Capita Selecta #1 with Leonardo S. Mattos (IIT – Genova)

On Monday, 9 November 2020 from 3PM to 4PM Dr. Leonardo S. Mattos will give a seminar to the ATLAS community, as part of the first Capita Selecta activity. The title of the talk is: µRALP and beyond: Micro-Technologies and Systems for Robot-Assisted Endoscopic Laser Microsurgery.

The seminar is open to all. Join us at: Meeting link 

In this seminar he will present the motivations and rationale that led to the implementation of the European project µRALP, a targeted research project dedicated to the development of micro-technologies and systems for robot-assisted laser phonomicrosurgery. Following, he will highlight the achievements and key contributions of the project in different research areas, including laser aiming control, flexible robotic endoscopes, augmented imaging, and surgical control interfaces. Finally, he will provide an overview of the research conducted by project partners beyond the end of µRALP, leading to an outline of the current state-of-the-art in the area.

Leonardo S. Mattos (B.Sc. 1998, M.Sc. 2003, Ph.D. 2007) is Head of the Biomedical Robotics Laboratory at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT, Genoa). His research background ranges from robotic microsurgery and assistive human-machine interfaces to computer vision and micro-biomanipulation. Leonardo received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the North Carolina State University (NCSU, USA), where he worked as research assistant at the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (CRIM) from 2002 until 2007. Since then he has been a researcher at the IIT’s Department of Advanced Robotics. Dr. Mattos leads a team of 19 researchers at IIT and collaborates closely with other institutions, including hospitals and industry.  He is the author or co-author of 5 patents and more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and has been the chair and main organizer of several international scientific events.


Capita Selecta is a virtual talk series organized by the ATLAS consortium with aim to promote cross-talk between ESRs and industrial and clinical partners. In each event, a delegate from an industry (e.g. partner) or a clinical representative is invited to give a talk on a selected topic relevant for the ATLAS project.