Editorial Board for section 'Actuators for Robotics'

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Members (30)

Dr. Matteo Cianchetti
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Section Editor-in-Chief
The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera (PI), Italy
Interests: soft actuators; variable stiffness technologies; biomimetics
Prof. Dr. Kyoung Kwan Ahn
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Section Board Member
School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan 680-749, Korea
Interests: IPMC modeling and control; SMA; electro active polymer; pneumatic artificial muscle; fluid power; energy harvesting; power assistant robot; rehabilitation robot; magneto-rheological fluid, electro-conjugate fluid
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Dr. Arash Ajoudani
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Human Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction lab (HRI2), Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), 16163 Genova, Italy
Interests: physical human-robot interaction; robot control; teleoperation
Prof. Dr. Gary M. Bone
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Section Board Member
Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
Interests: robot design, sensing and control; collaborative robots (Cobots); 3D machine vision for robots; robot learning from demonstration; soft pneumatic actuators; hybrid pneumatic-electric actuators; advanced control algorithms for pneumatic and hybrid actuators
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Prof. Dr. Raffaella Carloni
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Bernoulli Institute, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 9, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: novel actuators for robotics; robot control; physical human-robot interaction; prosthetics
Prof. Dr. Sabri Cetin
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Section Board Member
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Interests: mechatronics; robotics; embedded software; autonomous systems; HIL software testing; industrial automation; servo motion control; electro-hdydraulic systems; construction; mining; agricultural equipment technology
Dr. Hicham Chaoui
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Department of Electronics, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada
Interests: modeling and control of nonlinear dynamic systems; adaptive and intelligent control theory; soft-computing and machine intelligence
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Prof. Dr. Xiaoqi Chen
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School of Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
Interests: robotics; autonomous systems; intelligent manufacturing; materials processing; instrumentation
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Prof. Dr. Steve Davis
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School of Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: soft robotics; pneumatic muscles; end effectors; automation for food; healthcare robotics
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Prof. Dr. Abbas Dehghani
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Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimization (iDRO), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: biomechatronics; biorobotics; biomimetics; intelligent control; automation
Prof. Dr. Marco Fontana
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Industrial Engineering Department, University of Trento, Via Sommarive, 9, 38123 Povo, Trento, Italy
Interests: dielectric elastomer actuators; electrostatic actuators; dielectric fluid actuators; transparent transmission systems; exoskeletons; hydrostatic transmissions; variable stiffness actuators; energy efficiency
Dr. Giorgio Grioli
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Advanced Robotics Department, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Morego, 30, 16163 Genova, Italy
Interests: variable stiffness actuators; variable impedance; compliant joint/mechanism; novel actuators for natural machine motion; physical human-robot interaction; compliance and impedance control; grasping, grippers and other end-effectors; haptics and haptic interfaces; multifingered hands; prosthetics and exoskeletons
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Prof. Dr. Chun-Fei Hsu
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Interests: intelligent robotic systems and intelligent control systems using fuzzy systems and neural network technologies
Prof. Dr. Yildirim Hurmuzlu
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Interests: dynamic systems and controls; robotics; biomechanics; impact mechanics
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Prof. Dr. Sang-Youn Kim
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Director of Advanced Technology Research Center, Korea University of Technology and Education, Cheonan 31253, Korea
Interests: haptic actuator; soft actuator; soft robot; vibrotactile actuator
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Dr. Soo Jin Adrian Koh
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Section Board Member
Senior Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Heisenbergstraße, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: soft robotics; electroactive polymers; sensors; fuzzy control; energy harvesting
Dr. Daniele Leonardis
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Section Board Member
Perceptual Robotics (PERCRO) Laboratory, TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, 56010 Pisa, Italy
Interests: haptic devices and actuators; haptic perception; teleoperation; exoskeletons; robotic-assisted neurorehabilitation
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Dr. Aslan Miriyev
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Physical AI (PAI) Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel
Interests: physical AI (PAI); material intelligence; soft-material robotics; bio-hybrid robotics; soft actuation; bio-hybrid actuation; soft and structural functional composites; multi-material systems; advanced manufacturing; 3D printing
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Prof. Dr. Gianluca Palli
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Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Università di Bologna—DEI, Viale del Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: robotic manipulation; robotic hands; design and control of robotic manipulators; underwater robotics; force/tactile sensors; compliant actuation; mobile manipulation; manipulation of deformable objects
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Prof. Dr. Gianluca Rizzello
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Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH, Universität des Saarlandes, Lehrstuhl für intelligente Materialsysteme, Eschberger Weg 46, 66121 Saarbrücken, Germany
Interests: mechatronic systems; control systems; modeling; energy-based modeling and control; robust control; motion control; interaction control; self-sensing; smart materials; shape memory alloys; dielectric elastomers; soft actuators; soft robotics
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Dr. Emre Sariyildiz
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School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Interests: motion control; robotics and biomectronics
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Prof. Dr. Jun Shintake
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Department of Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
Interests: smart materials, intelligent mechanics, soft robots
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Prof. Dr. Koichi Suzumori
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Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2 Chome-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro City, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan
Interests: actuators; robotics; artificial muscle; soft robotics
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Prof. Dr. Mahdi Tavakoli
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Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Interests: medical robotics; image-guided surgery; rehabilitation robotics; haptics
Dr. Burak Temelkuran
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Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
Interests: multimaterial fibers; fiber robotics; medical robotics; sensors; surgical lasers
Prof. Dr. Bram Vanderborght
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Building Z - Room ZW105b, Pleinlaan, 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: variable impedance actuators; humanoids; bipedal locomotion; rehabilitation robotics; social robots; robot assisted therapies
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Prof. Dr. Chenguang Yang
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Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, UWE Bristol - Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Ln, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
Interests: human robot interaction and intelligent system design
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Dr. Jinchuan Zheng
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School of Software and Electrical Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, VIC 3122, Australia
Interests: control theory and applications; motion control systems; mobile robots
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Dr. Jian Zhu
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School of Science and Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
Interests: bioinspired robots; soft robots; smart materials and structures
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