Mohammad Rahman

Mohammad Habib Rahman

  • Richard and Joanne Grigg Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Chair, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Committee
  • Affiliate Professor, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
  • Switzer Research Distinguished Fellow

Director, Biorobotics Lab


  • PhD Engineering, École de technologie supérieure, Université of Québec, Canada, 2012
  • M Engg Mechanical Engineering, Saga University, Japan, 2005
  • B Sc Mechanical Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh, 2001

Research Interests

  • Bio-robotics: wearable robots, rehabilitation robotics, exoskeleton robots (for rehabilitation & motion assistance), human-assist robots, service robots, surgical robots, medical robots, human-machine interface
  • Collaborative Robots, Mobile Robots
  • Intelligent system and Control - nonlinear control, artificial intelligence, neural networks, fuzzy systems, fuzzy-neuro control, adaptive control, control using bio-logical signals such as electromyogram signals,
  • IIOT, Mixed-Reality, Digital Twin, Teleoperation


Google Scholar link

  • Brahmi, B., Ahmed, T., Elbojairami, I., Swapnil, A. A. Z., Assaduzzaman, M., Schultz, K., & Rahman, M. H. (2021). Flatness Based Control of a Novel Smart Exoskeleton Robot. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.
  • Brahmi, B., El Bojairami, I., Ahmed, T., Rahman, M. H., Swapnil, A. A. Z., & De Caro, J. S. (2021, March). New Adaptive Sliding Mode for Unperturbed Forearm and Wrist Rehabilitation Robot. In 2021 18th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals & Devices (SSD) (pp. 1160-1165). IEEE.
  • Assad-Uz-Zaman, M., Rasedul Islam, M., Miah, S., & Rahman, M. H. (2019). NAO robot for cooperative rehabilitation training. Journal of rehabilitation and assistive technologies engineering6, 2055668319862151.
  • Islam, M. R., Assad-Uz-Zaman, M., Swapnil, A. A. Z., Ahmed, T., & Rahman, M. H. (2021). An ergonomic shoulder for robot-aided rehabilitation with hybrid control. Microsystem Technologies27(1), 159-172.
  • Sanjuan, J. D., Castillo, A. D., Padilla, M. A., Quintero, M. C., Gutierrez, E. E., Sampayo, I. P.,  & Rahman, M. H. (2020). Cable driven exoskeleton for upper-limb rehabilitation: A design review. Robotics and Autonomous Systems126, 103445.
  • Rahman, M. H., Cristobal, O. L., Rahman, M. J., Saad, M., & Archambault, P. S. (2014). Force-position control of a robotic exoskeleton to provide upper extremity movement assistance. Int. J. Modelling Identification and Control, 21(4), pp.390-400.
  • Rahman, M. H., Rahman, M. J., Cristobal, O. L., Saad, M., Kenne, J. P., & Archambault, P. S. (2014). Development of a Whole arm Wearable Robotic Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation and to Assist Upper Limb Movements. Robotica, 2014, 1-21, online: DOI:
  • Rahman, M. H., Cristobal, O. L., Saad, M., & Archambault, P. (2015). EMG Based Control of a Robotic Exoskeleton for Shoulder and Elbow Motion Assist, Journal of Automation and Control Engineering, 3 (4), 270-276. 2015.
  • Ochoa Luna, C., Habibur Rahman, M., Saad, M., Archambault, P. S., & Bruce Ferrer, S. (2015). Admittance-based upper limb robotic active and active-assistive movements. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems12(9), 117.
  • Cristóbal O-L., Rahman, M. H., Saad, M., Archambault, P. S. & Zhu, W-H. (2014). Virtual Decomposition Control of an Exoskeleton Robot Arm. Robotica. October, 2014, 1-23, DOI: 10.1017/S026357471400246X
  • Rahman, M. H., Saad, M., Kenne, J. P., & Archambault, P. S. (2013). Control of an Exoskeleton Robot Arm with Sliding Mode Exponential Reaching Law. International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, 11(1), 92-104.
  • Rahman, M. H., Ouimet, T. K., Saad, M., Kenne, J. P., & Archambault, P. S. (2012). Development of a 4DoFs Exoskeleton Robot for Passive Arm Movement Assistance. Int. J. Mechatronics and Automation, 2(1), 34-50.
  • Rahman, M. H., Ouimet, T. K., Saad, M., Kenne, J. P., & Archambault, P. S. (2012). Development and Control of a Robotic Exoskeleton for Shoulder, Elbow and Forearm Movement Assistance. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 9 (3) 275–292.
  • Rahman, M. H., Ouimet, T. K., Saad, M., Kenne, J. P., & Archambault, P. S. (2011). Dynamic Modeling and Evaluation of a Robotic Exoskeleton for Upper-Limb Rehabilitation. International Journal of Information Acquisition, 8(1), 83-102.
  • Rahman, M. H., M. Saad, J. P. Kenne, & P.S. Archambault. (2011). Robot assisted rehabilitation for elbow and forearm movements. Int. J. Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, 1(4), 206-218.
  • Kiguchi, K., Rahman, M. H., Sasaki, M., & Teramoto, K. (2008). Development of a 3DOF mobile exoskeleton robot for human upper-limb motion assists. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 56(8), 678-691.


Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Chair, Mechanical Engineering  Graduate Program Committee
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Assistive Robots, MDPI Micromachines 
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Bioinspired Robotics, MDPI Sensors
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Rehabilitation Robots: Design, Development, and Control, MDPI Sensors
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Robotics and AI: Biomedical Robotics 
  • Excellence in Mentoring, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School & Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, 08/2019
  • Best Paper Awards, Int. Conf. of Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics, 04/2018
  • Honored by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Research in Rehabilitation Robotics.
    Press Release:, 01/11/2018
  • Postdoctoral research scholarships-B3, 2012-2014
  • Quebec Nature and Technology Research Fund, Secured 1st position in Group- Techniques, Measurements and Systems in 2012 competition
  • Doctoral research scholarship-V1, 2008-2009
  • Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports in Quebec, Ranked 1st in the competition
  • Japanese Government’s Monobukagakusho Scholarship (MEng Program), 2003-2005
  • Award received from Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB), 2001

Curriculum Vitae