People

Academic and professional staff, postdoc researchers, PhD students and alumni

SLMC Group Picture
SLMC Group Picture (circa 2022)

Academic and Professional Staff

Sethu Vijayakumar

Professor of Robotics; Programme Director, The Alan Turing Institute

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Research Interests:
Humanoid Robotics, Robot Learning, High-Dimensional Motion Planning, Optimal Control, Human Sensorimotor Adaptation, Prosthetics and Exoskeletons

Steve Tonneau

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

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Research Interests:
Humanoid Robotics, Multi-contact Motion Planning, Convex optimisation, Combinatorial problems

Serena Lambley

Projects Coordinator

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Jaehyun Shim

Software Engineer

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Christian Rauch

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests:
Visual state estimation, perception for manipulation, object tracking, articulated tracking

João Moura

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests:
Learning constrained motions and manipulation with contacts

Daniel Gordon

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests:
Exoskeletons and Prosthetics, Human-in-the-loop Optimisation, Gait Analysis, Musculoskeletal Modelling

Saeid Samadi

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests:
Humanoids and Animanoids, whole-body balance control, motion planning, optimal control

PhD Students

Jiayi Wang

PhD Student

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Research Interests:
Motion Planning for Legged Robots

Traiko Dinev

PhD Student

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Research Interests:
Computational co-design, Dynamic locomotion, Statistical Machine Learning

Andreas Christou

PhD Student

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Research interests:
Rehabilitation robotics, Human sensorimotor control, Neuroprosthetics, Exoskeletons, Functional Electrical Stimulation

Ran Long

PhD Student

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Research Interests:
Visual odometry, localisation in dynamic environments, robot proprioception

Ruaridh Mon-Williams

PhD Student

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Research Interests:
Game theory, control theory, robotics, machine learning, human-robot interaction and cognitive science

Marina Aoyama

PhD Student

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Research Interests:
Learning from Demonstration, Machine Teaching, Dynamic motor control, Human-robot collaboration

Visitors & Interns

Namiko Saito

Visiting Research Fellow

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Research Interests:
Multimodal learning, Sensorimotor control and Manipulation

Giulia De Togni

Visiting Researcher

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Research Interests:
Disaster Risk Reduction, Risk Communication, Governance, AI and Robotics in Healthcare, Socially Assistive Robotics, Affective Computing, Politics of Innovation, Technoscientific Imaginaries, Anthropology, Ethnography, Japan

Adrian Röfer

ELLIS Joint PhD Student

  • University of Freiburg

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Research Interests:
Mobile Manipulation, Imitation Learning, Contact-Rich Manipulation, and Visuomotor Control

Aidan Roche

Clinical Lecturer

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Research Interests:
Human motor control, Bionic interfaces, Upper limb prosthetics, Peripheral nerve surgery

Juan del Aguila Ferrandis

BSc Honours Project Student

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Research Interests:
Machine learning and dexterous manipulation

Alumni - PhD Graduates & Postdocs (and next destination)

PhD Graduates [with thesis links]

Postdocs

  • Vladimir Ivan (2015-2022), Touch Labs, Edinburgh, UK
  • Carlos Mastalli (2019-2022), Heriot Watt University, UK
  • Zeeshan Babar (2021-2022), Heriot Watt University, UK
  • Lei Yan (2019-2021) Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen
  • Songyan Xin (2019-2021) Dyson, UK
  • Carlo Tiseo (2018-2021), University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Sanghyun Kim (2020-2021), Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Korea
  • Wouter Wolfslag (2018-2019), Delft University, Netherlands
  • Yiming Yang (2017-2019), Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • Jun Nakanishi (2009-2014), ICS, TU Munich, Germany
  • David Braun (2010-2013), Vanderbildt University, USA
  • Matthew Howard (2009-2012), King's College, London
  • Takeshi Mori (2010-2011)
  • Stefan Klanke (2007-2009), Radboud University Nijemegen, Netherlands
  • Jo-Anne Ting (2009-2009), University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Heiko Hoffmann (2006-2007), USC, Los Angeles, USA
  • Marc Toussaint (2004-2006), TU Berlin, Germany