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Dr Sina Sareh


  • Dr Sina Sareh
  • Area

    School of Design


    Academic Leader, Robotics

  • Reader in Robotics and Design Intelligence

  • Dr Sina Sareh is the Academic Leader in Robotics at Royal College of Art.

    He is currently a Reader in Robotics and Design Intelligence and a Fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) whose research develops new robotic solutions to human safety and access problems in industrial operations. Dr Sareh is the Principal Investigator of RCA Robotics Laboratory, the College's focal point for robotics research activities.

    He is currently the PI on the EPSRC funded project "Getting a Grip"; advanced anchoring modules for robot mobility & manipulation in unstructured environments, and a Co-I on MIMRee; Multi-platform Inspection, Maintenance and Repair in Extreme Environment under Innovate UK.

  • Biography

  • Dr Sareh is an experienced roboticist, leading robotics research at the Royal College of Art. He holds a PhD in Robotics from the University of Bristol where he worked on monolithic design of flexible actuators for operation in confined liquid environments, an MSc in Control Systems from the University of Sheffield, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran.

    Prior to his appointment at the College, Dr Sareh was the coordinator of research activities within the EPSRC-funded project Aerial ABM (Aerial Additive Building Manufacturing) and led the Soft Aerial Robotics theme within the Aerial Robotics Lab of Imperial College London. Dr Sareh has also contributed to a number of high-profile research projects, including the EU FP7 STIFF-FLOP (STIFFness Controllable Flexible & Learnable Manipulator for Surgical Operations) at King’s College London, and AAOSN (Adaptive Autonomous Ocean Sampling Networks) at the University of Exeter.

    His research work has resulted in more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, he has been an organising member of many international conferences and an invited keynote speaker at conferences such as McKinsey’s Advanced EMEA Industries in 2016. 

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Research interests

Dr Sareh's research areas include:

  • Soft robotics, 
  • Multi-modal mobility, manipulation and attachment,
  • Multimodal sensing
For more information please visit the webpage for RCA Robotics Laboratory.


Research students