ATLAS

European Joint doctoral program in autonomous intraluminal surgery.

Automatic Segmentation and Labeling

Courtesy of Polytechnic of Milan

Snake-like surgical instrument for endo-nasal skull base surgery

Sigma Tip

Multi-steerable catheter for complex procedures inside the heart

Multi-steerable catheter for complex procedures inside the heart

About Us

ATLAS is a Marie Curie European Joint Doctorate school (813782) that targets the training of experts in a very specific branch of Robotic Surgery.

ATLAS stands for “AuTonomous intraLuminAl Surgery”. Intraluminal navigation, a particularly challenging branch,  reappears in many minimal invasive surgical (MIS) interventions that rely on steering flexible instruments through fragile lumens or vessels.

The project, coordinated by the University of Leuven, is implemented by a consortium of seven Universities and many industrial partners.

Project Objectives

The project will develop smart flexible robots that autonomously propel through complex deformable tubular structures. This calls for seamless integration of sensors, actuators, modelling and control. By engaging in this ambitious research topic, participants will be exposed to all aspects of robotics.

While contributing to the state of the art, they will become proficient in building, modelling, testing, interfacing in short in integrating basic building blocks into systems that display sophisticated behavior.

Capita Selecta #3 – Animal Models in MD Verification process – full video

By FinocchiaroMartina | February 21, 2021

On our third session of the Capita Selecta series , Mr. Jaume Amat provided his insight on the use of animal model in preclinical studies. Mr. Amat is a telecomunication engineer, currently  CEO at ROB SURGICAL and SPECIPIG. Check the full video here!  

ATLAS Integration activity

By FinocchiaroMartina | February 10, 2021

During the first week of February we had two days of virtual integration activities. All the ESRs gave a pitch about their individual research advancements, to update the consortium with their progress. These pitches catalyzed a discussion among the ESRs to integrate their efforts towards a common clinical scenario. The ESRs identified three particular clinical…

Capita Selecta #3 – Animal Models in MD Verification process

By FinocchiaroMartina | January 29, 2021

Jaume Amat will provide his insight on the use of animal model in preclinical studies. Abstract: MDR (Medical Device Regulation) is coming and it will have a high impact in new developments. Pre-clinical Studies become relevant in this process and engineers will have to cooperate with vets. Short bio: He is a Telecommunications Engineer and…

Capita Selecta talk “Interventional Cardiology: what we currently do and future perspectives”

By Gianni Borghesan | January 18, 2021

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Celestijnenlaan 300
B-3001 Heverlee (Leuven)
Belgium