Department for Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics





Leon Žlajpah

Title: Scientific councelor
Role: Researcher
Phone: +386 1 477 3577
E-mail: leon.zlajpah [at] ijs.si

CV

Education

  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 1982
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 1985
  • D.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, 1989


Career to date

  • Since 1981 working without interruptions at the J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1990 - 1992 Application group leader within the Department of Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics, J.Stefan Institute
  • Since 2005 Head, Department of Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics, J.Stefan Institute


Research interests

  • Modelling and simulation of dynamic systems
  • Simulacija of robot manipulators and systems
  • Real-time and Hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  • Advanced robot control
  • Sensor based control systems
  • Redundant robot manipulators
  • Path planning and trajectory generation
  • Control of robots working in human environment


R&D activities

  • development of industrial robots
  • automation and robot applications in manufacturing
  • application of robotic technologies in medicin and sports


Educational activities

  • Since 2008 Assistant Professor at the Jo×ef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana


Awards

  • The Preseren Award for students, 1982
  • The Boris Kidrič Award for research achievements, 1988
  • The Bedjanic Award for dissertation, 1989
  • The Boris Kidrič Award for inventions and technical improvement, 1990
  • The Iskra Baterije Zmaj Award technology achievements, 2002


Membership of associations

  • vice president of Slovenian Simulation Society
  • member of Slovenian Society of Automatic Control

Projects

Application of redundant robots in manufacturing systems
Control of redundant robot systems
Integration of CAD systems in production processes in shoe assembly
EUROShoE (Automation of finishing operations in shoe assembly)

Research activities

Control of periodic robotic task with the use of classical control approaches
Control of rhythmic tasks with the use of a two-layered system
Combined torque and velocity control of mobile manipulator
Robot waiter
Accelerating gyroscopic device called Powerball with a robot
Control of kinematically redundant mechanisms
Two-layered system for movement imitation
Reflexive stability of the skiing robot