Department for Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics





Luka Peternel

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

CV

I graduated from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2011. In my diploma thesis, titled “Navigation learning for skier robot”, I implemented and analysed several machine learning methods for teaching robot skier how to navigate various tracks in real skiing environment.

 

I recived Ph.D. in robotics from University of Lujbljana in 2015. Ph.D (thesis: “Accelerated robotic learning for interaction with environment and human based on sensory-motor learning”, link - in Slovenian).

 

I was a Ph.D. student at the Department of Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana from 2011 to 2015. During this time I was mainly working on human-in-the-loop robot learning of physical interaction with humans or environment.

 

I did part of my Ph.D. study at the Department of Brain-Robot Interface of ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan in 2013 and 2014. During the visits I worked on developing a novel method for exoskeleton control.

 

From 2015 I am a postdoctoral researcher at Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction Lab, Advanced Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology.

 

Education:

B.Sc./M.Sc. equivalent in electrical engineering

  • Institution: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Duration: October 2006 – September 2011
  • Thesis title: Navigation learning for skier robot
  • Advisors: dr. Bojan Nemec and prof. Tadej Bajd

Ph.D. in robotics

  • Institution: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Duration: October 2011 – July 2015
  • Thesis title: Accelerated robotic learning for interaction with environment and human based on sensory-motor learning (link - in Slovenian)
  • Advisor: dr. Jan Babič

 

Research positions:

Ph.D. Student

  • Institution: ABR, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Duration: 2011 – 2015

Visiting Ph.D. Student

  • Institution: BRI, ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration: 2013 and 2014

Post-Doctoral Researcher

  • Institution: HRI2, Advanced Robotics, IIT, Genova, Italy
  • Duration: 2015 – present

 

Research areas:

  • Human-in-the-Loop Robot Learning
  • Human-Robot Collaboration
  • Exoskeleton Control
  • Robot Impedance Control
  • Human-Robot Interface

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Projects

Robot motion synthesis through human visuo-motor learning

Research activities

Skiing robot