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Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction
Arash Ajoudani is a tenured senior scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), where he leads the Human-Robot Interfaces and physical Interaction (HRI²) laboratory. He received his PhD degree in Robotics and Automation from University of Pisa and IIT in 2014. He is a recipient of the European Research Council (ERC) starting grant 2019, the coordinator of the Horizon-2020 project SOPHIA, and the co-coordinator of the Horizon-2020 project CONCERT. He also coordinates /is a principal investigator of a number of technology transfer initiatives such as JOiiNT lab. He is a recipient of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Early Career Award 2021, and winner of the 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 Solution Award 2020 (MECSPE2020), the best conference paper award at Humanoids 2018, for the best interactive paper award at Humanoids 2016, for 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 the executive manager of the IEEE-RAS Young Reviewers' Program (YRP), and as chair and representative of the IEEE-RAS Young Professionals Committee. 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. His main research interests are in physical human-robot interaction, mobile manipulation, robust and adaptive control, assistive robotics, and tele-robotics.
Fusaro F., Lamon E., De Momi E., Ajoudani A.
A Human-Aware Method to Plan Complex Cooperative and Autonomous Tasks using Behavior Trees
IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robotics, HUMANOIDS
Conference Paper Conference
Kim W., Peternel L., Lorenzini M., Babic J., Ajoudani A.
A Human-Robot Collaboration Framework for Improving Ergonomics During Dexterous Operation of Power Tools
Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, vol. 68
Ruiz Garate V., Gholami S., Ajoudani A.
A Scalable Framework for Multi-Robot Tele-Impedance Control
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
Article in Press Journal
Tassi F., De Momi E., Ajoudani A.
Augmented Hierarchical Quadratic Programming for Adaptive Compliance Control
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Conference Paper Conference
Wu Y., Lamon E., Zhao F., Kim W., Ajoudani A.
A Unified Approach for Hybrid Motion Control of MOCA Based on Weighted Whole-body Cartesian Impedance Formulation
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Anticipatory Control of Human-Robot Interaction: Towards Enabling Flexible and Agile Work Practices
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
From Human Kinodynamic Monitoring to Cobot Anticipatory Control
Winter School on Components for Wearable and Collaborative Robots
School (Summer school, ...)
A collaborative robotic approach to pandemic preparedness and response
IEEE I-RAS event on robotics against COVID-19
Enabling Flexible and Agile Work Practices using KUKA Collaborative Robotic Technologies
KUKA Customer Stories
Flexible automation through autonomous wheeled robotic manipulators
IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Informatics Systems
Award and Achievements
IEEE RAS Early Academic Career Award in Robotics and Automation, 2021.
Balatti P., Lamon E., Fusaro F., Ajoudani A.
Finalist of the Solution Award 2020
Winner of the 2018 Amazon Research Awards
Winner of the 2019 ERC starting grant
Kim W., Lorenzini M., Balatti P., Ajoudani A.
Winner of the Solution Award 2019
Peternel L., Kim W., Ajoudani A., Yoshida E.
Ergonomic Human-Robot Collaboration: Applications and Future Research
Benoussaad M., Ajoudani A., Tsuji T., Rakotondrabe M.
From human-robot interaction to collaborative control: a human centered perspective
Gandarias J., Ajoudani A., Manuel Gomez J., Park J.
Humanoids 2021 Workshop on Floating-base Robots in Manufacturing and Logistics Operations: Opportunities and Challenges
Maurice P., Huber M.E., Latella C., Ivaldi S., Ajoudani A.
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Advance Physical Human-Robot Interaction : Physical Assistance for Occupational Applications
Kim W., Ajoudani A., Peternel L., Yoshida E.
Ergonomic Human-Robot Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges
Colleagues of Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction
Laura Galinta Support Administrative Assistant Humanoids & Human Centered Mechatronics Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction Dynamic Legged Systems Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation