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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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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

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 modelling 
                    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, United States
t-murphey@northwestern.edu
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

Brad Nelson

Editor (Until 31 August 2015)

Brad Nelson

ETH Zurich
Institute of Robotic
s and Intelligent Systems
Zurich, Switzerland
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Primary Areas: Microrobotics, nanorobotics, MEMS
Secondary Areas: Dynamics, control, force control, teleoperation, mechanisms, actuators, manipulation

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


Tamim Asfour

Associate Editor (Until 30 November 2014)

Tanim Asfour

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Department of Computer Science and Institute for Anthropomatics
Karlsruhe, Germany
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Primary Areas: Humanoid robotics, learning from demonstration, imitation learning, grasping, mobile manipulation, grasp and motion planning, design and control of multi-fingered hands, tactile sensing, haptic exploration, mechatronics, cognitive systems
Secondary Areas: Motor control, human-humanoid interaction, robot vision, system integration, robot software and hardware control architecture

Aude Billard

Associate Editor (Until 31 December 2016)

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

Tim Bretl

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2016)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Coordinated Science Laboratory
Urbana, Illinois, United States
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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

Stefano Carpin

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2014)

Stefano Carpin

University of California, Merced
Department of Computer Science

Merced, CA, United States
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Primary Areas: Search and rescue robots, distributed robot systems, motion planning, path planning for multiple mobile robot systems, animation and simulation
Secondary Areas: Nonholonomic motion planning, surveillance systems, mobile robots, path planning for manipulators, networked robots

Jose A. Castellanos

Associate Editor (Until 30 November 2014)

Jose Castellanos

University of Zaragoza
Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering
Zaragoza, Spain
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Primary Areas: SLAM, distributed robot systems, localization, mapping, networked robots
Secondary Areas:Computer vision, range sensing, sensor fusion, sensor networks

Murat Cenk Cavusoglu

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2015)

Murat Cenk Cavusoglu

Case Western Reserve University
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cleveland, OH, United States
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Primary Areas: Medical robotics, haptics, teleoperation, virtual environments, human-machine interfaces
Secondary Areas: Bio-system modeling, simulation, control, mechatronic design, hybrid systems

Youngjin Choi

Associate Editor (Until 30 June 2014)

Youngjin Choi

Hanyang University
Department of Electronic Systems Engineering

Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Primary Areas: Humanoid robots, rehabilitation robotics, biomimetics, motion control
Secondary Areas: Legged robots, cooperative manipulators, medical robots and systems, redundant robots

Ravinder Dahiya

Associate Editor (Until 16 September 2015)

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 2015)

Ryan Eustice

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, United States
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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

Tarek Hamel

Associate Editor (Until 13 November 2014)

Tarek Hamel

CNRS-UNSA
Sophia Antipolis, France

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Primary Areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles, underactuated systems, nonlinear control, nonlinear observers, visual servo control
Secondary Areas: Underwater vehicles, teleoperation, sensor based-control

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

David Hsu

Associate Editor (Until 30 November 2014)

David Hsu

National University of Singapore
Department of Computer Science

Singapore
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Primary Areas: Motion planning, planning under uncertainty, partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP), sensor-based planning, kinodynamic motion planning
Secondary Areas: Manipulation planning, collision detection

Volkan Isler

Associate Editor (Until 30 November 2014)

Volkan Isler

University of Minnesota
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Primary Areas: Sensor networks, networked robots, path planning for multiple mobile robot systems
Secondary Areas: Marine robotics, field robots, robotics in agriculture and forestry, ubiquitous robotics

Patric Jensfelt

Associate Editor (Until 13 November 2014)

Patric Jensfelt

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

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Primary Areas: Localization, mapping, SLAM, mobile robot navigation, obstacle avoidance
Secondary Areas: Personal robotics, service robotics, system integration 

Sangbae Kim

Associate Editor (Until 31 January 2017)

Sangbae Kim Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Department of Mechanical Engineering 
 Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
 
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 Primary Areas: Legged locomotion, Bio-inspired robot design, actuator design
                    Secondary Areas: Impedance control


Ja Choon Koo

Associate Editor (Until 13 November 2014)

Ja Choon Koo

Sungkyunkwan University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Suwon, South Korea

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Primary Areas: Dynamics, force control, force and tactile sensing, kinematics, mechanism design, smart actuators, soft material robotics
Secondary Areas: New actuators for robotics, micro-manipulation, health care automation, mechanism of sensing 

Venkat Krovi

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2015)

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State University of New York at Buffalo
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Buffalo, NY, United States
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Primary Areas: Human performance augmentation, physical human-robot interaction, parallel robots, medical robots and systems, rehabilitation robotics, haptics and haptic interfaces
Secondary Areas:Contact modeling, dexterous manipulation, legged robots, exoskeletons, redundant robots, underactuated robots, telerobotics, virtual reality and interfaces

Dongjun Lee

Associate Editor (Until 30 June 2014)

Dongjun Lee

Seoul National University
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Seoul, South Korea
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Primary Areas: Networked teleoperation, telerobotics, haptics and haptic interfaces, dynamics and control
Secondary Areas: Cooperative manipulators, networked robots, distributed robot systems, nonholonomic and underactuated robots

Nicolas Mansard

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2016)

Nicolas MansardLAAS-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

Eric Marchand

Associate Editor (Until 30 June 2014)

Eric Marchand

Université de Rennes 1, IRISA - INRIA Rennes
Rennes, France
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Primary Areas: Visual servoing, visual tracking, robot and computer vision
Secondary Areas: Visual SLAM, recognition, vision-based techniques in robotics

Andreas Mueller

Associate Editor (Until 30 September 2014)

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University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
Shanghai, China
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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

Christian Ott

Associate Editor (Until 16 September 2015)

Christian Ott

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Wessling, Bayern, Germany

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Primary Areas: Humanoid robots, force control, motion control
Secondary Areas: Legged robots, flexible arms, redundant robots

 

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

Jan Peters

Associate Editor (Until 13 November 2014)

Jan PetersTechnische Universitat Darmstadt
Department of Computer Science

Darmstadt, Germany
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Primary Areas: Motor skill learning, machine learning for robotics, autonomous robots, robot control
                  Secondary Areas: Human motor learning and control, brain-robot and computer interfaces

Stephane Regnier

Associate Editor (Until 16 September 2015)

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 2015)

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

Cristian Secchi

Associate Editor (Until 16 September 2015)

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

Nabil Simaan

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2015)

Nabil Simaan

Vanderbilt University
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Otolaryngology
Nashville, TN, United States
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Primary Areas: Medical robotics, robot design, continuum robots, parallel robots, biologically inspired robots, kinematics, performance measures for robotics, task-based design of robots
Secondary Areas: Under-actuated robots, compliant mechanisms, contact and force estimation, stiffness modulation/stiffness synthesis

Philippe Soureres

Associate Editor (Until 31 May 2016)

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

Il Hong Suh

Associate Editor (Until 30 June 2014)

Il Hong Suh

Hanyang University
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Seoul, South Korea
 
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Primary Areas: AI reasoning methods, autonomous agents, behavior-based systems, cognitive human-robot interaction, control architectures and programming
 
Secondary Areas: Learning and adaptive systems, ubiquitous robotics, service robotics, SLAM, localization

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

Eiichi Yoshida

Associate Editor (Until 13 November 2014)

Eiichi Yoshida

CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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Primary Areas: Humanoid robots, motion and path planning, manipulation planning, redundant robots
Secondary Areas: Cellular and modular robots, distributed robot systems, autonomous agents

 

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