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T-RO Editorial Board

Frank Park

Editor-in-Chief (Until 30 September 2018)

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Seoul National University
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Claire You

Editorial Assistant

Claire You

IEEE T-RO
Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Aude Billard

Editor (Until 30 June 2020)

Aude Gemma Billard

EPFL
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Primary Areas: Robot learning, human-robot interaction, programming by demonstration, imitation learning, machine learning for robotics
Secondary Areas: Robots for therapy, educational robotics, biomimetic control, neural modeling humanoides and androids

I-Ming Chen

Editor (Until 31 October 2020)

I Ming Chen

Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang, Singapore  
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Primary Areas: Kinematics, dynamics of robots and intelligent machines and systems; Manipulation, grasping, and dexterous hands; Design and mechatronics of robotic mechanisms
 
Secondary Areas: Robotics in industry, manufacturing, and flexible automation; Human-robot interface and integration

Pierre E. Dupont

Editor (Until 31 August 2020)

Pierre Dupont

Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Cardiovascular Surgery
Boston, MA, USA
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Primary Areas: Medical robotics, continuum robotics, biologically inspired robots
Secondary Areas: MEMS, microrobotics, nanorobotics

Abderrahmane Kheddar

Editor (Until 31 May 2018)

 Abderrahmane Kheddar

CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
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Primary Areas: Physical human-robot interaction, humanoid robots, contact modeling
Secondary Areas: Animation and simulation, force and tactile sensing, haptics and haptic interfaces, telerobotics, dynamics

Todd Murphey

Editor (Until 31 December 2018)

Todd Murphey

Northwestern University 
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Evanston, Illinois, USA
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Primary Areas: Control and dynamics, trajectory and path planning, sensor-based exploration, nonholonomic and underactuated robots, distributed robot systems, contact modeling
Secondary Areas: Mobile robots, humanoid robotics, human-robot interaction, rehabilitation robotics

Carme Torras

Editor (Until 31 December 2017)

Carme Torras

Institut de Robotica i Informatica Industrial (IRI)
CSIC-UPC
Barcelona, Spain
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Primary Areas: AI reasoning methods, learning and adaptive systems, motion and manipulation planning, robot companions and social robots
Secondary Areas: Computer vision, parallel robots, robot kinematics and singularities, neurorobotics


Jake Abbott

Associate Editor (Until 30 September 2017)

Jake Abbott

University of Utah
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Primary Areas: Magnetic manipulation, medical robotics, telerobotics
Secondary Areas: Haptics, microrobotics, control, mechanisms

Aaron D. Ames

Associate Editor (Until 30 November 2017)

Aaron Ames

Texas A&M University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College Station, TX, USA
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Primary Areas: Bipedal locomotion, nonlinear control, stability, dynamics, lyapunov methods, underactuated robots
Secondary Areas: Humanoid robots, legged robots, prosthesis and exoskeletons, biologically-inspired robots, rehabilitation robotics

Kostas E. Bekris

Associate Editor (Until 30 June 2018)

Kostas Bekris

Rutgers University
Computer Science Department
Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
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Primary Areas: Robot motion planning, path and trajectory planning; manipulation; assembly and task planning; multiple robots; distributed and cooperating robotics
Secondary Areas: Navigation and localization; grasping; mobile and autonomous robotics; robotics in industry and manufacturing; human-robot interface and integration

Frédéric Boyer

Associate Editor (Until 31 December 2017)

Frédéric Boyer

Ecole des Mines de Nantes
Institut de Recherche en Communication et Cybernétique de Nantes
Nantes, France
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Primary Areas: Multibody system dynamics, geometric mechanics, bioinspired locomotion, flexible robots, soft robotics, artificial electric sense, swimming robots
Secondary Areas: Sensor based control, bioinspired perception, underwater robotics

Tim Bretl

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2017)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Coordinated Science Laboratory
Urbana, Illinois, USA
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Primary Areas: Manipulation, mechanics, design and control, mobile and distributed robotics
Secondary Areas: Dexterous manipulation, manipulation planning, path planning for manipulators, motion control, nonholonomic motion planning, path planning for multiple mobile robot systems

Raffaella Carloni

Associate Editor (Until 30 November 2018)

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Enschede, The Netherlands
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Primary Areas: Novel actuators for robotics, robot control, physical human-robot interaction, prosthetics
Secondary Areas: Aerial robotics, manipulation planning, telerobotics

Kyu-Jin Cho

Associate Editor (Until 31 December 2018)

KyuJinCho

Seoul National University
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Seoul, Korea
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Primary Areas: Bioinspired robotics, soft robotics, assistive and rehabilitation robotics, robot mechanisms and design
Secondary Areas: Medical robotics

Ravinder Dahiya

Associate Editor (Until 16 September 2016)

Ravinder Dahiya

University of Glasgow
Department of Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Glasgow, UK
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Primary Areas: Force and tactile sensing, MEMS and microsystems, electronic skin, sensing mechanisms, system integration
Secondary Areas: Smart actuators, soft robotics, biologically inspired robots, rehabilitation robots, human-machine interface, neurorobotics, humanoids

