I came to Glasgow because Glasgow has a good reputation in terms of research. Glasgow has produced giants such as James Watt, Lord Kelvin, Rankin and they are a source of inspiration for anyone. Scotland has been initiating those leading things. So, when you're initiating, of course you are also ready to embrace new ideas.
My research primarily focuses around developing electronic skin. If you look at amputees, they lost their sensory feelings because of amputation. Electronic skin provides that necessary sense of touch, which currently is missing in robotics. That's why it's exciting.
The Skin is innovative because it's incredibly transparent, it allows light to pass through so that solar cell underneath can generate enough power.
My current research team is multi-disciplinary, as well as multi-national and I have 17 nationalities. There's a culture of collaboration – and that collaboration across multiple disciplines makes it one of the best places in the world for any researcher and scientist to be. That's why I believe it's the right time to be in Scotland.