Tony Prescott

I am a Professor of Cognitive Robotics at the University of Sheffield and Director of Sheffield Roboticsan interdisciplinary research institute across both Universities in Sheffield. I am a researcher, educator, and technology developer working in the fields of synthetic psychology, computational neuroscience, and bio-inspired robotics. A particular focus is on the investigation of biomimetic and biohybrid systems: an example of the former would be an animal-like or humanoid robot, of the latter, a human-machine interface. My current research is directed towards (i) social cognition for humanoid robots (three EU projects in this area); (ii) active touch sensing for attention and orienting; (iii) assistive and field robotic technologies; (iv) haptic interfaces for sensory augmentation; and (v) societal and ethical issues in technology.