Prof Guido Herrmann

Professor of Robotics & Intelligent Control

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My applied work in Robotics and Mechatronics has been strongly informed by theoretical methods in Intelligent Control. Novel approaches to robustness and adaptation in intelligent control methods have been developed by my team and successfully applied to robotic, high-precision and automotive systems. 

My work is highly multi-disciplinary, crossing through my collaborative efforts into scientific themes such as Neuro-Psychology, Physics, Mathematics and certainly various engineering fields, such as mechanical engineering, electronics & communication, automotive and aerospace systems.  

I have chaired two conferences in robotics and have carried out editorial duties for two technical journals (see Activities). 

Among collaborating or sponsoring companies have been Altran, Moltex, Jaguar LandRover, Tata, IBM, Vector Informatik, DSpace or Western Digital. 

I have been Principal Investigator for projects valued at £920k, while leading projects with an overall value of £1.2m. 



  • Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Control, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Manchester, 1 July 2019 →
  • Reader in Control and Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, 1 Aug 2012 → 30 Jun 2019
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, 1 Aug 2009 → 31 Jul 2012
  • Lecturer in Dynamics and Control, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, 1 Mar 2007 → 31 Jul 2009
  • Research Fellow, University of Leicester, 1 Oct 2006 → 28 Feb 2007
  • Lecturer in Control Engineering (Secondment for C.E. Edwards), University of Leicester,  1 Oct 2005 → 30 Sep 2006
  • Research Associate, University of Leicester, 1 Aug 2003 → 30 Sep 2005
  • Senior Research Fellow, A*Star Data Storage Institute, 1 Jul 2001 → 31 Jul 2003

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Member of the IFAC Comittee on Intelligent Control
  • Member of the IFAC Comittee on Control Design
  • Fellow  of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, 28 Apr. 2015
  • Senior Member of the The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 16 Nov 2006
  • Chartered Engineer (IET), 20 Oct. 2006
  • Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), 3 Nov. 2003


Education / academic qualifications

  • 2001 - Doctor of Philosophy, Control , University of Leicester (1997 - 2000)
  • 1997 - Master of Engineering, MSc/BSc, Diplom-Ingenieur in Electrical Engineering, 'Distinction', Core Themes: Control, Robotics and Communication, Technische Universitat Berlin (1991 - 1997)

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