1, France. She received her PhD and MS degrees from Computer Science and Engineering department at State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, and her BS degree from Computer Engineering department at TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey. During her PhD, she worked as a project coordinator and researcher at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and as a research assistant at Vision and Perceptual Machines Lab (VPML) on a collaborative project supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the supervision of her advisor Dr. Jason Corso. She is a Fulbright alumni.

Tim Phillips – Human Factor Engineer

Tim Phillips is a Principal Human Factors Engineer at Cambridge Consultants; a global technology development consultancy. Tim has extensive experience in medical product development, working on a vast array of surgical, drug delivery, diagnostic and consumer devices. He has particular interest in the design and risk management of complex surgical systems, and the evaluation of emergent technologies for medical device integration.