3D Vision and Mobile Robotics Research Group

Melanoma Detection

Melanoma is a form a malignant skin cancer that kills approximately 50,000 people annually. One of the major causes of death is late recognition, since melanomas can be safely removed in early stages. Melanomas are usually located on the skin and are often mistaken for moles by patients, still they have several recognisable features that can be used for automatic detection. Our goal is to develop a deep neural network to recognise potential melanomas visually, finding skin lesions that require the inspection of a dermatologist.