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Award Ceremony Highlights: Honda Prize 2015
Mr. Ishida / President of Honda Foundation, Dr.Russell H. Taylor, Ms. Beverley Pederson, Mr. Tsutomu Honda / Adivisor of Honda Foundation
This year’s laureate was Dr. Russell H. Taylor, John C. Malone Professor at Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A. for his outstanding contributions in the development of surgical medical robots and systems and technological evolution in the field.
Movie of The Laureate
Dr. Taylor's Commemorative Speech:
I actually have developed various medical robotics and systems: prototype of hip replacement surgery assistant robot “ROBODOC,” surgical assistance system for craniofacial osteotomies, visual fixtures which we use information and function to help control the robot’s motion to assist a surgeon and so on.
One of the key lessons that I have learned is the importance of working in teams of members from many different fields. In addition, it is extremely rewarding to meet someone whom our technology has helped.
The emerging three-way partnership between physicians, technology, and information can enable development of novel ways of treating patients while at the same time by promoting better outcomes and more-cost effective treatment processes, we can address a serious and growing need in our society
Congratulatory Addresses by Guests of Honor
- His Excellency Mr. Jason P. HylandChargé d' Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the United States of America
- Dr. Takeyoshi DohiProfessor, Tokyo Denki University, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
- Mr. Takahiro HachigoPresident, CEO and Representative Director, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.