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Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov


Research Interests

  • human-robot interaction
  • haptics and telerobotics
  • robot control and mechatronics
  • human sensorimotor system

Professional Highlights



Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov is a Lecture in Robotics at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and an Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Bioengineering of Imperial College London. Before joining QMUL he was a research associate at Imperial College of London where he was involved in human-robot interaction research in European projects BALANCE, SYMBITRON and COGIMON. He got his Ph.D. with distinctions in Robotics from University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris VI Sorbonne (Paris, France), M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Korea University of Technology and Education (1st grade, Cheonan, South Korea), and B.Sc. with honours in Automation and Control from Moscow State University of Technology STANKIN (Moscow, Russia). His primary research interests are in the field of human-robot/computer interaction, in particular haptics, teleoperation, human sensory motor system, as well in design and control of robotic systems. He currently works on human balance control and its implementation for lower limb exoskeletons.

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Contributions to robotics community

  • Co-organiser of Eurohaptics 2016, Human and robot sensing summer school 2015, Robotics expo at Imperial Festival 2014-2015

  • Coordinator of Imperial College Robotics Forum (2013-2016)

  • Review for IEEE ICRA/IROS/Haptics/Humanoids, IEEE T. on Robotics, T. on Haptics, T. on Mechatronics, T. on Human-Machine Systems, RA-L and many conferences.

  • Associate Editor, Paladyn Journal of Behavioural Robotics (2012-2014)

  • Programme committee member: Eurohaptics 2016, IEEE/SICE ISS 2016, RSS 2015

  • Member of IEEE, IEEE RAS, TC Haptics, IFAC

Invited talks

  1. Anthropomorphic verticality estimation and balance control, LAAS, Toulouse, France, Nov. 2016.

  2. Sense of balance and its augmentation for humans and robots, European research council workshop on computational touch, UPMC Paris Sorbonne University, France, Sep. 2016.

  3. Involving haptic and vestibular sensory modalities in human-machine interaction, Skolkovo University, Moscow, Russia, Aug. 2016.

  4. Human-robot haptic and vestibular interaction and modelling, Beihang University, Beijing, China, Aug. 2014.

  5. Anticipation of turning during locomotion, Wearable robotics workshop, Hong Kong, Jun. 2014.

  6. Sense of motion and haptics in human-machine interaction, Birmingham University, UK, Jan. 2014.

  7. Modelling verticality estimation during locomotion, UK motor control meeting, Cambridge University, UK, Dec. 2013.

  8. Head stabilisation in humans for robots, KoreaTech, Cheonan, South Korea, Mar. 2013.

  9. Applications of virtual reality and haptics, Orenburg University of Education, Orenburg, Russia, Mar. 2009.

Awards and funding

  • Best poster award, IEEE Haptics 2010

  • Best student paper finalist, 11th Conference on Disability, Virtual reality and associated technologies , 2016 (with Matjaz Ogrinc et al)

  • Best paper finalist, Eurohaptics 2016 (with Elisabeth Wilhelm et al)

  • French government research fellowship (2009-2012)

  • Korean government IT research fellowship (2008-2009)

  • Grant for robotics network development (Imperial College London)

Publications can be found here.


  • Kaspar Althoefer (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

  • Etienne Burdet (Imperial College London, UK)

  • Vincent Hayward (University Pierre and Marue Curie, France)

  • Hannah Michalska (McGill University, Canada)

  • Jee-Hwan Ryu (KoreaTech, South Korea)

  • Alain Berthoz (College de France, France)

  • Edwin van Asseldonk, Professor Herman van der Kooij (University of Twente, Netherlands)

  • Yuri Poduraev (Moscow University STANKIN, Russia)


ECS426U Aspects for Robotics (Robotics I) – EECS QMUL

Previous teaching

  • Control – Bioengineering, Imperial College London

  • C-programming – University Pierre and Marie Curie

  • Introduction to algorithms – University Pierre and Marie Curie

  • Web-programming - KoreaTech

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