Seyed Amir Tafrishi ( セイエド アミル タフリシ ) was born and grew up in Tabriz, Iran. Currently, Amir is a Lecturer on Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the Engineering School of Cardiff University, UK. Also, He is part of the Robotics and Autonomous Intelligent Machines (RAIM) group.
Amir was a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at Smart Robots Design Lab in Robotics Department, Tohoku University between 2021-2022, working on Moonshot R & D project under the Adaptable AI-enabled Robots to Create Vibrant Societies group.
Since 2015, he has been a visiting researcher at Autonomous Systems and Robotics Research Group, Sheffield, UK, Mechatronic Lab. at Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at the University of Tabriz, and Control Engineering Lab at Kyushu University.
Prospective Graduate Students (including Postdocs):
First, I would like to thank you for your interest in our research and lab. I will make the calls on here in the near future. If you do not see any, don't hesitate to get in touch with me by email with a cover letter (1 page) explaining your research interests, a CV and at least one recommendation letter from your previous institute. And, please explicitly mention what topic you are interested in working on both in the subject and the body of the email.
PhD Candidate, Design and Control of Agile Fingertips for Dexterous Manipulation (closing as soon as a suitable candidate is found)
PhD Candidate, Designing Compliant Hybrid Actuators for Versatile Use in Mobile Robotics (closing as soon as a suitable candidate is found)
Prospective Chinese students interested in pursuing a PhD in Robotics under my supervision at Cardiff University are encouraged to reach out for a CSC Scholarship. (Deadline is Nov. 30th 2023)
Robotics, mechanism design, underactuated systems, dexterous manipulation, motion planning, geometric mechanics, assistive robots, nonlinear control
*Please refer to my university page for more details about mainstream research topics.
One of our works got accepted for presentation at The IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2023), London! — Jan 31, 2023
I have started a new position as a Tenured Lecturer at Cardiff University, UK. — Dec 1, 2022
Our work about a prediction model on the safety of human-upper body motion using a single IMU sensor, presented in IROS2022, is covered in a Japanese technology newspaper (Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun ) — Nov 22, 2022
One of our works related to an introduced CARE concept for multi-robot cooperation in future welfare facilities got accepted in IEEE Robotics and Autonomous Magazine (RAM) — Oct 18, 2022
Two of our papers got accepted to SII2023 — Oct 2, 2022
I have been selected as Associate Editor for International Symposium on System Integrations IEEE/SICE (SII) Conference 2023, which will be held in Atlanta, US — Aug 1, 2022
We are organising a special session at SII IEEE/SICE Conference on Robotics and AI for Home Automation, Healthcare, and Ambient Assistive Living. Check it out here — Aug 1, 2022
One of my works got accepted to International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022) that will take place in Kyoto, Japan — Jul 5, 2022
One of our works got accepted to the 2022 American Control Conference (ACC 2022) — Feb 7, 2022
▲ S.A. Tafrishi, X. Dai, Y. Hirata and A. Burns, “Discretization and Stabilization of Energy-based Controller for Period Switching Control and Flexible Scheduling ”,
Two of our papers got accepted to The IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2022) — Feb 1, 2022
▲ S.A. Tafrishi, A. A. Ravankar, J. Salazar and Y. Hirata “A Novel Assistive Controller Based on Differential Geometry for Users of the Differential-Drive Wheeled Mobile Robots”,
▲ K. Promsutipong, J. Salazar, A. A. Ravankar, S.A. Tafrishi and Y. Hirata, “Immersive Virtual Walking System using an Avatar Robot”,