Kaspar Althoefer

Kaspar Althoefer (M’02) is a roboticist with a Dipl.-Ing. degree from the University of Aachen, Germany, and a Ph.D. degree from King’s College London, U.K. Currently, he is Professor of Robotics Engineering and Director of ARQ (Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary) at Queen Mary University of London, U.K., and Visiting Professor in the Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe), King’s College London. His research expertise is in soft and stiffness-controllable robots, force and tactile sensing, sensor signal classification and human–robot interaction, with applications in minimally invasive surgery and manufacturing. He co-authored more than 250 refereed research papers in mechatronics and robotics.

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