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.
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.
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.
Come join the workshop “Innovators in Conputing and Technology” where Dr Bergeles presents our labs research in light-field imaging for ophthalmoscopy. Starts at 11:00!
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.
Dr. Bergeles is a receipient of the EPSRC/UCL Future Leaders Award for his project titled “Image-guided micro-surgical robot for retinal stem cell delivery”. The award will support the team’s research in image-guided ophthalmic interventions with equipment, consumables, and salary costs.
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”
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!
The workshop we organised with Dr. Raphael Sznitman from University of Bern was a big success! We had speakers and participants from industry, medicine, and engineering research, and heard about topics ranging from stem cells to robotics. Continue reading “Advances in Image-Guided Interventions Workshops was a Big Success”
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.