Training objectives

The ATLAS Project aims to provide first-class training to a selection of excellent Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The training covers scientific, technical, business, clinical and socio-ethic aspects of surgical robotics educating a new generation of experts in surgical robotics.

The following aspects are included in the training plan:

  • best practices for developing assistive technology in a clinical environment,
  • design, manufacturing, and control of soft robot actuation technology,
  • theory to model and control flexible instruments and deformable models,
  • integration skills, software development and familiarity with frameworks for programming surgical robotics,
  • dissemination targeting both general and technical audiences, and
  • ethics, intellectual property rights, and technological transfer towards the market.

Research objectives

The Early Stage Researchers, will make advances over the current state of the art in the following fields:

  • sensor technology for intraluminal perception,
  • actuation technology for continuum robots,
  • modeling of anatomical structures and lumen reconstruction
  • distributed control and decision making for autonomous continuum robots.