Paolo Paoletti is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Control at the University of Liverpool. He is also a member of the Risk Institute, the Centre of Autonomous Systems Technologies and the Leverhulme Centre for Functional Materials Design. His research interests span mathematical modelling, control theory, biomechanics, robotics, sensing and machine learning. Dr Paoletti’s work has been funded by EPSRC, InnovateUK, H2020, Royal Academy of Engineering and industry (Jaguar Land Rover, Renishaw, a2e VC etc.) over several years and projects. In 2014 the EPSRC recognised him as "Rising Stars" (awarded to 10 UK scientists/engineers who are "tipped to lead internationally excellent research in the future"). He is leading the @LERT (@ Liverpool Engineering Robotics Technologies) lab, where state-of-the-art mechanical and electronic prototyping facilities, design stations and high-performance computing for numerical simulations are available for developing the next generation of robots.