Michael Szollosy is a research fellow at Sheffield Robotics, at the University of Sheffield, and is attached to the Department of Psychology. His research is focussed primarily on robots (VR, AI, teleoperation.) as they are in the cultural imagination, and the social implications of new technologies. Michael's background is in literary and cultural studies, with a particular focus on psychoanalytic theory. He has taught English literature and literary theory extensively for over a decade, and has designed and taught distance learning programmes on psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. He has a PhD in English Literature and Psychoanalytic Studies from Sheffield (2002), and degrees from McGill University and University of Toronto. Originally from Canada, he has lived in England for almost twenty years.