Robots and Drones at WHINN
Learn more about the Robots and Drones track at WHINN

What is the future of robotics and drones in healthcare and what do researchers, organizations and industry experts see as central challenges to solve in order to get there? This track focuses on robotics, drones and the AI that make them work within healthcare. The above questions will be addressed by looking to industry and research perspectives as well as experiences from implementation in healthcare.

The one day WHINN track will be kicked off by high-level keynote presentations on political perspectives on how best to apply robotics and drones in healthcare, while still maintaining patient centered care and quality. This is followed by a three presentations on the status of Robotics, AI and Drones in health by Consultant Mikkel Viager from Gain and Co,

Professor Esmaeil S. Nadini of SDU and Associate Professor Marianne Harbo Frederiksen of SDU who will lay the foundation for understanding where the healthcare sector is at, and where It’s headed with robots, drone and AI.

Following this, two companies will present the overall gains, pains and challenges associated with developing robotics and drones for the healthcare sector. These cases provide the starting point for a discussion on gains, pains, challenges, practical implementation and the future perspectives of high tech healthcare.

Professor of Data ethics at Aalborg University Thomas Ploug will be framing the morning session with his take on the ethics of robotics in health, asking, and possibly answering the central question “what is all the fuss about?” .

So, if you work within primary or secondary care, and are interested in robotics and drones within the healthcare sector, and the AI that powers them, Attend WHINN and the morning session on the Robots and Drones track.


The afternoon session starts off with a presentation by South Korean speaker Dr. Won-Kyung Song from The Korean National Rehabilitation Centre, about going from research to practice regarding bridging robotics research with clinical value in Korean municipal healthcare.

After this, a short break, followed by a presentation from Executive and Medical Director at Odense University Hospital (OUH), Peder Jest, about the practical value of using robots at OUH, where they have implemented several robot solutions for both patient interaction and logistics, but are also working on new robot applications. After this, there will be a presentation about the future of robotics, followed by closing remarks from Moderator, Soren Elmer Kristensen from University of Southern Denmark.

In conclusion, if you are interested in robotics and drones within healthcare, and you want to know more about what the future might hold on this area, then the afternoon session on the Robots & Drones track is for you.

Target group
This track is relevant for anyone working within both primary and secondary healthcare. So, if you have an interest in how the use of robots or drones contributes to better healthcare either now or in the future, this track is for you.