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.
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.