Department for Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics

Luka Peternel

Role: Former employee
Phone: +386 1 477 3461
E-mail: luka.peternel [at]


I received a Ph.D. in robotics from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2015. I conducted my Ph.D. studies at Department of Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics, Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana from 2011 to 2015 and at Department of Brain-Robot Interface, ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan in 2013 and 2014. I am a post-doctoral researcher at Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction Lab, Advanced Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, Italy from 2015. My research areas include: Human-in-the-Loop Robot Control, Physical Human-Robot Interaction, Exoskeleton Control and Human Motor Control.



  • Won Best Paper Student Award at RAAD 2012
  • Finalist for Best Interactive Paper Award at HUMANOIDS 2016



Please see Google Scholar


Robot motion synthesis through human visuo-motor learning

Research activities

Skiing robot