Prof. Mandayam A. Srinivasan


TouchLab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 

Title: "Haptics: Science, Technology, and Applications"

Abstract: Haptics is a rapidly emerging area concerned with computation, cognition, and communication underlying touch interactions in humans and machines. In this lecture, Prof. Srinivasan will present the scientific and technological underpinnings of Haptics. He will also cover exciting applications of Haptics demonstrated by his group, such as virtual reality based simulators for training surgeons, real-time touch interactions between people across the internet and direct control of machines from brain neural signals. He will summarize more recent results that include haptic exploration and manipulation at micro/nano precision, C. elegans biomechanics of touch, autonomous robotic fingertips, and human – machine interactions in healthcare applications.

About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium on Level 7 are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


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