Third edition of COSUR - School on Control of Surgical Robots

24-26 September and 1- 2 October 2020, Barcelona,
Deadline: 10 of July


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.

Journal club: Wu S. et al, 2019

By Luca Sestini | July 3, 2020

Unsupervised Learning of Probably Symmetric Deformable 3D Objectsfrom Images in the Wild SHANGZHE WU | CHRISTIAN RUPPRECHT | ANDREA VEDALDI  Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. 2020. p. 1-10. DOI: This paper was presented at CVPR 2020 where it got the award for best paper. The problem tackled is…

CRAS 2020 in Barcellona

By Gianni Borghesan | June 18, 2020

The Conference on New Technologies for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery is now at his 10th edition! It will be held in Barcellona, ATLAS is co-organising it, and, this year, is in conjunction with COSUR.  important dates: Extended Abstracts due: 30 June 2020 Notification of Acceptance: 31 July 2020 Conference: 28-30 September 2020 More info:…

COSUR ’20 edition registrations are open

By Gianni Borghesan | June 18, 2020

COSUR is the biennial doctoral school on the control of surgical robots, funded by ALTAIR Robotics Laboratory, University of Verona and host by the Research Center for Biomedical Engineering (CREB) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. The school is organized in two sessions to give students the opportunity to participate in CRAS (Conference on new…

Plenary talk on simulation

By FinocchiaroMartina | June 18, 2020

During the past month, most of the ESRs participated in weekly meetings, and discussed about a common topic: simulation. In our last session, we had the opportunity to listen to an experienced opinion from Vladimir Poliakov. Vladimir is a PhD student at KU Leuven, working on the development of a Virtual Reality simulator for in-office…

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Celestijnenlaan 300
B-3001 Heverlee (Leuven)