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ATLAS

European Joint doctoral program in autonomous intraluminal surgery.

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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.

Annual Bioengineering School “Advanced bioengineering methods, technologies and tools in surgery and therapy”

By Gianni Borghesan | June 19, 2019

Elena de Momi (POLIMI) and Arianna Menciassi (SSSA) are in the orgnization committe of the XXXVIII Annual Bioengineering School – all our ESRs are invited to participate to this event. The school will be held in Bressanone, Italy, the 9 – 12 September, 2019 More info: https://www.bioing.it/archiviodati/scuola_bressanone/BRESS19/index.html    

ESR14 is reopened

By Gianni Borghesan | June 18, 2019

We reopened the ESR14 – AUTOMATIC ENDOSCOPE REPOSITIONING WITH RESPECT TO THE SURGICAL TASK. new deadline is July 21, 2019.   More info here: Vacancies 

Presentation at ICRA 2019

By Gianni Borghesan | May 23, 2019

Friday 24 May 2019, Gianni Borghesan will present an overview on KU Leuven results on sensing in eye surgery and intraluminal navigation in the workshop: Next Generation Surgery: Seamless integration of Robotics, Machine Learning and Knowledge Representation within the operating rooms

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