Mid-Term review meeting

By Gianni Borghesan | May 15, 2020 |

Normally we would have our meeting in the Arenberg castle, this time we went online.  The traditional group photos are less traditional this time. Thanks to all the participant!    

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Election of the ESR representative

By Jorge Lazo | May 12, 2020 |

The elections for ESR representative were held on 8th May, 2020 in which all 15 ESRs participated through video conferencing. After discussions, all ESRs were named on the electoral roll and votes were cast. Out of the 13 votes cast, ESR1 received 3 votes, ESR2 received 6 votes, ESR5 received 2 votes, and ESR10 received…

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A short review by one of the ATLAS ESRs

By Jorge Lazo | May 8, 2020 |

ESR 2 – Mohammad Hasan Dad Ansari was invited to be a part of a short review article related to magnetic spermbots. The article titled “Sperm Cell Driven Microrobots—Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Biologically Inspired Robotic Design” has been accepted in the journal Micromachines and is online as of 23 April 2020. The article is…

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Journal club: Dawei L. et al, 2019

By Guiqiu Liao | Apr 15, 2020 |

Parallel deep neural networks for endoscopic OCT image segmentation DAWEI LI| JIMIN WU| YUFAN HE|XINWEN YAO| WU YUAN|DEFU CHEN|HYEON-CHEOL PARK| SHAOYONG YU| JERRY L.PRINCE|XINGDE LI Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 1126-1135(2019) DOI: This article reports parallel-trained deep neural networks for automated endoscopic OCT image segmentation feasible even with a limited training…

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Journal club: LaLonde et al, 2018

By Jorge Lazo | Apr 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.…

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Opening of the Robotics Lab at Politecnico di Milano

By Jorge Lazo | Mar 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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NTA 2: Soft robotic actuation workshop

By FabianTrauzettel | Feb 21, 2020 |

Two weeks ago, our ESRs got together at TU Delft to participate in a practically oriented workshop with soft robotic actuation technologies at its heart. In three days of lectures and hands-on sessions faculty from Sant’Anna Pisa, KU Leuven, and TU Delft offered a peek behind the curtain of flexible medical device actuation. Together, they…

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Journal club: Shi et al, 2016

By Beatriz Farola Barata | Feb 19, 2020 |

Real-time in vitro intravascular reconstruction and navigation for endovascular aortic stent grafting Chaoyang Shi | Carlos Tercero | Xianliang Wu | Seiichi Ikeda | Kimihiro Komori | Kiyohito Yamamoto | Fumihito Arai | Toshio Fukuda  Int J Med Robotics Comput Assist Surg 2016; 12:648-657 DOI: This paper is introduced as a new framework for…

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Kick off meeting

Kick off meeting & presentation contest

By Gianni Borghesan | Jan 27, 2020 |

ATLAS had is Kick Off Meeting in Leuven, the 21 and 22 of January. We would like to thanks all the PIs and Fellows that participated to the meeting.  Great talks. Great Fondue Great Dessert   The second day of the meeting we challenged our Fellows to imagine how to structure an integrated project targeting…

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Journal Club: Bernth et al, 2017

By Sujit Sahu | Dec 13, 2019 |

A Novel Robotic Meshworm With Segment-Bending Anchoring for Colonoscopy Julius E. Bernth | Alberto Arezzo | Hongbin LiuIEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS, VOL. 2, NO. 3, JULY 2017DOI:10.1109/LRA.2017.2678540 The authors introduced a novel design worm inspired robotic endoscope with multi degrees of freedom segments, which can move itself forward and backward by anchoring the different…

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