Zvi Shiller


Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
Faculty of Engineering
Ariel University

Ariel , Israel

Tel: +972 3 9066 324/651

Fax: +972 3 9066 652

shiller at ariel.ac.il


Chair, Israeli Robotics Association

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Bio Sketch

Professor Shiller is the founder of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at Ariel University and the director of the Paslin Laboratory for Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles.  Before joining the College in 2001, he served fourteen years on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA where he lead the teaching and research activities in Robotics and directed the Laboratory for Robotics and Automation.  Professor Shiller's research activities have focused on robot motion planning, dynamics and control, including time-optimal-motion control and obstacle avoidance. His recent work applies these methods to the navigation and trajectory planning of off-road vehicles, planetary rovers, and intelligent road vehicles.  His work was funded by NSF, Adept, UPS, FMC, Engineering foundation, PATH, NASA, GM, Israeli space agency, Israeli Defense Ministry, Israeli Science Ministry, Israeli Transportation Ministry.  Prof. Shiller has served as the General Chair of the Israeli Conference on Robotics (ICR) 2008, 2010 and 2013, and is actively promoting the growth of the robotics industry in Israel towards becoming a global player in consumer robotics.  To this end, he has promoted the development of consumer robots through student projects, having developed about 90 working prototypes.  Prof. Shiller is the founding chair of the Israeli Robotics Association.                

Sc.D. (Doctor of Science) MIT, Mechanical Engineering

M.Sc. MIT, Mechanical Engineering

B.Sc. Tel Aviv University, Mechanical Engineering