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Seminar: Towards More Autonomy for Unmanned Vehicles: Research on Autonomous Gas Source Search, Dr. Hyondong Oh, UNIST, South Korea


Abstract Unmanned vehicles have become prevalent in both military and civilian applications, significantly impacting our daily lives. Among them, the use of a team or swarm of unmanned vehicles stands out due to their adaptability, versatility, and ability to collaborate effectively toward shared objectives, featuring inherent redundancy. A crucial research question arises: how unmanned vehicles...

Seminar: Engineering and controlling magnetic microrobots for enhanced drug delivery, Dr Simone Schuerle, ETH Zurich


Abstract: Delivering drugs effectively to diseased sites remains a major challenge in medicine. A significant number of Phase 3 clinical trials for cancer therapy fail due to inadequate efficacy at tolerated dosages. One promising approach is the transmission of external energies, such as magnetic fields, to drug carriers, to enhance transport to desired locations. However,...

Seminar: Getting Comfortable around Humans: A Path for close and physical Human-Robot Collaboration, Luis Figueredo, University of Nottingham


Abstract Recent advances in robotics technologies have narrowed the gap between humans and robots. Nonetheless, despite this progress, robots are still rarely thought of as being close to or physically engaging with humans. Indeed, integrating robots into human environments and assisting in manipulation tasks that require direct contact or collaboration remains one of the main...

Seminar: Ingestible, Implantable, Interventional Robotic Devices (I3 RoD): Some Case Studies, Prof Arianna Menciassi, SSA, Italy


Abstract: Robotic technologies are becoming pervasive in healthcare, with a lot of advanced platforms clinically employed and providing a great benefit for both patients and the entire healthcare system. Robots for minimally invasive surgery, robots for radiation therapy delivery, robots for steering catheters and miniature devices in the human body, endoluminally or transluminally, are already...

Seminar: Co-design of hardware and control for physically interactive robots, Dr Efi Psomopoulou, University of Bristol


Bio Efi Psomopoulou is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Engineering Mathematics and Technology at the University of Bristol and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and a member of the Dexterous Robotics Theme. Her main research interest is to investigate and control the physical interactions of robots with the environment in unstructured scenarios. She...

Seminar: The 360 VisNav: an Autonomous Vacuum Cleaner, Prof Rob Deaves, Dyson


Bio: Rob has over 35 years of engineering experience gained at 3 iconic companies: BAE Systems, STMicroelectronics and Dyson respectively. At Dyson, Rob is a Roboticist working on full product lifecycle. He was the Product Technical Lead for the 360Heurist and System Architect for the 360VisNav; autonomous vacuum cleaners that have achieved mass market, World-wide...

Seminar: Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures, Dr Ray Holt, University of Leeds


Speaker Bio:   Raymond Holt is a Lecturer in Product Design in the University of Leeds’ School of Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on haptic perception, prehension and the user-centred design of assistive technology. He has worked on projects involving arm rehabilitation robotics, haptic navigation and inclusive design, the most recent of these prior to itDf...

Seminar: Applications of Control and Robotics in Synthetic Biology, Dr Harrison Steel, University of Oxford


Bio: Harrison Steel is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. His research and team focus on challenges at the intersection of Control, Robotics, and Biotechnology. Examples of past work include: development of open-source laboratory tools such as the Chi.Bio bioreactor platform which is used widely in Academia and Start-up R&D; novel...

CHANGE OF DATE - Seminar: Surgical OPTOMICS & Robotics: the precision pathway, Prof Michele Diana, University of Strasbourg


Bio Prof. Michele Diana, MD, Ph.D, EMBA, obtained the Medical Degree in Rome, Italy, and specialized in General Surgery in Switzerland. He obtained a Ph.D in Medical Sciences and received the Venia Legendi at the University of Strasbourg (France). Additionally, he holds an Executive Master in Business Administration from INSEAD Business School. He is faculty...

Robotics at Leeds Workshop


Following the success of our workshop in January 2023, we are excited to announce the next gathering. We appreciated reconnecting earlier and hope to further strengthen our community ties in the upcoming event. On Monday, 8th January 2024, we are planning to host the Leeds Robotics Workshop 2024. We invite all academics, PDRAs, and PGRs from...