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S.M.Hadi Sadati’s two papers accepted in Frontiers in Robotics and AI Journal and TAROS 2017 Conference

Papers on ‘A Geometry Deformation Model for Braided Continuum Manipulators’ and ‘Mechanics of Continuum Manipulators, A Comparative Study of Five Methods with Experiments‘ have been accepted in Frontiers in Robotics and AI Journal and TAROS 2017 Conference, respectively. The findings, described in these papers, provide a deep insight into comprehensive modeling of braided continuum manipulators for surgery applications.

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”):