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Jonathan Rossiter

University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Jonathan Rossiter is Professor of Robotics at the University of Bristol and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Research Fellow. He is founder and head of the Soft Robotics Group at Bristol Robotics Laboratory. He was previously Royal Society and JSPS Research Fellow. He has been awarded over £17 million in research funding and has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles, patents and commercial licensing. His research interest centers on future robotics, and especially the emerging fields of soft robotics and smart materials. He has developed new technologies including biodegradable robots, natural affective touch, camouflage smart skins, shape-fixing composites, and multi-degree-of-freedom soft actuators. By developing such new technologies Jonathan Rossiter is working toward truly ubiquitous robotics. Over the next ten to twenty years we will see robotics become a core part of almost all parts of our lives, encompassing how we live, how we work, how we relax and how we maintain our health.

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