ARS project

Official presentation

ARS Project – Autonomous Robotic Surgery was officially presented to the press and to the academic community.

the project was explained by Prof. Paolo Fiorini, beneficiary of the grant

ARS project has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

July 18th 2017

ARS Project was officially presented at the ALTAIR Robotics Laboratory – University of Verona, CS Department.

The project was explained by Prof. Paolo Fiorini – ALTAIR Lab Founder and Director to Nicola Sartor – Rector of the University of Verona.

The event was also attended by Mario Pezzotti – University of Verona research delegate  and Franco Fummi – IT Department Director.


The project has received € 2.75 million funding from the European Research Council  (ERC) Advanced Grant call. In 2017 throughout Europe only a dozen of projects in the field of engineering won this grant and just three of them are Italian, ARS is one of them.

We chose robotic surgery because of the intrinsic challenges and three factors that make this feasible: timely expertise in this field, accessibility to a large amount of data, and the ownership of suitable hardware.

In surgery autonomous robots are most welcome because they will allow a reduction in the fatigue of the surgeons and they will also lower the cost of the interventions. The medical community is ready to receive the results.

Prof. Paolo Fiorini

ALTAIR Lab Founder and Director