Daniel Roozbahani, D.Sc. Tech. Eng.

  • Assistant Professor

Affiliated Programs


D.Sc. in Robotics and Machine Automation – LUT University - Finland (2015)

M.Sc. in Mechatronics - Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland (2011)

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (2003)

About Me

At the Widener Robotics Lab, my current research and teaching activities are centered around Robotics, Real-Time Simulation, Virtual Reality, Human-Robot Interactions, Human Gate Analysis With a strong emphasis on practical applications and cutting-edge technologies, my work aims to push the boundaries of the field. I have an extensive publication record, with nearly 50 academic papers published in renowned journals and peer-reviewed conferences. Additionally, I hold three patents that showcase my contributions to innovative solutions in robotics. 

In addition to my role at Widener University, I also collaborate with international institutions and companies, fostering valuable partnerships and interdisciplinary research. As a research fellow at Wichita State University and a research project manager at BRP-Rotax, I contribute to advancements in Mobile Manufacturing Robotics (MMR), real-time ultra-high-speed monitoring, and human body real-time monitoring. Over the past two decades, I have served as a Project Manager, leading various projects and staying at the forefront of the field. I actively engage with professional organizations like ASME and IEEE to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements. 


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In the Media

Research Interests

  • Mobile Robots, Custom-made robots
  • Robot-based or VR/AR based Real-time Simulation
  • Real-time Ultra-High-Speed Process Monitoring 
  • Metal 3D Printing, Laser Scribing, Laser Color Marking
  • Human- Machine Interactions, Human Body Real-Time Simulation
  • 24/7 Robot Based Manufacturing


  • Skywalker-Autonomous Drone with Advance Flight, Landing, and Charging Capabilities
  • CENTAUR- Intelligent Ground Mobile Robot for Construction and Urban Monitoring"
  • NeurOracle- AI-Driven Innovations in Biomedicine for Neurological Disease Forecasting 
  • Thor's Hammer- Enhancing Motion Capture for Improved Throwing Records Compared to Olympic Record Holder 
  • CardioForecaster- Intelligent Biomedical Imaging for Future Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment
  • RoboSimVRX- Real-Time Industrial Machinery Simulator

Media Expertise

  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Theory of Control
  • Real-time Simulation


  • Abdelsalam, A., Roozbahani, D., Alizadeh, M., & Handroos, H. (2023). Additive Manufacturing's Impact on Product Design and Development - An Industrial Case Study. ICPDPMDC 2023: 17th International Conference on Product Development Process, Manufacturing and Design Considerations (pp.118-128). New York, United States,
  • Iyer. K. R. , Roozbahani. H., Alizadeh. M., Handroos. H., (2022), A novel approach for direct conversion of wind energy to heat utilizing a hydraulic medium for domestic heating applications (Volume 8), September 2022, Pages 11139-11150, DOI:
  • Poberezkin. E., Roozbahani. H., Alizadeh. M., Handroos. H., (2022), Development of a robust Wi-Fi/4G-based ROS communication platform for an assembly and repair mobile robot with reliable behavior under unstable network or connection failure, Springer journal of Artificial Life and Robotics (Volume: 27, Issue: 3), 05 September 2022, DOI: 
  • Modaresialam. M., Roozbahani. H., Alizadeh. M, Salminen. A., Handroos. H (2022), In-situ Monitoring and Defect Detection of Selective Laser Melting Process and Impact of Process Parameters on the Quality of Fabricated SS 316L, IEEE Access (Volume: 10), Page(s): 46100 – 46113, 22 April 2022, ISSN: 2169-3536,
  • Korium. M., Roozbahani. H., Alizadeh. M., Perepelkina. S., Handroos. H. (2021), Direct Metal Laser Sintering of Precious Metals for Jewelry Applications: Process Parameter Selection and Microstructure Analysis, IEEE Access (Volume: 9), Page(s): 126530 – 126540, 13 September 2021, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI:
  • Sharma, V., Roozbahani. H., Alizadeh. M., Handroos. H. (2021), 3D Printing of Plant-Derived Compounds and a Proposed Nozzle Design for the More Effective 3D FDM Printing, IEEE Access (Volume: 9), Page(s): 57107 – 57119, 06 April 2021, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI:
  • Roozbahani. H., Alizadeh. M., Ahomäki. A., Handroos, H. (2021), Coordinate-based control for a materials handling equipment utilizing real-time simulation, Automation in Construction (Volume 122), February 2021,DOI:
  • Roozbahani. H., Alizadeh. M., Ustinov. S., Handroos. H. (2021), Development of a novel real-time simulation of human skeleton/muscles, Journal of Biomechanics (Volume 114), 4 January 2021, DOI:
  • Roozbahani. H., Alizadeh. M., Handroos. H, Salminen. A. (2020), Color Laser Marking: Repeatability, Stability and Resistance Against Mechanical, Chemical and Environmental Effects, IEEE Access (Volume: 8), Page(s): 214196 – 214208, 26 November 2020, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI:
  • Byzova. A., Roozbahani. H, Handroos. H., Hakansson. N., Lankarani. H.M. (2020), Monitoring of the human body and brain behavior using optical motion capture system and EEG utilizing horseback riding simulator: an extended case study, Journal of Physical Therapy Science (Volume: 32, Issue: 1), Page(s): 85 – 91, December 2020,
  • Roozbahani. H., Handroos. H. (2018), A novel haptic interface and universal control strategy for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) welding/machining assembly robot, December 2018, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 57:255-270, DOI:
  • Roozbahani.H., Fakhrizadeh. A., Harrio. H., Handroos. H. (2013), Novel Online Re-Calibration Method for Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensor of ITER Welding/Machining Robot, IEEE Sensors Journal, 13(11):4432-4443, DOI:

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • ASME Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • IEEE Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member of Australian Professional Mechanical Engineers (ASCO 2126-11)


  • 2023: Best Presentation Award at the prestigious ICPDPMDC 2023: 17th International Conference on Product Development Process, Manufacturing, and Design Considerations held in New York, United States
  • 2016 – 2019: Winner of the EU CIMO – FIRST Lecturing fund for 4 consecutive years
  • 2017: Northern European Engineering Impact Award Winner, TIERA Robot, London UK
  • 2016: Best paper award at 3rd International Conference Dynamics and Vibroacoustics of Machines – Paper title:  Intelligent Mapping of Stresses in a Hydraulic Crane

Keynote Speeches

  • 2018 - Keynote speaker at Cognitive and Collaborative Robotics – Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar 2018 – IEEE Finland - Tampere University of Technology - Finland
  • 2018 - Keynote speaker at ATEX FORUM – Industrial Safety Seminar 2018 – ATEX Denmark - Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2015 - Keynote speaker at 15th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference - NOLAMP15, Finland