Moshe Shoham

Moshe Shoham, is a worldwide acclaimed authority in the field of robotics. His life work in medical robotics is dedicated to developing technologies that improve patient care, and he is the inventor of the first commercially available mechanical guidance system for spine surgery, the Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ Guidance System. He is also the visionary and creator of the unprecedented Microbot ViRob, an Autonomous Advancing Micro Robot, <1 mm in diameter, which has the ability to crawl within cavities/lumens, allowing physicians to target a disease site with exquisite precision. His latest work includes a revolutionary swimming Micro Robot and the new Mazor Renaissance® Brain Surgery. Professor Shoham holds 50 patents and more than a dozen awards, including the recent prestigious 2013 Thomas A. Edison Patent Award and the election into the USA National Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Shoham has BSc in Aeronautical Engineering, MSc and DSc in Mechanical Engineering from Technion, where he has been teaching for the past nearly 30 years, and is currently the Tamara and Harry Handelsman Academic Chair in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Prof. Shoham founded Mazor Robotics in 2001 which was recently acquired by Medtronic for $1.64B, co-founded Microbot Medical Ltd. in 2010, and spun Xact Robotics off his medical robotic laboratory in 2012.

Prof. Shoham was also formerly the director of the robotic laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University in NY. He has published over 200 conference and journal papers and is the author of three books.

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