Guest lecture by Ad Spiers: "Haptic interfaces for navigation"


Monday, October 31, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30


C209 / Zoom


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Speaker: Ad Spiers

Title: Haptic interfaces for navigation

Abstract: In this talk, Ad will discuss shape-changing haptic interfaces for pedestrian navigation, evaluating user behaviour with advanced prosthetic limbs and the design of novel mechatronic robotic grippers to imitate complex human-hand functions. 

Bio: Ad’s research focuses on tangible systems operating in unstructured environments, leading to such activities as collecting movement data from immersive theatre audiences and mailing self-administered experiment packs to participants across the USA. Ad has previously conducted research at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Germany), Yale University (USA) and Bristol Robotics Lab (UK). Further information at

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