Workshop I
- Open-Source Robotics: Status and Future Horizons

Dr. Majid Khadiv, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany

Dr. Majid Khadiv is a postdoc scholar in the Movement Generation and Control Group, at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. His research focuses on both theoretical and empirical aspects of locomotion. He is mostly interested in generating complex motions for legged robots using optimization and evaluating these behaviors on real robots. Before joining Movement Generation and Control Group as a postdoc, he visited Autonomous Motion Department as a PhD visitor and worked on generating robust walking patterns for the humanoid robot Athena. Majid received his BSc in mechanical engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, and his MSc, and Ph.D. from K. N. Toosi University of Technology in 2012 and 2017. From 2012 to 2015, he was acting as the head of dynamics and control group in the Iranian national humanoid robot project, SURENA III.

Dr. Farbod Farshidian, Robotic System Lab, ETH Zurich.

Dr. Farbod Farshidian is a postdoctoral research assistant at Robotic System Lab, ETH Zurich. In his research, he focuses on the motion planning and control of the mobile robots, with the aim of developing algorithms and techniques that can endow robotic platforms to operate autonomously in real-world applications. Farbod received his BSc and MSc in electrical engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology and the University of Tehran in Iran from 2005 to 2012. He got his Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2017 on motion planning and control of legged systems. Since January 2018, he is a postdoctoral fellow at Robotic System Lab, ETH Zurich.

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