News and Events

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

Congratulations to (Dr.) Theodoros Stouraitis for passing his PhD Viva with flying colours

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

Congratulations to (Dr.) João Moura who successfully defended his PhD thesis

Title: Controlling and Learning Constrained Motions for Manipulation in Contact

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!'

World Artificial Intelligence Conference

Professor Vijayakumar to talk at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) on 10th July 2020.

RSE Artificial Intelligence Event

From Automation to Autonomy: Collaborative Robots driving the Future of Work


From Automation to Autonomy: Advances in Machine Learning driving Next-gen Robotics

Edinburgh: Space Data Capital

Dr Vladimir Ivan appears on Edinburgh: Space Data Capital

Sethu Vijayakumar at CogX 2020

The CogX Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Breakthrough Technology

Papers Accepted at ICRA 2020 Conference

Three SLMC papers accepted at ICRA2020.

RSE After Hours **CANCELLED**

Enjoy an evening focused around artificial intelligence and it's impact on society. Join Professor Sethu Vijayakumar as part of the line up for an evening of discussions, short talks and activities showcasing the latest research and cutting edge developments.

Talos Humanoid at the Edinburgh International Science Festival **CANCELLED**

The newest addition to the robotics research lab at the University of Edinburgh