Adam 'Ad' Spiers is a lecturer in Robotics and Machine Learning in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He leads the Manipulation and Touch Lab.
His main research focus is on robot manipulation, where he takes inspiration from biological systems to develop new robotic hand hardware, sensing and control approaches. He also conducts research in upper-limb prosthetics, human hand function and shape-changing haptic interfaces.
Prior to joining Imperial he conducted robotics research at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Yale University, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, the Joint European Torus (JET) and The University of Reading.
et al., 2021, Quantifying prosthetic and intact limb use in upper limb amputees via egocentric video: an unsupervised, at-home study, Ieee Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics, Vol:3, ISSN:2576-3202, Pages:463-484
Gloumakov Y, Spiers AJ, Dollar AM, 2020, Dimensionality reduction and motion clustering during activities of daily living: three-, four-, and seven-degree-of-freedom arm movements, Ieee Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol:28, ISSN:1534-4320, Pages:2826-2836
Gloumakov Y, Spiers AJ, Dollar AM, 2020, Dimensionality reduction and motion clustering during activities of daily living: decoupling hand location and orientation, Ieee Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol:28, ISSN:1534-4320, Pages:2955-2965
et al., 2020, Using a variable-friction robot hand to determine proprioceptive features for object classification during within-hand-manipulation, Ieee Transactions on Haptics, Vol:13, ISSN:1939-1412, Pages:600-610
Spiers AJ, Gloumakov Y, Dollar AM, 2018, Examining the impact of wrist mobility on reaching motion compensation across a discretely sampled workspace, 2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob), IEEE, Pages:819-826