Prof. Venkat N. Krovi

Clemson University

Prof. Venkat N. Krovi (FASME, SM IEEE)  is currently the Michelin Endowed SmartState Chair Professor of Vehicle Automation at Clemson University – International Center for Automotive Research.

His research focuses on intelligent modulation of distributed physical-power-interactions (motions/forces) between humans and autonomous-systems to unlock the “power of the many”. Research activities focus on the life-cycle treatment (design, modeling, analysis, control, implementation and verification) of a new generation of systems for realizing Human-Autonomy synergy with applications in vehicle automation, plant-automation, and defense arenas.

He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics and was the Founding EiC of the SAE Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles. He has also taken significant leadership roles within multiple professional societies (ASME, IEEE) and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Further details are available from http://cecas.clemson.edu/armlab-cuicar

Associate Editors


Dr Chin-Hsing Kuo

Univerisyt of  Wollongong

Dr Chin-Hsing Kuo received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London, UK in 2011. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research interest is focused on the physical human-robot interaction, reconfigurable mechanisms and robots, and rehabilitation and surgical robotics. Along with this, he has intensive multidisciplinary research and industrial collaboration experience encompassing the innovative design for industrial robots and biomechanical systems with applications in medical devices, assistive technologies, and surgical robotics.

He received several prestigious international awards including the ASME Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator Award. Dr Kuo is active in ASME and IFToMM communities. He is an Elective Member of ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee for the terms 2015-2020 and 2021-2026 and a member and Deputy Chair of IFToMM Technical Committee for Linkages and Mechanical Controls. He is currently the Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics and the Topic Editor of Mechanical Sciences, an IFToMM affiliated journal.


Nabil Simaan

Vanderbilt University

Nabil Simaan (FIEEE, Ph.D. (2002 Technion, Israel)) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN. In addition to serving as an Associate Editor for ASME JMR, he has served as an Editor for IEEE ICRA, associate editor for IEEE TRO, Associate Editor for ASME JMR, and editorial board member for Robotica and a co-chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Surgical Robotics. His research interests include parallel robotics, continuum & soft robotics, and design of new robotic systems for dexterous and image-guided surgical robotics. His recent works focuses on use of intraoperative sensing for enabling complementary situational awareness in robot-assisted surgery. His prior research has led to the formation of Auris Surgical Robotics and his prior works have supported the development of new surgical systems such as the Titan Sport system by Titan Medical. He was elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to dexterous continuum robotics for surgery.


Prof. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi

Virginia Tech

Prof. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi (SM IEEE) is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the founding Director of the Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory at Virginia Tech. His current research interests include robotics and intelligent autonomous systems, human-robot interactions, robotic vision and visual servoing, machine learning, mechatronics design, systems dynamics and control, mechanism design and system integration, and novel sensing and actuation. His research program has been supported by NSF, NIH, DARPA, ONR, USN, USAMRMC/TATRC, and NAVO.

He has authored and co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and refereed papers in conference proceedings and is the named inventor on at least twelve U.S. patents and patent applications.

Dr. Ben-Tzvi is the recipient of the 2019 Virginia Tech Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018 Virginia Tech Faculty Fellow Award, the 2013 GWU SEAS Outstanding Young Researcher and Outstanding Young Teacher Awards, as well as several other honors and awards. Dr. Ben-Tzvi is Technical Editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Associate Editor for ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, and Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, and served as an Associate Editor for IEEE ICRA 2013- 2018. He is a member of the ASME.


Clement Gosselin

Université Laval

Clement Gosselin (FASME, FIEEE, FRSC) is holding the Canada Re-search Chair in Robotics and Mechatronics at Universite Laval. His research interests are kinematics, dynamics and control of robotic mechanical systems with a particular emphasis on the mechanics of grasping, the kinematics and dynamics of parallel manipulators and the development of human-friendly robots and haptic devices. His work in the aforementioned areas has been the subject of numerous publications in international journals and conferences. He is directing several research initiatives, including collaborations with Canadian and foreign high-technology companies and he has trained more than 120 graduate students.

He is currently an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics and a Senior Editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Dr. Gosselin received several awards including the ASME DED Mechanisms and Robotics Committee Award in 2008, the ASME Machine Design Award in 2013 and the IFToMM Award of Merit in 2019. He was appointed Ocer of the Order of Canada in 2010 for contributions to research in parallel mechanisms and underactuated systems.

Further details are available at http://robot.gmc.ulaval.ca


Panagiotis Artemiadis

University of Delaware

Dr. Panagiotis (Panos) Artemiadis (IEEE SM) is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, and the Graduate Program Director of the Master in Science of Robotics. He is the founder and Director of the Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Laboratory (http://horc.engineering.asu.edu/). His research interests include the areas of rehabilitation robotics, control systems, system identification, brain–machine interfaces and human–swarm interaction.

He serves as Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor in many scientific journals and scientific committees, three of his papers have been nominated or awarded best paper awards, while he has received many awards for his research and teaching (more info at https://sites.udel.edu/horclab/).

