Ad Spiers

Research Scientist & Electronic Musician based in Stuttgart, Germany

Thank for visiting my site. I'm a Research Scientist at the Haptics Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, in Stuttgart, Germany. I'm also a electronic music DJ & producer.

Head to Research if you are interested in my academic work in robotics, haptics, shape-changing user interfaces, prosthetics and surgery.

Head to Music if you are looking for my DJ, production and promoter persona.

If you wish to contact me, my email address is a.spiers [at]



The picture at the top of the page is the Beinecke rare book library, a few minutes walk from my former place of work, the Yale Grab Lab. I took the picture during summer, 2017.