We are interested in understanding how and why the brain sometimes withdraws from direct close loop control between sensed states and actions to an indirect mode of involvement where it controls joint impedance to partially allow passive dynamic control in the body. When required, it gives up control altogether to prevent damage to the body. Though most robots still find it difficult to cover this whole spectrum of control modes, they provide a good paradigm to test many underlying hypotheses.
This recent talk at Centre for Robotics Research seminar gives an overview of things going on in my lab:
Our demo at the 5G World summit in collaboration with Ericsson and the Telecommunications Research group at KCL.