Ildar Farkhatdinov, Ph.D., Robotics, human-machine interaction

Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov is a Lecturer in Robotics at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Centre of Advanced Robotics (ARQ) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He leads Human Augmentation and Interactive Robotics team (HAIR) at QMUL. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Bioengineering of Imperial College London and a Fellow of Alan Turing Institute. His primary research interests are in the field of human-robot/computer interaction, in particular haptics, telerobotics, human sensorimotor system, as well in design and control of robotic systems. He currently works on human balance control and its implementation for assistive robots and virtual reality environments.

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Imperial profile:

Before joining QMUL he was a research associate at Human Robotics group of Imperial College of London where he was involved in human-robot interaction research in European projects BALANCE, SYMBITRON and COGIMON. He got his Ph.D. with distinctions in Robotics from University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris VI Sorbonne in 2013 (Paris, France), M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Korea University of Technology and Education  in 2008 (Cheonan, South Korea), and B.Sc. with honours in Automation and Control Engineering from Moscow State University of Technology STANKIN in 2006 (Moscow, Russia).

My Ph.D. thesis was on modelling the verticality estimation and head stabilization behaviour in humans and animals, and application of the model for human like robotic systems. The results are based on the studies of biological systems, control theory methods and robotics applications. The research was performed under supervision of Prof. Vincent Hayward (UPMC) under strong collaboration with Prof. Hannah Michalska (McGill) and Prof. Alain Berthoz (College de France).

My Master studies were on development and evaluation of human-robot interfaces for teleoperation of mobile robotic systems. The studies were performed in the group of Prof. Jee-Hwan Ryu in collaboration with Prof. Jury Poduraev. The results of the study were also applied to surgical robotic systems.

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Human Robotics Group, Imperial College London

Robotics Imperial College London

Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), UPMC Paris 6 Univ, France

KUT BioRobotics Lab, South Korea

Some professional activities and memberships:

  • Steering committee member Eurohaptics 2016
  • Reviewer, IEEE T. on Haptics, IEEE T. on Automatic Control, IEEE Systems Journal
  • Reviewer, IEEE T. on Robotics, IEEE T. on Education
  • Reviewer, IEEE T. on Human-Machine Systems
  • Reviewer, IMECH Journal of Engineering in Medicine
  • Reviewer Journal “Computer Applications in Engineering Education”
  • Member IEEE
  • Member IEEE Technical committee on haptics
  • Member IEEE Robotics and automation society
  • Member Tactile research group
  • Member Technical committee on mobile manipulation
  • Reviewer IEEE ICRA 2015, IEEE ICRA 2014, IEEE Humanoids 2014, Asiahaptics 2014, IFAC World Congress 2014, WorldHaptics 2013, Eurohaptics 2012, IEEE/RSJ IROS 2012, IFAC World Congress 2011, IEEE Virtual reality 2010, IEEE Haptic Symposium 2010, Eurohaptics 2010, IFAC World Congress 2008,  IEEE/ASME Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics 2010, IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
  • Student volunteer IEEE Virtual reality 2010, ROMANSY 2012, IEEE Humanoid robots 2009

Some research awards:

  • Best poster award, IEEE Haptics Symposium 2010, for the paper: I. Farkhatdinov, J-H. Ryu, J. An “A Preliminary Experimental Study on Haptic Teleoperation of Mobile Robot with Variable Force Feedback Gain,”  Boston, USA. PDF
  • Best papers finalist, conference on Ubiquitous Robotics and Ambient Intelligence 2007, (URAI 2007), Pohang, South Korea.

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