Bristol Robotics Laboratory

  • BS16 1QY

    United Kingdom

Research Output

2020

2D Contour Following with an Unmanned Aerial Manipulator: Towards Tactile-Based Aerial Navigation

Hamaza, S., Georgilas, I. & Richardson, T., 27 Jan 2020, 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 3664-3669 6 p. (Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE International Workshop on).

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A checklist for safe robot swarms

Hunt, E. R. & Hauert, S., 31 Jul 2020, In : Nature Machine Intelligence. 8 p.

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A Connected Autonomous Vehicle Testbed: Capabilities, Experimental Processes and Lessons Learned

Kent, T., Richards, A. G., Pipe, T., Hutchinson, J. & Schuster, W., 23 Jun 2020, In : Automation. p. 17-32 16 p., 2.

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Action Modifiers: Learning from Adverbs in Instructional Videos

Doughty, H. R., Laptev, I., Mayol-Cuevas, W. W. & Damen, D., 27 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 12 p.

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Aerial Animal Biometrics: Individual Friesian Cattle Recovery and Visual Identification via an Autonomous UAV with Onboard Deep Inference

Andrew, W., Greatwood, C. & Burghardt, T., 27 Jan 2020, 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 7 p. (IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)).

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An Agency-Directed Approach to Test Generation for Simulation-based Autonomous Vehicle Verification

Chance, G., Ghobrial, A., Lemaignan, S., Pipe, T. & Eder, K. I., 16 Apr 2020. 8 p.

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Artificial Neural Network-Based Flight Control Using Distributed Sensors on Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Araujo-Estrada, S. & Windsor, S. P., 5 Jan 2020, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2020. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), 13 p. AIAA 2020-1485

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A Stretchable Inductor With Integrated Strain Sensing and Wireless Signal Transfer

Chen, H-Y. & Conn, A. T., 6 Mar 2020, In : IEEE Sensors Journal. p. 1

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A super-twisting observer for atomic-force reconstruction in a probe microscope

Zhang, K., Hatano, T., Tien Nguyen, T., Edwards, C., Herrmann, G., Burgess, S., Antognozzi, M., Khan, S., Harniman, R. & Miles, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Control Engineering Practice. 94, 12 p., 104191.

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Augmented Visual SLAM for the Localisation of a Transportation Asset Management Survey Vehicle

Strain, T. J., Wilson, R. E., Calway, A. D. & Littleworth, R., 3 Mar 2020, (Submitted).

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Avoidance of tobacco health warnings? An eye-tracking approach

Sillero-Rejon, C., Leonards, U., Munafò, M. R., Maynard, O. M. & al., E., 7 Jun 2020, In : Addiction. 13 p.

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Bird-inspired Velocity Optimization for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the Urban Environment

Williamson, C., Spelt, A. & Windsor, S. P., 5 Jan 2020, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2020. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), 19 p. AIAA 2020-1948

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BVLOS Operations of Fixed-Wing UAVs for the Collection of Volcanic Ash Above Fuego Volcano, Guatemala

Schellenberg, B. J., Richardson, T., Clarke, R. J., Watson, M., Freer, J., Mcconville, A. & Chigna, G., 5 Jan 2020. 11 p.

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Characterisation of Self-locking High-contraction Electro-ribbon Actuators

Taghavi, M., Helps, T. N. & Rossiter, J. M., 21 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) 2020 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). p. 5856-5861 6 p.

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Characteristic Analysis and Design Optimisation of Bubble Artificial Muscles (BAMs)

Diteesawat, R. S., Helps, T., Taghavi, M. & Rossiter, J., 17 Jun 2020, In : Soft Robotics. 14 p.

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Closed-Loop Q-learning Control of a Small Unmanned Aircraft

Clarke, R., Fletcher, L., Greatwood, C., Waldock, A. & Richardson, T. S., 5 Jan 2020, AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum. American Institution of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Couch to 5km robot coach: An autonomous, human-trained socially assistive robot

Winkle, K., Lemaignan, S., Caleb-Solly, P., Leonards, U., Turton, A. & Bremner, P., 23 Mar 2020, HRI 2020 - Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. IEEE Computer Society, p. 520-522 3 p. (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction).

