Mr Joshua Brown

Joshua BrownMEng Electronic and Information Engineering

PhD student

EECS, Supervisor: Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov
Queen Mary University of London
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Haptics, Human-Robot Interaction, Mobile Robotics, Assistive Robotics, Manufacturing Engineering, Embedded Sytems


My main research interest is how haptic feedback can be used to provide safety critical information to operators of mobile robots in difficult environments, though I also have active projects in Haptics for the Visually Impaired, Robotics for Neuro-Rehabilitation and Animal-Robot Interaction.


Publications of specific relevance to Advanced Robotics


Skvortsova V, Nedelchev S, Brown J, Farkhatdinov I and Gaponov I (2022). Design, characterisation and validation of a haptic interface based on twisted string actuation. Frontiers in Robotics and AI  vol. 9, 10.3389/frobt.2022.977367
Brown JP and Farkhatdinov I (2022). Using Audio Recordings to Characterise a Soft Haptic Joystick. 10.1007/978-3-031-15019-7_10


Vitanov I, Farkhatdinov I, Denoun B, Palermo F, Otaran A, Brown J, Omarali B, Abrar T, Hansard M, Oh C, Poslad S, Liu C, Godaba H, Zhang K, Jamone L and Althoefer K (2021). A Suite of Robotic Solutions for Nuclear Waste Decommissioning. Robotics  vol. 10, (4) 112-112. 10.3390/robotics10040112
Din AR, Althoefer K, Farkhatdinov I, Brown J, Morgan C and Shahdad S (2021). Innovation in the time of SARS-CoV-2: A collaborative journey between NHS clinicians, engineers, academics and industry. Surgeon  vol. 19, (5) e281-e288. 10.1016/j.surge.2020.12.008
Slonina Z, Bonzini AA, Brown J, Wang S, Farkhatdinov I, Althoefer K, Jamone L and Versace E (2021). Using RoboChick to Identify the Behavioral Features Promoting Social Interactions. IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning, ICDL 2021  Conference: 2021 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL)  10.1109/ICDL49984.2021.9515641
Brown J and Farkhatdinov I (2021). Shape-Changing Touch Pad based on Particle Jamming and Vibration. 2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2021  10.1109/WHC49131.2021.9517168
Brown J, Zhou X, Mardell J and Witkowski M (2021). Towards a Portable, Affordable Tactile Display. 2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2021  10.1109/WHC49131.2021.9517166
Brown J and Farkhatdinov I (2021). A Soft, Vibrotactile, Shape-Changing Joystick for Telerobotics. 2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2021  10.1109/WHC49131.2021.9517163


Brown J and Farkhatdinov I (2020). Soft Haptic Interface based on Vibration and Particle Jamming. Conference: IEEE Haptics 2020 (Washington DC, USA)  10.1109/HAPTICS45997.2020.ras.HAP20.8.0698f2bb


Grants of specific relevance to Advanced Robotics
Development of a Soft Haptic Interface for Robot Teleoperation
Farkhatdinov I and Brown J
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (30-09-2018 - 31-12-2022)