The Surgical Robot Vision Research Group works on computer vision and artificial intelligence which can be applied to surgery and robot-assisted surgery.

We are a research team working within the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at University College London. We are also part of the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) and the UCL Robotics Institute.

Our particular focus is on developing real-time algorithms for computing the 3D geometry and motion of the anatomy, surgical camera, and instruments – and for combining this information with pre-operative and intraoperative imaging modalities and other surgical sensors.

The key challenge is to find solutions which are robust to the non-rigid and highly dynamic nature of the surgical site and the complex requirements of the surgical procedure and the operating theatre. Our objective is to translate our computational methods and technology for the operating theatre in order to enable less invasive and more accurate procedures, which improve the safety, quality, and efficiency of surgical care.

Key Researchers

Group PI

Prof. Danail Stoyanov

Dr. Evangelos Mazomenos
Group Co-I for Surgical Data Science
Dr. Agostino Stilli
Group Co-I for Robotics
Dr. Francisco Vasconcelos
Group Co-I for Computer Vision
Dr. Dale Waterhouse
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Eddie Edwards
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Francois Chadebecq
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. George Dwyer
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Krittin Pachtrachai
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Liang Li
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Lukas Lindenroth
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Sophia Bano
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Brian Dromey
Clinical Research Fellow
Omer Ahmad
Clinical Research Fellow