New Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Surgical and Interventional Sciences established at UCL

The newly established Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Surgical and Interventional Sciences at UCL will bring together a wide team of engineering and clinical experts working to develop new surgical technologies. Dr. Christos Bergeles is a Co-Investigator for the Centre, and will lead its effots on micro-robotics and hardware integration.

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Robots get positive reaction – Macular Society

Dr. Bergeles from TIG visited a patient support group from Macular Society in the area of London to inform them on state of the art in robots for sight restoring therapies, receive feedback from the participants, and understand how this technology should be developed so that it is acceptable and accessible by the end users – patients. This story is featured in Sideview the newsletter of Macular Society, and you can find it here.

The lab welcomes Anestis and Filip

Anestis and Filip join the Translational Imaging Group as M.Res./Ph.D. students that will work on image-guided ophthalmic surgery. Anestis is a mechanical engineer, and Filip an electronics engineer. They will collaborate with Dr. Lyndon da Cruz from Moorfields Eye Hospital.

ZuiQui Duan receives 2016 IPEM award for outstanding M.Sc. project

ZuiQui Duan received the 2016 IPEM award for the most outstanding M.Sc. project. ZuiQui worked hard on a “Cost-effective Ophthalmoscope for Developing Economies”, and developed new software and mechatronics that pushed the project forward.

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Vacancy: Post-doctoral Researcher on Image-Guided Ophthalmic Surgery

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic researcher with skills in medical image processing to join an internationally leading university research group. The aim of the project is to have an active role in the full lifecycle of medical imaging algorithms for intraoperatively assisting in retinal stem cell delivery. Continue reading “Vacancy: Post-doctoral Researcher on Image-Guided Ophthalmic Surgery”

Most cited TRO paper of 2015

Our paper titled “Concentric tube robot design and optimisation based on task and anatomical constraints”, published in IEEE Trans. Robotics (TRO) in 2015, was named the most cited paper among those published in TRO in 2015!

Two papers accepted at IROS 2016

We got two papers accepted at IROS 2016 in Korea. The first, co-authored with Konrad Leibrandt from the Hamlyn Centre of Imperial College London, introduces implicit active constraints in concentric tube robots. The second, co-authored with George Fagogenis from Boston Children’s Hospital, introduces machine learning for kinematics modelling of concentric tube robots.