Mahdi Tavakoli, PhD, PEng, MIEEE

Professor
Telerobotic and Biorobotic Systems Group
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
University of Alberta

Associate Editor
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Journal of Medical Robotics Research
Control Engineering Practice
Mechatronics

Research Interests

  • Robotics and Telerobotics
  • Haptics and Teleoperation Control
  • Surgical and Therapeutic Robotics
  • Image-Guided Surgery


Current Research Projects

  • Design and control of robotic systems for image-guided surgeries (e.g., on the beating heart)
  • Design and control of robotic systems for needle steering in prostate and breast brachytherapies
  • Design and control of robotic and haptic telerobotic systems for in-home telerehabilitation of stroke patients
  • Design and control of robotic wearable systems for injury prevention
  • Design and control of bilateral and multilateral teleoperation systems under delays, uncertainties, nonlinearities, sampling, and switching
  • Studying the human task performance during haptic teleoperation and tele-cooperation
  • Developing machine intelligence based solutions for medicine