Ryan Eustice

Associate Editor (Until 16 September 2016)

Ryan Eustice

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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Primary Areas: Marine robotics, SLAM, localization, mapping, computer vision
Secondary Areas: Field robots, calibration and identification, distributed robot systems, range sensing, sensor fusion

Philippe Fraisse

Associate Editor (Until 31 December 2018)

Philippe Fraisse

Université de Montpellier
Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique, de Microélectronique de Montpellier
Montpellier, France
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Primary Areas: Redundant systems, kinematics, dynamics, force control, human-robot interaction, humanoid robotics, mobile manipulator
Secondary Areas: Human movement, rehabilitation robotics, telerobotics

Shinichi Hirai

Associate Editor (Until 28 February 2017)

Shinichi Hirai

Ritsumeikan University
Department of Robotics
Kusatsu, Japan 
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Primary Areas: Grasping and manipulation, haptic sensing, soft-bodied robots, soft object modeling
 
Secondary Areas: Contact modeling, industrial robots, dynamic modeling

Fumio Kanehiro

Associate Editor (Until 30 June 2018)

Fumio Kanehiro

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Intelligent Systems Research Institute
Ibaraki, Japan
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Primary Areas: Humanoids, motion planning, software architecture
Secondary Areas: Kinematics, redundant systems

Michael Kaess

Associate Editor (Until 31 January 2018)

Michael Kaess

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Primary Areas: SLAM, mapping, localization, computer vision
Secondary Areas: Navigation, sensor fusion, autonomous robotics, field robotics, marine robotics

Sangbae Kim

Associate Editor (Until 31 January 2017)

Sangbae Kim

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
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Primary Areas: Legged locomotion, bio-inspired robot design, actuator design
Secondary Areas: Impedance control

Hadas Kress-Gazit

Associate Editor (Until 30 June 2017)

Hadas Kress-Gazit

Cornell University
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ithaca, NY, USA
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Primary Areas: Formal methods for robotics, task planning, natural language for robot control
Secondary Areas: Human-robot interaction, motion planning, multi-robot systems

Robert D. Gregg

Associate Editor (Until 31 October 2018)

Robert D. Gregg

University of Texas at Dallas
Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering
Richardson, TX, USA 
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Primary Areas: Prosthetics, exoskeletons, rehabilitation robotics, bipedal locomotion, nonlinear control, underactuated robots
 
Secondary Areas: Humanoid robots, physical human-robot interaction, biologically-inspired robots

Ville Kyrki

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2017)

Ville Kyrki

Aalto University
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Espoo, Finland
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Primary Areas: Physical human-robot interaction, grasping, learning and adaptive systems, planning under uncertainty
Secondary Areas: Visual serving, visual tracking, computer and robot vision, machine learning for robotics, imitation learning, tactile sensing, sensor fusion

Yunjiang Lou

Associate Editor (Until 30 September 2017)

Yunjiang Lou

Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School
School of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation
Shenzhen, China
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Primary Areas: Robotic manipulators, robot kinematics, dynamics, motion planning, motion control, design optimization
Secondary Areas: Surgical robotics, performance robotics

Nicolas Mansard

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2017)

Nicolas Mansard

LAAS-CNRS
Toulouse, France
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Primary Areas: Humanoid robots, redundant robot, kinematics, dynamics, force control
Secondary Areas: Visual servoing, contact modelling, dexterous manipulation, manipulation planning, path planning for manipulators, underactuated robots, smart actuators, force and tactile sensing

Nathan Michael

Associate Editor (Until 30 November 2018)

Nathan Michael

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Primary Areas: Active perception and exploration, aerial robotics, control learning and adaptive systems, mobile robots, robotics in hazardous fields, trajectory planning
Secondary Areas: Networked robots, search and rescue robots

Andreas Mueller

Associate Editor (Until 30 September 2017)

AMueller

JKU Johannes Kepler University
Institute for Robotics
Linz, Austria
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Primary Areas: Geometric mechanics, mechanism theory, manipulator kinematics and dynamics, singularities, parallel manipulators, multibody dynamics, model-based and passivity-based control, biomechanics, electro-magneto-mechanical systems

Lucia Pallottino

Associate Editor (Until 31 December 2016)

Lucia Pallottino

University of Pisa
Department of Information Engineering
Pisa, Italy
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Primary Areas: Nonholonomic path planning, optimal control of robotic systems, collision avoidance, multi-robot systems
Secondary Areas: Distributed robotics systems, cooperative mobile robots

Justus Piater

Associate Editor (Until 31 October 2018)

Justus Piater

Universität Innsbruck
Institute of Computer Science
Innsbruck, Austria 
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Primary Areas: Robot perception, robot learning, perception-action loops, visual detection/recognition/tracking/pose estimation, affordance learning, concept learning, learning for grasping and manipulation
 
Secondary Areas: Learning and inference in probabilistic models; path planning; tactile sensing

Josep M. Porta

Associate Editor (Until 31 July 2018)

Josep Porta

CSIC-UPC
Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI)
Barcelona, Spain
 
