The Robot Assisted Surgery group is a research group of the Mechanical Department at the KU Leuven in Belgium. The group established by Prof. H. Van Brussel, is now headed by professors Emmanuel Vander Poorten, Joris De Schutter and Dominiek Reynaerts from PMA for for robot design, development, control and micromechanical issues and by professor Jos Vander Sloten from BMe for the biomechanical input. See also the BMe-site of the RAS-group for additional information. The group works in close collaboration with the University Hospital Leuven. The Robot Assisted Surgery group is also a partner of the Leuven Medical Technology Centre.