Dr Matthew Howard is a lecturer at the Centre for Robotics Research, Dept. Informatics, King's College London.
Prior to joining King's in 2013, he held a Japan Society for Promotion of Science fellowship at the Department of Mechanoinformatics at the University of Tokyo and was a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh from 2009-2012. He also obtained his PhD in 2009 at Edinburgh with award of an EPSRC CASE award sponsored by Honda Research. His research interests span the fields of robotics and autonomous systems, statistical machine learning and adaptive control. His current work focuses on robotic skill learning and fast (re)programming by demonstration for soft robotic devices, textile-based wearable sensor design, and the design and control of variable impedance robot devices.