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Mr Nick Baron

Post:Research student (Informatics)
Email:nb341@sussex.ac.uk
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Biography

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Sussex, researching kinematically redundant parallel robots in the field of robotic manipulation. My current research involves developing a new architecture of kinematically redundant planar parallel robot that is able to achieve full rotation of the end-effector without encountering a singularity -- a problematic configuration of the robot that is common to these types of mechanisms.

I studied physics at the University of Bristol between 2011 and 2014. After receiving my BSc, I went on to study an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sussex. I was introduced to the topic of robotic manipulation during my MSc Individual Project and I found great enjoyment working in this area. After receivng my MSc, I enjoyed a brief spell working at a robotics distributor before starting my PhD in 2017.

Role

I am a PhD student working in the field of robotic manipulation. My research topic is Kinematically Redundant Planar Parallel Robots.

Qualifications

  • 2017 - present: PhD in Robotic Manipulation, University of Sussex
  • 2015 - 2016: MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering, University of Sussex
  • 2011 - 2014: BSc in Physics, University of Bristol