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Ilian Bonev

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Ilian Bonev is professor at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Precision Robotics. Prior to joining ETS in 2004, he completed a Ph.D. and a postdoctoral fellowship in parallel robotics at Université Laval (Quebec) and a Master’s degree in mechatronics at G-JIST (South Korea). Professor Bonev is also head of the Control and Robotics Lab at ETS (CoRo). Research activities at CoRo are mainly focussed in the areas of parallel robots, precision robotics, mechatronics, haptics and collaborative robots (  In terms of technology transfers, Professor Bonev is mainly collaborating with aerospace companies in the field of robot calibration (Pratt & Whitney Canada, AV&R, L-3 MAS, GE Aviation, etc.). In addition, Professor Bonev has provided consulting services in the area of collaborative robots to Teradyne and Barclays Capital. He is also Scientific Advisor of Mecademic (, one of two spin-offs of CoRo that develops desktop precision collaborative robots for research and development. Professor Bonev is active on Twitter ( and on CoRo’s blog (, where he tries to bridge the gap between academia and industry in the field of robotics.

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