Advances in Robotics & Automation

ISSN: 2168-9695

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Farshid Amirabdollahian

Farshid Amirabdollahian

Farshid Amirabdollahian
Associate Professor
University of Hertfordshire, UK


I am a reader (associate professor) in adaptive systems at the school of Computer Science, the University of Hertfordshire. I am also a member of Adaptive Systems Research Group. I coordinate the Accompany and SCRIPT projects funded by the framework 7 programme of the European Community. I am a former member of the THINKlab, at University of Salford, UK, 2006-2008 where I held the position of Technical Director and was a member of Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research (CRHPR). Prior to that, I worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering Studies (CREST), Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, where I was involved with the i-match project, working with Prof Garth Johnson, 2003-2006. From 2000 to 2003, I worked as a Research Associate at the school of Cybernetics, the University of Reading, UK, where I worked with Prof Harwin and a pan-European team of researchers in developing the GENTLE/s robot for neurorehabilitation. Prior to these, from 1990-1999, I have been involved in different software/hardware engineering capacities, varying from hardware technician (1990) to junior programmer, senior programmer, system analyst and senior system analyst(1999). I am a member of IEEE – Institution of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and involved in Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Robotics and Automation, Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Societies. I am also a member of IET – Institution of Engineering and Technology. In addition, I am a member of KT-Equal network, European Robotics Research Network (Euron), Health Technologies KTN, Electronics, Sensors and Photonics KTN and on the steering committee for the special interest group in Autonomous Systems in this knowledge transfer network (EKTN).

Research Interest

Rehabilitation robotics, assistive robotics, Assessment technology, home companion technologies, advanced ICT for care and support, haptic technologies

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