Alon Ohev Zion

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Alon Ohev-Zion, Ph.D.


Short Bio

Alon Ohev-Zion received his B.Sc. in 2008, M.Sc. in 2009 and Ph.D. in 2015. All from the department of mechanical engineering at Ben-Gurion university of the Negev, Israel.

His research interests include

    • Kinematic and Dynamic modeling, and analysis.
    • Linear and Non-Linear Control.
    • Agriculture robotics. 
    • Robotic grasping: design, control, and analysis.
    • Design of special robotics structures.

He is currently a Mechanical Analytic & Control Engineer at XACT ROBOTICS.


1) Alon Ohev-Zion, Amir Shapiro, “Stability of Compliant Planar Robotics Grasp with Application to Fruits Grasping”. An official special session of AgEng 2014 in Zurich – Engineering for improving resource efficiency, 6-10 July 2014.

2) Amir Shapiro, Elon Rimon, and Alon Ohev-Zion, “On the mechanics of natural compliance in frictional contacts and its effect on grasp stiffness and stability”. The International Journal of Robotics Research, April 2013 32: 425-445, doi:10.1177/0278364912471690.

3) A.Ohev-Zion, A.Miller, A.Sintov, A.Shapiro, Experimental Validation of Compliant Contact Model, The 32nd Israeli Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME 2012), October 17-18, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

4) A.Ohev-Zion, A. Shapiro, “Grasping of Deformable Objects, Applied to Organic Produce”, TAROS 2011, LNAI 6856, pp.396–397, May 2011, c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011.

5) A.Ohev-Zion, A. Shapiro, “Grasping of Deformable Objects, Analysis and Synthesis”, The 2nd Advanced Industrial Control- AIC 2011, May 2011.

6) A.Ohev-Zion, A. Shapiro, “Derivation and control of a spatial Nonlinear Ballbot System”, The 3rd Israeli Conference on Robotics- ICR 2010, November 2010.

7) A.Ohev-Zion, A. Shapiro, “Nonlinear Modeling and Control of Ballbot system”, The 31st Israeli Conference on Mechanical Engineering- ICME 2010, June 2010.

M.Sc. Thesis

Stabilization of an Underactuated Robot on a Ball", Advised by: Dr. Amir Shapiro. Studied in the fast course for excellent students, and graduated Cum Laude.

Ph.D. Thesis

Stability and Synthesis of Planar Compliant Grasps", Advisor: Prop. Amir Shapiro.

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