Robotics and Control Research at KU

Robotics and Control Research at KU

Robotics activities involve multidisciplinary aspects and the ECE department provides a major contribution on Control, Sensor Signal Processing and Computation topics.

With the support of Khalifa University Robotics Institute (KURI), our lab facilities allow us to develop solutions and applications for Safety and Security, Robotic Manufacturing and Healthcare sectors.

The ECE Faculty actively collaborate with a number of leading international robotics labs and local industrial partners.

Research staff

Dr. Jorge Dias


Dr. Nawaf Al Moosa

Assistant Professor

Dr. Reyad El-Khazali

Associate Professor

Dr. Andrzej Sluzek

Associate Professor

Dr. Naoufel Werghi

Associate Professor

  • Aerial, Ground and Marine robotic vehicles
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Bio-robotics
  • D. Gan, J. S. Dai, J. Dias, and L. D. Seneviratne, “Variable motion/force transmissibility of a metamorphic parallel mechanism with reconfigurable 3T and 3R motion,” ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 051001-9, 2016.
  • M. Mura, Y. Abu-Kheil, G. Ciuti, M. Visentini-Scarzanella, A. Menciassi, P. Dario, J. Dias, and L. Seneviratne, “Vision-based haptic feedback for capsule endoscopy navigation: a proof of concept,” Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics, vol. 11, no. 1-4, pp. 35-45, 2016
  • K. K. Roudposhti, U. Nunes, and J. Dias, “Probabilistic social behavior analysis by exploring body motion-based patterns,” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 1679-1691, 2016
  • I. B. Wanninayake, P. Dasgupta, L. D. Seneviratne, and K. Althoefer, “Modeling and optimizing output characteristics of intensity modulated optical fiber-based displacement sensors,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 758-767, 2015
  • R. El-Khazali, “On the biquadratic approximation of fractional-order Laplacian operators,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 503-517, 2015
  • J. F. Ferreira, and J. Dias, “Attentional mechanisms for socially interactive robots - A survey,” IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 110-125, 2014
  • D. Gan, J. S. Dai, J. Dias, and L. Seneviratne, “Forward kinematics solution distribution and analytic singularity-free workspace of linear-actuated symmetrical spherical parallel manipulators,” ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, vol. 7, no. 44, pp. 041007-8, 2015
  • D. R. Faria, P. Trindade, J. Lobo, and J. Dias, “Knowledge-based reasoning from human grasp demonstrations for robot grasp synthesis,” Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 62 (6), pp. 794-817, 2014