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

In this page, more information about the speakers and the topic of the talks is provided. In addition, when possible, the recordings of each talk are available.

So far, the organized capita selecta have been the following:

Leonardo S. Mattos

(IIT – Genova)

Capita Selecta #1: µRALP and beyond: Micro-Technologies and Systems for Robot-Assisted Endoscopic Laser Microsurgery.

The talk covered (1) 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; (2) 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; and (3) 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.

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