Murilo Marinho


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I am a robotics researcher with deployments in physical robots for surgical, space, and science. 

With over 50 peer-reviewed publications, I strive to contribute to flagship robotics journals such as T-RO, RAM, and RA-L and have contributed to leading journals in surgical robotics such as T-MRB and IJMRCAS.

Many of my contributions also feature in flagship conferences such as ICRA and IROS, including the winner of the IROS'23 Best Application Paper Award

My contribution to the surgical robot SmartArm has been featured as part of the Best Innovation Award and Overall Winner Award in the Surgical Robotic Challenge 2019. Such achivements have also featured in an interview for TBS 's Origins of the Future未来の起源」.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Autonomous Enforcement of Geometrical Constraints for Robots in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Microsurgery, University of Tokyo

Award Date: 1 Sept 2018

Master in Science, Robot-aided Endoscope Control Under Laparoscopic Surgery Constraints Using Dual Quaternions, Universidade de Brasilia

Award Date: 1 Apr 2014

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Development of Platforms for Needle Guiding in Medical Procedures Using Dual Quaternions, Universidade de Brasilia

Award Date: 1 Feb 2012

External positions

Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo

Apr 2019Dec 2023

Research Associate, University of Tokyo

Oct 2018Mar 2019


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