My Job Title: I'm one of the founding members of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL)
Since 2010 I’ve been a Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems at UWE. I was a founding member of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), and acted as one of its two Deputy Directors from its inception in 2006 until 2020.
Before that I received my BSc (Hons.) degree in Electronic Engineering from Warwick in 1979 and, after an eight-year period in industry that included running a small company, received my PhD in Robotics from the University of the West of England (UWE) in 1997.
My research interests focus on safe and correct operation whilst in close-proximity to human beings. I have co-authored over 200 international refereed publications, supervised 35 PhDs, and created a BRL income of >£10M since 2013. I’ve acted as BRL-UWE PI on the EPSRC grant ‘Trustworthy Robotic Assistants’, the Programme/Hub grants ‘Robotics for Nuclear Environments’ and ‘National Centre for Nuclear Robotics’, and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Prof. I’ve also been involved with Connected Autonomous Vehicle research and development since 2015 via the Innovate UK/CCAV funded projects VENTURER, FLOURISH, MultiCAV, CAPRI, ROBOPILOT and CAV-Forth.
You can talk to me on:
Monday 11th October in the ‘Electric, shared, autonomous, self-driving cars‘ discussion