Christopher Caulcrick

Christopher is a researcher in the Biomechatronics Lab in the Mechanical Engineering department at Imperial College London. He first carried out a funded summer research project with the group in 2015 working on a human-machine interface which combined motion and muscle activity sensing technologies to control a computer operating system and quadcopter. He continued this work for his master’s project before securing his PhD studentship. Christopher graduated from Imperial College in October 2016 earning his MEng in Mechanical Engineering.

Christopher is currently working on exoskeleton research as a member of the CDT in Neurotechnology, co-sponsored by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and McLaren Applied Technologies through an Industrial Cooperative Award in Science and Technology. His current research is focused on the modelling and simulation of quasi-passively actuated human-exoskeleton systems for design and control optimisation. He is also working on intelligent utilisation of data from various sensor modalities for human motion intention detection and exoskeleton control.

Since joining the lab, Christopher has been involved in a number of public outreach activities, making media appearance on ITV News, BBC Click, and demonstrating at Imperial Festival. He is also a graduate teaching assistant in the department, tutoring Embedded C for Microcontrollers and Stress Analysis.