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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov



Telephone: +44 20 7882 3908
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 409
Twitter: @farkhatdinov
Office Hours: Tuesday 14:00-15:00


Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov is a Lecturer in Robotics at QMUL since 11/2016 and a Turing Institute Fellow. He leads Human Augmentation and Interactive Robotics team (HAIR). He is an internationally leading expert in assistive robotics and human-machine interaction. He is a principal investigator of several projects on wearable robotics, mobility assistance and haptic interfaces (budget £730k+). Several of his research works were recognised as the best paper or finalists for best paper awards at leading robotics conferences. Before joining QMUL, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Human Robotics group of the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London (2013-16). He earned Ph.D. in Robotics in 2013 (Sorbonne University, UPMC, France), M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 (KoreaTech, South Korea) and B.Sc. in Automation and Control in 2006 (Moscow University, Russia). He has actively collaborated on a number of large-scale research projects: EPSRC NCNR to create novel robotic solutions for the nuclear industry; EU FP7 BALANCE to develop balance and robotic walking assistance for the elderly; EU FP7 SYMBITRON to develop exoskeleton control for people with spinal cord injury.


Research Interests:

  • physical human-robot interaction
  • haptics
  • virtual reality
  • wearable robots
  • assistive robotics
  • human augmentation

Examples of research funding:

Principal Investigator:

  • £466k Automatic Posture and Balance Support for Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (EPSRC, EP/T027746/1)
  • £129k Q-Arena - a multidisciplinary research environment for human-centred robotics and interactive engineering (EPSRC, EP/V035304/1)
  • £50k GETAMOVEON Wheelchait mobility tracking project (EPSRC)
  • £20k Westfiled fund for co-designing assistive technologies (QMUL)
  • 10k EUR XR4ALL Robotic interface for walking in virtual reality (EU)


  • £1.3m National Centre for Nuclear Robotics - NCNR, (EPSRC, EP/R02572X/1)
  • £150k Human-robot object handover, Alan Turing Institute