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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.

2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

2023

Deep Reinforcement Learning for Creating Advanced Humanoid Robotic Soccer Skills  
Luís Paulo Reis, Faculty of Engineering / LIACC, University of Porto, Portugal

Analysis and Control Design Tools for Dynamical Systems with Time-Delay    
Wim Michiels, KU Leuven, Belgium

Lessons from Adaptive Control: Towards Real-Time Machine Learning    
Anuradha Annaswamy, MIT, United States

Autonomous Driving: The Hidden Enabling Technology for a Sustainable Mobility Model    
Sergio M. Savaresi, Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


2022

Reinforcement Learning for Extended Intelligence  
Shie Mannor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Neural-fly Enables Rapid Learning for Agile Flight in Strong Winds for Drones  
Soon-Jo Chung, California Institute of Technology, United States

Control of Uncertainty or Control with Uncertainty? A New Control Design Paradigm for Stochastic Systems  
Panagiotis Tsiotras, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Using Delays for Control  
Emilia Fridman, Tel Aviv University, Israel


2021

Protecting Systems from Violating Constraints using Reference Governors and Related Algorithms  
Ilya Kolmanovsky, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, United States

A Learning Algorithm for Neural Networks and General Dynamic Systems    
Feng Lin, Wayne State University, United States

Learning and Optimization: Robotic Use Cases  
Nuno Lau, Dep. Electrónica, Telecomunicações e Informática, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

On the Use of Regulator Theory in Neuroscience with Implications for Robotics    
Mireille E. Broucke, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada


2020

From Robots Design to Navigation and Scene Understanding  
Roland Siegwart, Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Cooperative MPC, Applications to Renewable Energy Systems  
Eduardo F. Camacho, University of Seville, Spain

On the Regulation of Rivers  
Jean-Michel Coron, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France


2019

Evolving Systems and Their Automotive Applications    
Dimitar Filev, Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company, United States

On Some Open-ended Challenges in Model-based Fault Management for Aerospace Systems: A Look Backwards and Forwards    
Ali Zolghadri, University of Bordeaux - CNRS, France

The Science of Autonomy: A Holistic View at the Intersection of Learning, Control and Physics    
Evangelos Theodorou, aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States


2018

Rule Control of Teleo-Reactive, Multi-tasking, Communicating Robotic Agents    
Keith Clark, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Robotics Is Spearheading Smart Production - but We Need to Deliver, Too    
Christian Schlette, The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute / SDU Robotics, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Nonprehensile Manipulation of Deformable Objects: Achievements and Perspectives from the RoDyMan Project    
Bruno Siciliano, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Naples Federico II, Italy


2017

Soft Evolutionary Robotics: Adapting morphology and control to the world around us  
Andre Rosendo, ShanghaiTech University, China

ATLASCAR: a sample of the quests and concerns for Autonomous Cars  
Vitor Santos, Dep. Mechanical Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Deep Learning for Robot Navigation and Perception    
Wolfram Burgard, University of Freiburg, Germany

Robotic Dressing Assistants: Research, Ethics and Fiction  
Carme Torras, , Spain


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, Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Performance of a Micro-pump for a New Generation of Small Satellites Propulsion Systems: Comparison of Various Control Design Strategies
Houria Siguerdidjane, LSS (Signal and System Laboratory), 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, Institute of Automation and Robotics, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

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

Mobile Manipulation - Why Are Humans so Much Better? And How Can We Change That?  
Oliver Brock, Independent Researcher, 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, Department of Engineering and Computer Science, Universitat Jaume I, Spain

What Sensors are Needed for Autonomous Driving?    
Christoph Stiller, Institut für Mess- und Regelungstechnik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Off-road Robotics - Perception and Navigation  
Karsten Berns, Department Of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany

Real Mobile Robots and Virtual Worlds - Putting them Together in a New Teaching Paradigm  
Riccardo Cassinis, Dept. Of Information Engineering, 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    
Luís Paulo Reis, Faculty of Engineering / LIACC, University of Porto, Portugal

Toward Design of a Robotic Companion    
Krzysztof Tchon, Institute of Computer Engineering, Control and Robotics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

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

EU-funded Activities in Robotics Research and Innovation - From FP7 towards Horizon 2020  
Libor Kral, , Luxembourg


2012

Recent Advances in Physical Human-Robot Interaction    
Alessandro De Luca, Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica, automatica e gestionale Antonio Ruberti, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

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

Optimization in Design of Automated Machining Systems    
Alexandre Dolgui, Automation Production and Computer Sciences, IMT Atlantique, 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, LISSI Lab. / Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Sénart, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France

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

ROBOTS MOVING CLOSER TO HUMANS  
Bruno Siciliano, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, 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, Automatic Control, 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, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, IRCCyN, France

EMOTIVE DRIVER ADVISORY SYSTEM  
Oleg Gusikhin, Global Data Insight & Analytics, Ford Motor Company, United States

MAKING MICROROBOTS MOVE
Bradley Nelson, Independent Researcher, Switzerland

BIOINSPIRED ROBOTICS AND VISION WITH HUMANOID ROBOTS
José Santos-Victor, Instituto De Sistema E Robótica,, Portugal

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


2009

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

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

DISCRETE EVENT DIAGNOSIS USING PETRI NETS
Alessandro Giua, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Eng., University of Cagliari, Italy

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

MEETING THE WORLD CHALLENGES - From Philosophy to Information Technology to Applications
Peter S. Sapaty, Independent Researcher, Ukraine


2008

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

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

DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY IN THE HYBRID WORLD  
Miguel A. Botto, Department Of Mechanical Engineering,, Portugal

DISTRIBUTED TECHNOLOGY FOR GLOBAL DOMINANCE  
Peter S. Sapaty, Independent Researcher, Ukraine


2007

Synchronization of Multi-Agent Systems  
Mark Spong, Independent Researcher, United States

Toward Human-Machine Cooperation  
Patrick Millot, , France

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


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, Independent Researcher, Japan

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

What is Networked Robotics?
Gerard Mckee, Computer Science, School Of Systems Engineering, The University of Reading, United Kingdom

Intelligent Vehicle Systems: Applications and New Trends
Oleg Gusikhin, Global Data Insight & Analytics, Ford Motor Company, United States

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


2005

Convergence of Smart Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing
Marimuthu Palaniswami, Dept of Elelectrical and Electronic Eng, 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, Crestic, 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, Department Of Computer Science, 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, Senart-Fontainebleau Institute of Technology / LISSI Laboratory, 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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