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The Future of Robotic Surgery in the Era of Responsible Artificial Intelligence

The rise of multiple competitors in Robotic Surgery has led to increased autonomy through Artificial Intelligence in some machines. The anticipated cost reductions, and wider acceptance of robotic technology highlights the importance of rigorous evaluation, transparent reporting, and international governmental investments in responsible AI for the future acceptance and trust in these technological advancements. Submissions Open | Submission Deadline: 14th June 2024

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Prof. Prokar Dasgupta OBE King’s Health Partners, King’s College London London, UK Declaration of Interests, see here
Dr. Nicholas Raison King’s Health Partners, King’s College London London, UK Declaration of Interests: Nothing to Declare
We are pleased to offer a 25% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) for articles submitted to this Topic Collection. Please visit our author hub for more information about the benefits of submitting to a Topic Collection. After 20 years of Robotic Surgery with a unique and single market leader, there are now multiple competitors in the market. Some of these machines are becoming more autonomous and driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Over the next few years costs are going to come down which will see greater acceptance of robotic technology in emerging economies. The evaluation of these new systems need to be robust and the reporting of outcomes transparent. Only then will the public trust these devices. Over the next decade, governments internationally will invest heavily in responsible AI and the skills required to educate the next generation of surgeons and teams in robotic technology. This topic collection is therefore exciting and timely. Submissions on the impact of the following are particularly welcome:
  • IDEAL evaluation of new robotic systems
  • Telerobotic surgery
  • Surgical Data Science
  • The future of training in robotic surgery
  • Trustworthy Autonomous Systems in healthcare
  • Frameworks for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the application of Artificial Intelligence in robotic surgery
Please see the instructions for authors for submission requirements for each article type. To submit your article, please follow these instructions and select ‘The Future of Robotic Surgery in the Era of Responsible Artificial Intelligence’ as the Topic Collection. All submitted articles will be subject to the journal's normal peer review process. The Editor in Chief is responsible for the content of this Topic Collection. Guest Editors will manage peer review, invite reviewers and make a recommendation, but the final decision on all manuscripts will be made by the Editor-in-Chief. Articles accepted for publication will be published upon acceptance. Visit our author hub for more information regarding the publication process for topic collections. Authors submitting to this Topic Collection are entitled to a 25% discount on the Article Processing Charge. Discount is available upon request to info.bmjsit@bmj.com. For any inquiries regarding this topic collection, please contact topic.collections@bmj.com. Key words: Robots, Autonomy, IDEAL framework, Responsible Research, Artificial Intelligence, Training