Amir Shapiro

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Prof. Amir Shapiro, PhD. Director of the Robotics Laoratory. [1]

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Short Bio

Amir Shapiro received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, in 1997, 2000, and 2004 respectively. Currently he is an Associate Professor and director of the robotics laboratory at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. On 2005-2006 he was a post doctoral fellow at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. His interests include locomotion of multi-limbed mechanisms in unstructured complex environments, motion planning algorithms for multi-limbed robots, robot grasping-design, control, and stability analysis, climbing robots, snake like robots, multi-robot on-line motion planning, and agriculture robotics.

Complete CV of Prof. Amir Shapiro can be found here: CV

Contact information

Office: building #55 Mechanical Engineering, office #341 (3rd floor)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

P.O.Box 653 Beer-Sheva, Israel. 84105

Tel.: Int.-972-8-647-7165

Lab: Int.-972-8-647-7029

Fax: Int.-972-8-647-2813

Mobile: Int.-972-50-2029614


Facebook: amir.shapiro

PhD Thesis

Design and Control of an Autonomous Spider-Like Robot for Motion in 2D Tunnels Environments, Technion, Israel, September 2003. (PDF) Advisor: Professor Elon Rimon