Prof. Dr. Gordon Cheng
Neurorobotics and cognitive systems researcher and innovator
Technical University of Munich
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Recipient of the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow for Contributions in Humanoid Robotic Systems and Neurorobotics
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Prof. Dr. Gordon Cheng is chair, founder, and director of the Institute for Cognitive Systems at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) located in Munich, Germany. Born in Macau and raised in Australia, the full professor has made pioneering contributions in the areas of humanoid robotics, neuroengineering, and artificial intelligence for more than twenty years. Prof. Dr. Cheng holds numerous patents and has made significant developments in the areas of humanoid robotics, artificial robotic skin, and neuroengineering and neurorobotics. His technology was featured in the opening ceremony of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Prof. Dr. Cheng’s research areas also include imitation learning, artificial intelligence, and cognitive systems.