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At the Lab FROM 2005-2015
Research Interests: Mobile Robotics, Climbing robots, Inspection Robots, Pipeline inspection, Optimization, Fine manipulation with mobile arms
mahmoud (at) isr.uc.pt
Mahmoud Tavakoli Received his PhD in Automation and Instrumentation from University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2010, and his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Currently he is a Post-Doc researcher in ISR-UC. He is leading a project for development of several mobile platforms for inspection and maintenance of piping in petrochemical plants, ship hull grooming and ship superstructure maintenance.
Mobile Robots, Climbing robot, Autonomous inspection of Piping in petrochemical plants, Fine manipulation with mobile arms.
A typical piping in a plant Modelling, Motion simulation, FEA, and optimization
Accelerometers on all links, for error compensation and fine manipulation.
Autonomous Mapping of 3D Structures
RGB+D (Vision & Depth)
An omnidirectional climbing robot
Flexirigid- Flexirigid, A novel two phase Gripper
Pole climbing robot for Service works, Iranian Organizing of Scientific Researches (IROST), Nr: 14623
Mahmoud Tavakoli, "A systematic design approach for development of a climbing robot for inspection of piping in oil and gas industry", LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN-10: 3846535745
Mahmoud Tavakoli, Gonçalo Cabrita, Ricardo Faria, Lino Marques and Aníbal T. de Almeida. "Cooperative multi-agent mapping of 3D structures for pipeline inspection applications", International Journal of Robotics Research, 2012, 31 (12), 1489-1503, impact factor is 4.095 PDF
M.Tavakoli, Ali Marjovi, Lino Marques, Anibal T. de Almeida, `` A Step Toward Autonomous Pole Climbing Robots '' Advances in mobile robotics",(pp 1114-1121), Pub. date: Aug 2008, eISBN: 9789812835772 PDF
M.Tavakoli, Lino Marques, Anibal T. de Almeida, "Propose of a benchmark for pole climbing robots",
Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, 2008, Volume 44/2008, 215-222, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78317-6_22 PDF
M.Tavakoli, L. Marques, and Fabio Bonsignorio, Biomimetic inspiration in climbing robots, CLAWAR2010, the 13th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots, Japan, 31 August- 3 September 2010 PDF
M.Tavakoli, Lino Marques, Anibal T. de Almeida, ``Self Calibration of Step-by-Step Based Climbing Robots'', IROS 2009, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent RObots and Systems, October 11 to 15, 2009 at St. Louis, USA PDF
M.R. Zakerzadeh, G.R Vossoughi, S. Bagheri, M. Tavakoli, ``Kinematic Analysis of a New 4-DOF Hybrid Pole Climbing Manipulator'', 12th IEEE Mediterranean conference on control and automation MED'04, 6-9 June 2004, Turkey.
G.R Vossoughi, S. Bagheri, M. Tavakoli, M.R. Zakerzadeh, M. Houseinzadeh, ``Design, Modeling and Kinematics Analysis of a Novel Serial/Parallel Pole Climbing and Manipulating Robot'', 7th Biennial ASME Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, Manchester, UK July 19- 22, 2004 PDF
M. Tavakoli, M.R. Zakerzadeh, G.R. Vossoughi, S. Bagheri, ``Design, Modeling and Prototyping of a Serial/Parallel Pole Climbing and Manipulating Robot with Minimum DOFs for Construction Works'', 7th international on climbing and walking robots and the support technology for mobile machines, Madrid, September 2004 PDF
M.R. Zakerzadeh, M. Tavakoli, G.R. Vossoughi, S. Bagheri, ``Inverse Kinematic/Dynamic Analysis of a New 4-DOF Hybrid (Serial-Parallel) Pole Climbing Robot Manipulator'', 7th international on climbing and walking robots and the support technology for mobile machines, Madrid, September 2004 PDF
M. Tavakoli, M.R. Zakerzadeh, G.R. Vossoughi, S. Bagheri, H.Salarieh, ``A Novel Serial/Parallel Pole Climbing/Manipulating Robot: Design, Kinematic Analysis and Workspace Optimization with Genetic Algorithm'', 21st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 21 to 25 September 2004, Jeju island, Korea PDF