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Research Interests

Adam has experience in the simulation, design, modelling, construction and control of robots and mechatronic systems for in-situ inspection and repair, parallel kinematic machine tools and surgical robots.

He has developed a number of novel machines, including a new type of 3D printer for metals based on Droplet on Demand technology.

His major research interests include:

  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Advanced Manufacturing Techniques
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • Laser Ablation
  • Metal Materials


Recent Projects

  1. The ‘MiRoR’ project, an EU project focusing on the development of a hybrid, walking-robotic-system for performing in-situ inspection and repair. Adam’s work focused on the conceptual design and gait analysis of the WalkingHex walking machine tool robot and the design and construction of end-effectors for the SeRArm continuum robot.
  2. The ‘REINER’ project, a Rolls-Royce industrial project focusing on the development of mechatronic systems for inspection of aero-engines
  3. ‘SpineBot’, a project concerning the adaptation of an existing parallel kinematic machine tool, the FreeHex, to tasks related to corrective surgery for scoliosis.

Personal profile

Dr Adam Rushworth obtained his MEng in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics in 2011 from the University of Nottingham (UK), where he subsequently completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2015.

He conducted research as a Research Fellow as part of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in On-platform Repair and Manufacturing Technology, focusing on topics such as robotics for in-situ inspection, manufacture and repair, mechatronics and machining.


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PhD opportunities

There are opportunities for PhD studentship at The University of Nottingham (Ningbo and UK campuses). Interested applicants in the below research areas are welcome to contact Dr Rushworth for more information.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics Science and Technology
  • Control Science and Engineering

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