Scotsman Inside Science

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar explains how robotics can lend a personal touch to human healthcare.


Prof. Sethu Vijayakumar
Prof. Sethu Vijayakumar

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar looks at the potential of robotics in healthcare. In a recent article published in The Scotsman, he explains how the latest advancements could be used in the fight against cancers or lung damage brought on by Covid-19.

The full article, published 3rd February 2021, can be found here.



As a mathematician and roboticist, I have been lucky enough to work on many complex projects like developing algorithms for a NASA humanoid robot to balance, navigate and manipulate objects autonomously; in preparation for deployment on Mars. However, I am fascinated with the question of how the latest advances in my field can help tackle some of the biggest and most intriguing healthcare challenges of our generation.

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar




Further Information

The Scotsman
The Royal Society of Edinburgh