Michael Mistry

Reader in Robotics

University of Edinburgh

School of Informatics

10 Chichton Street 

United Kingdom

+44 1316 502937

I am a Reader in Robotics at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, where I am also a member of the Institute for Perception, Action and Behaviour. I am also affiliated with the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham. 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 (Post-Docs):

 - Dr. Morteza Azad

 - Dr. Chie Takahashi

 - Dr. Vijaykumar Rajasekaran

 - Dr. Hsiu-Chin Lin  


And these PhD students:  

 - Valerio Ortenzi

 - Joshua Smith

 - Michael Jacob Mathews

 - Keyhan Kouhkiloui Babarahmati