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Dr Elahe Abdi is Senior Lecturer and Director of Robotics in Medicine and Interaction Laboratory and the Robotics Education Liaison Representative at the Australian Robotics and Automation Association. She received her PhD in Robotics in 2017, from EPFL, Switzerland. She then moved to Australia to establish her research team active in human-robot interaction, shared autonomy and haptic, with application in medicine, construction and service robotics. Elahe has received numerous recognitions including Ph.D. thesis nomination for the EPFL ABB best thesis award, Sanovica two years full fund, and EPFL Prime Prize for exceptional work. She was a Finalist for the Women’s Agenda Award “Emerging Leader in STEM” 2021, and Women Leading Tech Award Education/Research 2023. Most recently, she was named as one of Science and Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM 2023-2024.

Research interests

Dr Abdi's interests are in the domain of human-robot interaction, perception and control with application in medicine, construction and service.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Robotics
  • Bio-Mechanical and Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Automation in Construction
  • Assistive Robotics
  • Haptics
  • Modeling And Simulation

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