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Dr Tim Helps

Dr Tim Helps

Dr Tim Helps

Research Associate

Area of research

Wearable Soft Robotics for Independent Living

Office 1.80
Bristol Robotics Lab,
T Block, UWE Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane BS16 1QY
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+44 (0) 117 331 5936


Robotic locomotion
Compliant actuators and sensors
Assistive orthotics


Tim Helps received his MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2010. He continued his studies in bio-inspired robotic locomotion at the University of Bristol, focusing on improving the energetic economy of running and hopping robots, and was awarded his PhD in 2015. Since then, he remained with the University of Bristol, now working at Bristol Robotics Laboratory on the Wearable Soft Robotics for Independent Living project, developing soft robotic assistive technologies and devices to improve the mobility and independence of elderly and disabled people. He is interested in robotic locomotion, compliant actuators and sensors, and assistive orthotics.


  • Robotic locomotion
  • compliant actuators and sensors
  • assistive orthotics

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