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Vision Zero Summit Japan 2022

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar presents a talk on 'Shared Autonomy for Dependable Human Robot Interactions'

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar presents a talk at ADAPT research centre in Dublin

'From Automation to Autonomy: Novel Machine Learning driving the Next-Generation of Robotics’

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RAL) Published Paper

Congratulations to Shen Li, Theodoros Stouraitis, Michael Gienger, Sethu Vijayakumar and Julie Shah

BBC Reporting Scotland broadcast with Professor Sethu Vijayakumar

How British Sign Language is changing in Computer Science - 28 March 2022

IEEE UK & Ireland RAS Chapter 1st Prize Poster Winners

Congratulations Joao Moura, Chris Mower, Christian Rauch, Vladimir Ivan and Sethu Vijayakumar

IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) Published Paper

Congratulations to Daniel Gordon, Christopher McGreavy, Andreas Christou and Sethu Vijayakumar

Dr Alex Li nominated in the EUSA Teaching Awards 2022

Outstanding Course Robotics Science and Systems

Papers accepted at ICRA 2022 Conference

Two SLMC papers accepted at ICRA 2022

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar talks at CompSoc Student Society

From Automation to Autonomy: Data-driven Machine Learning for Interactive Robotics, 18th February 2022

Prof. Ram Ramamoorthy contributes to a new Podcast

“Towards a Vision for Next-generation AI”

“What does AI offer people as they get older and what is the role of co-design?”

Ram Ramamoorthy will chair this session at the Scottish AI Summit, 30th March 2022

Avatar XPrize Finalists

Dr Vladimir Ivan and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, as part of the AvatarX team lead by Touchlab, qualify for the finals of the Avatar X PRIZE.

IEEE UK and Ireland RAS Chapter Conference 2022

University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics, 23rd February 2022

The Future of Robotics WIRED documentary

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar provides his insight into the future of robotics in a four part WIRED documentary

India Science Festival (online event) - 21st January 2022

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar presents a talk on 'Future of Automated Robots: How far have we come?'.

ATI - Special issue: Multi-agent systems research in the UK

Submit your articles to AI Communications, the European Journal of Artificial Intelligence (Submissions must be received no later than 30 April 2022)

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Robotics and Autonomous Systems win 2021 Minerva Informatics Equality Award

The sixth edition of the Minerva Informatics Equality Award was presented at a ceremony on 26 October 2021, during the 17th European Computer Science Summit (ECSS 2021), a hybrid event in Madrid and online.

Informatics presentation at NeuroMONSTER 2021 conference

Jerry Zhao, Master of Informatics, NeuroMONSTER 2021: Mathematics Of Neuro-Science, Technology and Engineering - 21st and 22nd September

Prof. Ram Ramamoorthy takes on mentor role as part of new IEEE initiative

EEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Developing Country Faculty Engagement Program

Barbara Webb - panelist for Film Festival event

REEL TALKS: THE PURPOSE OF CONNECTION - Edinburgh International Film Festival

AI Research in Japan: Challenges at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project - Online Event

AI Research in Japan: Challenges at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project - Online Event Professor Sethu Vijayakumar chairs the online event with Professor Sugiyama Masashi, Director of the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (RIKEN-AIP)

Prof. Ramamoorthy features in the Computerphile podcast series

The episode of a popular computer science podcast featuring Professor Ramamoorthy has been watched by almost 40 thousand people so far.

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar keynote speaker at Automatica Sprint 2021

"Shared Autonomy: The Future of Interactive Robotics" 

IPAB members have papers accepted at IROS

International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2021.

IPAB and RAD group alumni successfully close pre-seed investment round

Dr Svetlin Penkov and Dr Daniel Angelov, co-founders of start-up company Efemarai

Ministerial Visit for Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, Amanda Solloway MP

COVIBOT project examines doctors' perception of robots helping out during the pandemic

Professor Subramanian Ramamoorthy and his collaborators on the COVIBOT project looked into whether healthcare professionals are likely to accept being supported by robots to overcome hazards and risks related to COVID-19 transmission control.

Two papers accepted at SIGGRAPH 2021

SIGGRAPH, 9-13 August (online)

Ram Ramamoorthy - Living with AI Podcast

“Would you trust a driverless car?”

Avatar XPrize Semi-finalists

Members of the SLMC group in collaboration with Touchlab qualify for the USA semi-finals.

Professor Vijayakumar secures two new Joint Industry Projects (JIP) with HONDA and Kawada

Professor Vijayakumar secures two new Joint Industry Projects (JIP) with HONDA and Kawada

Barbara Webb awarded five-year EPSRC Advanced Career Fellowship

AI insect-inspired approaches to robot grasping

Nine SLMC papers accepted at ICRA 2021

30 May - 5 June 2021 Xi'an, China

Harmony: Enhancing Healthcare with Assistive Robotic Mobile Manipulation

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar looks at flexible and safe autonomous mobile manipulation robots for use in human-centred environments by making fundamental contributions in cognitive mechatronic technologies as part of his new H2020 project, HARMONY.

Scotsman Inside Science

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar explains how robotics can lend a personal touch to human healthcare.

Dr. Alex Li - Teaching a Robot Dog New Tricks

Alex Li and team, in collaboration with Zhejiang University, have created a quick-thinking quadruped that has the ability to use pre-learned skills to respond and adapt to previously unseen situations.

Hakan Bilen and collaborators to host ECCV online tutorial

Weakly-Supervised Learning in Computer Vision - 28th August 2020.

Seven SLMC papers accepted at IROS 2020

International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems - October 2020