Current research projects

Title Research project
Fernando Acero Meta-learning of Multiple Motor Control Skills for Autonomous Robots
Dr Marian Andrecki Learning predictive models from observations
Dr Daniel Angelov Composing diverse policies for long-horizon tasks
Dr Paola Ardón Ramírez Towards Robust Grasps: Using the Environment Semantics for Robotic Object Affordances
Martin Asenov (cohort student representative) Active Localization of Gas Leaks using Fluid Simulation
Paul Baisamy Variable Stiffness Actuation for Bioinspired Underwater Propulsion
Carl Bettosi Behavioral Learning for Robot-Aided Recovery post Critical Injury
Dr Vibhav Bharti Detection and Tracking of Subsea Pipelines from an AUV
Dr Mark Campbell Joint Spatial Calibration and Multi-Target Tracking
Yaniel Carreno Long-Term Autonomy for Multi-Agent Systems in the Maritime Domain.
Dr Ioannis Chalkiadakis Towards explainable AI through data-driven, human-interpretable visualizations.
Dr Iordanis Chatzinikolaidis Optimization-based Multi-contact Motion Planning for Legged Robots
Filippos Christianos Exploration in Multi-agent Deep Reinforcement Learning
Andreas Christou Gait rehabilitation using function electrical stimulation (FES) and assistive exoskeletons
Dr Derek Chun Application of energy based control algorithms on soft robotic systems.
Miruna Clinciu Explainable AI via Bayesian Learning
Alexandre Colle The Role of Aesthetics in Social Robotic Design
Emanuele De Pellegrin (cohort student representative) Learning Epistemic Actions Effects in a Human Collaborative Environment
Remi Desmartin Interactive Theorem Provers for Neural Network Verification
Paulius Dilkas Generalising Weighted Model Counting
Traiko Dinev (cohort student representative) Design and Control of Legged Robots
Fangqiang Ding Robust Scene Perception for Drones in Degraded Visual Environments
Ted Ding Towards Comprehensive and Robust Vehicular Visual Perception in Foggy Weather
Mhairi Dunion Algorithms for Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning in Complex Environments
Peter Fagan Language-Mediated Robot Task Planning
Ryan Farish Automated Path Planning Using an Adaptive Multi-Agent Framework in Unmapped Environments
Elliot Fosong Model Criticism in Multi-Agent Systems
Helmi Fraser Towards Semantically Augmented Deep Learning for Mobile Robots
Chiu Pang Fung Immune-inspired approaches to explainable and robust deep learning models
Samuel Garcin Adaptive Curriculum Design for Generalisation in Deep Reinforcement Learning
James Garforth (cohort rep) Navigation and Mapping of Natural Environments
Fraser Garrow Formal Genetic Programming for Autonomous Robotics Systems
Konstantinos Gavrillidis Explainable Autonomy in the Maritime Domain
Maks Gepner Rotran: industrial-scale self-building modular robotics
Evripidis Gkanias Insect neuroethology of reinforcement learning
Dr Daniel Gordon Design, Control & Evaluation of Wearable Robots
Dan Green Representing Signed Language for Automated Understanding
Craig Hamilton 3D Mapping Using Event Cameras
Maggie Xinyue Hao Efficient Video Understanding
Supun Bhathiya Hemanthage Language Grounding In Conversational Agents
Ziyang Hong Large-Scale Radar-based Localization in All Weathers
Zebin Huang Assured Underwater Data Acquisition
Dr Calum Imrie Confidence in Autonomous Robotics Applications
Ian Johnson Efficient Sensor Fusion for Vision and Distance Data
Ciarán Johnson A Prognosis Model for Crops
Dr Emmanuel Kahembwe Hierarchical prediction and planning for Human-Robot Interaction
George Kamaras Data-Driven Modelling of Deformable Materials for Robotic Manipulation
Dr Teun Krikke Deep Learning of Human Activity in Audio and Video streams
Dr Iris Kyranou Understanding Muscle Activation Patterns for Skilled Arm Movements
Thibault Lacourtablaise (cohort student representative) Manipulation of uncooperative objects in zero-gravity with modular self-reconfigurable robots.
