HSMR21 Featured Speaker Professor Sanja Dogramadzi

The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics (HSMR) is now in its 13th year and has provided an annual forum for surgeons and engineers from across the globe to network and explore the latest developments in medical robotics. Every year researchers, clinicians and engineers are invited to submit papers on a range of topics covering clinical specialities in Urology, Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT, Orthopaedic and Paediatric Surgery.

This year we plan to build beyond the previous achievements and take the symposium to even higher successes with the theme of Surgery and Beyond’. We have already received full CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons and to complement this we are planning a programme with increased focus on clinical practitioner centered talks, workshops and presentations.

Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2021:

Featured Speaker Professor Sanja Dogramadzi
SMARTsurg – Wearable System And Anthropomorphic Tools For Surgical Teleoperation


Professor Sanja DogramadziWe are pleased to announce Professor Sanja Dogramadzi, Professor of Medical Robotics and Research Director at the Department of Autoatic Control and Systems Engineering at University of Sheffield, is one of the featured speakers of the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2021 (#HSMR21).

Professor Dogramadzi will give a talk on ‘SMARTsurg – wearable system and anthropomorphic tools for surgical teleoperation’ followed by a Q&A session.


The benefits of improving the dexterity of the surgical manipulators to enable surgeons to perform more complex tasks are offset by the increased complexity of tele-operation and cognitive and physical effort on the operator side. A right balance between higher dexterity and intuitive control in tele-operation is yet to be defined.

In SMARTsurg project we developed and assessed extended instrument dexterity, anthropomorphic master control and software safety features for RAMIS.  Using VR and on a physical platform we tested this concept on virtual surgical training tasks and on laparoscopic trainers.


Sanja Dogramadzi is Professor of Medical Robotics and Research Director at the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at University of Sheffield with over 20 years of research experience in surgical and physical assistance robots, safe human-robot interaction and soft robotic structures.

She has led numerous EPSRC, EC, NIHR and Innovate UK projects as PI. She is in the Executive Board of Sheffield Robotics.  Prof. Dogramadzi established the medical robotics group at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, before moving to University of Sheffield in 2020.

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