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Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists and clinicians are developing novel robotic systems and the underpinning technologies with the aim of improving people’s lives and satisfying human curiosity. Centred in engineering, and stretching through psychology, biological sciences and medicine, our diverse research strengths mean we are able to bring together a wealth of expertise and resources to develop innovative robotic systems.

Research Staff

NameSchoolAreas of expertise
Dr Ali AlazmaniSchool of Mechanical EngineeringAssistive and Rehab Robotics; Medical Humanities; Sensing Technologies; Soft Systems; Surgical Robotics & Technologies
Tim AmsdonSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringComminucation & Networks; Sensing Technologies
Dr Graham AskewSchool of Biomedical SciencesSoft Systems
Dr Sarah AstillSchool of Biomedical Sciences
School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Dr Subhajit BasuSchool of Law
Professor Andrew BaylySchool of Chemical and Process EngineeringRobot Manufacturing; Sensing Technologies
Dr Almut BeigeSchool of Physics and Astronomy
Dr Richard Bourne School of Chemical and Process Engineering
Dr Andy BulpittSchool of ComputingRobotic Learning; Robotic Perception; Surgical Robotics & Technologies
Dr Samit ChakrabartySchool of Biomedical SciencesAssistive and Rehab Robotics, Bio-Robotic Control
Professor Netta CohenSchool of ComputingBio-Robotic Control; Exploration Robotics; Infrastructure Robotics; Robotic Perception
Professor Anthony CohnSchool of ComputingInfrastructure Robotics; Representation & Reasoning; Robotic Learning; Robotic Manipulation; Robotic Perception; Service Robotics
Dr David CowellSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringComminucation & Networks; Ultrasonics & Embedded Systems
Prof Pete CulmerSchool of Mechanical EngineeringSensing Technologies; Soft Systems; Surgical Robotics & Technologies
Dr Amelia DeFalcoSchool of EnglishMedical Humanities
Professor Abbas A. Dehghani-SanijSchool of Mechanical EngineeringAssistive and Rehab Robotics; Bio-Robotic Control; Exploration Robotics; Infrastructure Robotics; Service Robotics; Soft Systems
Dr Mehmet DogarSchool of ComputingRobotic Learning; Robotic Manipulation; Robotic Perception; Service Robotics
Gary DymskiLeeds University Business SchoolInfrastructure Robotics
Dr Craig A. EvansSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringUltrasonics & Embedded Systems
Professor Steven FreearSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringUltrasonics & Embedded Systems
Professor Mounir GhoghoSchool of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Richard HodgettLeeds University Business School
Professor David HoggSchool of ComputingRobotic Learning; Robotic Perception
Dr Raymond HoltSchool of Mechanical EngineeringAssistive and Rehab Robotics
Dr Yanlong HuangSchool of ComputingImitation learning; motion planning; optimal control; reinforcement learning; robotics.
Dr Andrew JacksonSchool of Mechanical EngineeringComminucation & Networks; Exploration Robotics; Sensing Technologies; Service Robotics
Dr George Jackson-MillsSchool of Mechanical Engineering
Dr Andrew KempSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringComminucation & Networks; Exploration Robotics; Sensing Technologies; Service Robotics; Soft Systems
Dr Jaemin LeeSchool of Mechanical EngineeringManufacturing; Stretchable electronics; Materials engineering
Professor Martin LevesleySchool of Mechanical Engineering
Simon LewandowskiSchool of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
Dr James McLaughlanSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringSurgical Robotics & Technologies; Ultrasonics & Embedded Systems
Dr Des McLernonSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringComminucation & Networks; Robotic Perception; Sensing Technologies
Dr Vincent C. MüllerInterdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre
Dr Faisal MushtaqSchool of PsychologySurgical Robotics & Technologies
Dr Rory O’ConnorLeeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal MedicineAssistive and Rehab Robotics
Professor Alan PearmanLeeds University Business SchoolRepresentation & Reasoning
Professor Megan PoveySchool of Food Science and NutritionInfrastructure Robotics; Robot Manufacturing; Sensing Technologies; Ultrasonics & Embedded Systems
Professor Robert RichardsonSchool of Mechanical EngineeringAssistive and Rehab Robotics; Bio-Robotic Control; Exploration Robotics; Infrastructure Robotics; Robot Manufacturing; Soft Systems
Professor Kevin RobertsSchool of Chemical and Process Engineering
Professor Ian RobertsonSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringComminucation & Networks; Exploration Robotics; Infrastructure Robotics; Sensing Technologies
Professor Richard Romano Institute for Transport StudiesAssistive and Rehab Robotics; Infrastructure Robotics; Robotic Learning; Robotic Perception
Dr Natasha ShakhlevichSchool of Computing
Dr Nutapong SomjitSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringComminucation & Networks; Robot Manufacturing; Sensing Technologies
Dr D Paul SteensonSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringAssistive and Rehab Robotics
Dr Konstantinos Daniel TsavdaridisSchool of Civil Engineering
Professor Pietro ValdastriSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringRobot Manufacturing; Sensing Technologies; Surgical Robotics & Technologies
Professor Shane XieSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringAssistive and Rehab Robotics; Bio-Robotic Control; Medical Humanities; Robot Manufacturing; Robotic Learning; Robotic Manipulation; Sensing Technologies; Service Robotics; Soft Systems; Surgical Robotics & Technologies
Dr Syed Ali Raza ZaidiComminucation & Networks; Robotic Learning; Sensing Technologies; Service Robotics
Dr Zhiqiang ZhangSchool of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringAssistive and Rehab Robotics; Exploration Robotics; Sensing Technologies