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
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
Fazl Barez Constrained Machine Learning for Interpretability and Robustness
Vibhav Bharti Detection and Tracking of Subsea Pipelines from an AUV
Mark Campbell Joint Spatial Calibration and Multi-Target Tracking
Yaniel Carreno Long-Term Autonomy for Multi-Agent Systems in the Maritime Domain.
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
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
Paulius Dilkas Probabilistic Inference via Weighted Model Counting: Algorithms, Encodings, and Random Instances
Traiko Dinev (cohort student representative) Design and Control of Legged Robots
Ted Ding Joint Defogging and Stereo Reconstruction for Automotive Applications
Mhairi Dunion Algorithms for Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning in Complex Environments
Elliot Fosong Model Criticism in Multi-Agent Systems
Helmi Fraser Towards Semantically Augmented Deep Learning for Mobile Robots
James Garforth (cohort rep) Navigation and Mapping of Natural Environments
Fraser Garrow Genetic Program Synthesis and Improvement for Robotics Systems
Konstantinos Gavrillidis Explainable Autonomy in the Maritime Domain
Evripidis Gkanias Memory acquisition and retrieval in the insect brain
Daniel Gordon Design, Control & Evaluation of Wearable Robots
Supun Bhathiya Hemanthage Language Grounding In Conversational Agents
Ziyang Hong Large-Scale Navigation in All Weathers
Calum Imrie Confidence in Autonomous Robotics Applications
Ian Johnson Efficient Sensor Fusion for Vision and Distance Data
Dr Emmanuel Kahembwe Hierarchical prediction and planning for Human-Robot Interaction
George Kamaras Data-Driven Modelling of Deformable Materials for Robotic Manipulation
Keyhan Kouhkiloui Babarahmati Compliant and Stable Robot Control for Human-Robot Cooperation
Dr Teun Krikke Deep Learning of Human Activity in Audio and Video streams
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
Tatiana Lopez Adaptable Pouring: Teaching Robots Not to Spill using Fast but Approximate Fluid Simulation
Billy Lyons Information Geometry and Reflexive Reinforcement Learning
Borja Marin Autonomous UAV Bridge Inspection
Henrique Manuel Martins Ferrolho Towards Actuation-Consistency of Redundant Systems and Better Stability for Legged Robots
Christopher McGreavy Human Inspired Push Recovery for Locomotive Robots
Francisco Mendonca (PhD Working Title) Journeying from Embodiment to Emotions and Feelings in Artificial Cognitive Systems
Jhielson Montino Pimentel A Neurorobotics Approach to Unveil Motor Command Impairments in Parkinson’s Disease
Dr Joao Moura Learning and Controlling Constrained Motions for Manipulation with Contacts
Chris Mower Shared Autonomy For Kinesthetic Tools
Shreyank Narayana Gowda Understanding Videos in the Real World: Faster and with Limited Data
Emilyann Nault Socially Assistive Robots and Sensory Feedback for Cognitive Decline Rehabilitation
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
Èric Pairet Artau Leveraging Abstractions for Path Planning
Georgios Papoudakis Learning Representations in Multi-agent Systems
Jose L. Part Lifelong Object Learning for Situated Human-Robot Interaction
Jamie Roberts Task Decomposition of Multi-Robot Systems
Emily-Jane 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
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 Sieinska Conversational AI for 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) Adaptation of Multi-Agent Systems in Ambient Assisted 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
Alessandro Suglia Interactive Grounded Language Learning
Eleftherios Triantafyllidis Pilot of The Future: 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
Hans-Nikolai Viessmann High-Performance Computing for Robotic Systems using Low-Power Accelerators
Isobel Voysey Minimat
Kyle Walker Design of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Operation in Rough Seas
Simon Wanstall Development of Soft Robotic Prosthesis
Liam Wellacott A Neurorobotics and Spiking Neural Networks Approach to Cognitive Faculties of Reasoning and Planning
Nathan Western Development of an Automated Cleaning System for Train Carriages and the Confined Spaces Below the Seating Area
Xinnuo Xu Actor-critic Algorithm based User-data-driven Dialogue Generation (MSc Project)
Shida Xu Towards Robust and Scalable Underwater Visual SLAM
Wei Yu A novel lifelong learning method applied to real-life settings
Kai Yuan (cohort student representative) Realising Embodied Agents in Real-World Applications - Combining classical control with gradient-free methods for intelligent robotic behaviours
Kaicheng Zhang Large scale dense mapping