Haptics / Medical Robotics / Robotic Manipulation

  • Spiers. A, van der Linden. J, Oshodi, M. Dollar, A; (2015) “First Validation of the Haptic Sandwich: A Shape Changing Handheld Haptic Navigation Aid”, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2015) (in press)
  • Spiers. A, van der Linden. J, Oshodi, M. Dollar, A; (2015) “Flatland: An Immersive Theatre Experience Centered on  Shape Changing Haptic Navigation Technology”, IEEE World Haptics (in press) [pdf]
  • Bajaj. N, Spiers. A, Dollar. A. (2015) “State of the Art in Prosthetic Wrists: Commercial and Research Devices” IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICARR)
  • Roke, C.; Spiers. A,; Pipe, T.; Melhuish, C. (2013) “The Effects of  Laterotactile Information on Lump Localization through a Teletaction System”, IEEE World Haptics
  • Spiers, A.; Baillie, S.; Pipe, T.; Persad, R., (2012) “Experimentally driven design of a palpating gripper with minimally invasive surgery considerations,” Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS), 2012 IEEE , vol., no., pp.261,266, 4-7 March 2012
  • Froese, T.; McGann, M.; Bigge, W.; Spiers, A.; Seth, A.K., (2012) “The Enactive Torch: A New Tool for the Science of Perception,” Haptics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.5, no.4, pp.365,375, Fourth Quarter 2012
  • van der Linden, Janet, Terry Braun, Yvonne Rogers, Maria Oshodi, Adam Spiers, David McGoran, Rafael Cronin, and Paul O’Dowd (2012). “Haptic lotus: a theatre experience for blind and sighted audiences.” In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, pp. 1471-1472.
  • van der Linden, J., Rogers, Y., Oshodi, M., Spiers, A., McGoran, D., Cronin, R., & O’Dowd, P. (2011). “Haptic reassurance in the pitch black for an immersive theatre experience”. In Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing (UBICOMP 2011) ACM [pdf]

  • Maria Oshodi, Adam Spiers, Janet Van Der Linden (2010) “The Question – Exploring Haptic Technology in a Collaborative Immersive Theatre Project” – DRHA
  • Janet van der Linden, Adam Spiers, Maria Oshodi, Yvonne Rogers, Paul O’Dowd  – “In the Dark – Designing Navigation for a Haptic Theatre Experience”, MobileHCI (2010) [pdf]
  • Grespan, L., Froese, T., Di Paolo, E. A., Seth, A., Spiers, A. & Bigge, W. (2008), “Investigating the role of movement in the constitution of spatial perception using the Enactive Torch”, in: Proc. of the 5th Int. Conf. on Enactive Interfaces
  • Chrisley, R., Froese, T. and Spiers, A. (2008) “Engineering conceptual change: The Enactive Torch” (extended abstract), WPE-08: Workshop on Philosophy and Engineering, Royal Academy of Engineering, London.
  • Froese, T. & Spiers, A. (2007), “Toward a Phenomenological Pragmatics of Enactive Perception”, in: Enactive/07: Proc. of the 4th Int. Conf. on Enactive Interfaces, Grenoble, France: Association ACROE, pp. 105-108


Non-linear Control

  • Spiers, A., G. Herrmann and C. Melhuish, (2010) “An Optimal Sliding Mode Controller Applied to Human Motion Synthesis with Robotic Implementation”, American Control Conference, 2010
  • S. Khan, G. Herrmann, T.Pipe, C.Melhuish and A.Spiers (2010), “Adaptive Compliance Control of a 4 DOF Manipulator with Anti-Windup Compensator and Effort Minimizing Controller”, International Journal of Social Robotics.
  • Spiers, A., Melhuish, C. and Herrmann, G. (2009) ‘Implementing ‘Discomfort’ in Operational Space: Practical Application of a human motion inspired robot controller’. 10th Anniversary of TAROS – Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
  • Spiers, A., Herrmann, G., Melhuish, C., Pipe, A. and Lenz, A. (2009) “Robotic Implementation of Realistic Reaching Motion Using a Sliding Mode/Operational Space Controller” In: Advances in Robotics – FIRA RoboWorld Congress 2009, Incheon 16-20 August 2009. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 230-238.
  • Foreman, J P, Yazdouni, M, Russo, S, Chan G, Spiers, A, Herrmann, G & Barber, P (2009) “Hardware in the loop validation of a gradient and weight estimation algorithm and longitudinal speed control using a laboratory model car.” International Conference on Systems Engineering

Neural Prosthesis

  • A J Spiers, K Warwick, M N Gasson, V F Ruiz (2007): “Issues impairing the Success of neural implant technology”, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Vol.3, Issue.4, pp.297-304
  • A J Spiers, M N Gasson, K Warwick (2007): “Determining the characteristics of neural implant technology”, Proc. 3rd IEE International Seminar on Medical Applications of Signal Processing, London, pp.77-81
  • Warwick K., M.Gasson and A.Spiers (2006), “Therapeutic Potential of Computer to Cerebral Cortex Implantable Devices”, Chapter in “Operative Neuromodulation: Functional Neuroprosthetic Surgery, an Introduction” (Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum)”, Springer-Verlag,
  • K Warwick, M N Gasson, A J Spiers (2006): “Brain-Computer Interfacing: An Overview of Recent Studies”, CSI Communications, Vol.31, Issue.1, pp.1-14, Apr.2007, also BioSystems Review, Vol.1, no.3