Soft Robotics in Healthcare Applications

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13 February 2019 17:30 - 19:00
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The University of Melbourne Human Robotics Laboratory studies robotics which interact with humans. Their research focuses on applications where humans are physically involved in the activity, such that not only the workload is shared between the human and the robot, but the gain and performance realised would be more than what humans or robots could achieve alone. The main research areas of the lab are Advanced Prosthetics, Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics, Surgical Robotics and Industrial Collaborative Robotics.

Soft Robotics is an emerging field aiming to fabricate robots from soft and elastic materials which provides unique opportunities in areas in which conventional rigid robots are not viable. Soft robotic structures and mechanisms have many benefits including safe interaction with humans and enabling lightweight and compact designs. This presentation overviews recent advances in medical soft robot designs, including rehabilitation and surgical soft robots and introduces X-Limb, a soft bionic hand designed in the Human Robotics Lab.

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Dr Alireza Mohammadi is Research Fellow in the Human Robotics Lab at the University of Melbourne and BioFab3D Lab at the St Vincent’s Hospital.


UoM Mech Eng
Seminar Room, Level 3
Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Melbourne
Grattan Street, Parkville

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