Amir is a Senior Lecturer of Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln (UoL). He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical engineering and an M.Sc. in Automatic Control Engineering and a PhD in Information Technology (Robotics). Prior to joining UoL, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Reseach Fellow at the University of Birmingham (UoB), UK. He has successfully acted as the main PhD supervisor at UoB. His first supervised PhD student successfully completed his research and started a postdoctoral position at the University of Surrey, UK. He is regularly serving as a reviewer for ICRA, IROS, RA-L, TRO, session chair at IROS. He was the main organiser of a workshop, titled "Task-informed grasping", at IROS 2018. He is a Co-I on a £1M Innovate UK project, called Graspberry, to make fast trajectory planner for picking strawberries.
His research interests include robotic grasping and manipulation, agri-food robotics, teleoperation, shared control, variable autonomy, robot learning from demonstration and surgical robotics.
News: I will give a talk at The 3rd UK Robot Manipulation Workshop, University of Leeds, UK, on "Haptic-guided teleoperation to enable predictive grasping".