About Us

The INSPIRE Lab at IIT Madras is focused on developement of safe and affordable robotic systems for surgical and image guided interventions and their clinical traslation. It is a truely interdisciplinary place with research opportunities in various disciplines in engineering and design including mechanical, biomedical, computer science, electrical and electronics engineering.

INSPIRE Lab is headed by Dr. Nirav Patel. Prior to joining Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras, he was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Iulian Iordachita at Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, Johns Hopkins University. He received the PhD degree in Robotics Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2017, Dr. Gregory Fischer was his Ph.D advisor. His current research interests include medical robotics, image guided interventions, robot assisted microsurgery, path planning and machine learning.

We are located in the Department of Engineering Design ED-318A.