nir shvalb

Nir Shvalb, Ph.D.,

ד''ר ניר שוולב

Engineering Faculty,

Ariel University, Israel.

Personal:

Milken's Campus
Department of Industrial Engineering,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Ariel University
P.O. Box 3, Ariel 40700, Israel.
Tel.: (972) 3-9066325
Fax: (972) 3-9066322
Email address: nirsh AT ariel.ac.il
My mathematical genealogy

A commenrcial company I founded: Homins surgical system enables surgical procedures otherwise considered as unfeasible. The Humanoid shaped robotic arms mimic human dexterity and surpass human flexibility with 360 articulation and a variety of minimally-invasive access configurations.
A commenrcial company I founded: Enables radiologists and physicians to remotely analyze ultrasound scans as if the patient was right next to them. Converted data extracted from ultrasound device can be manipulated, analyzed and evaluated while a Probe and Pad system provides a user interface allows intuitive navigation.

Research interests:

My main field of research is robotics. Among other things, I deal with theoretical robotics, medical robotics, micro-robotics, global motion planning and one based on three-dimensional sensing systems. My theoretical research is based on algebraic topology - I explore the spatial configurations of graphs under different geometric constraints. My practical research work is carried out in the laboratory of kinematics and computational geometry. I am involved in three main fields of research: Practical Robotics; General Robotics research and Applications of algebraic topology for robotics research. For example I deal with Medical Robotics: I founded 'MeMic Medical LTD.' company. The robot is the first of its kind for gynecological NOTES. I also founded 'Innoging LTD.' which provides a system that will enable repeated analysis of radiologists. Some of my research efforts are dedicated to hyper-redundant robots, flexible robots, Navigation Functions for uncertainty conditions, Pedestrians motion prediction, traffic supervision in the age of autonomous cars, multi-agents with multiple targets etc.
תחום המחקר העיקרי של הוא רובוטיקה. בין השאר אני עוסק ברובוטיקה תיאורטית, ברובוטיקה רפואית, מיקרו-רובוטיקה, תכנון תנועה גלובאלי וכזה הנסמך על מערכות חישה תלת ממדיות. המחקר התיאורטי שלי נסמך על טופולוגיה אלגברית - אני חוקר מרחבי קונפיגורציה של גרפים תחת אילוצים גיאומטריים שונים. עבודת המחקר המעשית שלי מתבצעת במעבדה לקינמטיקה וגיאומטריה חישובית אשר אני עומד בראשה ביחד עם חברי ד"ר בעז בן משה. אני עוסק גם במגוון תחומים בתחום תקשורת הרדיו החורגים מתחום הרובוטיקה.

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