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Prof. Andre Rosendo / Andre Rosendo 助理教授、研究员

Office: Room 1D-201D, SIST Building, No.393 Huaxia Middle Road, Pudong Area Shanghai
Major: CS


  • Machine learning applied to Robotics
    Bayesian Learning / Reinforcement Learning /  Deep Learning / Neural Networks / Inference
  • Robotics
    Legged locomotion / Wheeled locomotion / Manipulation / Automation / Soft Robotics


Andre Rosendo received his B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering at UFBA, Brazil, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Information Science at Hokkaido University (2011) and Osaka University (2014) under the fully funded MEXT scholarship. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge from 2015 until 2017, and is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of the Living Machines Laboratory. 

 His research interests are related to learning on robotics, robot locomotion and soft robotics. Robots are increasingly present in our lives, and they must be safe to interact with humans while also being capable of adapting to our world. Andre's research focuses on legged/wheeled robots and manipulators capable of intelligently adapting themselves and on safe humans/environment interactions through soft materials. His research output was recognized by one special with Discovery Channel, two IEEE Spectrum articles (here and here), and online articles (ENG, FRA, ITA, GER, CHI, POR, RUS, etc.). He has published more than 30 scientific papers in more than 10 IEEE conferences, was a program committee for MOD 2017, a keynote speaker for ICINCO 2017 and IVPAI 2018, is the winner of the National Natural Science Foundation of China 2018 award. He currently holds an worldwide Erdos number of 5. He was a Guest Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine and a referee for Science Robotics, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, IEEE Trans. on Mechatronics, IEEE Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, and IEEE Intl. Conf. on Automation and Robotics.


1. Liu, X.; ROSENDO, A.; Ikemoto, S.; Shimizu, M.; Hosoda, K.. Robotic investigation on effect of stretch reflex and crossed inhibitory response on bipedal hopping, J. Royal Society Interface, Vol. 15, March, 2018.

2.ROSENDO, A. ; von Atzigen, M. ; Iida, F.. The trade-off between morphology and control in the co-optimized design of robots, PLoS ONE, vol. 12, no 10, e0186107, 2017.

3. Vujovic, V. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Brodbeck, L. ; Iida, F.. Evolutionary developmental robotics: Improving locomotion of physical robots. Artificial Life (IF= 1.96), v23, no 2, 2017.

4. Jones, G. ; ROSENDO, A.; Stopforth, R.. Prosthetic design directives: Low-cost hands within reach. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Rehabilitation Robotics, IEEE ICORR 2017, London.

5. Culha, U. ; Hughes, J. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Giardina, F. ; Iida, F.. Design Principles for Soft-Rigid Hybrid Manipulators. In Soft Robotics: Trends, Applications and Challenges, (pp.87-94), Springer International Publisher. (ISBN: 978-3-319-46459-6), 2017.

6. Hughes, J. ; Culha, U. ; Giardina, F. ; Guenther, F. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Iida, F.. Soft manipulators and grippers: A review. Frontiers of Robotics and AI, v. 3, p. 1-12, 2016.

7. ROSENDO, A. ; Giardina, F. ; Hughes, J. ; Iida, F.. Soft solutions for hard problems. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (IF = 1.82), v. 23, p. 125-127, 2016.

8. ROSENDO, A. ; Iida, F.. Energy efficient hopping with Hill-type muscle properties on segmented legs. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics (IF = 2.89), v. 11, p. 036002, 2016.

9. Hunt, J. ; Giardina, F. ; ROSENDO, A. ; Iida, F.. Improving efficiency for an open-loop controlled locomotion with a pulsed actuation. IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics (IF = 3.851), v. 21, p. 1581-1591, 2016.