It is with great sadness we mark the passing of Prof Vincent Hayward at the age of 68. 

A brilliant scientist and engineer specializing in touch and haptics, Vincent pioneered the creation of tactile stimulation devices as a communication tool for the deaf/blind community. 

Vincent was a Leverulme Trust Visiting Professor at the Institute of Philosophy between 2017 and 2019. His enthusiam and dedication to his field was an inspiration. He will be very much missed by all of us.

A beautiful obituary to Vincent from the RAS Technical Committee on Haptics at the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society can be read here.