PhD student - In collaboration with Queen Mary University of London


Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College London
White City Campus
W12 0BZ London, UK
Office: 419 UREN - Sir Michael Uren Building

MSc in Biomedical Engineering (Neurotechnology), Imperial College London
BSc in Biomedical Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


About me

I am currently a PhD student co-supervised between the Advanced Robotics Group at Queen Mary University of London (with Dr. Ildar Farkhatdinov) and the Human Robotics Group at Imperial College London. My research focuses on the neuromechanics of bimanual coordination and effort sharing among the two hands, as well as on gamification methods to promote the use of one hand and how these could be used in rehabilitation settings. My research interests include neuroscience, human-robot interaction, virtual reality and gamification.


Selected publications

N. Pena Perez, J. Eden, E. Ivanova, E. Burdet and I. Farkhatdinov, "Is a Robot Needed to Modify Human Effort in Bimanual Tracking?," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 8069-8075, July 2022, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2022.3183753.

N. Pena Perez, L. Tokarchuk, E. Burdet and I. Farkhatdinov, "Exploring User Motor Behaviour in Bimanual Interactive Video Games," 2019 IEEE Conference on Games (CoG), 2019, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/CIG.2019.8848051.