Call 1 is almost close!

Call for ESR 1-4, 7, 9, 10, 12 will close the 15 of January.


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.

We Are Hiring !

We are looking for 15 highly motivated candidates !

How to submit your application.

The first call is amost close

By Gianni Borghesan | January 11, 2019

The first call will close the 15th of January. In this call, the ESRs 1-4, 7,9, 10, 12 are targeted. To apply, follow the instructions here.

Vacancies are open

By Gianni Borghesan | November 19, 2018

It is now possible to submit your candidature to up to 3 of the ESR vacancies. Please refer to the information describing the hiring procedure.  

Upcoming CRAS 2019

By Gianni Borghesan | November 6, 2018

Surgeons meet engineers ! Next CRAS will be held in Genova, Italy, together with the Young Surgeons National Association (SPIGC). www.cras-eu.org/cras-2019

For more information

Contact Us

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