European Joint doctoral program in autonomous intraluminal surgery.

Automatic Segmentation and Labeling

Courtesy of Polytechnic of Milan

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.

We Are Hiring !

We are looking for 15 highly motivated candidates !

How to submit your application.

ATLAS has been presented to ERF 2019

By Gianni Borghesan | March 22, 2019

A brief introduction of the project has been given in the context of the workshop entitled: “Machine Intelligence for Automation within Operating Rooms”.

ATLAS appeared in SURGROB blog.

By Gianni Borghesan | March 11, 2019

Thanks to Tamas Haidegger to hosting a post on SURGROB about the ATLAS project

ESRs 9 and 10 have been re-opened.

By Gianni Borghesan | March 3, 2019

If you are interested in “Surgical episode segmentation from multi-modal data” or “Automatic handsfree visualization of a 6 DoF agent within a complex anatomical space” you still have an opportunity to apply.

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