Professor Fischer is a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering with an appointment in Biomedical Engineering at WPI. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University, where he was part of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgery. At WPI he has been an integral part of developing the Robotics Engineering program and teaches primarily junior-level and graduate courses in Robotics.
Faculty research is wide ranging and involves students in every step of research and exploration, so PhD students have nearly endless choices. Working in this wide-ranging field means you’re always innovating on exciting new problems and challenges in real time. The energy in our labs is contagious and breeds revolutionary approaches to robotics.
Current research includes:
- Medical robots for patient care and image-guided surgery
- Humanoid robotics
- Assistive, rehabilitation, and human augmentation robotics
- Robots for firefighting and other first responders