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January 2015


M. Ali Nasseri, M.Sc.

Full member of GSISH

Contact - Details:

Department of Robotics and Embedded Systems 
Institut für Informatik VI
TU München
Boltzmannstraße 3 
85748 Garching 

Phone: +49 (0)89.289.18140
     +49 (0)89.289.18107

E-mail: ali.nasseri(at)


Project Details:

Robot-assisted microscopic manipulation for vitreo-retinal ophthalmologic surgery

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alois Knoll
Prof. Dr. Dr. Chris P. Lohmann

Start of PhD-work at GSISH:
Feb 2011

Project Description:

The project aims towards research and development of an innovative robotic assistance device for vitreo-retinal surgery. Eye surgeons around the world have to deal with every day scenarios demanding high-precision manipulation of surgical devices. The manipulation accuracy can be in the scale of microns which is very difficult to achieve even by the most trained and experienced surgeon.
Till date a few robotic devices exist to assist surgeons in such high-precision tasks. However, these devices have some limitations in terms of usability respectively integration and are not yet widely used. We propose an innovative robotic device towards overcoming the current limitations. Main focus will be the development, control and evaluation of this apparatus such that inadequateness of prevalent devices and methods can be improved, the delicate technique of vitreo-retinal surgery can be facilitated, the risk of complications reduced and new perspectives for novel therapeutic strategies may become feasible. 


Publications/Conference Papers: 

M. Ali Nasseri, Emmanuel Dean-Leon, Suraj Nair, Martin Eder, Mathias Maier, C. P. Lohmann, and Alois Knoll.
"Clinical motion tracking and motion analysis during ophthalmic surgery using electromagnetic tracking system"
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2012), pages 1006-1010. IEEE Press, October 2012.

M. Pak, A. Nasseri
"Load-velocity Characteristics of a Stick-slip Piezo Actuator"
Proceedings der Actuator 2012. International Conference on New Actuators (ACTUATOR-12), P. 755, Bremen, Germany, June 2012.

M. Ali Nasseri and Masoud Asadpour
"Control of Flocking Behavior Using informed Agents: an experimental study"

IEEE Swarm Intelligent Symposium SIS'11,

F. Arvin, K. Samsudin, M. Ali Nasseri
"Design of a Differential-Drive Wheeled Robot Controller with Pulse-Width Modulation"

IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems and Industrial Applications
CITISIA'09, pp.143-147, Monash University, July 2009.

Jing Wu, M. Ali Nasseri, Martin Eder, M. Azqueta Gavaldon, C. P. Lohmann, and Alois Knoll   
“The 3d eyeball FTA model with needle rotation”
APCBEE Procedia 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Technology - ICBET 2012. Elsevier, May 2013.

M. Maier, M. Ali Nasseri, D. Zapp, M. Eder, K. Kobuch, C. P. Lohmann, and Alois Knoll
“Robot-assisted vitreoretinal surgery”
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO 2013), Seattle, USA, May 2013.

Suraj Nair, M. Ali. Nasseri, Martin Eder, Chris P. Lohmann, and Alois Knoll.
"Embedded middleware and hard real-time based architecture for robto assisted ophthalmic surgery". The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, London, UK, June 2013.

M. Ali Nasseri, Martin Eder, Suraj Nair,  Emmanuel Dean-Leon, Daniel Zapp, Mathias Maier, C. P. Lohmann, and Alois Knoll.
“The introduction of a new robot for assistance in ophthalmic surgery”
In 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC´13). IEEE Press, July 2013. 

M. Ali Nasseri, Martin Eder, Emmanuel Dean-Leon, Suraj Nair, Mathias Maier, Daniel Zapp, C. P. Lohmann, and Alois Knoll.
"Kinematics and dynamics analysis of a hybrid parallel-serial micromanipulator designed for biomedical applications"
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM2013). IEEE Press, July 2013. accepted.


Personal Details:

For Curriculum Vitae of M. Ali Nasseri please click here.