Professor Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij

Professor Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij



BEng, MSc, PhD

Professional Distinctions

Member of IMechE Mechatronics Forum Steering Committee


  • Director of Robotic Exoskeleton and Rehabilitation Lab
  • Leader of BioMechatronics and Medical Robotics Research Group

Research interests

Areas of research interest: - Biomechatronics/biorobotics/biomimetics - Intelligent control, sensors and actuators in robotics applicaitons

My research interests lie in the areas of Mechatronics and Robotics, in particular biomechatronics/biorobotics. These include research in distributed smart sensors, actuators, machine intelligence and control, and machine vision, for a wide range of applications in Medicine, Healthcare, Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies. I have also been involved in industrial automation and robotics projects in the past.

The human body combines intelligence with sophisticated sensors and actuators. Thus, being a fascinating example of natural biomechatronics, this makes it the most logical source of inspiration and study when designing and developing similar intelligent systems.

Living creatures, in general, with unique characteristics provide great sources for learning and inspiration.

Research projects have been funded by EPSRC, DTI, Yorkshire Forward and Industry. They are usually carried out with close collaboration of several industrial partners and inclde the endusers from the outset.

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Student education

Mechatronics, Robotics and related subjects including: - Mechatronics - Actuator Systems - Robotics and Machine Intelligence - Mechatronics and Robotics Applications

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Design, Robotics and Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Bio-mechatronics and robotics

Current postgraduate researchers

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