Hi, I am Miguel. My research interests are in the creation of Signal and Image Processing techniques in the context of Human-Robot Interaction, Wearables in Medicine, Ultrasound-Guided Interventions, Medical Robotics, and Research Software Engineering.

I am currently Research Associate at King's College London within the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences where, in the group of Prof. of Interventional Image Computing Tom Vercauteren, I am pushing forward the state-of-the-art of ultrasound-guided procedures and making scientific contributions to new algorithms, software and hardware. Prior to that, I was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Birmingham in July 2019 where I investigated Nonlinear Analysis to Quantify Movement Variability in Human-Humanoid Interaction under the supervision of Prof. of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Chris Baber and Prof. of Information Engineering Martin Russell.

I have 20 years’ experience in human-robot interaction, electronics, mechatronics and signal processing, along with 12 years’ experience as a teaching associate in Mechatronic and Computer Engineering. I have passion for Open Science meaning that I open-sourced all my contributions to knowledge in my GitHub @mxochicale. I also tweet and re-tweet about Robotics, Chaos, AI and Brains @_mxochicale, I write in my blog, and in my free time am trying to improve my juggling skills.


  • 2021-03-08: Presented "AIR4Children: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Children" at HRI2021
  • 2021-01-07: King's Public Engagement Award on FETUS: Finding a fETus with an Ultrasound Simulator
  • 2020-10-15: Alexander Mitton, my first supervised Master student at BMEIS, won the award of outstanding individual project
  • 2020-09-11: Presented "open-corTeX: A continuous integration framework for open scientific communication" at RRTS20
  • 2020-04-14: King’s Health Partners grant for the project "Sensory system abnormalities in childhood dystonia" lead by Verity McClelland and in collaboration with Carlos Seneci



This section is always under construction but these are few of the active projects I am working on: (a) simulator of ultrasound-guided needle for public engagement events [ ], (b) low-power vibrational stimulator to study evoked cortical responses, and (c) in my free time I am trying to build "AIR4Children: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Children" [ ]. Also, you might like to have a look to some of my previous projects: demos of human-robot interaction and others.


I am always happy to hear about new collaborators, opportunities, and participate in conferences or public engagement activities. Please do get in touch via email: miguel.xochicale@kcl.ac.uk. See my CV and its github: