School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Piotr Fratczak

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PhD Research Student

Piotr obtained both his BSc and MSc in Automatic Control and Robotics from the West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland. His Master’s Thesis was focused on real-time control of humanoid robots via vision feedback.

Piotr is using Virtual Reality to simulate potential dangers of industrial Human-Robot Collaboration. He’s looking at the influence of robot’s unexpected, potentially threatening sudden movements on human’s behaviour. Furthermore, he’s studying the possibility of using the robot’s post-accident control strategies to help people feel safer and more comfortable around the robot after the potentially threatening sudden movement. 

Virtual Reality, Human-Robot Collaboration and Affective Computing.