Autonomous Robotic Surgery

official project video

Watch the project video and discover what ARS is about!

ARS interviews

ARS Interviews. Opinions, perspectives, and ideas from the main experts in the fields of robotics, surgery and more.

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

Cosur 2020

Cosur 2020

3rd edition of the biannual Summer School on Control of Surgical Robots (COSUR) organized by ALTAIR Lab and UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

ERF2020 – Participation canceled

ERF2020 – Participation canceled

Due to Regional restrictions caused by the recent COVID-19 health alert, we are sorry to communicate that we won’t be able to attend to the ERF 2020 Edition in Malaga.

ARS Interviews – Part 2

ARS Interviews – Part 2

Four experts in the field of robotic, surgery, engineering answer our questions about robotics and AI, and its future perspectives.