About the Author
Antonio Loria has been a research fellow at the University of Twente, NTNU Norway and UCSB, California. Currently, he has a tenure position as Associate Researcher with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France. He is author of more than seventy scientific journal and conference papers as well as four book chapters in control theory; of these publications, more than 20 are on robot control. He is co-author of Passivity-based Control of Euler-Lagrange Systems: Mechanical, Electrical and Electromechanical Applications by R. Ortega, A. Loria, P.J. Nicklasson and H. Sira-Ramirez (1-85233-016-3) and of Control of Robot Manipulators in Joint Space by Kelly Santibanez and Loria (1-85233-994-2).Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue has been Directeur de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique since 1993. She has edited several volumes of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences (165, 246, 258, 259, 264 and 311) and has a very long list of publications (26 conference papers since 2000 and 30 reviewed journal papers, for example). She is a member of the board of the EU-funded Control Training Site (http://fuzzy.iau.dtu.dk/AU/links.nsf/0/638b2cf250b4bcd1c1256b3f0042a2b6?OpenDocument) together with several other leading European control academics. She has supervised the Ph.D. studies of 9 graduated students.