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Dr Yasar Ayaz
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, NUST HQ, Islamabad
Tel : +925190856058

Specialization
Robotics & Machine Intelligence

Education
PhD (Mechatronics Engineering), Tohoku University, Japan

Reviewer / Member Editorial Board:

IEEE Transactions on Robotics
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
IEEE RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots

International Awards / Recognition

Biography included in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2013, Berkley, USA for extraordinary international contribution to research and education in the field of Robotics.
Research work on Humanoid Robot Footstep Planning, Navigation and Control cited by leading universities in more than 11 countries including USA, Japan, France, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, China, Iran, Croatia, Singapore, Pakistan etc.
Visiting Professor at New York University (NYU), AD for the Research Centric Summer School on Interactive Robotics and Media, June 2012.

Professional Memberships / Affiliations

HEC Approved PhD Supervisor
PEC Professional Engineer (P.E.)

 

University Best Teacher Award 2014​

Active Research Projects:

  • Human-Like Footstep Planning Among Obstacles for Humanoid Robots
  • Dynamics and Control for Humanoid Robots Stepping Over Large Obstacles
  • RRT*-Smart: A Rapid Convergence Sampling Based Algorithm for Fast Real Time Optimal Mobile Robot Motion Planning
  • Navigation Planning for Mobile Robots using Pulse Coupled Neural Networks
  • Steering of a Mobile Robot using Human Brain Control Interface (BCI)
  • Design and Development of an Active Exoskeleton for Foot Orthosis
  • Design and Development of an Intelligent Robotic Prosthetic Hand
  • Design and Development of a Cost-Efficient Haptic Device for Robotic Surgery
  • Development of Adaptive Fuzzy Algorithms for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping of Mobile Robots
  • Stereo Vision Based Robot Localization, Mapping and Navigation Motion Planning and Navigation of Mobile Robots in Crowded Human Environments
  • RoboCup Humanoids: Standard Platforms League
  • Open Source Platform for Numerical Simulation
  • Modeling and Robust Control of Grid Connected Converters

Publications of Dr. Yasar Ayaz, Dy HoD, Robotics & AI:

2012

1. Muhammad Yaqoob, Sardar Rushan Qaisrani, Muhammad Waqas, Yasar Ayaz and Sohail Iqbal, "Low Cost Tactile, Force and Size Feedback System for Surgical Robotics", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Innovative Systems Engineering (ICIES), Egypt-Japan University of Sciences and Technology (EJUST), Alexandria, Egypt, December 2012 (Accepted).
2. Shabih Ul Hassan, Bilal Ahmed, Bilal Shaukat, Habib ur Rehman Paracha, Usman Malik, Saad Qaiser, Nabeel Anwar and Yasar Ayaz, "Modified SOM Based Intelligent Semi-Autonomous Navigation System", Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Neural Network Applications in Electrical Engineering (NEUREL),Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, 2012.
3. Fahad Islam, Jauwairia Nasir, Usman Malik, Yasar Ayaz and Osman Hasan, "RRT*-Smart: Rapid convergence implementation of RRT* towards optimal solution", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), pp. 1651-1656, Chengdu, China, August 2012.
4. Aamir Iftikhar, Mushtaq Khan, Asim Nisar , Syed Hussain Imran, and Yasar Ayaz, "Turbine blade manufacturing through Rapid Tooling (RT) process and its quality inspection", Proceedings of the 37th International MATADOR Conference, Paper No: 3230, Manchester, England, UK, July 2012.
5. Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Shunsuke Komuzunai, Yuki Nomura, Tomoya Myojin, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama, "Humanoid Robot Motion Generation Scheme for Tasks Utilizing Impulsive Force," International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR), World Scientific Publishing Company, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 1250008-1 to 1250008-23, 2012.

2011

6. Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar, Teppei Tsujita, Shunsuke Komizunai and Masaru Uchiyama, "A Human-Like Approach Towards Humanoid Robot Footstep Planning", International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS), Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 98-109, 2011.
7. Syed Usman Ahmed, Usman Ali Malik, Khwaja Fahad Iqbal, Yasar Ayaz and Kunwar Faraz, "Sparsed Potential-PCNN for Real Time Path Planning and Indoor Navigation Scheme for Mobile Robots", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), pp. 1729-1734, Beijing, August 2011

2010

8. Sajid Hussain, Rana M. Ather, Javed Iqbal, Akhtar Nawaz, Hammad Nazeer, Umar Karim, and Yasar Ayaz, "Design and Development of a Low Cost Automated Trans-Radial Prosthetic Limb", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Information Technology (ICIIT), Vol 1, pp. 161-165, Lahore, October 2010.
9. Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Yuki Nomura, Shunsuke Komizunai, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama, "An Impact Motion Generation Support Software", Chapter 11, Cutting Edge Robotics 2010, Advanced Robotic Systems Journal and In-Tech Publishing Company, pp. 175-186, 2010.
10. Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar, Teppei Tsujita and Masaru Uchiyama, "Navigation Planning with a Human-like Approach", Chapter 11, Mobile Robots Navigation, Advanced Robotic Systems Journal and In-Tech Publishing Company, pp. 223-240, 2010.

