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Mahdieh NejatiPhD Student Mechanical EngineeringAdvisor: Brenna Argall

Mahdieh is a doctoral student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northwestern University. She received her B.E. (Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and her M.S. in Robotics from Northwestern University. She has worked at several robotics labs and startups in New Zealand and the US. She has experience working with smart material, wearable devices, and surgical platforms. She co-invented fabric sensors while at StretchSense Inc., helping expand the product line to wearable applications. Her current research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and control strategies with applications in assistive devices, rehabilitation and medical robotics. She is particularly interested in developing novel algorithms for shared-control in assistive robotics

My current research interests are in engineering solutions that improve the usability of assistive devices and increase the adoption of assistive robots for those with motor impairments with the aim of increased personal independence. Specifically, my research is focused on developing algorithms that adapt robot assisitive autonomy to individual usage characteristics of individuals operating high-dimensional assistive devices with commonly used low-dimensional interfaces.

M.S. Robotics, Northwestern University, 2015

B.E. (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2012

ME 449: Robotic Manipulation, Fall 2019

COMP_SCI 301: Introduction to Robotics Laboratory, Fall 2017

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