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UCL Mechanical Engineering
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Sara Adela Abad Guaman

  • Postdoc Research Associate
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

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Supervisors

Dr Helge Wurdemann

Research Area

Soft and Bio-inspired medical devices and field robots

Research Outline

This research aims to develop a soft actuator for giving haptic feedback to surgeons during robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

About Sara Adela Abad Guaman

In 2010, Sara obtained her bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Control Engineering from the National Polytechnic School. She then went to work on the automation of buildings and industrial processes.

In 2012 she received a scholarship from the Ecuadorian government to study at the National Secretariat for Higher Education, Sciences, Technology & Innovation of Ecuador (SENESCYT), and a year after that she received a master’s degree in artificial intelligence from the University of Southampton. In 2014 she received another scholarship from SENESCYT to study a Ph.D in Robotics, going on the successfully defend this Ph.D thesis at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. She is currently working at a Research Fellow at UCL in the area of soft robotics and haptics.

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