Gurvinder Singh Virk
University of GÃƒÂ¤vle, Sweden
Professor Virk is a roboticist and a control engineering specialistwith 30 years research experience with activities covering a wide area of robotics and control systems engineering and applications (both theoretical and applied aspects). His current interests are in personal care robots, medical robots, climbing and walking robots, intelligent robots, robot safety, robot safety standardisation, renewable energy systems for buildings and sustainable construction .The research activities have created potential to be involved in six commercial ventures, four of which have been a direct spin out of research projects and the resulting expertise. He has been active in all areas of academe and is a dedicated researcher, teacher and administrator; he has produced over 300 publications, supervised 16 successful PhD students, over 30 Masters project students and created and led research teams at Portsmouth, Leeds, Massey and Gävle as well as secured research funding of over £17m. He is on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals including Industrial robot, Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, Intech International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, and ISRN Robotics as well as receiving invitations to make plenary presentations at many international conferences and meetings.
Digital simulation, Flight controller design, Image processing, Quality control, Mathematical modelling, Temperature control, Computer control systems, Fault tolerance, Micro mouse robots, Soft computing methods, Remote sensors, Running robots, Climbing robots, Smelling robots