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Editorial: Current Advances in Soft Robotics – Best Papers from RoboSoft 2018

Hadi Sadati, S. M., Maiolino, P., Iida, F., Nanayakkara, T. & Hauser, H., 21 Apr 2020, In : Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering. 2 p.

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From wing shape to fluid dynamics in the barn owl (Tyto alba)

Cheney, J. A., Stevenson, J. PJ., Durston, N. E., Song, J., Maeda, M., Windsor, S. P., Usherwood, J. R. & Bomphrey, R. J., 31 May 2020, bioRxiv.org. 19 p.

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High aerodynamic lift from the tail reduces drag in gliding raptors

Usherwood, J. R., Cheney, J. A., Song, J., Windsor, S. P., Stevenson, J. P. J., Dierksheide, U., Nila, A. & Bomphrey, R. J., 10 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 223, 8 p.

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In Contact: Pinching, Squeezing and Twisting for Mediated Social Touch

Simons, M. F., Haynes, A., Gao, Y., Zhu, Y. & Rossiter, J. M., 30 Apr 2020, In : CHI '20: Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. p. 1-9 9 p., LBW055.

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In silico modelling of cancer nanomedicine, across scales and transport barriers

Stillman, N. R., Kovacevic, M., Balaz, I. & Hauert, S., 8 Jul 2020, In : npj Computational Materials .

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Investigating and characterising variability in CAD modelling: An overview

Rosso, P., Gopsill, J. A., Hicks, B. J. & Burgess, S. C., 25 May 2020, CAD'20.

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Modelling Agent Policies with Interpretable Imitation Learning

Bewley, T., Lawry, J. & Richards, A. G., 4 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Paper

Morphological communication for swarms

Sharma, A., Hauert, S. & Hauser, H., 31 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) Morphological communication for swarms.

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Mutual Shaping in Swarm Robotics: User Studies in Fire and Rescue, Storage Organization, and Bridge Inspection

Carrillo Zapata, D., Milner, E. E., Hird, J. R., Tzoumas, G. P., Vardanega, P. J., Sooriyabandara, M., Giuliani, M., Winfield, A. F. T. & Hauert, S., 21 Apr 2020, In : Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 7, 19 p., 53.

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NeatSkin: A Discrete Impedance Tomography Skin Sensor

Judd, E. J. K., Digumarti, K. M., Rossiter, J. M. & Hauser, H., 9 Apr 2020. 6 p.

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Optimal Deep Learning for Robot Touch: Training Accurate Pose Models of 3D Surfaces and Edges

Lepora, N. & Lloyd, J., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.

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Passive, Reflex Response Units for Reactive Soft Robotic Systems

Partridge, A. J. & Conn, A. T., 6 Apr 2020, In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 5, 3, p. 4014-4020 7 p.

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Phenotypic Plasticity Provides a Bioinspiration Framework for Minimal Field Swarm Robotics

Hunt, E. R., 16 Mar 2020, In : Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 7, 23 p., 23.

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Power optimization of a conical dielectric elastomer actuator for resonant robotic systems

Cao, C., Gao, X., Burgess, S. C. & Conn, A. T., 1 Feb 2020, In : Extreme Mechanics Letters. 35, 8 p., 100619.

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Quantifying defence cascade responses as indicators of pig affect and welfare using computer vision methods

Statham, P., Hannuna, S., Jones, S., Campbell, N., Colborne, G. R., Browne, W. J., Paul, E. S. & Mendl, M., 2 Jun 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 13 p., 8933 (2020).

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Radiological Mapping of Post-disaster Nuclear Environments Using Fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Systems: A Study from Chernobyl

Connor, D. T., Wood, K., Martin, P. G., Goren, S., Megson-Smith, D., Verbelen, Y. S. R., Chyzhevskyi, I., Kirieiev, S., Smith, N., Richardson, T. S. & Scott, T. B., 17 Jan 2020, In : Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 6, 14 p., 149.

