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Surgical Robotic Systems: Design, Controls, and Algorithms

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24 Apr 2024, 9:00 AM EDT 24 Apr 2024, 10:00 AM EDT
24 Apr 2024, 2:00 PM EDT 24 Apr 2024, 3:00 PM EDT


Robotic surgery is the use of technology to perform complex medical procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control. Robotic Assisted Surgical Devices (RASDs) have the potential to reduce operation time and anesthesia use, minimize complication risk, and improve patient recovery. With the rapid acceptance of robotic surgery and slow-paced adoption, there exists several computational challenges for further exploring the limitations in functionality. This session will cover how optimization algorithms and model-based design are being used within the medical workflow, to perform pre-operative surgical planning and improve RASD design.


  • Introduction to Surgical Robotics Challenges
  • Medical Image processing for surgical planning and navigation
  • Computational challenges: workspace, thermal, and systems

Please allow approximately 45 minutes to attend the presentation and Q&A session. We will be recording this webinar, so if you can't make it for the live broadcast, register and we will send you a link to watch it on-demand.

About the Presenter

Moiz Khan is the Manager of Electrical and Computer Engineering at MathWorks, leading growth in several areas including robotics and power systems. Moiz received his BS and MS from Rutgers University and New York University, in Applied Engineering and Biomechanics, respectively. He earned his PhD at Columbia University in Mechanical Engineering, working on rehabilitation robotic platforms. During his studies, Moiz developed and patented a posture training robot for assisting in rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy and adults with spinal cord injury. Immediately following, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where his research focused on developing surgical planning and optimization algorithms and minimally invasive robotic devices. Moiz has also served as a consultant for several industry leaders on robotics and design.

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Surgical Robotic Systems: Design, Controls, and Algorithms

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