Mahdi Tavakoli, PhD, PEng

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

Journal of Medical Robotics Research

Associate Editor
Control Engineering Practice

Associate Editor

Research Interests

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

Current Research Projects

  • Design and control of bilateral and multilateral teleoperation systems under delays, uncertainties, nonlinearities, sampling, and switching.
  • Design and control of robotic and haptic telerobotic systems for in-home telerehabilitation of stroke patients
  • Design and control of robotic systems for image-guided surgery on the beating heart
  • Design and control of robotic systems for needle steering in prostate brachytherapy
  • Studying the human task performance during haptic teleoperation and tele-cooperation