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Michael Szollosy

Research Fellow in Robotics, University of Sheffield

I have a PhD in English Literature and Psychoanalytic Studies from the University of Sheffield. I began teaching literature, culture and critical theory at the School of English in Sheffield; I also taught psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic studies at the School of Health and Related Research. I then moved to Psychology, studying the cultural and social impacts of robotics, AI, VR and other emerging technologies, including ethics, participatory design, and public engagement.

I am presently a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at Sheffield, working on the Wellcome Trust-funded project, Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures. I am also co-Founder of the start-up Cyberselves, a spinout of the University of Sheffield based on the work we have been doing on immersive technologies, education and social impacts in robotics.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, social and cultural impacts of robotics and AI, University of Sheffield


  • 2002 
    University of Sheffield, PhD, School of English