Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Professor of Human Robotics



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  • Best IROS Jubilee Video Award at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems, 2012
  • King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2011
  • Best Paper Award at the Asean Oceanian Congress of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, 2010
  • Apple Research and Technology Support Award, 2009
  • Best Presentation Award at the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, 2009
  • First prize in the GSEPS Research Symposium Poster Competition, 2007
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems, 2006
  • Canada Research Chair, Canada, 2004
  • Far East Economic Review Award, Far East Economic Review, 2004
  • ATR Prize, ATR International, 2003
  • Assoc Professorship offer from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (invited), , 2002
  • Research Prize, Japanese Neural Networks Society, 2001
  • Advanced Researcher Award, Swiss National Science Foundations, 1998
  • Recipient of the JISTEC research grant, JISTEC, Japan, 1998
  • STA-fellowship, STA, Japan, 1998
  • Fellowship from Fujitsu Ltd, Japan, 1996
  • Prospective Researcher Award, Swiss National Science Foundations, 1996
  • Best Bachelor of the section, Gymnase du Bugnon, Lausanne, 1984

External Positions

  • Visiting Professor, ISIR, Université Pierre et Marie CURIE

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • APS, American Physiological Society
  • NCM, Society for the Neural Control of Movement
  • ICORR, International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
  • IEEE, Society for Neuroscience

Links with Other Academic Bodies

  • Technische Universität Delft
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • University of Twente
  • ETH, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  • UCL, University College London
  • FBK, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • TUM, Technische Universität München
  • EPFL, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Fondazione Santa Lucia
  • Fraunhofer EMFT

Industrial Connections