III edition – barcelona

cosur 2020

school on control of surgical robots

Dates Postponed

Official communication

Dear Reader, 
we thank you for your interest in COSUR 2020 summer school despite the complex and extraordinary situation.

Considering the current international health situation and the recent trend of the pandemic, we are unable to organize the COSUR summer school with the safety and flexibility margins that the uncertain situation imposes.
We have therefore chosen to postpone the school to next winter (tentatively between November 2020 and March 2021), but we are unable to provide new dates at this time.

In the coming months we will constantly monitor the situation and as soon as possible we will update this page with new dates and detailed instructions. Please also follow our social media channels for prompt updates.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

03/08/2020 – The organizing Team.


The aim of COSUR is to introduce participants to the multidisciplinary research field of surgical robotics, with particular focus on the control algorithms used in robotic surgery and the impact of cognition in directing the control. 

The school is aimed at doctoral students and Postdoctoral fellows from different academic backgrounds and qualifications, from computer science, to engineering and to medicine.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from well-known academics and work together on group projects in a nice and friendly atmosphere.

The growing field of surgical robotics is opening new research areas posing great challenges in a wide
scope of technical and medical disciplines. COSUR will combine lectures with hands-on practices and visits
to centers and hospitals with innovative research and practice in this field.

Alicia Casals

Professor of the Automatic Control Department at the Technical University of Catalonia., Head of the Robotics and Vision Division of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB).




UPC Campus Nord
Pedralbes, Barcelona, Spain
[detailed info will follow]


Albert Hernansanz - albert.hernansanz[at]upc.edu
Diego Dall'Alba - diego.dallalba[at]univr.it