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.

Journal club: LaLonde et al, 2018

By Jorge Lazo | April 7, 2020

Capsules for Object Segmentation Rodney LaLonde |Ulas Bagci In the last few years, deep learning-based methods, in particular Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), have become the state-of-the-art for various image analysis tasks.  Specifically related to the object segmentation problem, U-Net, Fully Convolutional Networks (FCN) have become the most used models for various medical image segmentation tasks.…

Opening of the Robotics Lab at Politecnico di Milano

By Jorge Lazo | March 3, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18th, Politecnico di Milano opened its doors to celebrate the inauguration of the new laboratories of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering. In the new facilities, located at Leonardo campus, will work about 100 people including researchers, doctoral, postdoctoral and masters students in different projects: from humanoid robots that help the…

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B-3001 Heverlee (Leuven)
Belgium