ARQ - Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary


Seminar: Perspectives on robotics interaction control

by Dr Thiago BoaventuraSao Paulo University, Brazil


When: Wed, April 17, 16:00-17:00

Where: Computer Science building (entrance from Bancroft road), room 3.02, 3rd floor

Abstract: Very often robots have to physically interact with the environment, people, tools, or other objects. To properly control such interactions, it is important to be able to control both the forces applied by the robot as well as its displacement. In this talk, a few perspectives on how to control such physical interactions will be presented for two different robots: a quadruped and an exoskeleton. Relevant aspects such as the stability and certification of these controllers will also be discussed.

Bio: Thiago Boaventura received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechatronic engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, in 2009. From 2010 to 2013 he worked at the Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy, on the control of the hydraulic quadruped robot HyQ. In 2013 he got his the Ph.D. degree in robotics, cognition, and interaction technologies from University of Genoa, Italy. Then, he was a postdoctoral researcher for 4 years with Agile and Dexterous Robotics Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, involved mainly in the EU FP7 BALANCE project with a focus on the collaborative impedance control of exoskeletons. Since 2017 Thiago is an Assistant Professor at the University of Sao Paulo. His research interests include impedance and admittance control, model-based control, legged robotics, optimal and learning control, and wearable robotics.

TAROS 2019





The 20th TAROS conference will be hosted by the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary, Queen Mary University of London from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2019.

Camera-ready submission deadline for both short and full-length papers is the 26th of April, 2019. The submission of manuscripts is via Springer conference submission system (Springer OCS).

TAROS is the longest running UK-hosted international conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), which is aimed at the presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics research and applications.

TAROS offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress. It welcomes senior researchers and research students alike, and specifically provides opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to the scientific community.