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Tareq Assaf is a Lecturer in Robotics Engineering. His research interests lie in the areas of robotics and bio-inspired robotics. His multi-disciplinary background expertise range from tactile sensing to bio-inspired platform development.

Tareq is currently developing his line of research on artificial sensing, in particular focusing on large scale tactile systems. He is also interested in the application of bio-inspired robotics approach to both robotics and day to day activities.


Research interests


-  Bio-inspired robotics

- Tactile skin-like lattice

-  Soft robotics

-  Distributed systems

Willing to supervise PhD


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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 5 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
1 Citation (Scopus)

Wearable Tactile Sensor Brace for Motion Intent Recognition in Upper-Limb Rehabilitation

Stefanou, T., Chance, G., Assaf, T., Lenz, A. & Dogramadzi, S., 11 Oct 2018, BIOROB 2018 - 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. IEEE, Vol. 2018-August. p. 148-155 8 p. 8487721. (IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robots and Biomechatronics).

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

11 Citations (Scopus)

Cerebellar-inspired algorithm for adaptive control of nonlinear dielectric elastomer-based artificial muscle

Wilson, E., Assaf, T., Pearson, M., Rossiter, J., Anderson, S., Porrill, J. & Dean, P., Sep 2016, In : Journal of the Royal Society, Interface. 13, 122, p. 1 - 15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Brain Stem

Emergent Behaviors in a Bio-Inspired Platform Controlled by a Physical Cellular Automata Cluster

Assaf, T., Mayne, R., Adamatzky, A. & Chris, M., 31 Aug 2016, In : Biomimetics - MDPI. 1, 1, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cellular automata
8 Citations (Scopus)

Visual-tactile sensory map calibration of a biomimetic whiskered robot

Assaf, T., Wilson, E. D., Anderson, S., Dean, P., Porrill, J. & Pearson, M. J., 9 Jun 2016, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2016. IEEE, Vol. 2016-June. p. 967-972 6 p. 7487228. (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation).

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

6 Citations (Scopus)

Biohybrid control of general linear systems using the adaptive filter model of cerebellum

Wilson, E. D., Assaf, T., Pearson, M. J., Rossiter, J. M., Dean, P., Anderson, S. R. & Porrill, J., 20 Jul 2015, In : Frontiers in Neurorobotics. 9, 5, 13 p., 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Adaptive filters
Linear systems
Velocity control
Model reference adaptive control