Daniel Layeghi Model learning for control of dynamic robots
Gen Li Learning Visual Affordance from Demonstration and Exploration
Dr Tatiana Lopez Adaptable Pouring: Teaching Robots Not to Spill using Fast but Approximate Fluid Simulation
Billy Lyons Information Geometry and Reflexive Reinforcement Learning
Jonah Mack Dexterous Untethered Soft Robotics
Borja Marin Autonomous UAV Bridge Inspection
Henrique Manuel Martins Ferrolho Towards Actuation-Consistency of Redundant Systems and Better Stability for Legged Robots
Sabrina McCallum Learning Grounded Representations from Multi-Modal Feedback and Interactions with Embodied Environments
Christopher McGreavy Human Inspired Push Recovery for Locomotive Robots
Houman Mehrafarin Interpretability and Understanding of Language Models
Elle Miller Deep Reinforcement Learning for Safe and Compliant Human-Robot Interaction
Ruaridh Mon-Williams Game theoretic approaches to advancing physical Human-Robot collaborations through nudging
Jhielson Montino Pimentel A Neurorobotics Approach to Unveil Motor Command Impairments in Parkinson’s Disease
Meriam Moujahid Verbal and ​ non-verbal ​ communication in Human aware navigation
Dr Joao Moura Learning and Controlling Constrained Motions for Manipulation with Contacts
Chris Mower An Optimization-based Formalism For Shared Autonomy in Dynamic Environments
Shreyank Narayana Gowda Understanding Videos in the Real World: Faster and with Limited Data
Emilyann Nault Engaging Older Adults in Cognitive Activities through Socially Assistive Robots and Sensory Feedback
Jun Hao Alvin Ng Sample-efficient model-based reinforcement learning for adaptive autonomy in dynamic and non-stationary environments
Pierre Nicolay Lifelong Learning for Vision based AUV Control
Malvina Nikandrou Continual Learning in Multimodal Interactive Settings
Mateusz Ochal Few-Shot Learning for Autonomous Systems
Dr Èric Pairet Artau Leveraging Abstractions for Path Planning
Georgios Pantazopoulos Accountable Conversational AI for Human-Robot Collaboration
Georgios Papoudakis Learning Representations in Multi-agent Systems
Dr Jose L. Part Lifelong Object Learning for Situated Human-Robot Interaction
Aruna Raman (2021 cohort rep) Insect Inspired Reaching on a Flying Robot
Edward Rees Mimicking the protective, tactile, and interface capabilities of human skin for soft robotics
Jamie Roberts Task Decomposition of Multi-Robot Systems
Persie Rolley-Parnell (Cohort Student representative) Robotic Control Inspired by the Object Manipulation Performed by Harvester Ants
Martin Ross An Adaptive Robot for Sports and Rehabilitation Coaching
Adrian Salazar-Gomez Common sense in 3D environments
Dr Hugo Sardinha Merging Swarm Intelligence and Probabilistic Motion techniques in Search and Rescue missions.
Karin Sevegnani Generating Dialog Responses for System Initiative
Marcel Sheeny All-Weather Object Recognition applied to Autonomous Cars using Infrared and Radar Sensing
Weronika Sieińska Large Language Models for Safe Human-Robot Interaction
John Skottis Fluidic Control for Soft Robotic Systems in Extreme Environments
Gary Smith Statistical Relational Artificial Intelligence for Reasoning About Mental States
Joshua Smith Human-Robot Collaboration and Dynamic Identification
William Smith Visual Navigation Using Computer Vision and Deep Learning
Ronnie Smith (cohort student representative) Enabling Proactive Robotic Assistance in Activities of Daily Living
Theodoros Stouraitis Intention Aware Human-Robot Collaborative Manipulation of Large Objects
Artūras Straižys Deformable Object Manipulation using Force Feedback
Carlos Suarez Zapico Machine Learning for Underwater Robotic Manipulation
Dr Alessandro Suglia Interactive Grounded Language Learning
Alex Swift Model Predictive Control of underwater floating-base manipulator systems in rough seas
Max Taylor-Davies Flexible Social Learning for Efficient General Agents
Kokulan Thangasuthan Strategic Adaptive Learning: A Game-Theoretic Approach to Navigating Uncertainty
Eleftherios Triantafyllidis Deep-Multimodal Immersion: Multi-Modal Effectiveness in Human Performance through Immersive Demonstrations
Robin Trute From Visual to Haptic: How do Laparoscopy Experts Estimate Haptics from Visual Cues in Robotic Surgery
Nikolas Tsagkas Spatial Perception in Robotics with Neural Fields
Nikolas Vitsakis (2021 cohort rep) A Robot with Personality: How to (responsibly) design a digital persona?
Isobel Voysey Minimat: the development of a minimal animate robot for animal welfare education
Kyle Walker Design of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Operation in Rough Seas
Simon Wanstall Development of Soft Robotic Prosthesis
Nathan Western Development of an Automated Cleaning System for Train Carriages and the Confined Spaces Below the Seating Area
Bruce W Wilson The Impact of Narrative on Human-Robot Interaction
Shida Xu Towards Robust and Scalable Underwater SLAM
Xinnuo Xu Semantic Errors in Text Generation
Hao Yu Hand Exoskeleton for Assessment and Therapy of Hand Spasticity
Wei Yu A novel lifelong learning method applied to real-life settings
Dr Kai Yuan Realising Embodied Agents in Real-World Applications - Combining classical control with gradient-free methods for intelligent robotic behaviours
Kaicheng Zhang Large scale dense mapping