The 20th TAROS (Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems) conference was hosted by the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary, Queen Mary University of London from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2019.

PolyU ME department was honored to have the PhD student Omar Zahra appeared in the prestigious Robotic research conference of its kind, and he was awarded the Best Student Poster.

TAROS is the longest running UK-hosted international conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), which is aimed at the presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics research and applications.

TAROS offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress. It welcomes senior researchers and research students alike, and specifically provides opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to the scientific community.

Omar joined the ROMI-Lab in January 2018 as a PhD student in PolyU, under the supervision of Dr David NAVARRO-ALARCON. His research interest includes robotic manipulation, bio-inspired control, AI, and multi-modal perception. Currently, he is developing neuro-inspired methods for modelling and coordinating the motion of robotic systems.