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Dr. Conor Mc Ginn

Assistant Professor (Mechanical, Manuf & Biomedical Eng)


  Automation, Robotic Control Systems   COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN   Design Engineering   HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION   Machine Design   MACHINE LEARNING   Robotics   universal design   USER-CENTERED DESIGN
 Robotics In Care Industry (RICI)
 Development of a control system for robot-mediated social interaction
 An embodied control system for autonomous robotic grasping on mobile robots
 Dynamic locomotion of a electo-pneumatically powered mobile service robot

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Member National Steering group for Robotics 2018-present
Coordinator of NSAI Committee for Service Robot Standardisation 2018-present
Member of IEEE SMC TC on Robotics and Intelligent Sensing 2018-present
Member of Working Group IEEE SA 7007: Ontological Standard for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems 2018-present
EU JRC Centre for Advanced Studies Invited Speaker October 2019
IEEE SMC Invited Lecture, Deakin University, Australia May 2018
C. McGinn and D. Dooley, What should robots feel like? factors that influence the perception of robot-skin, 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Cambridge, UK, 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
A. Coyne, A. Murtagh, and C. McGinn, A framework for measuring perceived affect in human-robot interaction using the geneva emotion wheel, 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Cambridge, UK, 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
M. Otubela and C. McGinn, Controlling Fast Height Variation of an Actively ArticulatedWheeled Humanoid Robot Using Center of Mass Trajectory, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) , 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
A. Murtagh, P. Lynch, and C. McGinn, Presenting Botmark: a Computer Benchmark for Service Robotics, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotic Computing, , 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
David T. Farrell, Conor McGinn, Gareth J.Bennett, Extension twist deformation response of an auxetic cylindrical structure inspired by deformed cell ligaments, Composite Structures, 2020, Notes: [In Press, Journal Pre-proof, Available online 21 January 2020.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  DOI  URL
M. F. Cullinan, K. Kelly, and C. McGinn, Dynamic characterization and phenomenologi-cal modelling of sleeve pneumatic artificial muscles, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems,Measurement and Control, 2020, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Michael F. Cullinan, Conor McGinn, and Kevin Kelly, Sleeve Pneumatic Artificial Muscles for Antagonistically Actuated Joints, IEEE Transactions, 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Palais des congres de Montreal, Montreal, Canada, May 20-24, 2019, 2019, pp8360 - 8366, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
M. Otubela and C. McGinn, Controlling AeroBot: Development of a Motion Planner for an Actively Articulated Wheeled Humanoid Robot, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Salaken S.M., Nahavandi S., McGinn C., Hossny M., Kelly K., Abobakr A., Nahavandi D., Iskander J., Development of a cloud-based computational framework for an empathetic robot, 2019, pp102 - 108, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
C. McGinn and I. Torres, Can You Tell the Robot by the Voice? An Exploratory Study on the Role of Voice in the Perception of Robots, 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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Award Date
MIT Technology Review 35 under 35 Dec 2019
Time Magazine Top 100 Inventions of the Year (Stevie the Robot) Dec 2019
TCD Provosts Teaching Award 2019
Engineers Ireland Excellence Award for Engineering Innovation - winner 2014
SFI I'm an Engineer Competition Winner 2016
National Disability Authority (NDA) Universal Design Grand Challenge [Finalist] 2014
Discover Research Dublin "Smart Cities, Smart World" Winner 2014
Engineers Ireland Excellence Award for Innovation (Runner Up) 2018
TCD Registrar's Civic Engagement Award 2018
TCD Provosts PhD Award 2018
Katerva Award (Nobel prize for sustainability): finalist 2018
CIRP Design conference best paper - Runner Up 2018
Robot Design Competition - Intl. Conf. on Social Robots: Runner Up 2017