Dr. Nares noted that TCELS, which is responsible for the establishment of the Advanced Medical Robotics Technology Center, will organize the “i,MedBot 2014” Contest to promote practical use of the technology. The contest is open to people of all ages, genders and educational background to submit their entries, as individuals or teams of any size. Each entry must present an idea on how to apply the robotics and automation technology for health care or medical purposes. No design or prototype is needed. Contestants are only required to explain the inspiration and the basic concept of their ideas, as well as identify the supportive technology and target users.
The CEO said that the project is aimed at encouraging and giving opportunities to creative minds to present new ideas for promoting, protecting and enhancing human health, treating diseases, improving the quality of life and meeting the demands and needs of Thai population of all ages and genders, based on any existing technology related to robotics and automation. In addition, it will also create an opportunity to translate innovative ideas to the market through research and development process. Interested persons can submit the idea proposal anytime from June 1 – 30, 2014. Besides, there will be supportive activities which will include a study tour on May 28, 2014 and a workshop on May 31, 2014 to inspire the interested participants. The number of participants will be limited.