Nicola Vitiello, Assistant Professor, Head Wearable Robotics Laboratory, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Nicola Vitiello received the MSc degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2006, and from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy, in 2007. He also received the PhD degree in Biorobotics from SSSA, Pisa, Italy, in 2010. He is currently Assistant Professor with The BioRobotics Institute, SSSA where he leads the Wearable Robotics Laboratory. He has served as the Scientific Secretary of the EU FP7 CA-RoboCom project, and he was the scientific project coordinator of the EU FP7 CYBERLEGs project and the EARLYREHAB project funded by Regione Toscana. Currently he is the scientific project coordinator of the IUVO research project funded by a local bank Foundation, namely “Fondazione Pisa”, and Partner of the H2020-ICT-AIDE project. On January 2015 he was one of the co-founders of the spin-off company IUVO S.R.L.



Conor Walsh, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University. USA

Conor is the founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab, which brings together researchers from the engineering, industrial design, apparel, clinical and business communities to develop new technologies and translate them to industrial partners. His research focuses on applying disruptive technologies to the development of robotic devices for augmenting and restoring human performance. His current research interests include new approaches to design, manufacture and control of wearable robotic devices and characterizing their performance through biomechanical and physiological studies


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Adrian Leu, Postdoctoral research fellow, Institute of Automation, University of Bremen, Germany

Adrian Leu received the Ph.D. degree in computer vision and robotics from the University of Bremen, Germany. He was the technical manager in the EU FP7 project CORBYS, being responsible for the development and implementation of the cognitive robot control architecture and for the system integration. Currently he is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bremen, Germany. His research interests include advanced human-robot interaction, computer vision, control architectures and system integration



Dirk Lefeber, Professor, Head of the Robotics and Multybody Mechanics Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dirk Lefeber was born in 1956. He received the degree in Study of Civil Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a PhD in Applied Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in 1986. Currently he is professor at the dept. of Mechanical Engineering and head of the Robotics and Multibody Mechanics Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research interests are new actuators with adaptable compliance, dynamically balanced robots, robot assistants, rehabilitation robotics and multibody dynamics



Yu Haoyong, Assistant Professor of Department of Bioengineering at Sinapse, Singapore Intitute for Neurotechnology

Haoyong Yu received his B.S and M.S degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1988 and 1991 respectively, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2002. He worked in DSO National Laboratories of Singapore as a Principal Member of Technical Staff before he joined the faculty at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore in September 2010. His current research focus at NUS is on robotics for neurorehabilitation, especially on using exoskeleton systems and smart mobility aids for patients with stroke and Parkinson's Diseases



Imre Cikajlo, Associate Professor, University Rehabilitation Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Imre Cikajlo received the Ph.D. degree in robotics and electrical engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He was a post-doc Fellow at the Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, and a visiting researcher at University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Currently he is with University Rehabilitation Institute, Ljubljana Slovenia and University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. His research interests include biomechanics, integration of sensory information, control of machine and human movements and rehabilitation robotics, devices, and procedures that may be used in clinical and/or home environment through application of telerehabilitation techniques and introduction of virtual reality in rehabilitation



Etienne Burdet, Professor of Human Robotics, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

Dr. Etienne Burdet is Professor of Human Robotics in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College. He is also visiting Professor at Université Paris VI and University College London. He has obtained a M.S. in Mathematics in 1990, a M.S. in Physics in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Robotics in 1996, all from ETH-Zurich. He was a postdoctoral fellow with TE Milner (McGill, Canada), JE Colgate (Northwestern U, USA). Dr. Burdet is doing research at the interface of robotics and bioengineering, and his main interest in human machine interaction. With his group, he uses an integrative approach of neuroscience and robotics, to i) investigate human motor control, and ii) design efficient assistive devices and virtual reality based training systems for neuro-rehabilitation and robot-aided surgery