Personal profile


Elahe Abdi is a Lecturer at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Monash University. She received the B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tehran and the M.Sc. degree in Biomechanical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2009 and 2012 respectively and the Ph.D. degree in Medical Robotics from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland in 2017.

Dr. Abdi has received numerous recognitions including Ph.D. thesis nomination for the EPFL ABB best tehsis award, Sanovica two years full fund in 2015 and EPFL Prime Prize for exceptional work in 2013.

Research interests

My research interests are in the domain of medical and surgical robotics, human-robot interaction, design of human-machine interface, haptics, control, behavioural studies, application of robotics in neuroscience and soft tissue modelling.

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Research Output 2012 2016

  • 3 Article
  • 2 Conference Paper
  • 1 Chapter (Book)

A meshless method to simulate interactions between large soft tissue and a surgical grasper

Saghaei Nooshabadi, Z., Abdi, E., Farahmand, F., Narimani, R. & Chizari, M. 2016 In : Scientia Iranica. 23, 1, p. 295-300 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

In a demanding task, three-handed manipulation is preferred to two-handed manipulation

Abdi, E., Burdet, E., Bouri, M., Himidan, S. & Bleuler, H. 25 Feb 2016 In : Scientific Reports. 6, 21758

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Third arm manipulation for surgical applications: An experimental study

Abdi, E., Bouri, M., Himidan, S., Burdet, E. & Bleuler, H. 1 Jan 2016 Mechanisms and Machine Science. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 38, p. 153-163 11 p. (Mechanisms and Machine Science; vol. 38)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (Book)

Control of a supernumerary robotic hand by foot: An experimental study in virtual reality

Abdi, E., Burdet, E., Bouri, M. & Bleuler, H. 30 Jul 2015 In : PLoS ONE. 10, 7, e0134501

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Lower limbs robotic rehabilitation case study with clinical trials

Bouri, M., Abdi, E., Bleuler, H., Reynard, F. & Deriaz, O. 2014 New Trends in Medical and Service Robots - Challenges and Solutions. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 20, p. 31-44 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference Paper