Behnam Miripour-Fard

Behnam Miripour Fard received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Guilan, Iran, in 2005 and 2013, respectively. He also received his M. Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran, in 2008. From Apr. 2012 to Oct. 2012, he was a Visiting PhD Student at Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, USA, under supervision of Professor C. G. Atkeson. He is currently an Assistant Professor and the Head of the Robotics Eng. Dept. of the Hamedan University of Technology. Dr. Behnam Miripour Fard is the author/coauthor of over 25 technical publications, proceedings, editorials and books. He has been a Member of Iranian Elite Foundation and Inventors Association since 2007.He is also a reviewer of the Journal of Robotica and International Journal of Engineering. His research interests include; Dynamical modeling of Mechanical systems, Path Planning and Control of Humanoid Biped Robots, Limit Cycle Walking, Disturbance Rejection of Legged Locomotion, Predictive Dynamics, Optimal Control, Hybrid Dynamical Modeling, Receding Horizon control, and Bio-mimetic approaches in robotics.

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Nowadays robotics is one of the most dynamic fields of scientific researches. The shift of robotics researches from manufacturing to services applications is clear. During the last decades interest in studying climbing and walking robots has been increased. This increasing interest has been in many areas that most important ones of them are: mechanics, electronics, medical engineering, cybernetics, controls, and computers. Today’s climbing and walking robots are a combination of manipulative, perceptive, communicative, and cognitive abilities and they are capable of performing many tasks in industrial and non- industrial environments. Surveillance, planetary exploration, emergence rescue operations, reconnaissance, petrochemical applications, construction, entertainment, personal services, intervention in severe environments, transportation, medical and etc are some applications from a very diverse application fields of climbing and walking robots. By great progress in this area of robotics it is anticipated that next generation climbing and walking robots will enhance lives and will change the way the human works, thinks and makes decisions. This book presents the state of the art achievments, recent developments, applications and future challenges of climbing and walking robots. These are presented in 24 chapters by authors throughtot the world The book serves as a reference especially for the researchers who are interested in mobile robots. It also is useful for industrial engineers and graduate students in advanced study.

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