Section Editors

Section Board for 'Actuators for Robotics' (17)

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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. 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
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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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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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
Dr. Hai Wang
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Discipline of Engineering and Energy, Centre of Water, Energy, Waste, Murdoch University, Perth, WA 6150, Australia
Interests: sliding mode control and observer; adaptive control; robotics and mechatronics; neural networks; nonlinear systems; vehicle dynamics and control
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Prof. Dr. Gianluca Rizzello
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Department of Systems Engineering and Department of Material Science and Engineering, Saarland University, 66121 Saarbruecken, 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
Prof. Dr. Jun Shintake
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Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Intelligent Systems Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
Interests: dielectric elastomer actuators; soft robotics; soft actuators; soft sensors
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Prof. Dr. Sang-Youn Kim
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Interaction Laboratory, Advanced Research Technology Center, Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University of Technology and Education, Chungjeol-ro, Byeongcheon-myeon, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan, ChungNam 330-708, Korea
Interests: haptic rendering; tactile actuators; human–computer interaction; smart transducer; 3D object modeling; sensor; virtual reality
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Dr. Daniele Leonardis
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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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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. 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
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. 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. Aslan Miriyev
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1. Materials and Technology Center of Robotics, Empa- Swiss Federal Labs for Materials Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
2. Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Interests: 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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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
Prof. Dr. Wenjun (Chris) Zhang
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9, Canada
Interests: design; manufacturing; management; robotics and mechatronics; safety and resilience; informatics; human science
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