I am Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Director of the CRISP group at the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) of the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
I am also associated to the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).
The CRISP group is part of ARQ (Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary).

You can find the most updated information about my work on the webpage of my team (CRISP):
You can also check our YouTube Channel to get a quick idea about the work we do:

My main research interest is in Cognitive Robotics: building intelligent robots by taking inspiration from humans, and validating theories of human cognition by testing computational models on robots. 
Within this general approach, my research focuses on "The Intelligence of the Hand", in robots and humans. This includes: visuo-haptic perception and exploration of objects, grasping, dexterous manipulation, affordance perception, tool use, body schema, eye-hand coordination, physical interaction and collaboration, non-verbal communication, the sense of touch.

I also collaborate with VisLab, at the Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica of the Instituto Superior Tecnico (Lisbon, Portugal), as visiting associate researcher in humanoid and cognitive robotics, and with SuganoLab, at the Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering of Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan), as visiting professor in tactile sensing for robotic manipulation.

Before I was with the Biped Group of Takanishi Lab (Waseda University), and with the RBCS (Robotics Brain and Cognitive Science) Department of the IIT (Italian Institute of Technology).

I am the Chair of the IEEE CIS Cognitive and Developmental Systems Technical Committee (CDS-TC), and the Chair of its Task Force on Robotics.
I am an IEEE Fellow and a member of both the CIS and RAS societies of the IEEE.