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Department Cyber-Physical Systems



Nayden Chivarov

Office Address: Acad. G. Bonchev str., block 2, 1113 - Sofia, BULGARIA
Position: Assoc. Professor
E-mail: nshivarov@code.bg
Office e-mail: nshivarov@iinf.bas.bg

2001: Dr. techn., Institute of Handling Device and Robotics, Vienna University of Technology
1997: MSc. Eng., specialty “Mechanization”- Forest-Technical University, Sofia.

Employment Career
2019 October – Present: Assoc. Professor, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT-BAS). Since August 2020 head of Department Cyber-Physical Systems.
2019 March – 2019 October: Programmer, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT-BAS)
2015: Assoc. Prof, Head of Robotics Lab at European Polytechnical University
2015-2017: Government Expert and Director of Directorate, Information and Communication Policy in Health, at the Bulgarian Ministry of Health
2010-2014: Research associate and Assoc. Prof. at the Institute of Systems Engineering and Robotics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2007-2010: Research associate at the Central Laboratory of Mechatronics and Instrumentation, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2002-2015: Head of Department Robotics and Mechatronics, “Code Assistance”
1997-2001: Research associate at the Institute of Handling Device and Robotics, Vienna University of Technology

English – excellent
German – excellent

Participation in Completed Projects

  • 2016 – Tele-control service robots enhancing the quality of life of elderly and disabled people, funded by National Science Fund, Competition for financial support for research projects, 2016. Head of the Project.
  • 2012 - 2014 Project under OP Human Resources Development PROJECT BG051PO001-3.3.06-0002 "Improving the Efficiency and Quality of Training and the Scientific Potential in the Field of Systemic Engineering and Robotics"; Project Coordinator
  • 2011 -2012 Project by NSF - Young Scientists 03/76 "Intelligent Modular Mobile Service Robot Managed over the Internet", Project Coordinator
  • 2010 - 2013 National co-financing project by MON CONTRACT № DPREP7 / 02 from 09.11.2010 "Service Shadow Robot to Support the Independent Living of Elderly People", Deputy Project Coordinator
  • 2010 - 2013 EC FP7 Project "Multi-Role Shadow Robotic System for Independent Living", SRS 247772, Deputy Project Coordinator of the Bulgarian team
  • 2009 - 2011 Project by NSF - ID 02 / 14-2009, Assistant Computer Interface for Visually Impaired, Participant.
  • 2008 - Project Financed by "Austrian Science and Research Liaison Offices": Robotics and Mechatronics in Austria, Bulgaria and Balkan neighboring countries;); Project Coordinator
  • 2007, Project financed by the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Offices: Austrian-Bulgarian Automation Days (Scientific and applied research and automation problems in Austria, Bulgaria and neighboring countries Macedonia and Romania); Project Coordinator

Current Projects

  • 2020 - project № 2020-1-BG01-KA202-079200,”Network of IcT Robo Clubs” ERASMUS +, Key action 2, Vocational education and training. http://nitroclubs.eu
  • 2017 - COST Action CA16116 - Wearable Robots for Augmentation, Assistance and Substitution of Human Motor Functions, Member of the Management Committee

