Michael Mistry

Reader in Robotics

University of Edinburgh

School of Informatics

10 Crichton Street

Edinburgh EH8 9AB

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  currently  involved in the following research projects:

 - EU H2020 THING:  subTerranean Haptic INvestiGator (as Coordinator)

 - EU H2020 CogIMon: Cognitive Interaction in Motion

 - EPSRC ORCA Hub:  Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets

 - EPSRC NCNR Hub: National Centre for Nuclear Robotics

 - Innovate UK iPlanR 


I was formally involved with: 

 - CoDyCo: Whole body Compliant Dynamical Contacts in Cognitive Humanoids

I work with these Research Assistants (Post-Docs):

 - Dr. Hsiu-Chin Lin  


And these PhD students: 

 - Joshua Smith

 - Keyhan Kouhkiloui Babarahmati 

 - Oguhzan Cebe

 - Michael Jacob Mathews (at University of Birmingham)


I have also supervised the following students and PostDocs in the past:

 - Dr. Morteza Azad (now Lecturer at University of Birmingham)

 - Valerio Ortenzi (now PostDoc at QUT) 

 - Dr. Chie Takahashi (now PostDoc at University of Birmingham)

 - Dr. Vijaykumar Rajasekaran (now PostDoc at University of Birmingham)