Dr. Morteza Azad


m.azad{AT}bham.ac.uk
(+44) (0) 78 2125 6876
Room 242, School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston B15 2TT
West Midlands, UK

About Me

I am currently a research fellow at the school of computer science, University of Birmingham. I am also a member of a team that is working on CoDyCo project. I received my Ph.D. at the Australian National University where I was working under supervision of Dr. Roy Featherstone on designing control algorithms for balancing and hopping motions of under-actuated robots. I am mainly interested in dynamics and control of the robots specially humanoids and under-actuated robots.

Publications

[1] M. Azad and R. Featherstone, Angular momentum based balance controller for an under-actuated planar robot, Autonomous Robots, 2015.

[2] M. Azad and M. N. Mistry, Balance control strategy for legged robots with compliant contacts, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Seattle, Washington, 26-30 May 2015.

[3] M. Azad, J. Babic and M. N. Mistry, Effects of hand contact on the stability of a planar humanoid with a momentum based controller, Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Madrid, Spain, 18-20 November 2014.

[4] M. Azad and R. Featherstone, Balancing control algorithm for a 3D under-actuated robot, Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Chicago, Illinois, 14-18 September 2014.

[5] M. Azad, Balancing and hopping motion control algorithms for an under-actuated robot, Ph.D. thesis, School of Engineering, The Australian National University, June 2014. Full Text.

[6] M. Azad and R. Featherstone, A new nonlinear model of contact normal force, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 30(3):736-739, June 2014.

[7] M. Azad and R. Featherstone, Balancing and hopping motion of a planar hopper with one actuator, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, 6-10 May 2013. Full Text.

[8] M. Azad and R. Featherstone, Angular momentum based controller for balancing an inverted double pendulum. 19th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics and Control (RoManSy2012), Paris, France, 12-15 June 2012. Full Text.

[9] M. Azad and R. Featherstone, Modeling the contact between a rolling sphere and a compliant ground plane. Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2010), Brisbane, Australia, 1-3 December 2010. Full Text.

[10] M. Azad, A. Meghdari and D. Naderi, Using genetic algorithm for optimizing humanoid's stability and motion, Proceedings of 17th International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, Ancona, Italy, Sep 15-17, 2008 (RAAD08).