Dr. Roy Featherstone

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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