Thrish in a BBC Radio 3 live interview on hands

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


A bionic arm out of junk and a smart man?

If this video is genuine, this innovator deserves our salutes, because such human-robot interaction modes are still being researched by the robotic community.
This is one such paper PDF

Real Ironman From Indonesia‘I Made Bionic Arm Out Of Junk’ Said By The Real Ironman From Indonesia

Posted by Just Amazing on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Al Jazeera America: The Softer Side To Robot Technology

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

Panel discussion at Underground Film Club

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”): 

Robotics workshop series for Newham Sixth Form Collegiate

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.

Related notes:

  1. Hand sketches of some relevant theory of analog and digital signals: PDF

2. Interfacing a sonar sensor (PDF) and a DC motor (PDF) using Arduino single board computer.

3. Controlling the speed of a DC servo motor in response to sonar sensor readings: PDF

Some photos:

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