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Primary Areas: Computational Kinematics, Motion Planning
 
Secondary Areas: SLAM, Grasping, Parallel Robots, Robot Singularities, Planning under uncertainty

Stephane Regnier

Associate Editor (Until 16 September 2016)

Stephane Regnier

Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique
Paris, France

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Primary Areas: Micro/nano robots, haptics and haptic interfaces
Secondary Areas: Telerobotics, mechanism design, smart actuators


Paolo Robuffo Giordano

Associate Editor (Until 16 September 2016)

Paolo Robuffo Giordano

CNRS, IRISA/INRIA
Rennes, France
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Primary Areas: Visual servoing, range sensing, redundant robots, multi-robot systems, aerial robotics, robot control
Secondary Areas: Passivity-based control, teleoperation of mobile robots, wheeled robots, motion control, underactuated robots, trajectory planning

Davide Scaramuzza

Associate Editor (Until 31 Oct 2017)

Davide Scaramuzza

University of Zurich
Department of Informatics
Zurich, Switzerland
 
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Primary Areas: Perception, computer vision, vision-based navigation of ground and flying robots, vision-based localization and SLAM
 
Secondary Areas: Sensor fusion, exploration

Cristian Secchi

Associate Editor (Until 16 September 2016)

Cristian Secchi

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Department of Sciences and Methods of Engineering
Reggio Emilia, RE, Italy
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Primary Areas: Telerobotics, force and impedance control, dynamics and control, networked robotics, networked telerobotics, cooperative mobile robots, distributed robot systems
Secondary Areas: Intelligent transportation systems, industrial robot, technology for assisted surgery and diagnosis, motion control

Philippe Soueres

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2017)

Philippe-SoueresLAAS-CNRS
Toulouse, France
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Primary Areas: Humanoid robots, humanoid and bipedal locomotion, neurorobotics, rehabilitation robotics, robotics and biomechanics, new actuators for robotics, hydraulic and pneumatic 
                          actuators, compliant joint and mechanism, compliance and impedance control, human
 
                           performance augmentation
                           Secondary Areas: Autonomous navigation, collision avoidance, sensor-based control, 
                           biologically-inspired robots, biomimetics

Yu Sun

Associate Editor (Until 31 October 2018)

Yu Sun

University of South Florida
Computer Science and Engineering
Tampa, FL, USA 
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Primary Areas: Grasping, manipulation motion generating, knowledge representation, learning and adaptive systems
 
Secondary Areas: Robotic hand, haptics, force and tactile sensing, virtual reality, robotic vision, brain interface, image-guided surgery, neurorobotics

Aleš Ude

Associate Editor (Until 31 Oct 2017)

Ales Ude

Jožef Stefan Institute
Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics, and Robotics
Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
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Primary Areas: Humanoid robotics, robot learning, robot vision, autonomous robots
 
Secondary Areas: Human-robot interaction, trajectory planning and optimization, mobile manipulation, redundant robots, motor control, force control

Hesheng Wang

Associate Editor (Until 31 October 2018)

Hesheng Wang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Department of Automation
Shanghai, China 
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Primary Areas: Visual servoing, visual tracking, vision-based control, soft robotics, surgical robotics, robot vision.
 
Secondary Areas: Image-guided medical robots, UAV visual tracking, mobile manipulation, modeling and control of space robots.

Robert J. Webster III

Associate Editor (Until 30 April 2017)

Robert Webster

Vanderbilt University
Mechanical Engineering, Otolaryngology & Neurological Surgery
Nashville, TN, USA
 
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Primary Areas: Medical robotics, image-guided surgery, continuum robotics, robot design, biologically inspired robots
 
Secondary Areas: Haptics, human-machine interfaces, educational robotics

Pierre-Brice Wieber

Associate Editor (Until 28 February 2017)

Pierre-Brice Wieber

INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes
Grenoble, France
 
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Primary Areas: Manipulator robots, legged robots and humanoid robots modeling and control, hierarchic and optimization based control, model predictive control, trajectory generation and optimization, nonsmooth mechanical models
 
Secondary Areas: Mobile robots, robotic prostheses

Mark Yim

Associate Editor (Until 30 June 2018)

Mark Yim

University of Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Primary Areas: Modular self-reconfigurable robotics, Mechanism design
Secondary Areas: Haptics, rotor-craft design

Junzhi Yu

Associate Editor (Until 30 June 2018)

Junzhi Yu

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Institute of Automation
Beijing, China
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Primary Areas: Swimming robots, modeling, control, motion and path planning
Secondary Areas: Multi-robot systems, mechatronics, embedded vision

Dieter Fox

Editor (Until 30 June 2015)

Dieter Fox

 University of Washington
 Department of Computer Science & Engineering
 Seattle, WA, United States
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 Primary Areas: SLAM, localization, mapping, distributed robot systems, networked robots, learning  and  adaptive systems, machine learning, computer vision, recognition, range sensing
 Secondary Areas: Agent-based systems, AI reasoning methods, autonomous agents, sensor
 fusion, sensor networks, sonars, motion and path planning, neurorobotics, visual tracking