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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous ICINCO conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

2016

Advanced Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals  
Richard D. Braatz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Bio-inspired Soft Robotics: Challenges Ahead Toward the Next Generation of Intelligent Machines
Fumiya Iida, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Walking and Flying Robots for Challenging Environments    
Roland Siegwart, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Performance of a Micro-pump for a New Generation of Small Satellites Propulsion Systems: Comparison of Various Control Design Strategies
Houria Siguerdidjane, CentraleSupelec, France

Shared Autonomy for Interactive Robotics: Closing the Loop    
Sethu Vijayakumar, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom


2015

Formation Control and Vision based Localization of System of Mobile Robots  
Krzysztof Kozlowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Controlled Magnetic Bearings for Smart Machines    
Gerhard Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Mobile Manipulation - Why Are Humans so Much Better? And How Can We Change That?  
Oliver Brock, TU Berlin, Germany

Rough Terrain Mobile Robotics - From Design to Motion Control and Planning  
Faïz Ben Amar, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Institut Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique, France


2014

Autonomous, Versatile and Dependable Robot Manipulation based on Multiple Sensors  
Angel P. Del Pobil, Universitat Jaume I, Spain

What Sensors are Needed for Autonomous Driving?    
Christoph Stiller, KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Off-road Robotics - Perception and Navigation  
Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Real Mobile Robots and Virtual Worlds - Putting them Together in a New Teaching Paradigm  
Riccardo Cassinis, University of Brescia, Italy

Novel Signal Processing Techniques for Industrial Engineering
Len Gelman, Cranfield University, United Kingdom


2013

Human-Robot Intelligent Cooperation: Methodologies for Creating Human-Robot Heterogeneous Teams    
Luis Paulo Reis, University of Minho, Portugal

Toward Design of a Robotic Companion    
Krzysztof Tchon, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Control of Networked Distributed Pico-Satellite Systems -Small Satellites for Challenging Tasks
Klaus Schilling, University Würzburg, Germany

EU-funded Activities in Robotics Research and Innovation - From FP7 towards Horizon 2020  
Libor Kral, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG CONNECT, Unit A2 - Robotics, Luxembourg


2012

Recent Advances in Physical Human-Robot Interaction    
Alessandro De Luca, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

Resilience of Dynamical Transportation Networks    
Munther A. Dahleh, MIT, United States

Optimization in Design of Automated Machining Systems    
Alexandre Dolgui, École des Mines de Nantes, France

Space Robotics - Guidance, Navigation and Control Challenges    
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada


2011

THE NEXT CHALLENGES IN BIO-INSPIRED ROBOTICS  
Fumiya Iida, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Perception & Cognition: Two Foremost Ingredients toward Autonomous Intelligent Robots  
Kurosh Madani, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France

IMPROVING DEPENDABILITY OF CONTROLLED SYSTEMS - A Challenge for Automation Science and Engineering  
Jean-Marc Faure, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France

ROBOTS MOVING CLOSER TO HUMANS  
Bruno Siciliano, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

THE ENTANGLEMENT OF CONTROL AND IT - Intelligent Control in Mechatronics   
Okyay Kaynak, UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics, Bogazici University, Turkey


2010

HUMAN - Robot Cooperation Techniques in Surgery  
Alícia Casals, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia.IBEC and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.UPC, Spain

DYNAMIC MODELING OF ROBOTS USING RECURSIVE NEWTON-EULER TECHNIQUES  
Wisama Khalil, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, IRCCyN, France

EMOTIVE DRIVER ADVISORY SYSTEM  
Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Motor Company, United States

MAKING MICROROBOTS MOVE
Bradley Nelson, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

FINGERTIP FORCE MEASUREMENT BY IMAGING THE FINGERNAIL
John Hollerbach, University of Utah, United States

BIOINSPIRED ROBOTICS AND VISION WITH HUMANOID ROBOTS
José Santos-Victor, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal


2009

IMPACT OF THE ICT ON THE MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE OF INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS  
Maria Pia Fanti, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

SENSITIVITY BASED GENERALIZATION ERROR FOR SUPERVISED LEARNING PROBLEM WITH APPLICATIONS IN MODEL SELECTION AND FEATURE SELECTION
Daniel S. Yeung, University of Technology, China

DISCRETE EVENT DIAGNOSIS USING PETRI NETS
Alessandro Giua, University of Cagliari, Italy

RECENT ADVANCES IN VERIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF HYBRID SYSTEMS  
Janan Zaytoon, University of Reims Champagne Ardennes, France

MEETING THE WORLD CHALLENGES - From Philosophy to Information Technology to Applications
Peter S. Sapaty, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine


2008

BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT FOR A HUMANOID ROBOT: TOWARDS LIFE-LONG HUMAN-ROBOT PARTNERSHIPS
Ronald Arkin, Georgia Tech, United States

DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY IN THE HYBRID WORLD  
Miguel Ayala Botto, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

SWARM INTELLIGENCE AND SWARM ROBOTICS: THE SWARM-BOT EXPERIMENT  
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

DISTRIBUTED TECHNOLOGY FOR GLOBAL DOMINANCE  
Peter S. Sapaty, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine


2007

Real Time Diagnostics, Prognostics, & Process Modeling  
Dimitar Filev, Ford Motor Company, United States

Synchronization of Multi-Agent Systems  
Mark Spong, University of Illinois, United States

Toward Human-Machine Cooperation  
Patrick Millot, Université de Valenciennes, France


2006

Wavelets for Computational Intelligence, Robust Control, and System Identification
Hojjat Adeli, The Ohio State University, United States

Symbiosis of Human and Communication Robots
Norihiro Hagita, Atr Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Japan

Theory and Application of Intelligent Agent Systems
Mark d'Inverno, Westminster University, United Kingdom

What is Networked Robotics?
Gerard Mckee, The University of Reading, United Kingdom

Intelligent Vehicle Systems: Applications and New Trends
Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Motor Company, United States

Wave-based Control of Flexible Mechanical Systems
William O’Connor, University College Dublin, Ireland


2005

Convergence of Smart Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing
Marimuthu Palaniswami, University of Melbourne, Australia

Redundancy: A Measurement Crossing Cutting-edge Technologies
Paolo Rocchi, IBM, ITS Research and Development, Italy

Combining Human & Machine Brains: Practical Systems in Information & Control
Kevin Warwick, University of Reading, United Kingdom

External and Internal Autonomy in Software Systems
Erik Sandewall, Linköping University, Sweden

Hybrid Dynamic Systems: overview and state of the art
Janan Zaytoon, University of Reims Champagne Ardennes, France


2004

The Digital Factory - Planning and Simulation of Production Lines in Automotive Industry
F. Wolfgang Arndt, Fachhochschule Konstanz, Germany

Stochasticity and Fundamental Limitations of Performance in the Presence of Finite Capacity Feedback - Communication/Computational Constraints
Nuno Cintra Martins, M.I.T., United States

What's real in "real-time control systems"? Applying real-time rule-based systems and formal verification methods to control systems and robotics
Albert Cheng, University of Houston, United States

Toward Machines with Emotional Intelligence
Rosalind W. Picard, M.I.T., United States

Real-world Industrial Applications of Artificial Neural Networks, Illusion or Reality?
Kurosh Madani, University PARIS-EST Creteil (UPEC), France

Robot-Human Interaction: practical experiments with a cyborg and a multsensory robot head
Kevin Warwick, University of Reading, United Kingdom


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