Dr. George Mylonas is guest editor of this year’s Special Section of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics (T-MRB) Journal. This year’s focus is “From Bench to Bedside”, with the intention to celebrate methods, technologies and applications that have successfully been translated to a clinical setting.


George is the lead of the Human-centred Automation, Robotics and Monitoring in Surgery (HARMS) lab at The Hamlyn Centre, Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College. He has served as the Deputy Director of the Hamlyn Centre in the past. He is leading research in the areas of surgical robotics, minimal access surgical technology, cyber-physical systems, perceptual human-robot and human-computer interfaces, Smart operating theatre.

His work has won several awards, most recently the Best Surgical Robotics runner up at ICRA’19, Gerhard Buess Best Technology Award of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) 2018, Advanced Technology Award of the International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT) 2017, Best Innovation Award, B.E.S.T. Innovation Symposium, IRCAD/IhU 2016. He holds several patents in the areas on diagnostic and interventional technologies and perceptual interfaces, and has licensed such technologies to medtech, notably the CYCLOPS surgical robot platform, and a method and system for stereo gaze tracking in robotic surgery.

George serves in key positions and roles, notably the Technology Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). He is serving in the Board of journals such as Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Applied Sciences-Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering, Journal of Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, and as associate editor, programme and organising committee of numerous conferences, including ICRA, IROS, MICCAI, CRAS, HSMR.

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