Darwin Caldwell received his B.Sc. and Ph.D in Robotics from the University of Hull in 1986 and 1990 respectively. In 1994 he received an M.Sc in Management from the University of Salford.
From 1989 to 2006 he was at the University of Salford as a Lecturer (1989-96), S. Lecturer (1996-97), Reader (1997-99) and finally Professor of Advanced Robotics in the Centre for Robotics and Automation (1999-2006).
He is a visiting/honorary Professor at The University of Manchester, The University of Sheffield, Kings’ College, London, The University of Bangor and Tianjin University, China.
His research interests include innovative actuators and sensors, humanoid robotics and locomotion (iCub, cCub andCOMAN), quadrapedal robots and locomotion (HyQ), haptic feedback, force augmentation exoskeletons, dexterous manipulators, biomimetic systems, rehabilitation and surgical robotics, telepresence and teleoperation.
Dr Caldwell is the author or co-author of almost 350 academic papers, 15 patents and has received awards and nominations from several international journals and conference including; IMechE Publications Best Paper Award 2009, Industrial Robot Journal Award (2010), ICRA (2007), IROS (2009), ICAR (2004), Humanoids (2009), IFAC IAV (1994), MMVR (2011), ACHI (2010), IEEE CASE (2010), IEEE ICIA (2011) and Virtual Concepts (2005).
He is a past co-chair of the IEE Robotic and Intelligent Systems and past chair of the UKRI region of the IEEE (Robotics and Automation Society). He is an associate editor for the IEEE Trans. on Mechatronics and on the editorial board of the; International Journal of Social Robotics and Industrial Robot .