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Shapiro, Amir


Amir Shapiro received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, in 1997, 2000, and 2004 respectively. Currently he is an Associate Professor and director of the robotics laboratory at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. On 2005-2006 he was a post doctoral fellow at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. His interests include locomotion of multi-limbed mechanisms in unstructured complex environments, motion planning algorithms for multi-limbed robots, robot grasping-design, control, and stability analysis, climbing robots, snake like robots, multi-robot on-line motion planning, and agriculture robotics.

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