Nantachai Sornkarn

Nantachai SornkarnNantachai Sornkarn, MSc, BSc

PhD Candidate

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In 2011, Nantachai Sornkarn completed his Bachelor Degree in Automation Technology at Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Science in Mannheim, Germany. During his Bachelor degree, he did five-month industrial placement  in Packaging Technology Division at Robert Bosch GmbH in Waiblingen. After having completed his Bachelor in 2011, he continued his Master degree in Robotics at King’s College London, University of London.

Since January 2013, Nantachai Sornkarn is working towards his Ph.D under the supervision of Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara within the Centre for Robotic Research at King’s College London.

Description of Research

His work focuses on the investigation of the underactuated systems, passive dynamics, sensorimotor network, as well as the implementation of corresponding control policy. He is currently examining the underactuated manipulators with variable stiffness. This would help in understanding of how an agent can enhance the embodied perception of the internal kinematic variables and the state of the environment by modulating its internal impedance.

Research Interests

  • Underactuated System
  • Passive Dynamics
  • Embodied Perception
  • Internal Impedance Control
  • Sensorimotor network
  • Embodiment Control