Huseyin Atakan Varol, PhD

Department Chair

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Variable Impedance Actuation Tensegrity Robotics Augmented Reality

  • 1574 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
20042020

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Professional Information

Dr. Varol is the department chair and full professor of robotics at Nazarbayev University’s School of Engineering and Digital Sciences. He received his BS degree in mechatronics engineering from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2005. He received the MS and PhD degrees both in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. From August 2009 to August 2011, he was first a postdoctoral research associate and then a research assistant professor with the Center for Intelligent Mechatronics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.

In 2011, he joined the faculty of Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, as a founding associate professor of robotics, where he currently chairs the department and directs the Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics Systems (ARMS) Laboratory. His research interests include biomechatronics, soft robotics, machine learning, intelligent systems and tensegrity. He has published more than 60 technical papers on these topics in reputable international journals and conferences. He holds multiple international patents in the area of bionics. He has attracted multiple competitively-funded research grants from Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, World Bank and Nazarbayev University Research Fund.

Dr. Varol was a finalist for the KUKA Innovation Award in 2014. He was also the recipient of the IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics Best Paper Award in 2009 and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Outstanding Paper Award in 2013. Dr. Varol, a senior member of IEEE, is a technical editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and serves as a reviewer for various journals, conferences and funding agencies.

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Research Output

Neural Network Augmented Sensor Fusion for Pose Estimation of Tensegrity Manipulators

Kuzdeuov, A., Rubagotti, M. & Varol, H. A., Apr 1 2020, In : IEEE Sensors Journal. 20, 7, p. 3655-3666 12 p., 8932581.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Color-coded fiber-optic tactile sensor for an elastomeric robot skin

    Kappassov, Z., Baimukashev, D., Kuanyshuly, Z., Massalin, Y., Urazbayev, A. & Varol, H. A., May 2019, 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 2146-2152 7 p. 8793262. (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; vol. 2019-May).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Computer Vision-Based Pose Estimation of Tensegrity Robots Using Fiducial Markers

    Moldagalieva, A., Fadeyev, D., Kuzdeuov, A., Khan, V., Alimzhanov, B. & Varol, H. A., Apr 25 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 478-483 6 p. 8700452. (Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Deformable Object Recognition Using Proprioceptive and Exteroceptive Tactile Sensing

    Mazhitov, A., Adilkhanov, A., Massalim, Y., Kappassov, Z. & Varol, H. A., Apr 25 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 734-739 6 p. 8700392. (Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Energy-Aware Optimal Control of Variable Stiffness Actuated Robots

    Zhakatayev, A., Rubagotti, M. & Varol, H. A., Apr 1 2019, In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 4, 2, p. 330-337 8 p., 8598982.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar

    Fourteenth International Conference on Computability, Complexity and Randomness

    Manat Mustafa (Organizer), & Huseyin Atakan Varol (Organizer)

    Jun 23 2019Jun 25 2019

    Activity: Participating in eventParticipation in workshop, seminar