He is the recipient of the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award and the 2014 AFOSR Young Investigator Award, as well as the 2017 ASU Fulton Exemplar Faculty Award. He has the (co-)author of over 100 papers in scientific journals and peer-reviewed conferences, as well as 9 patents (5 issued, 4 pending).


James Yang

Texas Technological University

Prof. James Yang (FASME, FSAE, SM IEEE) is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University and he directs the Human-Centric Design Research Lab. His research interests include biomechanics, human modeling, interaction between exoskeleton and human body, robotics, and vehicle dynamics. He is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, and Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries. He also serves in the editorial board for International Journal in Industrial Ergonomics, and Automotive Innovation. He serves in the technical committee for ASME AMS, SAE Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance. Further details are available at www.myweb.ttu.edu/jiyang.


Marc Gouttefarde

LIRMM, Robotics Department

Marc Gouttefarde received the B.Eng. degree in mechatronics from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Strasbourg, France, in 2001, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Laval University, Québec, QC, Canada, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France. He is currently a CNRS senior researcher with LIRMM, Montpellier, France, where he is mainly working on the analysis, design, control, and applications of cable-driven parallel robots. Dr. Gouttefarde is the head of LIRMM robotics department.


Raffaele Di Gregorio

University of Ferrara

Raffaele Di Gregorio is currently Professor of “Machine Mechanics” at the Engineering Department of the University of Ferrara, Italy. His research interests include kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms and machines, biomechanics and robotics. He has been author and co-author of almost 80 technical papers published on refereed journals and as many published on refereed conference proceedings. He received the M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering, the M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and the M.Sc. in Automotive Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 1982, 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the Ph.D. in “Applied Mechanics” from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1992. In 1983, he received a grant of the ATA (the Italian Automotive Technical Association) for spending one year as research fellow at the FIAT Research Center, Orbassano (Italy). Between 1984 and 1992, he served as officer of the Technical Corp in the Italian Army, first, at the Military School of Turin and, successively, at the STAVECO (Military Vehicle Factory) of Bologna. In 1993, he taught at the ITIS O. Belluzzi of Bologna, Italy. Since 1994, he has joined the Engineering Department of the University of Ferrara, Italy.

Over being editorial board member of many international journals, he serves as associate editor of “ACTAPRESS International Journal of Robotics and Automation”, and “Mechanism and Machine Theory”, and served as associate editor of the “ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics” from July 2014 to October 2020. He serves/served as member/observer in a number of committees/commissions of international technical societies (IFToMM, ASME, RAS) and served as chair of the ASME-Mechanisms & Robotics’ Honors and Awards Sub-Committee.
An updated list of his publication together with more details are available on the websites:
UNIFE: http://docente.unife.it/raffaele.digregorio-en
ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Raffaele_Di_Gregorio
Scopus Author ID: 7003465861
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3925-3016
ResearchID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-9316-2014
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.it/citations?user=n_Ml9FEAAAAJ&hl=it


Jonathan Hopkins

University of California

Jonathan Hopkins is an Associate Professor and is the director of the Flexible Research Group at the University of California, Los Angeles. The goal of his research is to enable the design and fabrication of advanced flexible structures, compliant mechanisms, and metamaterials. Prior to his joining the faculty at UCLA in 2013, Jonathan was a postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 2010 to 2013 and received his Ph.D. (2010), Master’s (2007), and Bachelor’s (2005) degrees all in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jonathan received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator Award at ASME’s International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), and the Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award. For more information, see his research website at www.flexible.seas.ucla.edu.


Guangbo Hao

University College of Cork

Dr. Guangbo Hao is a Senior Lecturer with University College Cork, Ireland. His research areas lie in design of compliant mechanisms and robotics and their applications in precision engineering, energy harvesting and biomedical devices. He obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 2011. He is a member of ASME and an elected member of the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee. He is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the IFToMM affiliated journal: Mechanical Sciences and the Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. He has won some accolades including the 2017 and 2018 ASME Compliant Mechanisms Awards in a row. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed journal papers.


Kwok Wai Samuel Au

The Chinese University of Hong Kong




Shaoping Bai

Aalborg University


Ravi Balasubramanian

Oregon State University


Stephen Canfield

Tennessee Tech University


David Cappelleri

Purdue University


Stephane Caro

National Center for Scientific Research


Damien Chablat

University of Nantes



Guimin Chen

Xi’an Jiaotong University


Tuhin Das

University of Central Florida


Reza Fotouhi

University of Saskatchewan


Ashitava Ghosal

Indian Institute of Science



Charles Kim

Bucknell University, USA


Xianwen Kong

Heriot Watt University


Jozsef Kovecses

McGill University


Kin Huat Low

Nanyang Technological University


Nina Mahmoudian

Purdue University



Andrew Murray

University of Dayton


Scott Nokleby

University of Ontario



Leila Notash

Queen’s University


Denny Oetomo

University of Melbourne


Jose Rico

University of Guanajuato


Surya Singh

University of Queensland


Gim Song Soh

Singapore University of Technology


Alon Wolf

Technion Israel Institute of Technology


Zhong You

University of Oxford