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Sachin Patil


Sachin Patil is a postdoctoral researcher in the research groups of Prof. Pieter Abbeel and Prof. Ken Goldberg at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, he pursued a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Ron Alterovitz in the Computational Robotics Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Automating repetitive surgical subtasks such as cutting and debridement canĀ facilitate supervised tele-surgery, andĀ reduce surgeon fatigue and procedure times. Programming these tasks can be difficult, however, in part because human tissue is deformable.