2009

11. Yasar Ayaz, Takuya Owa, Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar and Masaru Uchiyama, "Footstep Planning for Humanoid Robots Among Obstacles of Various Types,", Proceedings of IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), pp. 361-366, Paris, December 2009.
12. Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar, Teppei Tsujita and Masaru Uchiyama, "Planning Footsteps in Obstacle Cluttered Environments," Proceedings of IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), pp. 156-161, Singapore, July 2009.
13. Yasar Ayaz, "Footstep Planning Among Obstacles for Humanoid Robots", Doctoral Thesis (Robotics and Machine Intelligence), Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan.

2008

14. Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Shunsuke Komizunai, Yuki Nomura, Takuya Owa, Tomoya Myojin, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama, "Analysis of Nailing Task Motion for a Humanoid Robot," Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 1570-1575, France, September 2008.
15. Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Shunsuke Komizunai, Yuki Nomura, Takuya Owa, Tomoya Myojin, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama, "Humanoid Robot Motion Generation for Nailing Task," Proceedings of IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), pp. 1024-1029, China, July 2008.

2007

16. Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Teppei Tsujita, Masaru Uchiyama and Khalid Munawar, "Obstacle Stepping Over Strategy for Humanoid Robots," Proceedings of SICE System Integration Division Annual International Conference (SI), pp. 533-534, Hiroshima, December 2007.
17. Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama, "A Human-like Approach towards Humanoid Robot Footstep Planning," Proceedings of JSME International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (RoboMec), 1A1-B02, Akita, May 2007.
18. Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama, "Human-like Approach Towards Footstep Planning," Chapter 15, Humanoid Robots: Human-like Machines, Advanced Robotics Systems Journal and I-Tech Education and Publishing, 2007.
19. Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama, "Human-like Approach to Footstep Planning Among Obstacles for Humanoid Robots," International Journal of Humanoid Robotics(IJHR), vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 125-149, 2007.
20. Mannan Saeed, Yasar Ayaz, Saeed-ur-Rehman and Sadia Farah, "Design and Development of a Six-Legged Robot with Simplified Control Architecture", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Lahore, Pakistan, April 2007.

2006

21. Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama, "Human-like Approach to Footstep Planning Among Obstacles for Humanoid Robots," Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 5490-5495, Beijing, China, October 2006.

2005

22. Yasar Ayaz, "Autonomous footstep planning for humanoid robots," Master's Thesis (Electrical Engineering: Controls and Signal Processing), College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, 2005.

2004

23. Mannan Saeed, Yasar Ayaz and Saeed-ur-Rehman, "Design and Development of a Six-Legged Robot with Simplified Control Architecture", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSEA), pp. 89-94, Islamabad, 2004.
24. Yasar Ayaz and Muhammad Bilal Malik, "Tracking of a Speech Signal Using SSRLS and its Regeneration", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSEA), pp. 122-126, Islamabad, 2004.
25. Yasar Ayaz, Bilal Afzal, Mannan Saeed and Saeed-ur-Rehman, "Design, Fabrication and Control of a Two-Legged Walking Robot", Proceedings Of IEEE International Workshop on Robot Motion & Control (RoMoCo), pp 73-78, Poland, June, 2004.

Courses Taught by Dr. Yasar Ayaz:

Post Graduate (PG)

 
RIME 812 Mobile Robotics
CSE 860 Artificial Intelligence
EE 826 Linear Control Systems
EM 800 Robotics-I
EM 805 Robotics-II

Under Graduate (UG)

RIME 421 Introduction to Mechatronics and Robotics
EE 272 Computer Systems and Programming
EE 171 Basic Electrical Engineering

Japan

  • NEDO Industrial Technology Research Grant Program
  • NEDO Intelligent Robot Technology Software Project

Pakistan

  • Alcatel Pakistan Limited: (Manufacturing Department)
  • National Institute of Electronics (NIE): (Mechatronics Laboratory)