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Arash Ajoudani

Senior Researcher Tenured - Principal Investigator
Human-Robot Interfaces and Interaction
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Arash Ajoudani is the director of the Human-Robot Interfaces and Interaction (HRI²) laboratory at IIT. He also coordinates the Robotics for Manufacturing (R4M) lab of the Leonardo labs, and is a principal investigator of the IIT-Intellimech JOiiNT lab. 

He is a recipient of the European Research Council (ERC) proof-of-concept grant 2023 Real-Move and the ERC starting grant 2019 (Ergo-Lean), the coordinator of the Horizon-2020 project SOPHIA, the co-coordinator of the Horizon-2020 project CONCERT, and a principal investigator of the HORIZON-MSCA project RAICAM, and the national projects LABORIUS, COROMAN, and ReFinger.  He is a recipient of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Early Career Award 2021, and winner of the SmartCup Liguria award 2023, Amazon Research Awards 2019, of the Solution Award 2019 (MECSPE2019), of the KUKA Innovation Award 2018, of the WeRob best poster award 2018, and of the best student paper award at ROBIO 2013. His PhD thesis was a finalist for the Georges Giralt PhD award 2015 - best European PhD thesis in robotics. He was also a finalist for the best paper award on mobile manipulation at IROS 2022, the best paper award at Humanoids 2022 (oral category), the Solution Award 2020 (MECSPE2020), the best conference paper award at Humanoids 2018, the best interactive paper award at Humanoids 2016, the best oral presentation award at Automatica (SIDRA) 2014, and for the best manipulation paper award at ICRA 2012. 

He is the author of the book "Transferring Human Impedance Regulation Skills to Robots" in the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR), and several publications in journals, international conferences, and book chapters. He is currently serving as an elected IEEE RAS AdCom member (2022-2024), and as chair and representative of the IEEE-RAS Young Professionals Committee, and as a Senior Editor of the International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR). He has been serving as a member of scientific advisory committee and as an associate editor for several international journals and conferences such as IEEE RAL, ICRA, IROS, ICORR, etc. He is a scholar of the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). His main research interests are in physical human-robot interaction, mobile manipulation, robust and adaptive control, assistive robotics, and tele-robotics.

All Publications
2024
Ranavolo A., Ajoudani A., Chini G., Lorenzini M., Varecchia T.
Adaptive Lifting Index (aLI) for real-time instrumental biomechanical risk assessment: concepts, mathematics, and first experimental results
MDPI Sensors
Article Journal
2024
Tassi F., Ajoudani A.
A Distributed Processing Approach for Smooth Task Transitioning in Strict Hierarchical Control
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Conference Paper Conference
2024
Liao Z., Lorenzini M., Leonori M., Zhao F., Jiang G., Ajoudani A.
An Ergo-Interactive Framework for Human-Robot Collaboration Via Learning from Demonstration
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 9, (no. 1), pp. 359-366
Article Journal
2024
Fortuna A., Lorenzini M., Leonori M., Gandarias JM., Balatti P., Cho Y., De Momi E., Ajoudani A.
A Personalizable Controller for the Walking Assistive omNi-Directional Exo-Robot (WANDER)
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Conference Paper Conference
2024
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Associate Editor
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Editorial Conference
Dissemination
2022
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Human Centric Design in Industry 5.0
2022 Technology Forum Week by The European House Ambrosetti
Public Event
2021
Ajoudani A.
Una nuova generazione di robot collaborative per un'industria competitiva
Linea 4.0 Festival
Public Event
2020
Leonori M., Villa N., Ajoudani A.
INTERFACCE UOMO-ROBOT E ROBOT COLLABORATIVI
Torino Digital Days
Public Event
2019
Ajoudani A.
Colleghi Robot: A che Punto Siamo Arrivati
Festival 4.0 at Kilometro Rosso
Public Event
2019
Ajoudani A.
Colleghi robot (our Robotic Colleagues)
Brain Forum Italy (SOMS theatre, Castellucchio)
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2023
Ajoudani A.
Cobot e intelligenza artificiale, uno sguardo al futuro
Confindustria Bergamo
Institute
2023
Ajoudani A.
Collaborazione uomo-robot per la riduzione del rischio biomeccanico nell’era industriale 4.0
XXIII congresso annuale della Società Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC)
Conference
2023
Ajoudani A.
La valutaione del rischio biomeccanico nell'interazizone con i robot collaborativi e gli esocheletri
INAIL
Institute
2023
Ajoudani A.
Learning and control for interactive robots
ETH Zurich (Autonomy Talk Series)
Institute
2023
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Loco-manipulation control of collaborative mobile manipulators for challenging construction tasks
ICRA 2023 Workshop on Configurable Collaborative Robot Technologies in Construction
Workshop/Symposium
Awards and Achievements
2024
Ranavolo A., Ajoudani A., Chini G., Silvetti A., Varrecchia T., Lorenzini M., Mobedi E., Turcksin T., Draicchio F.
CEN workshop agreement on Guideline for introducing and implementing real-time instrumental-based tools for biomechanical risk assessment
2023
Du Y., Zhang X., Leonori M., Balatti P., Jin J., Wang Q., Ajoudani A.
Best Conference Paper Award Finalist at ARSO 2023
2023
Ajoudani A.
Recognition by EU Commission under "Success Stories of the EU funded Projects 2023" (with project H2020 SOPHIA)
2023
Fortini L., Leonori M., Balatti P., Ajoudani A.
SmartCup Liguria Award (industry category)
2022
Amadio F., Laghi M., Raiano L., Rollo F., Zunino A., Raiola G., Ajoudani A.
Best Oral Paper Award Finalist at Humanoids 2022
Editorships
2023
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IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts
2023
Ajoudani A.
The International Journal of Robotics Research
2021-2022
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IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
2020-2022
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Mechatronics
2019
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IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Organized Events
2023
Peternel L., Kim W., Ben Amor H., Ajoudani A., Yoshida E.
6th Ergonomic Physical Human-Robot Collaboration: Harnessing Advancements in Robot Learning
2023
Giardini Lahr G., Ajoudani A., Vanderborght B., Bianchi M.
Socio-physical Interaction Skills for Cooperative Human-Robot Systems in Agile Production
2022
Kim W., Peternel L., Ajoudani A., Yoshida E.
5th Ergonomic Human-Robot Collaboration: How Cognitive and Physical Aspects Come Together
2022
Maurice P., Huber M., Latella C., Ivaldi S., Ajoudani A.
ICRA 2022 Workshop on Integrating Multidisciplinary Approaches to Advance Physical Human-Robot Interaction: Challenges of Interfacing Wearable Robots with the Human Neuromotor System
2021
Peternel L., Kim W., Ajoudani A., Yoshida E.
Ergonomic Human-Robot Collaboration: Applications and Future Research