Contact Information

Email: ecalisgan[at]alumni[dot]ubc[dot]ca

Phone: + 1 (604) 822-3147

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia
6250 Applied Science Lane, Vancouver, BC, CANADA V6T 1Z4

LinkedIn: Ergun Calisgan
Lab Website: CARIS Lab
About Me

profile Currently MASc and prospective Ph.D candidate in Mechanical Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I recieved my BS from Sabanci University in Mechatronics Engineering. Since September 2010, I have been a researcher at the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CARIS) Laboratory at UBC.

Research Interests

Human-Robot Interaction(HRI)
Nonverbal Communication


E. Calisgan, A. Haddadi, H.F.M. Van der Loos, J. A. Alcazar, E.A. Croft, “Identifying Nonverbal Cues for Automated Human-Robot Turn-taking,”, Submitted to the Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man’12), 2012.

J. Sun, D. Cruz, E. Calisgan, D. Kuli, W. Owen, and E. A. Croft, “On-line Dynamic Model Learning for Manipulator Control,” in 10th International IFAC Symposium on Robot Control (SYROCO 2012), 2012, no. 2002, p. 6.

A. Gupta, W. P. Chan, D. Troniak, E. Calisgan, P. Alimi, A. Haddadi, K. Khalvati, S. Radmard, N. Tomer.   PR2 Rides the Elevator.   Video submitted to the AAAI’12 AI and Robotics Multimedia Fair.  2012.

E. Calisgan, A. Moon, C. Bassani, F. Ferreira, F. Operto, G. Veruggio, E.A. Croft, H.F.M. Van der Loos, “Open Roboethics Pilot: Accelerating Policy Design, Implementation and Demonstration of Socially Acceptable Robot Behaviours”, in We Robot 2013: Getting down to Business, 2013.

A. Moon, E. Calisgan, F. Operto, G. Veruggio, and H.F.M. Van der Loos, “Open Roboethics: Establishing an Online Community for Accelerated Policy and Design Change”, in We Robot 2012: Inaugural Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Relating to Robotics, 2012.