Research Leaders

Dr Tatiana Kalganova
School of Engineering and Design
Principal investigator of the project
Personal website

Prof Stelarc
School of Arts
Personal website

Affiliate

Dr Leonid Paramonov
Postdoctorate research Fellow
Starting autumn 2012
Development of a simulation library in Matlab, mechanical and control supervisor

Researcher

Mashood Mukhtar
PhD student
October 2013
Development of high precision control algorithms and related hardware for ambidextrous robot hand with pneumatic air muscle

Alumnis

Emre Akyürek
Intern and PhD student
May 2011-August 2014
Responsible of pneumatic and electronic interfaces, design of early prototypes, control algorithms, updates of remote applications, electronic assistance, team manager for computer developments and webmaster

Paul Bazin
MSC project
Academic year 2013-2014
Design, implement and test the EMG based interface for controlling a robot hand.

Nicolas LESNE
Three months internship
Summer 2014
Implementation of force sensors and related hardware to control robotic hand more precisely.

Marina Honoré
Three months internship
Summer 2013
Design of a circuit for electromyography's signal acquisition, connection of the output to control system hardware

Frédéric Giang
Three months internship
Summer 2013
Improvement of human hand recognition and development of gestures tracking

Anthony Tran
Three months internship
Summer 2013
Development of a server in python connected to ROS (Robotic Operating System)

Alisdair Nimmo
MEng project
Academic year 2012-2013
Design concepts of finger structure, thumb, palm, implementation of load cells

Luke Kavanagh
MEng project
Academic year 2012-2013
Design concepts of finger structure, thumb, palm, tendons routing/fixation

Luke Steele
MEng project
Academic year 2012-2013
Design concepts of finger structure, development and implementation of angular sensors

Michal Simko
MEng project
Academic year 2012-2013
Design concepts of finger structure, forearm fixture and mechanical assistance to the control team

Anthony Huynh
MEng project
Academic year 2012-2013
Control system hardware and interface software layer development based on open source Arduino platform, design of electronic interfaces, control algorithms

Michel Heinrich
One month internship
Autumn 2012
Webdesign and optimization of remote applications

Dr Peter Turner
School of Engineering and Design
June 2011- October 2012
Electronic and control supervisor

Alexandre Dilly
Three months internship
Summer 2012
Server-client, embedded webcam, plugin for image processing, human hand gesture recognition using a webcam and team manager for the multimedia applications

Fabrice Jourdan
Three months internship
Summer 2012
Facebook application, connection between the website´s graphical user interface and the hand´s control

Zhu Liu
Three months internship
Summer 2012
Remote-control, integration of the hand´s control in the server and in the software application

Souraneel Chattoraj
UG final year project
Academic year 2011-2012
Design of early prototypes and assistance to control of the structure

Itziar Berruezo Juandeaburre
Three months internship
Summer 2011
Design of control circuit using PIC, early prototypes and commands of basic movements

Acknowledgments

Shadow Robot Company

Private business specialized in robotics development based in London, Shadow Robots Company supervises the project by lending pneumatic devices and a printed board with a computer program included in its micro-controller unit. They also provided a code to make the connection between the board and Ubuntu and give advices about mechanical structures, material and programming.


Festo

Worldwide leading supplier of pneumatic and electronic automation technology, Festo has an implantation in Northampton and accepted to receive Emre for a training session about modern industrial pneumatics. Next they plan to provide some devices for the project´s development.


Mr Michael Lateo

Technician of Brunel University, Mr Lateo brought several times an efficient electronic assistance to the project.