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BE Seminar: Surgical Robotics: A Journey Across Scales

April 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Speaker: Prof. Sarthak Misra
Prof. Satish Dhawan Visiting Chair Professor

Date: 25th April 2024

Time: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Venue: DBG Seminar Hall

Title: Surgical Robotics: A Journey Across Scales

Summary: This talk will provide an overview of ongoing work at the Surgical Robotics Laboratory. It covers topics ranging from the design of macro-scale flexible/continuum surgical instruments to the fabrication and control of futuristic medical micro-robots. Prof. Misra has been recently invited to IISc as a Prof. Satish Dhawan Visiting Chair Professor. This is his first lecture as part of his appointment at IISc.

About the Speaker: Prof. Sarthak Misra joined the University of Twente in 2009. He is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Biomechanical Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering Technology. He is also affiliated with the Department of Biomaterials and Biomedical Technology, University of Groningen, and University Medical Center Groningen. He leads the Surgical Robotics Laboratory. Prof. Sarthak obtained his doctoral degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. Prior to commencing his studies at Johns Hopkins, he worked for three years as a dynamics and controls analyst at MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates on the International Space Station Program. Prof. Sarthak received his Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is the recipient of the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator, Starting and Proof-of-Concept grants, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) VENI and VIDI awards, Link Foundation fellowship, McGill Major fellowship, and NASA Space Flight Awareness award. He is the co-chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Surgical Robotics, and area co-chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Biological and Medical Systems. Sarthak’s broad research interests are primarily in the area of applied mechanics at both macro and micro scales. He is interested in the modeling and control of electro-mechanical systems with applications to medical robotics.


April 25
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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