Picture showing Zeynep Karagöz and a child with a mechanical Robotel

The online lecture offers an opportunity to learn more about the work at Robotel Türkiye in providing free 3D-printed prostheses for children who lack access to such devices.


Monday, 20 March 2023 19:30 (Istanbul; GMT+3) / 17:30 (Berlin, GMT+1) / 11:30 a.m. (NY, EST)

To attend the webinar, please register via Zoom: Click here

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation will be provided.


This lecture will focus on the impact Robotel Türkiye has had on the lives of those they serve. The primary focus has been on providing mechanical hands, arms, and fingers to children, although they have also served adults upon request. However, recent events have led them to extend their services to include shoulder mechanisms, adult models, and orthotic prosthesis devices.

Robotel Türkiye is a non-governmental organization that produces economical and usable mechanical hands with 3D printers and shares them free of charge with individuals, especially children, who need hand and finger prostheses. During the lecture, Zeynep Karagöz will inform participants about Robotel Türkiye's work, with a special focus on their efforts in the earthquake region.

Robotel Türkiye is currently receiving numerous requests from this area and urgently needs volunteers, as well as financial help, to continue their work. Therefore, they would like to call for financial support from individuals, organizations, and institutions who share the vision of improving the lives of those who lack access to prosthetic devices. Donate by following this link. Your contributions will go a long way in helping to provide free prostheses to those who need them the most.


Zeynep Karagöz (Robotel Türkiye) graduated from MSÜ – Architecture and co-founded KOMA Architecture in 2001. With Robotel Türkiye, she started making 3D printed mechanical hands for children with hand deformation who do not have access to prosthetics. In 2017, Robotel became an NGO. Karagöz is currently the head of Robot El Association and she designs collaborative multidimensional & multidisciplinary projects. She also shares her expertise as a speaker, trainer & mentor. Defining herself as a PROMAKER she is addicted to civil society & social entrepreneurship.



Dr. Melike Şahinol (Orient-Institut Istanbul), Dr. Mara Mills (NYU Center for Disability Studies), Prof. Dr. Robert Stock (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

The event is kindly sponsored by Orient-Institut Istanbul, NYU Center for Disability Studies and Humboldt University Berlin.

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