Profile of Professor Darwin Caldwell

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Professor Darwin Caldwell
Visiting Professor

Darwin Caldwell is a Director of Robotics, brain and cognitive sciences at the Italian Institute of Technology. He received his B.Sc and Ph.D in Robotics from the University of Hull in 1986 and 1990 respectively. In 1994 he received an M.Sc in Management from the University of Salford. He was at the University of Salford from 1989 to 2007 as a Lecturer, S. Lecturer and Reader and was finally Professor of Advanced Robotics in the Centre for Robotics and Automation at the University of Salford (1999-2007). Since 2006 he has been a Visiting Professor in the School of Computer Science at Bangor University.

His research interests include innovative actuators and sensors, haptic feedback, force augmentation exoskeletons, dexterous manipulators, humanoid robotics, bipedal and quadrapedal robots, biomimetic systems, rehabilitation robotics, telepresence and teleoperation procedures, and robotics and automation systems for the food industry. Dr Caldwell is the author or co-author of over 170 academic papers, 4 patents and has received awards at several international conference and events. He is a past co-chair of the IEE Robotic and Intelligent Systems and is currently chair of the UKRI region of the IEEE (Robotics and Automation Society) and on the editorial board of "Industrial Robot" (2002- ), "International Journal of Systems Science" (1997-2005) and guest editor of several journals.