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Juan Manuel Gandarias Palacios

Postdoc
Post Doc
Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction
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About

Juan M. Gandarias is a postdoctoral researcher at the Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction (HRI2 ) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). He received the B.S., M.S., and PhD in Mechatronics from the University of Malaga in 2015, 2017, and 2020. He is currently involved in the Horizon-2020 project SOPHIA and ERC project Ergo-Lean. He has contributed to several Spanish and European projects related to search-and-rescue, physical robotic assistance and Human-Robot Collaboration in Industrial environments. He has been active in technology transfer initiatives with several industrial partners, such as the Robotics for Manufacturing (R4M) at Leonardo labs and the JOiiNT lab at Kilometro Rosso Innovation District. He has been editor of special issues in scientific journals and international workshops in flagship conferences in robotics. Besides, He has served as a reviewer for high-impact journals and conferences such as IEEE RAM, RA-L, ICRA, IROS, and ToH. His research interests include physical Human-Robot Interaction, Human Modeling, and Haptics.

Education

Title: B.S. Industrial Engineering
Institute: University of Malaga
Location: Malaga
Country: Spain
From: 2010 To: 2015

Title: M.S. Mechatronics Engineering
Institute: University of Malaga
Location: Malaga
Country: Spain
From: 2015 To: 2017

Title: PhD Mechatronics
Institute: University of Malaga
Location: Malaga
Country: Spain
From: 2016 To: 2020

All Publications
2022
Zhao J., Giammarino A., Lamon E., Gandarias JM., De Momi E., Ajoudani A.
A Hybrid Learning and Optimization Framework to Achieve Physically Interactive Tasks with Mobile Manipulators
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Article Journal
2022
Kato Y., Balatti Pi., Gandarias Palacios JM., Leonori M., Tsuji T., Ajoudani A.
A Self-Tuning Impedance-based Interaction Planner for Robotic Haptic Exploration
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Article Journal
2022
Gandarias J., Balatti P., Lamon E., Lorenzini M., Ajoudani A.
Enhancing Flexibility and Adaptability in Conjoined Human-Robot Industrial Tasks with a Minimalist Physical Interface
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Conference Paper Conference
2022
Lorenzini M., Gandarias JM., Fortini L., Kim W., Ajoudani A.
ErgoTac-Belt: Anticipatory Vibrotactile Feedback to Lead Centre of Pressure during Walking
RAS/EMBS IEEE 9th International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
Conference Paper Conference
2022
Ruiz Ruiz F., Giammarino A., Lorenzini M., Gandarias JM., Gomez de Gabriel JM., Ajoudani A.
Improving Standing Balance Performance through the Assistance of a Mobile Collaborative Robot
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Conference Paper Conference
Oral presentations
2022
Gandarias J., Balatti P., Lamon E., Lorenzini M., Ajoudani A.
Enhancing Flexibility and Adaptability in Conjoined Human-Robot Industrial Tasks with a Minimalist Physical Interface
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Conference
2020
Gandarias J.M., Wang Y., Stilli A., Garcia-Cerezo A.J., Gomez-De-Gabriel J.M., Wurdemann H.A.
Open-loop position control in collaborative, modular variable-stiffness-link (VSL) robots
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 5, (no. 2), pp. 1772-1779
Journal
2019
Gandarias J.M., Pastor F., Garcia-Cerezo A.J., Gomez-De-Gabriel J.M.
Active Tactile Recognition of Deformable Objects with 3D Convolutional Neural Networks
2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2019, pp. 551-555
Conference
2018
Gomez-De-Gabriel J.M., Gandarias J.M., Perez-Maldonado F.J., Garcia-Nuncz F.J., Fernandez-Garcia E.J., Garcia-Cerezo A.J.
Methods for Autonomous Wristband Placement with a Search-and-Rescue Aerial Manipulator
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 7838-7844
Conference
2018
Gandarias J.M., Gomez-De-Gabriel J.M., Garcia-Cerezo A.J.
Tactile Sensing and Machine Learning for Human and Object Recognition in Disaster Scenarios
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 694, pp. 165-175
Book Series
Organized Events
2021
Gandarias J. M., Ajoudani A., Gomez-de-Gabriel J. M., Park J.
Humanoids 2021 Workshop on Floating-base Robots in Manufacturing and Logistics Operations: Opportunities and Challenges