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Rashid Yasin

Education Information


Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of California Los Angeles 2014
Bachelor of Science, Engineering Sciences, Harvard College 2012

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Current Projects
Robotic Exploration of Unstructured Environments
Middle Ear Robotic Surgery
Cochlear Implant Surgery


  • Yasin, R., Wang, L., Abah, C., & Simaan, N. (2018). Using continuum robots for force-controlled semi autonomous organ exploration and registration. In Medical Robotics (ISMR), 2018 International Symposium on (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • Simaan, N., Yasin, R. M., & Wang, L. (2018). Medical Technologies and Challenges of Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Intervention and Diagnostics. Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems1, 465-490.
  • Salman, H., Ayvali, E., Srivatsan, R.A., Ma, Y., Zevallos, N., Yasin, R., Wang, L., Siman, N. and Choset, H. (2017). Trajectory-optimized sensing for active search of tissue abnormalities in robotic surgery. IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
  • Chalasani, P., Wang, L., Yasin, R., Simaan, N., & Taylor, R. H. (2018). Preliminary Evaluation of an Online Estimation Method for Organ Geometry and Tissue Stiffness. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters3(3), 1816-1823.
  • Wang, L., Chen, Z., Chalasani, P., Yasin, R. M., Kazanzides, P., Taylor, R. H., & Simaan, N. (2017). Force-controlled exploration for updating virtual fixture geometry in model-mediated telemanipulation. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics9(2), 021010.
  • Yasin, R., Aiello, G. & Simaan, N (2017). Exploring Reflected Light Intensity to Estimate Depth of the Basal Turn in Cochlear Implant Surgery. In The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics.
  • Yasin, R., O'Connell, B. P., Yu, H., Hunter, J. B., Wanna, G. B., Rivas, A. et al. (2017). Steerable Robot-assisted Micromanipulation in the Middle Ear: Preliminary Feasibility Evaluation. Otology & Neurotology, 38(2), 290–295.
  • O'Connell, B., Yu, H., Rivas, A., Hunter, J., Yasin, R., Wanna, G. B. et al (2016). Steerable Robot Assisted Micro-Manipulation in the Middle Ear: Preliminary Feasibility Evaluation. In Combined Otolaryngology Society Meeting (COSM). Chicago, Illinois.
  • Wang, L., Chen, Z., Chalasani, P., Yasin, R. M., Kazanzides, P., Taylor, R. H. et al. (2016). Force-Controlled Exploration for Updating Virtual Fixture Geometry In Model-Mediated Telemanipulation. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, In press.

Prior to ARMA Lab:

  • S Mikaiel, R Yasin, S Ross, MW Wahi-Anwar, J Simonelli, D Lu, K Sung, T-C Tsao, HH Wu. Imaging Assessment and Feasibility of a Hydrostatically Actuated Robotic Systems for Real-Time MRI-Guided Interventions. Proceedings ISMRM Twenty-Third Scientific Sessions, 2015, p4142.
  • Y.C. Chang, B Berry-Pusey, R Yasin, N Vu, B Maraglia, A.X. Chatzijoannou, and T.C. Tsao. An Automated Mouse Tail Vascular Access System by Vision and Pressure Feedback. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Vol 10. 2014
  • Yasin, R., Mikaiel, S., Sung, K., Lu, D., Wu, H., Tsao, T.C. "A Hydrostatically Actuated Robotic System for Real-time MRI-guided Interventions"  10th Interventional MRI Symposium 2014, Leipzig, Germany.
  • Frech, Abraham., Orozco, D., Davoudi, K., Ding, C., Field, R., Yasin, R., Roche, E., Holland, D., Walsh, C. "Laparoscopic Device for Direct and Indirect SuctionJ. Med. Devices 7(3), 2013.


Medical and flexible robotics