Josie Hughes has recently started at EPFL setting up the CREATE Lab which focuses on developing computational design and fabrication methods for robotics. The lab has a specific focus on manipulation, and robotics for food and agricultural applications. She previously completed her undergraduate and PhD studies at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD focused on developing robots which utilize embodied mechanics and sensory coordination for advanced capabilities. Following on from this, she worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Distributed Robotics Lab, MIT. At MIT she worked on computational design methods, wearable technologies and new novel robot fabrication methods. Her work has been published in Science Robotics, Nature Machine Intelligence and Soft Robotics amongst others. Additionally, she has lead teams which have won over 5 International Robotics Competitions.