William Harwin

School of Biological Sciences (Biomedical Engineering)

University of Reading

Cybernetics is the study of interacting systems. These are of most interest when they behave unpredictably. I am the University of Reading professor of interactive systems.

My research interests centre on measuring and understanding human interactions, especially when they involve haptics interaces, robots, or exoskeletons, but also if they involve simple things like chairs.

Together with my students we are pursuing research in

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Contact Details

Room SSE 160
Tel: +44(0)118 378 6792
Biomedical Engineering, University of Reading,
Pepper lane entrance, PO Box 225, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AX

PhD students

Current PhD Students

Last updated Mon 23-07-2018

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Stephen Wasko P
Louis Swadani Biomimetic inspired rapid robotic grasps
Guy Butcher Biomechanics of cell structures
Leila Bahrami
Waseem Sarwar Freeform fabrication techniques applied to enable hand exoskeleton design
Udeni Jayasinghe
Ali Khalid MohamedAli
Gabriella Cefalu

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Doctoral graduates

Last updated Mon 23-07-2018

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Mohamed Ouerfelli
Mark Adams
Polychronis Kondaxakis
Stephen Wall Nokia
Ally Barrow
Farshid Amirabdollahian
Rui Loureiro
Maxwell Mallia-Parfitt
Iain Werry
Nick Melder
Alessio Murgia S
Balazs Janko
Brian Tse
Ruth White
Harneet Arora

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Other websites

Haptics research in education


Haptel BBC programme

The SPHERE concept from SPHERE Bristol on Vimeo.

SPHERE Reading

Last updated Jul 2018