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Robots in need: How patterns of emotional behavior influence willingness to help

Daly, J., Leonards, U. & Bremner, P., 23 Mar 2020, HRI 2020 - Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. IEEE Computer Society, p. 174-176 3 p. (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction).

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Self-sensing Electro-ribbon Actuators

Bluett, S., Helps, T., Taghavi, M. & Rossiter, J. M., 30 Mar 2020, In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 5, 3, p. 3931 - 3936 6 p.

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Simulation of a Machine Learning Based Controller for a Fixed-Wing UAV with Distributed Sensors

Guerra-Langan, A., Araujo-Estrada, S., Richards, A. G. & Windsor, S. P., 5 Jan 2020, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2020. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), 18 p. AIAA 2020-1239

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SPIDER: a Bioinspired Swarm Algorithm for Adaptive Risk-Taking

Hunt, E. R., Jenkinson, G. P., Wilsher, M. J. G., Dettmann, C. P. & Hauert, S., 14 Jul 2020, ALIFE 2020: The 2020 Conference on Artificial Life. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Press, Vol. 32. 8 p.

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Spinning artificial spiderwebs

Rossiter, J., 15 Jul 2020, In : Science Robotics. 5, 44, eabd0290.

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Stretchable bifilar coils for soft adhesion and sensing

Guo, J. & Rossiter, J. M., 1 May 2020, In : Materials and Design. 190, 3 p., 108545.

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Switching of amorphous silicon thin-film actuators for optically functional robotic devices

Gillespie, C., Marzo, A., Scarpa, F., Rossiter, J. & Conn, A. T., 26 Apr 2020, Proceedings of the SPIE, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXII. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Vol. 11375. 113751O (2020)

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The Potential of Formation Flight for Commercial Aviation: Three Case Studies

Kent, T. & Richards, A. G., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Aircraft. 32 p.

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The soft multi-legged robot inspired by octopus: climbing various columnar objects

Ito, K., Homma, Y. & Rossiter, J. M., 24 Apr 2020, In : Advanced Robotics. 15 p.

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TMTDyn: A Matlab package for modeling and control of hybrid rigid–continuum robots based on discretized lumped systems and reduced-order models

Sadati, S. M. H., Naghibi, S. E., Shiva, A., Michael, B., Renson, L., Howard, M., Rucker, C. D., Althoefer, K., Nanayakkara, T., Zschaler, S., Bergeles, C., Hauser, H. & Walker, I. D., 6 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Robotics Research. 52 p.

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Towards engineering biosystems with emergent collective functions

Gorochowski, T. E., Hauert, S., Kreft, J-U., Marucci, L., Shatil, N. R., Tang, T-Y. D., Bandiera, L., Bartoli, V., Dixon, D. O. R., Fedorec, A. J. H., Fellermann, H., Fletcher, A. G., Foster, T., Giuggioli, L., Matyjaszkiewicz, A., Mccormick, S. C., Montes Olivas, S. L., Naylor, J., Rubio Denniss, A. & Ward, D. T., 5 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

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Tunable, multi-modal, and multi-directional vibration energy harvester based on three-dimensional architected metastructures

Sun, R., Li, Q., Yao, J., Scarpa, F. & Rossiter, J., 15 Apr 2020, In : Applied Energy. 264, 11 p., 114615.

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You Are Here: Geolocation by Embedding Maps and Images

Samano Abonce, O. N., Zhou, M. & Calway, A. D., 2 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press). 17 p.

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2019

A Camera That CNN: Towards Embedded Neural Networks on Pixel Processor Arrays

Bose, L. N., Chen, J., Carey, S. J., Dudek, P. & Mayol-Cuevas, W. W., 2 Nov 2019. 10 p.

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A Compact and Lightweight Aerial Manipulator for Installation and Retrieval of Sensors in the Environment

Hamaza, S., Georgilas, I., Conn, A., Heredia, G., Ollero, A. & Richardson, T., 11 Apr 2019, (Submitted) In : Journal of Field Robotics.

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A compliantly coupled dielectric elastomer actuator using magnetic repulsion

Cao, C., Gao, X. & Conn, A., 7 Jan 2019, In : Applied Physics Letters. 114, 6 p., 011904.

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