Selected Publications

  1. Chivarov, N, Chikurtev, D, Chivarov, S, Pleva, M, Ondas, S, Juhar, J, Yovchev, K. A Case Study on Human-Robot Interaction of the Remote-Controlled Service Robot for Elderly and Disabled Care. 2019, ISSN:2585-8807, SJR (Scopus):0.19, JCR-IF (Web of Science):0.524
  2. Chikurtev, D., Yovchev, K., Chikurteva, A., Chivarov, N.. Determination of Object Location for Robotic Grasping Using Depth Vision Sensor. Mechanisms and Machine Science, 84, Springer, Cham, 2020, ISSN:2211-0984, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48989-2_63, 596-605. SJR (Scopus):0.172
  3. Chikurtev, D, Yovchev, K, Chivarov, N, Rangelov, I. Indoor Navigation Using Existing Infrastructure for Professional Service Robots. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 980, Springer Nature, 2019, ISBN:978-303019647-9, ISSN:2194-5357, DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-19648-6_27, 231-239. SJR (Scopus):0.184
  4. Chivarov, N, Chikurtev, D. Manipulator for upper limbs rehabilitation-ROBCO ®. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 878, IOP Publishing Ltd., 2020, ISSN:1757-8981, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/878/1/012004, SJR (Scopus):0.2
  5. Chivarov N., Chikurtev D., Emanuil M., Chivarov S., Kopacek P.. Cost Oriented Tele-Controlled Service Robot for Increasing the Quality of Life of Elderly and Disabled - ROBCO 18. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 51, 30, Elsevier Ltd., 2018, ISSN:2405-8963, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.11.285, 192-197. SJR (Scopus):0.26
  6. Chivarov, S, Chikurtev, D, Yovchev, K, Chivarov, N. Multi-channel software infrastructure for remote control of service robots. 6th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT), IEEE, 2019, ISBN:978-172810521-5, DOI:10.1109/CoDIT.2019.8820362, 1283-1288. SJR (Scopus):0.12
  7. Usability study of tele-controlled service robot for increasing the quality of life of elderly and disabled – “ROBCO 17”, Nayden Chivarov, Denis Chikurtev, Ivaylo Rangelov, Emanuil Markov, Alexander Gigov, Nedko Shivarov, Kaloyan Yovchev, Lyubomira Miteva, RAAD 2018, 2019 Mechanisms and Machine Science 67,Springer, Advances in Service and Industrial Robotics, pp. 121-130.
  8. Exploring human-robot interfaces for service mobile robots, Chivarov, N., Chikurtev, D., Pleva, M., Ondas, S., DISA 2018 - IEEE World Symposium on Digital Intelligence for Systems and Machines, Proceedings
  9. Cost Oriented Tele-Controlled Service Robot for Increasing the Quality of Life of Elderly and Disabled - ROBCO 18, Chivarov, N., Chikurtev, D., Markov, E., Chivarov, S., Kopacek, P. 2018IFAC-PapersOnLine
  10. Precise positioning of a robotic arm manipulator using stereo computer vision and iterative learning control, Yovchev, K., Chikurtev, D., Chivarov, N., Shivarov, N. 2018, Advances in Service and Industrial Robotics. RAAD 2017. Mechanisms and Machine Science, vol 49. Springer
  11. Remote Control User Interfaces for Service Mobile Robots for Elderly Care, Chivarov, N., Shivarov, N., 2016, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 49, Issue 29, 2016, Pages 73-76, Elsevier, TECIS 2016
  12. Cost-Oriented Mobile Robot Assistant for Disabled Care, Chivarov, N., Chikurtev, D., Yovchev, K., Shivarov, S., 2015, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 48, Issue 24, 2015, Pages 128-133, TECIS 2015
  13. Intelligent modular service mobile robot ROBCO 12 for elderly and disabled persons care, Chivarov, N., Shivarov, S., Yovchev, K., Chikurtev, D., Shivarov, N., 2015, RAAD 2014 - Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-80-227-4219-1 / IEEE catalog number 34043
  14. The development of a semi-autonomous framework for personal assistant robots - SRS project, R. Qiu (Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK & University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK), Z. Ji (Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK), N. Chivarov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria), G. Arbeiter (Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany), F. Weisshardt (Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany), M. Rooker (PROFACTOR GmbH, Steyr, Austria), R. Lopez (Robotnik Automation S.L.L., Valencia, Spain), G. Kronreif (Integrated Microsystems Austria GmbH, Wiener Neustadt, Austria), M. Spanel (Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic) and D. Li (University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK), 2013, International Journal of Intelligent Mechatronics and Robotics, Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 18, DOI: 10.4018/ijimr.2013100102
  15. Interactive presentation of the exhibits in the museums using mobile digital technologies, Chivarov, N., Ivanova, V., Radev, D., Buzov, I, 2013, IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)15th Workshop on International Stability, Technology, and Culture, 978-3-902823-34-2/2013 © IFAC, p122-p126
  16. Intelligent modular service mobile robot controllable via Internet, Nayden Chivarov, Yasen Paunski, Vania Ivanova, Vladimir Vladimirov, Georgi Angelov, Daniel Radev and Nedko Shivarov, 2012, IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Volume 45, Issue 10, 2012, Pages 149-153, 14th IFAC Workshop on International Stability and Systems Engineering
  17. Towards robust personal assistant robots: Experience gained in the SRS project, R. Qiu ; Z. Ji ; A. Noyvirt ; A. Soroka ; R. Setchi ; D.T. Pham ; S. Xu ; N. Shivarov ; L. Pigini ; G. Arbeiter, F. Weisshardt, B. Graf, M. Mast, L. Blasi, D. Facal, M. Rooker, R. Lopez, IROS 2012 - Conference Proceedings : IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IEEE Press Piscataway NJ USA 2012, pp. 1651-1657, DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2012.6385727
  18. Infrared ball chasing robot, Chivarov, N.,2010, IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), IFAC SWISS, 2010, Volume # 8 | Part#1, Identifier 10.3182/20101027-3-XK-4018.00016, ELSEVIER , ISBN: 978-3-902661-92-0;
  19. Designing Mobile Assistive Technologies in The Model Driven Development Framework, Monica Dragoicea, Mihail Dumitru Sacala, Alina Cojocaru, Naiden Shivarov And Claudiu Balan MEQAPS '09 – Volume I, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, September 24-26, 2009, p.100-p.105, ISSN: 1790-2769, ISBN: 978-960-474-121-2 Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, Quality and Production Systems, MEQAPS '09