Keynote Speaker

Prof. Péter Korondi

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungray

Professor Péter Korond is the head of Dept. of Mechatronics, Optics and Applied Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE). He worked as a R&D engineer in Ganz Watt-hourmeter Factory from 1984 to 1986, an assistant professor in Technical University of Budapest from 1986 to 1993, a visiting researcher in The University of Tokyo from 1993-1995, a senior lecturer in Technical University of Budapest from 1995 to 1997, an associate professor in Budapest University of Technology and Economics Department of Automation and Applied Informatics from 1997 to 2009. And he did a part time job at Cognitive Informatics research group involved in the System and Control Laboratory, Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences working as a scientific advisor from 2008 to 2011. He obtained his Ph.D from Technical University of Budapest in 1996 and Doctor of Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2008. His research fields include sliding mode control: Sliding mode based feedback compensation (friction compensation), Tensor Product model transformation based sliding surface design. Cognitive robotics and telemanipulation: Super flexible robot programming, Ethologically inspired models for the social relationship between humans and intelligent systems. He is Author or co-author of 13 book chapters, university notes, 104 Hungarian and foreign journal papers, 167 conference papers (including 6 Keynote lectures), 12 R&D studies; held 35 presentations at foreign universities and institutes; 1700 independent citations to his work. He is an IEEE IES AdCom member since 2016.


Prof. John P. T. Mo

RMIT University, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Melbourne, Australia

John P. T. Mo is Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and former Head of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering at RMIT University, Australia, since 2007. He has been an active researcher in manufacturing and complex systems for over 35 years and worked for educational and scientific institutions in Hong Kong and Australia. From 1996, John was a Project Manager and Research Team Leader with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for 11 years leading a team of 15 research scientists. John has a broad research interest and has received numerous industrial research grants. A few highlights of the projects include: signal diagnostics for plasma cutting machines, ANZAC ship alliance engineering analysis, optimisation of titanium machining for aerospace industry, critical infrastructure protection modelling and analysis, polycrystalline diamond cutting tools on multi-axes CNC machine, system analysis for support of complex engineering systems John obtained his doctorate from Loughborough University, UK and is a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and Institution of Engineers Australia.

Assoc Prof. Samer Alfayad

UVSQ , Paris-Saclay University 10-12 Avenue de lEurope, 78140 V´elizy, France

Samer Alfayad received his master diploma in sciences and technology from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM-Paris) in 2005. His Ph.d was received in Robotic development from Versailles University (UVSQ) in 2009. Awarded of the best Ph.D. Thesis in Robotics for year 2010 by the French CNRS. Awarded of the best Ph.D. Thesis in Robotics for the 20 years anniversary of UVSQ. From 2010 to 2011 he was a Post-doc researcher at Technische Universitat Munich (TUM-Germany) with a Scholarship from the Alexander Von Humboldt foundation. From 2000 to 2004, he was a lecturer at the High Institute for Applied Science and Technologies. In 2011 he has been appointed as Associated Professor in Humanoid robotic design at Versailles University. From 2012, he holds an industrial excellence chair about hydraulic domestication at UVSQ. He has been investigator in several French National projects. He is the leader of the hydraulic activity in the Humanoid research group at LISV laboratory. He is working currently on the two anthropomorphic biped robots called HYDROïD and ROMEO2 at the LISV. He was the team leader of Paris-Saclay team to Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge MBZIRC2017.