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

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

Dr Abdi is the director of RoMI Lab.

Research interests

Dr Abdi's interests are in the domain of human-robot interaction, design of intuitive human-machine interfaces, haptics, control, behavioural studies, application of robotics 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

  • Robotic
  • Robotics
  • robotic assistants
  • Bio-Mechanical and Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Assistive Robotics
  • Haptics
  • Concussion
  • Modeling And Simulation


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