Krzysztof Walas

is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Control, Robotics and Information Engineering, Poznan University of Technology since 01.10.2012. From 08.2014 till 09.2015 he was on sabbatical leave (research fellow) at The University of Birmingham, Intelligent Robotics Laboratory (FP7 project PaCMan).

His primary research interest is on perception for robotics. He was a project leader in research on multi-modal perception for compliant ground negotiation (Polish NSC) and currently he is a PI of the project on manipulation of elastic objects H2020. He is the principal investigator in H2020 project on the subterranean haptic investigation with a walking robot. Krzysztof Walas has been taking part as an investigator in 3 EU and 5 national projects. He was also a chair of the organising committee of the 1st International Workshop on Perception for
Mobile Robots Autonomy – PEMRA 2012, and currently he is National Coordinator for euRobotics Week, and he was co-organizing several International Workshops on Recovering 6D Object Pose in conjunction with ICCV and ECCV. He is also involved in organizatio of legged locomotion workshops in conjuction with ICRA conference. His implementation skills were proven in the successful completion of 3 six-legged robotic platforms.

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