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At AMMI lab, our aim is to develop smart medical instruments that could help surgeries to be less invasive and more accurate. To accomplish this task, we intend to incorporate advanced biocompatible materials and smart components in our designs. Our projects cover a vast majority of topics such as material characterization and training, design and development, testing and evaluations, shape sensing, robotic instrumentation, image processing, and nonlinear feedback control studies. To find out more about our research activities, please check out the research tab.


AMMI is a research laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Hawaii at Manoa.


Prospective graduate students should click here to find about our new positions and application process.

We have an opening for a competent visiting research scholar.

We also accept limited number of interns every year from highly motivated individuals. 

Undergraduate students: To check out our Vertically Integrated Projects (VIPs) click here

Our current major projects are: (a) a robotic needle that bends through the tissue with actuation and control to deliver therapeutic drugs or take biopsy samples, (b) a new transcatheter mitral valve device that can assist positioning the mitralclip during surgery, (c) a control algorithm for a robust adaptive motion planning of active surgical needles, and (d) Finite Element Analyses and simulation of medical devices that work outside or inside the tissue.

Recent News


Jun 06, 2019

Our recent work was considered for publication in Journal of Medical Devices after revision

May 28, 2019

Paper was published in Robotica

Apr 26, 2019

Saeed's comprehensive exam

Saeed successfully proposed his PhD plans to the committee and advanced to candidacy. Good luck Saeed with the rest of your studies.

Apr 16, 2019

Two posters were presented at Design of Medical Devices Confernece

​Zahra presented her recent works

Mar 01, 2019

a new undergraduate joined our lab to work on Vertically Integrated Project

Silvija joined AMMI lab in Spring 2019 to work on an exciting project to develop a therapeutic ultrasonic device.


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