We are excited to announce the CIVEMSA 2018 Keynote Speaker: 
Dr.  Emil M Petriu


Dr.  Emil M Petriu, Professor, University Research Chair University of Ottawa

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"Haptic Sensors and Interfaces for Interactive Dexterous Robotic Telemanipulation"


The presentation will discuss haptic sensors and human interfaces, and intelligent control algorithms for human-like multi-finger robot hands able to dexterously explore, grasp, and in-hand manipulate objects. These emergent technologies will allow the development of a new generation of remotely controlled intervention robots able to interactively perform complex tele-manipulation operations in high-risk operational environments like nuclear power stations, underwater, highly infectious rooms, robotic surgery, or war zones.

Dr. Petriu’s  Biography:

Dr. Emil M. Petriu, IEEE Fellow,  is a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, Canada.  His research interests include biology-inspired robot sensing and perception, soft computing, and human-computer interaction.

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