Ross McKenzie

Research project title: 
Exploring the Applications of Morphological Computation and Complexity
Research project: 

Morphological computing is the study of the use of a robot's morphology to solve complex tasks. Many of the core concepts of morphological computing revolve around embodiment, wherein the properties of the body of the robot allow for intelligent behaviour without the need for central processing or planning. 

In my project I will explore the use of modular robots that use both distributed and morphological computing to solve real world problems. In order to achieve this I will use a problem led methodology to design, fabricate and program prototype systems which are modular, low cost, and use soft materials. My aim for the project is to have used these prototypes to demonstrate proof of concept applications that are currently desired by industry and academia.

About me: 

I am in the second year of the CDT. I have masters degrees in Physics, and Robotics and Autonomous Systems from the University of Edinburgh. 

Student type: 
Current student