I am a researcher specializing in robot dynamics and related fields.
I am currently a professor in the Department of Advanced Robotics at the
Italian Institute of Technology where I work
mainly on the Skippy Project. I
previously worked for many years at the Australian National University; and
before that I was a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the
University of Wales, Aberystwyth, an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow in the
Department of Engineering Science (Robotics Group), Oxford University, and a
senior researcher at Philips Research Laboratories, Briarcliff Manor, New
York. I obtained my Ph.D. at Edinburgh University (Dept. of Artificial
Intelligence), and my first degree at Southampton University. I am
regarded as one of the world's leading experts on rigid-body dynamics, and
my publications have been cited thousands of times. I am the inventor
of the Articulated-Body Algorithm, and I am the author of the
books Robot Dynamics Algorithms and Rigid Body Dynamics
Algorithms. (See my publications
page.) I am also a Fellow of
the IEEE and a member of its
Robotics and Automation Society.
For more information about my work, software, etc., follow the links on
my home page.
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