Autonomous Robotic Surgery

official project video

Watch the project video and discover what ARS is about!

About ARS

The goal of the ARS project is the derivation of a unified framework for the autonomous execution of robotic tasks in surgery, a challenging environment where accurate performance and safety are of paramount importance.

Years of ERC Grant

Researchers involved


Hours of sleep

a single beneficiary erc grant

Prof. Paolo Fiorini

Paolo Fiorini is a Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Verona – CS Department. His research focuses on Teleoperation for Surgery, space, service and exploration robotics and autonomous navigation of mobile robots. In 2001 he founded ALTAIR Robotics Laboratory which hosts about 25 researchers. Over the years the Lab has developed a wide knowledge in the field of robotic surgery and has been awarded several EU and Italian grants. Before going to Verona University Fiorini had a long experience in NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory –  California Institute of Technology.

Latest News and events

Thumbs-up for ARS

Thumbs-up for ARS Vote for the ARS Project at the video showcase contest organized by EU Science & Innovation!help us raising attention on #research deadline monday 16th april!We are excited to announce that ARS Project official video is running this international...

ARS Project at ERF 2018

We are excited to announce that ARS Project logo and video teaser will be presented to the scientific community at the European Robotic Rorum 2018 during the workshop “Networking for new trends in surgical robotics”

Kickoff Workshop

ARS Official Launch. More than 30 researchers and international experts gathered in Verona University to define a Project roadmap to autonomy in Robotic Surgery.