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Dr. Conor Mc Ginn

Assistant Professor (Mechanical, Manuf & Biomedical Eng)
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  Automation, Robotic Control Systems   COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN   Design Engineering   HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION   Machine Design   MACHINE LEARNING   Robotics   universal design   USER-CENTERED DESIGN
 RObots to Protect Against COVID (ROPAC)
 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
McGinn, C. and Scott, R. and Ryan, C. and Donnelly, N. and Cullinan, M.F. and Beckett, M., Rapid disinfection of radiology treatment rooms using an autonomous ultraviolet germicidal irradiation robot, American Journal of Infection Control, 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
De Matteis, L. and Cullinan, M.F. and McGinn, C., Numerical model of the irradiance field surrounding a UV disinfection robot, Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express, 8, (5), 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Scott, R. and Joshi, L.T. and McGinn, C., Hospital surface disinfection using ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technology: A review, Healthcare Technology Letters, 9, (3), 2022, p25-33 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
C. McGinn, M. Cullinan, R.Scott, Towards the Development of Test Methods for Collaborative Cleaning with a UV Robot, IEEE/ACM HRI 2021 Workshop on Novel and Emerging Test Methods and Metrics for Effective HRI, March 2021, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
O'Brien, C., M. O'Mara, J. Issartel, C. McGinn,, xploring the Design Space of Therapeutic Robot Companions for Children, Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2021 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on, March 2021, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
McGinn, Conor, Bourke, Eamonn, Cullinan, Michael F, An IoT Approach for Monitoring UV Disinfection Robots, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Melbourne, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Lynch, Patrick and McGinn, Conor, Using Tactile Sensing to Improve Performance when Grasping Moving Objects, 2021 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Lloyd Taylor; Angela Downing; Gabriel Aguiar Noury; Giovanni Masala; Marco Palomino; Conor McGinn; Ray Jones, Exploring the applicability of the socially assistive robot Stevie in a day center for people with dementia, 2021 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot \& Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
O'Brien, C. and O'Mara, M. and Issartel, J. and McGinn, C., Exploring the design space of therapeutic robot companions for children, (3444669), 2021, pp243-251 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
McGinn, C. and Scott, R. and Donnelly, N. and Roberts, K.L. and Bogue, M. and Kiernan, C. and Beckett, M., Exploring the Applicability of Robot-Assisted UV Disinfection in Radiology, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7, (590306), 2021, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
  

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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