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Hamid D. Taghirad received his B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1989, his M.Sc. in mechanical engineering in 1993, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1997, both from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is currently a Professor and the Director of the Advanced Robotics and Automated System (ARAS), Department of Systems and Control, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, He is a senior member of IEEE, associate editor of Frontiers in Robotics and AI – Biomedical Robotics, and the editorial board of International Journal of Robotics: Theory and Applications. His research interest is robust and nonlinear control applied to robotics and his applied research focuses on medical robotics, parallel and cable robotics, and VR and AI in medical applications. His publications include five books and more than 250 papers in International Journals and conference proceedings.