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.

Mid-Term review meeting

By Gianni Borghesan | May 15, 2020

Election of the ESR representative

By Jorge Lazo | May 12, 2020

The elections for ESR representative were held on 8th May, 2020 in which all 15 ESRs participated through video conferencing. After discussions, all ESRs were named on the electoral roll and votes were cast. Out of the 13 votes cast, ESR1 received 3 votes, ESR2 received 6 votes, ESR5 received 2 votes, and ESR10 received…

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Celestijnenlaan 300
B-3001 Heverlee (Leuven)
Belgium