The Future with Robots, AI, and Automation

The Future with Robots, AI, and Automation

Are you afraid that you lose your job to a robot, AI, or automation? Do you have questions about what the future will be like with current advances in technology? Do you concern about ethics when robots enter our world? If you have any of these questions, do not forget to watch Dr. Madi's discussion with the Roboticist, Michael Overstreet, on his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kY8vlPv6qg Download the discussion presentation HERE! Download the free PDF of the talk containing more examples and an appendix of the professions and the degree to which they are susceptible to automation HERE. Do not forget…
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Mahdieh Babaiasl Received Prestigious SWE Scholarship

Mahdieh Babaiasl Received Prestigious SWE Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that Madi has received the prestigious Wanda Munn (SWE Eastern Washington Section) Scholarship for her outstanding academic achievement as well as strong engineering potential. The SWE Scholarship Selection Committee reviewed over 1,500 applications that year in making its choices. See the other Mecharithm News in the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/news/ If you enjoyed this post, please consider contributing to help us with the website's running costs and keep making awesome content for you. We deeply thank you for your generous contribution! Do not forget to contact us: Be sure to let us know your thoughts and questions about…
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Madi Successfully Defended Her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering ๐Ÿฅณ

Madi Successfully Defended Her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering ๐Ÿฅณ

PhD Defence in Mechanical Engineering On July 22nd, Madi has successfully defended her PhD in Mechanical Engineering. It all started out with a virtual defence. Her presentation took about an hour and then the committee questioned her for another hour! They finally announced that she is now Dr. Babaiasl. Hurrah! She got to finish hr PhD in Mechanical Engineering successfully! Graduation Photos The Commencement this year is all virtual (Bummer)! However, Madi had the chance to wear the Doctoral Gown and Tam! It took her 20+ years to wear these beauties! Cheers! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ BUT she is not done yet! ๐Ÿ˜†…
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Mahdieh Babaiasl Was an Invited Speaker to WSU’s Seminar Series

Mahdieh Babaiasl Was an Invited Speaker to WSU’s Seminar Series

On Nov. 2019, Mahdieh Babaiasl was invited to give a talk on Waterjet Steerable Needles at WSU's Seminar Series at Tri-Cities Campus. The topic of the talk was "Waterjet-assisted Needle Steering to be Used for Medical Applications". The abstract of the talk Steerable needle technology has the promise of improving outcomes by enhancing the accuracy of different therapies and biopsies, as they can be steered to a target location around obstacles. Achieving small radius of curvature and being able to control both radius of curvature and tip travel are of paramount importance in steerable needles to accomplish the increase in…
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Mahdieh Babaiasl Attended 2019 Academic Showcase at WSU

Mahdieh Babaiasl Attended 2019 Academic Showcase at WSU

Mahdieh Babaiasl participated in annual 2019 Research Expo held by Washington State University. At this Expo Researchers present their research to the general public and researchers from different disciplines. In this event, Mahdieh presented her research on Waterjet Steerable Needles that received quite attention from the audience. Poster of the Event: Abstract of the Proposal: Water-jet technology has recently been used in medical applications such as surgery for dissection of organs, dentistry, bone cutting, and wound debridement. Measuring, and controlling depth of cut of water-jet is important for medical applications. For example, in surgical applications using water-jet, selective cutting is…
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Mahdieh Babaiasl Was Chosen to Represent MME Department at WSU’s 3 Minute Research Competition

Mahdieh Babaiasl Was Chosen to Represent MME Department at WSU’s 3 Minute Research Competition

Mahdieh Babaiasl have been chosen to represent Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department at WSU's 2019 3 minute research competition. Abstract of the proposal for the competition is as follows: Water-jet technology has recently been used in medical applications such as surgery for dissection of organs, dentistry, bone cutting, and wound debridement. Measuring, and controlling depth of cut of water-jet is important for medical applications. For example, in surgical applications using water-jet, selective cutting is a must, and water-jet should cut the desired layer and should not go further, and this requirement dictates a predictive model for it. We have experimentally…
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WSU INSIDER Featured Mahdieh Babaiasl

WSU INSIDER Featured Mahdieh Babaiasl

WSU INSIDER featured Mahdieh Babaiasl's research on Frature-directed Waterjet Steerable Needles. The featured article is titled as "Cutting-edge needles promise more accuracy in medical procedures" and interviewed graduate students Mahdieh Babaiasl, and Fan Yang who conduct research on Steerable Needles under the supervision of Dr. John Swensen. The researchers, including John Swensen and graduate students Mahdieh Babaiasl and Fan Yang, test their waterjet-based, steerable needles that could improve accuracy and control and reduce tissue damage for many common, non-invasive medical procedures. To read the full article please CLICK HERE! You can see the other posts on the Mecharithm News, and…
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Mahdieh Babaiasl Featured on DailyEvergreen

Mahdieh Babaiasl Featured on DailyEvergreen

Mahdieh Babaiasl is featured on an article entitled "Researchers develop new needle" on the DailyEvergreen. In this interview, she talked about her research on waterjet steerable needles in which the direction of the tissue fracture is controlled by angled waterjet nozzle with subsequent following of the superelastic needle. Continuing this process will lead to steering of the needle to the target. To read more please Click HERE! You can see the other posts on Mecharithm News, and waterjet steerable needles in the links below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/news/ https://www.mecharithm.com/category/needles/ If you enjoyed this post, please consider contributing to help us with the website's…
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Mahdieh Babaiasl Received SWE’s Registration Grant

Mahdieh Babaiasl Received SWE’s Registration Grant

Mahdieh Babaiasl received Registration Grant to attend Society of Women Engineer (SWE)'s Annual conference (we18) held at Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2018. She has been featured in the following video (see 0:17): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utByKRlw7lw&feature=youtu.be Here are some of the photos and videos of the held conference: https://www.mecharithm.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Society-of-Women-Engineers-SWE-Annual-Conference-2018-WE18.mp4 You can see more News for the Mecharithm in the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/news/ If you enjoyed this post, please consider contributing to help us with the website's running costs and keep making awesome content for you. We deeply thank you for your generous contribution! Do not forget to contact us: Be sure to let us know…
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Waterjet Steerable Needles’ Abstract Published in WSU’s Website

Waterjet Steerable Needles’ Abstract Published in WSU’s Website

Our abstract entitled "WATERJET STEERABLE NEEDLES: A NEW PROMISE FOR IMPROVING MEDICAL PROCEDURES" about waterjet steerable needles is accepted for WSU's this year Academic Showcase but the actual event is not held because of the outbreak of the COVID-19. Mahdieh Babaiasl, and Fan Yang are presenters of this abstract under the supervision of Dr. John Swensen. Abstract of the Waterjet Steerable Needle Steerable needles are a type of medical devices that can steer around obstacles to reach to a target location within patient anatomy and thus can improve the accuracy of medical procedures. Radius of curvature is an important parameter…
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