Prof. Zvi Shiller, Ariel University


Prof. Shiller is the Chair of the Israeli Robotics Association (IROB).  He 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 Ariel University in October 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, optimal-motion control and obstacle avoidance. His recent work applies these methods to the navigation and trajectory planning of off-road vehicles and intelligent road vehicles. 

Prof. Shiller has served as the General Chair of the Israeli Conference on Robotics (ICR) 2008, 2010, 2013, and is actively promoting the growth of the robotics industry in Israel towards becoming a global player in consumer robotics.