Psychoanalyst Darian Leader’s new book looks at the culture and psychology of the human hand. He joins Matthew Sweet along with art historian Lisa Le Feuvre, currently curating an exhibition on sculpture and prosthesis at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, and robotics scientist Thrishantha Nanayakkara from King’s College London, who works on the problem of engineering a functioning hand from scratch…more
EPSRC just confirmed that we will be funded to lead a major UK based research consortium. See details here.
PhD candidate Hadi Sadati has been appointed as a member of the newsletter team of IEEE soft robotics technical committee.
Al Jazeera America has recently visited our lab to film about soft robotic technology we are developing here in our lab at King’s college London. Sara, one of our lab member was interviewed about her work on the locomotion system for climbing and walking in uneven terrain conditions, taken a ‘mountain goat’ as an example. Some of other works carried out in the lab were also featured in the program as well. The video is embedded below. Enjoy!
Credit: Al Jazeera America
Thrish was in the panel together with Amon Twyman, the leader of the UK Transhumanist Party, and Nicky Ashwell, the first UK user of one of the most advanced bionic hands, before screening “The blade runner” at the London Underground Film club (interviewed by Victoria Turk, editor of “Motherboard”): http://motherboard.vice.com/read/london-come-watch-blade-runner-with-us-humans-and-replicants-welcome
I am proud of our undergraduate and PhD students who volunteered to do a free robotic workshop series to a very keen and energetic group of students from Newham Sixth Form Collegiate. This series done in the teaching labs of the Department of Informatics, King’s College London will help these students and their teachers to use robotics as a new tool to learn/teach Maths and Physics.
- Hand sketches of some relevant theory of analog and digital signals: PDF
3. Controlling the speed of a DC servo motor in response to sonar sensor readings: PDF