Dr. Wesley Roozing is an assistant professor at the Robotics and Mechatronics (RaM) group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He received his PhD degree from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2018. He was a visiting student at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR).
He is chair of the euRobotics Topic Group on Mechatronics and has been serving on the programme committee of the European Robotics Forum since 2021, and as associate editor for IROS since 2020. He is participating in several national (NWO) and international (Horizon 2020) projects as local coordinator and teaching several graduate and undergraduate courses on energy-based modelling and control of mechatronic systems.
His main research interests include (compliant) actuation and their control, motors and gearing, bio-inspired and biarticulated actuation, and energy-based modelling and control methods for safety in robotics. He organised several highly attended workshops on these topics. His work has been published in high-quality robotics publications including TMech, IJRR, RA-L, ICRA, IROS, and others, and received a honourable mention for the RA-L best paper award in 2020.