Minimally invasive surgery offers key benefits to our patients for minimising the burden of the procedure and preventing complications. Robotics and imaging technologies provide novel opportunities to improve accuracy and guide treatment and help build the ‘operating room of the future’.

In our research programme we investigate how different robotic platforms and imaging modalities can be used to the benefit of different patient groups. We validate their application in advanced model systems and develop strategies to implement image guided robot supported non-invasive surgical treatments.

We bring together state-of-the-art technology and clinical practice through a multidisciplinary team of engineers, surgeons, physicians, imaging experts and strategic collaborators from academia to industry. We focus on:

  • Image-guided surgery by optical molecular imaging
  • Biomedical engineered robotics
  • Stereotactic navigation for visceral pelvic surgery