News and Events

Find out what has been happening recently in the SLMC group.

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society TC Best Paper Award Finalist

Title: Online Hybrid Motion Planning for Dyadic Collaborative Manipulation via Bilevel Optimization

Minister for Science, Research and Innovation visits Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

Amanda Solloway MP visits The University of Edinburgh Thursday 24th June 2021

Paper accepted at IEEE-RAS 20th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2020)

Congratulations to Jiayi Wang, Sanghyun Kim, Sethu Vijayakumar and Steve Tonneau

Paper accepted at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2021)

Congratulations to Chris Mower, Joao Moura and Sethu Vijayakumar

Congratulations (Dr.) Daniel Gordon for his successful PhD Defence

Title: Exoskeleton-assisted Locomotion Design, Control & Evaluation of Wearable Robotic Devices

Avatar XPrize Semi-finalists

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

Congratulations (Dr.) Theodoros Stouraitis for his successful PhD Defence

Title: A Dyadic collaborative Manipulation formalism for Optimizing Human-Robot Teaming

Congratulations (Dr.) João Moura for his successful PhD Defence

Title: Controlling and Learning Constrained Motions for Manipulation in Contact

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

Honda and Kawada join the University of Edinburgh in the latest cutting edge research

Papers accepted at ICRA 2021 Conference

Nine SLMC papers accepted at ICRA 2021

Harmony: Enhancing Healthcare with Assistive Robotic Mobile Manipulation

New H2020 Project awarded to enable flexible and safe autonomous mobile manipulation robots for use in human-centred environments.

Scotsman Inside Science

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

ORCA Hub Vlog: Robust Shared Autonomy and Whole Body Motion Control for Loco-Manipulation

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar in conversation with Professor David Lane - 24 September 2020

Turing Lecture: Building Dynamic Robots with Boston Dynamics

In conversation with Marc Raibert of Boston Dynamics: 22 Sep 2020 (3 pm BST)

The Ethics of Disruption: Robots can re-boot the world

Jericho Roundtable Discussion 4th September 2020

Talos Humanoid arrives in Edinburgh

Talos six-foot humanoid robot arrives in Edinburgh

Robotics: Science and Systems 2020

SLMC presenting at RSS 12th July 2020

Papers accepted at IROS 2020 Conference

Seven SLMC papers accepted at IROS 2020

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar elected fellow of the ELLIS network

'ELLIS Robot Learning: Closing the Reality Gap!'