Josep Amat, Chief Scientific Officer of Rob Surgical, awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi
5 May, 2020
The Catalan Government has awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi 2020
to Josep Amat Girbau, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Rob Surgical and one of the people behind the new Bitrack robot
, designed to make non-invasive surgery more widely available.
Josep Amat is extremely grateful because "it is the greatest recognition my country could give me
. It is also particularly special to me because my father Josep Amat i Pagès
also received the Creu de Sant Jordi, in his case as a painter, and because it recognises people like me: engineers
?. Catalonia is today among the world's highest ranked countries in terms of creating technology spin-offs and start-ups. Rob Surgical is one of its success stories in transferring research and technology from the UPC to society.
The Col·legi d'Enginyers de Catalunya
(COEIC) dedicates this interview
to Josep Amat, who has been a member of its Industry Committee 4.0 robotics working group since 2014: he tells us that personal robotics is where we will see progress being made in the next few years