Michael Mistry

Senior Lecturer in Robotics

University of Birmingham

School of Computer Science

Edgbaston, Birmingham

B15 2TT

United Kingdom

+44 121 414 8477

From 26th September 2016, I have moved to the University of Edinburgh.


I am a Senior Lecturer in Robotics at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, where I am also a member of the Intelligent Robotics Lab and the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics.  I am broadly interested in human motion and humanoid robotics.  My research focuses on issues relevant to dexterous movement in both humans and humanoid robots, including redundancy resolution and inverse kinematics, operational space control and manipulation, stochastic optimal control, and internal model learning and control, particularly in environmental contact.  Previously, I have been a postdoc at the Disney Research Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, a researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Lab, and a Phd student in Stefan Schaal’s CLMC lab at the University of Southern California.

For an up to date list of my publications please visit my Google Scholar entry.

I am involved in these research projects:

 - CoDyCo: Whole body Compliant Dynamical Contacts in Cognitive Humanoids

 - CogIMon: Cognitive Interaction in Motion

 - EPSRC sponsored UK-Korea Collaboration on nuclear robotics

I work with these Research Fellows: 

 - Dr. Morteza Azad

 - Dr. Chie Takahashi

 - Dr. Vijaykumar Rajasekaran

 - Dr. Hsiu-Chin Lin  


And these PhD students:  

 - Valerio Ortenzi

 - Maxime Adjigble

 - Joshua Smith

 - Michael Jacob Mathews

 - Keyhan Kouhkiloui Babarahmati

I also direct our School’s MSc Robotics programme, and teach the following modules:

 - Advanced Robotics

 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

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