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

Saeid Samadi

Robotics Laboratory Manager

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

Suzanne Perry

Projects Manager

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Postdoctoral Researchers

João Moura

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests:
Learning constrained motions and manipulation with contacts

Wenqian Du

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests:
Whole-body motion generation, humanoid and quadruped robots, manipulation, optimization-based torque control, balance and locomotion

Keyhan Babarahmati

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests:
Safe and Compliant Human-Robot Interaction/Cooperation/Collaboration, Dynamics and Model-based Control, Reinforcement Learning in Robot Control and Optimal Control

Russell Buchanan

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests:
Legged robots, state estimation, mapping

Namiko Saito

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests:
Multimodal learning, Sensorimotor control and Manipulation

Jiayi Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests:
Motion Planning for Legged Robots

PhD & MRes Students

Andreas Christou

PhD Student

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

Marina Aoyama

PhD Student

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

Victor Leve

PhD Student

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Research Interests:
Humanoid Robots, Machine Learning, Multi-Contact Motion Planning, Locomanipulation

Andreas Sochopoulos

PhD Student

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Research Interests:
Human-in-the-loop optimization, Exoskeletons, Optimal control

Juan del Aguila Ferrandis

MRes Student

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Research Interests:
Machine learning and dexterous manipulation

Elle Miller

PhD Student

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Research Interests:
Assistive robotics, reinforcement learning, human-robot collaboration, manipulation

Visitors & Interns

Atoosa Kasirzadeh

Alan Turing Group Leader

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Research Interests:
AI safety and ethics, algorithmic transparency and accountability, algorithmic fairness and justice, ethical and social implications of generative AI models and recommender systems

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

Ran Long

Visiting Researcher

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

Dominique Regli

Visiting Student

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Research Interests:
Human-Robot Teaming and Medical Robotics

Alumni - PhD Graduates & Postdocs (and next destination)

PhD Graduates [with thesis links]

Postdocs

  • Daniel Gordon (2021-2022), Huawei Research Centre, Germany
  • Christian Rauch (2019-2022), Bosch, Germany
  • 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