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Event Chairs

Conference Chair


Krzysztof Kozlowski
Poznan University of Technology
Poland


Brief Bio

Professor K. Kozlowski received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland; and the Ph.D. degree in control engineering from PUT in 1979, where he is currently a full professor of robotics and automation. He joined the IEEE in 1983 and has been a Senior Member since 1988. He is the author of a book titled Modelling and Identification in Robotics (Springer-Verlag, 1998). He was and is on the editorial boards of several Polish and international journals (e.g. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Control S ystems Technology, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Journal of Intelligent Robotic Systems, Control Society Conference Editorial Board). He has served every year since 1995 on the ICRA Program Committee. He has worked as a program chair of the International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), 2001, International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (RoMoCo) since 2001, and vice chairman of the IEEE Conference on Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR), since 2001. In 2001 he was elected as a Chairman of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Chapter in Poland. The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Poland Section Chapter, was granted 2001 Chapter of the Year Award for the first time of history of the IEEE R$A. In 2014 he was reelected as chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Chapter in Poland. He is a member of the Control Systems Society Chapter in Poland. He has served as an RAS Administrative Committee member from 2000 till 2002 and 2004 till 2005. He served IEEE Control Systems Society as a member of Board of Governors in 2002 and 2003. He is also a member of EUROMECH, European Mechanics Society, since 1994 and GAMM, Geselschaft fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, since 1992. His control interest is in control of nonholonomic systems, multi-agent systems and application of robotic systems in particular in medicine and rehabilitation.

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Program Co-Chairs


Péter Galambos
Óbuda University
Hungary


Brief Bio
Peter Galambos received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2006 and 2013 respectively. He was a Research Intern at the Toshiba Corporate Research and Development Center from 2007 to 2008, then joined to the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA-SZTAKI), where between 2010 and 2012, he held a “Young Researcher” Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. From 2011 to the end of 2015 he served as a team leader in MTA SZTAKI and coordinated the development of the VirCA VR system and its research applications. He has joined to the Óbuda University in 2013 where he participates in robotics-related R&D activities and education. He is an associate professor, appointed as the director of the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics (Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary). His current research interest includes telerobotics, networked control systems, nonlinear and time-delayed feedback systems and 3D Virtual Reality-based collaboration. ... More >>


Erdal Kayacan
Aarhus University
Denmark


Brief Bio
Erdal Kayacan received a Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2011. After finishing his post-doctoral research in KU Leuven at the division of mechatronics, biostatistics and sensors (MeBioS) in 2014, he worked in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as an assistant professor for four years. Currently, he is pursuing his research at Aarhus University at the Department of Engineering as an associate professor.

He has since published more than 110 peer-refereed
book chapters, journal and conference papers in model-based and model-free control, parameter and state estimation, and their robotics applications.  He has completed a number of research projects which have focused on the design and development of ground and aerial robotic systems, vision-based control techniques and artificial intelligence. Dr. Kayacan is co-writer of a course book “Fuzzy Neural Networks for Real Time Control Applications, 1st Edition Concepts, Modeling and Algorithms for Fast Learning”. He is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Since 1st Jan 2017, he is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics. ... More >>

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