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Bruno Vilhena Adorno received the BS degree (2005) in Mechatronics Engineering and the MS degree (2008) in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Brasília (Brazil), and the Ph.D. degree (2011) from the University of Montpellier (France). He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Robotics at The University of Manchester. Before joining The University of Manchester, he was an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, where he co-founded and co-led the Mechatronics, Control, and Robotics research group (MACRO). He is an IEEE Senior Member, a CNPq Research Productivity Fellow, and the current chair of the Technical Committee on Robotics of the Brazilian Society of Automatics (2017–2018 and 2019–2020). He has co-authored 17 journal papers and 35 conference papers/book chapters. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, for the Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems, also has been serving on the Editorial Board of the RSJ/IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems and the Congresso Brasileiro de Automática since 2017. He was also the Tutorial/Workshops Chair for the 19th International Conference on Advanced Robotics. His current research interests include both practical and theoretical aspects related to robot kinematics, dynamics, and control with applications to mobile manipulators, humanoids, cooperative manipulation systems, and human-robot interaction.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Two-arm manipulation: from manipulators to enhanced human-robot collaboration, University of Montpellier

1 Oct 20082 Oct 2011

Award Date: 2 Oct 2011

Master of Science, Probabilistic path planning in configuration space and applications to mobile robots, Universidade de Brasilia

31 Mar 200624 Sept 2008

Award Date: 24 Sept 2008

Bachelor of Engineering, Velocity and Trajectory Control for the Robot Sonic-Shark, Universidade de Brasilia

1 Aug 199915 Dec 2004

Award Date: 1 Feb 2005


  • Robotics


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