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Soft grippers and soft exoskeletons design


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Surya G. Nurzaman is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University Malaysia. He obtained his PhD in 2011 from Osaka University, Japan, with the support of the Monbukagakusho scholarship from the Japanese government. Before joining Monash in 2015, he was a Research Fellow in Osaka University (Japan), ETH Zürich (Switzerland) and University of Cambridge (UK) from 2011 to 2015. Prior to coming to Japan in 2007, he finished his Bachelor and Master degrees in Institute of Technology Bandung (Indonesia), and worked as a technology consultant in Accenture for a few years, accomplishing various projects in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and United States. His research interests include soft robotics, bio-inspired robotics, embodied intelligence, dynamical systems and machine learning.

Research interests

Soft robotics, embodied intelligence, bio-inspired robotics, dynamical systems, machine learning.

Monash teaching commitment

  • MEC3453 - Dynamics II (2015-...)
  • MEC2407 - Electromechanics (2015-2018)
  • MEC2402 - Engineering Design I (2019-2020)
  • ENG1001 - Engineering Design: Lighter, faster, stronger (2021)
  • ENG1011 - Engineering Methods (2022-2023)

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
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Robotics, PhD

Award Date: 25 Mar 2011

Research area keywords

  • Soft robotics
  • Bio-inspired robotics
  • Embodied intelligence
  • Dynamical systems
  • Machine learning

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