Maki K. Habib

American University in Cairo

Professor Habib obtained his Doctor of Engineering Sciences (DES) in Intelligent and Autonomous Robotics from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Professor Habib is specialized in the area of Robotics and Mechatronics. He was selected as a research scientist at RIKEN, Japan, a Senior researcher at RISO-Laboratories, Japan, and visiting researcher at EPFL, Switzerland. He was a visiting Expert under Asian Development Bank (ADB) serving Malaysian industries, Associate Professor at UTM, Malaysia, and a Senior Manager at MCRIA, Malaysia. He was a leading senior research scientist with GMD-Japan leading the Telecooperation research group. Associate Professor with Monash University (Australia/Malaysia) to develop and lead the Mechatronics Engineering program. He was appointed as a Full Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics at Swinburne University (Australia/Malaysia). Then, he was an invited Professor at KAIST, South Korea, Resident Professor at Saga University, Japan. Since Sept. 2007, he has been a Full Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics at AUC. He was and continues to be a consultant and technical advisor to more than ten international industrial companies, such as Toyota and ABB. He also worked as a research advisor with a large European research consortium focusing on new development using Robotics and Sensors for humanitarian demining. His main area of research focuses on 1. Service and Autonomous Robots, Humanitarian Demining and Robotics 2. Electrical Autonomous Cars/Vehicles supported by Machine learning techniques 3. Development of Nanorobotic systems for biomedical purposes 4. Robots for physically impaired people using biological signals (EEG and EMG) 5. Industry 4.0, (Internet of Things (IoT), and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) 6. EchoMechatronics and Bioinspired Design 7. Telecooperation, Distributed Mixed Realities, and Collaborative Control 8. Intelligent Drone systems: Navigation and Intelligent/Nonlinear Control 9. Robotics and Industrial Automation

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The development and use of robotics is affecting all aspects of modern life. There is a demand not only for robots that can move, interact, learn, and act in real-time dynamic and unconstrained environments but also for those that can interact smoothly and safely with the actions and movements of people within the same environments. In addition to managing complex motor coordination, these robots also require the ability to acquire and represent knowledge, deal with uncertainty at different operational levels, learn, reason, adapt, and have the autonomy to make intelligent decisions and act upon them. They should be able to learn from interaction, anticipate the outcomes of actions, acquire experiences and use them as required for future activities. Cognitive robotics is the interdisciplinary term used to describe robots that merge all these features and capabilities in their hardware and software architectures.

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