Biomimetics and Dextrous Manipulation Lab


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Sam Frishman

  • Status = 2nd year Stanford M.E. graduate student
  • Email =
  • Phone = +1 515-451-7879
  • Skype = sam.frish


I am a second year PhD student in the department of mechanical engineering. I did my undergrad at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where I majored in mechanical engineering and minored in computer science. I grew up Ames, Iowa.

Research Interests

I am working on creating a teleoperated, force transparent needle manipulator for real-time image guided procedures. Details can be found here: Needle Manipulator

General research interests include:

  • Medical Robotics
  • Controls
  • Computer Vision and Machine Learning


Burkhard, N., Frishman, S., Gruebele, A., Whitney, J.P., Goldman, R., Daniel, B.L., Cutkosky, M.R., "A rolling-diaphragm hydrostatic transmission for remote MR-guided needle insertion," IEEE ICRA 2017 (pdf). Best Robotics Paper Finalist

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