Elahe Abdi is a Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Australia.
She is the Director of Robotics in Medicine and Interaction Laboratory (RoMI Lab) and the General Chair of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2021).
Elahe received a PhD degree in Robotics in 2017, from EPFL, Switzerland. She then moved to Australia to establish her research team active in human-robot interaction with the application in medicine, construction, and service robotics. She is involved in extensive studies on developing robotic solutions to augment surgeon’s autonomy and dexterity in laparoscopic surgery.
Dr Abdi has received numerous recognitions for her work including Finalist for the Women’s Agenda Award “Emerging Leader in STEM” in 2021. Her research interests include human-robot interaction, surgical robotics, automation in construction, and haptics.