Short CV/Education and training

  • Júlia Borràs is a Mathematician and Computer Scientist since 2004 and 2006, respectively, and she obtained her European Ph.D. degree in 2011 working on kinematics and reconfiguration designs for the Stewart-Gough parallel platform. She worked abroad for 6 years as a postdoc, two years at Prof. Aaron Dollar GrabLab group from Yale University and four years at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with prof. Tamim Asfour H2T group. She has worked on parallel robots, underactuated robot hands, grasping, dextrous manipulation, whole-body motion analysis, humanoid robot locomotion, novel designs for robotic hands and grippers, and robotic cloth manipulation. In 2018 she was awarded a Ramon y Cajal scholarship, one of the most prestigious senior postdoctoral scholarships in Spain. Recently, she has earned a tenured position at the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC).

Selected publications

  • J. Borràs, G. Alenyà, & C. Torras (2020). “A grasping-centered analysis for cloth manipulation,", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, to appear.

  • J. Borràs, C. Mandery, & T. Asfour, (2017). "A whole-body support pose taxonomy for multi-contact humanoid robot motions". Science Robotics, 2(13), eaaq0560.

  • J. Borràs and A.M. Dollar, (2015). “Dimensional synthesis of three-fingered robot hands for maximal precision manipulation workspace”, International Journal of Robotic Research, Vol.34, no.14, pp.1731-1746.

  • J. Borràs, F. Thomas and C. Torras (2014). “New Geometric Approaches to the Analysis and Design of Stewart-Gough Platforms”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 445 – 455.

  • J. Borràs and F. Thomas, (2012). “On the Primal and Dual Forms of the Stewart Platform Pure Condition”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 1205 – 1215, 2012.

  • J. Borràs, F. Thomas and C. Torras, (2011). “Singularity-Invariant Families of Line-Plane 5-SPU Platforms”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 837 – 848.

  • J. Borràs, F. Thomas and C. Torras, (2009).“On ∆-transforms”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1225-1236.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

As a researcher

  • Since 2019 BURG: “Benchmarks for UndeRstanding Grasping”, CHIST-ERA European Project (Horizon2020Programme).

  • Since 2018 CLOTHILDE: “CLOTH manIpulation Learning from DEmonstrations.”ERC European Project (Horizon2020Programme).

  • 2014 – 2017 WALK-MAN: “Whole-body adaptive locomotion and manipulation.” European Project (7th Framework Programme).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • IEEE

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