About Me

Post-doc student

Charm Lab

Mechanical Engineering

Stanford University

Palo Alto, California, USA

Background

Dec, 2018 Post doctoral fellow Perceptual Robotics
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
Supervisor Prof. Antonio Frisoli
July, 2017 Ph.D. degree Perceptual Robotics
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
Thesis Title Design, Implementation and Control of an Underactuated Hand Exoskeleton
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Antonio Frisoli
Dec., 2016 Visiting PhD Student Virtual Reality Modelling Group
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Miguel A. Otaduy
Oct., 2013 M.Sc. Mechatronics
Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Thesis Title Design, implementation and BCI-based control of a series elastic mobile robot for home-based physical rehabilitation
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Volkan Patoglu
June, 2011 B.Sc. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
Thesis Title Impedance Control of a Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation System RehabRoby
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Duygun Erol Barkana

Research Interest

My main research is in the area of physical human-machine interaction, in particular, design and control of force feedback robotic systems with applications to rehabilitation and haptic.

Publications

Journals

  1. M. Sarac, M. Solazzi, and A. Frisoli: A Review of Robotic Hand Exoskeletons for Rehabilitative, Assistive or Haptic App, Transaction of Haptics (ToH), SUBMITTED, 2018
  2. M. Sarac, M. Solazzi, M. A. Otaduy, and A. Frisoli: Rendering strategies for underactuated hand exoskeletons, IEEE Robotic Automation Letters (RA-L), 3:2087–2092, 2018
  3. M. Sarac, M. Solazzi, E. Sotgiu, Ma. Bergamasco, and A. Frisoli: Design and kinematic optimization of a novel underactuated robotic hand exoskeleton, Meccanica, pages 1–13, 2016
  4. M. Sarac, M. A. Ergin, and V. Patoglu: AssistOn-Mobile: A series elastic holonomic mobile platform for upper extremity rehabilitation, ROBOTICA, 32:1433 – 1459, 2014

International Conferences

  1. M. Sarac, D. Leonardis, M. Gabardi, M. Solazzi, A. Frisoli: Bilateral Rehabilitation of Hand Grasping with an Underactuated Hand Exoskeleton, International Conference on Neurorehabilitation: Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III, pp:205-209, 2018
  2. A. Di Guardo, M. Sarac, M. Gabardi, D. Leonardis, M. Solazzi, and A. Frisoli: Sensitivity analysis and identification of human parameters for an adaptive, underactuated hand exoskeleton, International Symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics (ARK), pp 449-457, 2018
  3. M. Sarac, M. Solazzi, M. A. Otaduy, and A. Frisoli: Rendering strategies for underactuated hand exoskeletons, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018
  4. D. Lobo, M. Sarac, M. Verschoor, M. Solazzi, A. Frisoli, and M. A. Otaduy: Proxy-based haptic rendering for underactuated haptic devices, IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC), pages 1–6, 2017
  5. M. Barsotti, E. Sotgiu, D. Leonardis, M. Sarac, G. Sgherri, G. Lamola, F. Chiara, C. Procopio, C. Chisari, and A. Frisoli: A novel approach for upper limb robotic rehabilitation for stroke patients, International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications (pp. 459-469). Springer, Cham., 2016
  6. E. Koyas, M. Sarac, A. Erdogan, M. Cetin, and V. Patoglu: Design and comparative evaluation of a BCI-based upper extremity robotic rehabilitation protocol, IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), pages 1–6, 2015
  7. M. Sarac, E. Koyas, A. Erdogan, M. Cetin, and V. Patoglu: Brain computer interface based robotic rehabilitation with online modification of task speed, IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), pages 1–6, 2013
  8. M. Sarac, M. A. Ergin, and V. Patoglu: AssistOn-Mobile: A series elastic holonomic mobile platform for upper extremity rehabilitation., In IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC), pages 1–6, 2013

National Conferences

  1. M. Sarac, M. Solazzi, D. Leonardis, E. Sotgiu, M. Bergamasco, and A. Frisoli: Design of an Underactuated Hand Exoskeleton with Joint Estimation, Advances in Italian Mechanism Science (pp. 97-105). Springer, Cham, 2017
  2. M. Yalcin, M. Sarac, and V. Patoglu: Ust ekstremite fiziksel rehabilitasyonu için seri elastik holonomik gezgin robot, Türkiye Robotbilim Konferansı (ToRK), 2015
  3. E. Koyas, M. Sarac, A. Erdogan, V. Patoglu, and M. Cetin: Control of a BCI-based upper limb rehabilitation system with posterior probabilities, IEEE Sinyal İsleme ve Iletisim Uygulamalari Kurultayi, 2013

Book Chapters

  1. F. Stroppa, M. Sarac Stroppa, S. Marcheschi, C. Loconsole, E. Sotgiu, M. Solazzi, D. Buongiorno, and A. Frisoli: Real-time 3D tracker in robot-based neurorehabilitation, Assistive Computer Vision, Elsevier, 2018