Active Stabilization of Interventional Tasks Utilizing a Magnetically Manipulated Endoscope

In this new paper from our Lab (Active Stabilization of Interventional Tasks Utilizing a Magnetically Manipulated Endoscope), we show how intelligent robotics can help with stabilizing the tip of a flexible endoscope and support a gastroenterologist in acquiring a tissue sample during a colonoscopy. This task is crucial for colorectal cancer screening and it often […]

A robot small enough to explore the lungs

Engineers and scientists have paved the way for a robot that can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs – to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Though still a prototype, the robot can reach the inner recesses of the human body with minimal invasion, a task that has long frustrated […]

Top honour for engineer pioneering medical robots

A leading academic at the University of Leeds has been honoured for his work in developing medical robots. Pietro Valdastri, Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Director of the STORM Lab, has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Fellowships are given to a limited […]

A decade retrospective of medical robotics research from 2010 to 2020

Together with world-leading experts in medical robotics, we have prepared a concise review of the progresses in the last decade that is now published in Science Robotics. This paper is a great read for newcomers to the field as well as for more established researchers. You can find the paper at this link:

White Paper on Surgical Robotics

Together with Christos Bergeles from KCL, Ana Lucia Cruz Ruiz from ICL, Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena from ICL and the UK-RAS Network, we have launched a White Paper on Surgical Robotics with a focus on the UK. This White Paper summarises the latest achievements in the sector and offers a measured view about the future of surgical robotics in […]

Prof Pietro Valdastri delivers Keynote at the Hamlyn Symposium 2021

We are pleased to announce Professor Pietro Valdastri, Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the University of Leeds, is one of the featured speakers of the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2021 (#HSMR21). Professor Valdastri gave a talk on ‘Medical Capsule Robots: A Fantastic Voyage’ followed by a Q&A session. The keynote can be […]

The rise of surgical robots – New Electronics magazine

STORMLAB featured in the version of the June 8th issue of New Electronics magazine, showing a robotic surgery front cover and accompanying article by Neil Tyler in which Dr Pietro Valdastri was quoted. See the issue here: