Topical Advisory Panel


SeeByte Ltd., Edinburgh, EH4 2HS, UK and Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
Interests: marine robotics; underwater navigation; underwater acoustics and sonar systems; adaptive planning and scheduling
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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Interests: mechatronics; novel and biologically-inspired robotics; control of robotic systems; wireless sensor networks for robot navigation; multi-sensor data fusion and SLAM
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Department of Industrial Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: collaborative robotics; mechatronics and biomechanics; kinematic and dynamic analysis and synthesis of mechanical and biomechanical systems
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Department of Electromechanics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Interests: robotics; mechatronics; visual serving systems; identification and control
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Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull’Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA), Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI), Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) IDSIA-SUPSI, Manno, Switzerland
Interests: industrial robots; collaborative robots; control theory; wearable robotics; interaction control; human-robot collaboration; AI; ML
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1. Habilitation at Engineering Department, UTAD—University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
2. INESC TEC—Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science, Porto, Portugal
Interests: educational robotics; robotic competitions; robotics for agriculture; IoT; sensors; sensors for agriculture
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Dr. Hamid Marvi
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School for Engineering of Matter, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
Interests: bio-inspired robotics; soft robotics; magnetic micro-robotics; mechanics of animal locomotion
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St. Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Interests: haptics; robotic; medical robotics; smart surgical tools
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Interests: assistive robotics; human-robot interaction; rehabilitation engineering; neuromechanics and sensorimotor modelling; neural control of movements; intelligent systems; wearable systems; system identification
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Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Interests: medical robotics; image guided therapy; MRI; machine learning
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
Interests: robotics; mechatronics; instrumentation and control; machine learning; wearable technology
Dr. Ehsan Abbasnejad
Australian Institute for Machine Learning, University of Adelaide, 5000 Adelaide, Australia
Interests: computer vision; machine learning; AI
Department of Electrical Engineering/Department of Robot and Smart System Engineering/Construction Robot Research Institute, Kyungpook National University (KNU), Daegu, Republic of Korea
Interests: construction robotics; swarm robotics; swarm intelligence; metaheuristics; intelligent systems
Department of Computer Science, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Interests: artificial intelligence; machine learning; bio-inspired algorithms; pattern recognition; image processing; prediction
The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pontedera, Italy
Interests: ambient assisted living; cloud service robotics; ICT system for dual-task cognitive activation; pattern recognition; signal processing and experimental protocol definition
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Universitatea Stefan cel Mare Suceava, 720229 Suceava, Romania
Interests: computer science; pattern recognition; distribute artificial intelligence; high performance computing
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Department of Electro-Mechanical System Engineering, Korea University, Sejong-City, Republic of Korea
Interests: robotic manipulation; grasping; mechanical systems control
Department of Ship Automation, Faculty of Marine Electrical Engineering, Gdynia Maritime University, 83 Morska Str., 81-225 Gdynia, Poland
Interests: engineering; computer science; automation and control systems; transportation; robotics
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Dr. Davide Marocco
Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: modern technology and techniques for psychological assessment evolutionary; cognitive and collective robotics
Dr. Ho Seok Ahn
Robotics Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Interests: social robotics; human–robot interaction
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Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: social robotics & human-robot interaction; architectural aspects of robotics; robot modeling and control; networked and cooperative robotics; systems integration
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Prof. Dr. Yanghee Kim
Center for Cross-Disciplinary Research on Engaging Advanced Technology for Education (CREATE Center), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
Interests: social robotics; child robot interaction; educational robots
Departamento de Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: mobile robots navigation; mapping; SLAM; spatial cognition; sensor data processing; human-robot interaction for service robotics and systems engineering
Rolls-Royce UTC, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Interests: mechanism design for robotics; kinematic synthesis, modeling, and optimization; parallel manipulators; cable-driven manipulators; continuum robots; inspection and maintenance; medical and rehabilitation robotics
Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Cifuentes
Center for Biomechatronics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito, Bogota, Colombia
Interests: human-robot interaction; rehabilitation and assistive robotics; wearable sensors
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Interests: autonomous unmanned systems; Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS); perception and autonomous navigation of mobile robots; field robotics; mechatronics
Department of Engineering for Innovation Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Interests: soft robotics; material for soft robots; soft sensors; AI/ML; bio-inspired robotics
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Dr. Stefania Costantini
Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze dell’Informazione e Matematica (DISIM), Universitá degli Studi dell’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy
Interests: artificial intelligence; computational logic; software agents; non-monotonic reasoning; knowledge representation and reasoning; cognitive robotics
Department of Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA
Interests: digital thread; digital manufacturing; mechatronics; assembly systems; industrial robotics
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