Makoto Kaneko

Osaka University, Osaka Japan Research Areas Mechatronics, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications Biography Makoto Kaneko was born on January 18th, 1954 in Hagi, Japan. He studied undergraduate Mechanical Engineering at Kyushu Institute of Technology before attending Tokyo University, where he received MS and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 1978 and 1981,…

Gerd Hirzinger

TU Munich, Munich Germany Research Areas Control Design & Engineering, Man Machine Systems, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications Biography Gerd Hirzinger was born in Schwandorf, Bavaria in 1945. He received his Dipl. -Ing. degree and doctorate in electronics and communication theory from the Technical University of Munich in 1969 and 1974, respectively. In 1969…

Ruedigger Dillman

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany Research Areas Autonomous Vehicle Navigation, Computer Science, Computer Vision for Medical Robotics, Dual Arm Manipulation, Grasping, Human Performance Augmentation, Humanoid and Bipedal Locomotion, Humanoid Robots, Kinematics, Medical Robots and Systems, Motion and Path Planning, Path Planning for Multiple Mobile Robots or Agents, Perception for Grasping and Manipulation, Reactive and Sensor-Based…

Ernst Dickmanns

Bundeswehr University, Munich Germany Research Areas Automation, Computer Science, Control Systems, Machine Intelligence, Machine Vision, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications Biography Ernst Dickmanns was born in Newcastle, near Cologne, Germany on January 4th, 1936. In 1956, following graduation from the Polz Gymnasium, he started practical work with Dornier Aircraft Engineering near Munich…

Peter Corke

Queensland University, Brisbane Australia Research Areas Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Machine Vision, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications Biography Peter Corke was born in Melbourne, Australia on August 24th, 1959. He attended the University of Melbourne, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s in Electrical Engineering in 1980 and 1986, respectively. Following…