Michael is a Professor and Personal Chair of Robotics at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, and the Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. Michael’s research focuses on the principles behind dexterous movement and control in robots and humans, particularly in environmental contact. This work spans operational space control, redundancy resolution, stochastic optimal control, and dynamics model learning and has been applied to compliant legged locomotion and manipulation for mining, offshore energy and the nuclear industries. Previously, Michael was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, a postdoc at the Disney Research Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, a researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Lab in Kyoto, Japan, and a Phd student in Stefan Schaal’s CLMC lab at the University of Southern California.

Interests

  • Robotics
  • Dynamics and Model-based Control
  • Computational Neuroscience

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, 2009

    University of Southern California

  • MA in Cognitive and Neural Systems, 2002

    Boston University

  • BSE in Mechanical Engineering & Electrical Engineering, 1998

    University of Pennsylvania

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Researchers

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Michael Mistry

Professor of Robotics

Robotics, Dynamics and Model-based Control, Computational Neuroscience

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Carlo Tiseo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Motor Control, Soft Robotics, Interaction Robotics, Legged Locomotion, Neural Interfaces, Computational Neuroscience

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Guiyang Xin

Postdoctoral Researcher

Legged Robotics, Model-based Control, Dynamic Modeling, Optimal Control

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Gabriella Pizzuto

Postdoctoral Researcher

Humanoid Robotics, Manipulation, Model-Based Learning, Safe Human-robot Collaboration

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Kevin Sebastian Luck

Postdoctoral Researcher

Reinforcement Learning, Robot Learning, Deep Learning, Graph Neural Networks

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Shuo Li

Postdoctoral Researcher

Robotics, Visual Navigation, Micro Air Vehicles, Legged Robots

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Joshua Smith

Phd Student

Dynamics learning, Stable Adaptive Control, Manipulators and Legged Robots

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Oğuzhan Cebe

Phd Student

Legged Locomotion, Quadruped Robots, Trajectory Optimisation, Model Predictive Control

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Daniel Layeghi

Phd Student

Optimisation based control, Learning based control

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Keyhan Kouhkiloui Barbarahmati

Phd Student

Safe and Compliant Human-Robot Interaction/Cooperation/Collaboration, Manipulation, Telemanipulation

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Mhairi Dunion

Phd Student

Reinforcement learning, Causal inference, Transfer learning

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Èric Pairet Artau

Phd Student

Motion Planning, Robotic Learning, Autonomous Navigation

Alumni

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Lipeng Chen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Motion Planning

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Hsiu-Chin Lin

Assistant Professor, McGill University

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Valerio Ortenzi

Research Scientist at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Projects

NCNR

National Centre for Nuclear Robotics

ORCA

Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets

THING

Subterreanean Haptic Investigator

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