I lead and am a Principal Investigator for the Tactile Robotics Research Theme at Bristol Robotics Laboratory.
I have previously been a Research Fellow in the Adaptive Behaviour Research Group and Sheffield Robotics at the University of Sheffield. I trained originally in Applied Mathematics, with a BA, MMath (Part III), PhD and JRF from Cambridge University.
I also work as a commissioned author, mainly in science education and popular science (ages 8-16).
My research interests span robotics, neuroscience and biomimetics. My principal focus is robot and animal perception. In robotics, I specialize in tactile perception and manipulation with robot arms and hands. In neuroscience, I specialize in models of perceptual decision making based on statistical optimality. Biomimetics links these research areas: robots can test models of biological perception and robot perception can use principles from biology.
Lecturer on Engineering Mathematics 2 (Vector Calculus)
Unit director on Technology and Context in Robotics Systems
Member of FARSCOPE CDT and Neural Dynamics CDT colleges of supervisors
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