Bristol Robotics Laboratory

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2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2019

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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A Corroborative Approach to Verification and Validation of Human–Robot Teams

Webster, M., Western, D., Araiza Illan, D., Dixon, C., Eder, K. I., Fisher, M. & Pipe, A. G., 25 Nov 2019, In : International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR). 27 p.

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Adapting stiffness and attack angle through trial and error to increase self-stability in locomotion

Walker, K. & Hauser, H., 18 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 87, p. 28-36 9 p.

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All-soft Skin-like Structures for Robotic Locomotion and Transportation

Guo, J., Xiang, C. Q., Conn, A. T. & Rossiter, J. M., 15 Nov 2019, In : Soft Robotics. 12 p.

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A Magnetically Coupled Dielectric Elastomer Pump for Soft Robotics

Cao, C., Gao, X. & Conn, A., Aug 2019, In : Advanced Materials Technologies. 4, 8, 1900128.

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A Multi-mode Transverse Dynamic Force Microscope - Design, Identification and Control

Zhang, K., Hatano, T., Herrmann, G., Antognozzi, M., Edwards, C., Nguyen Tien, T., Burgess, S. & Miles, M., 2 Jul 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 11 p.

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Analysing Cooking Behaviour in Home Settings: Towards Health Monitoring

Yordanova, K., Lüdtke, S., Whitehouse, S., Krüger, F., Paiement, A., Mirmehdi, M., Craddock, I. & Kirste, T., Mar 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 3, 30 p., 646.

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A Sense of Touch for the Shadow Modular Grasper

Pestell, N., Cramphorn, L., Lepora, N. & Papadopoulos, F., 1 Apr 2019, In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 4, 2, p. 2220-2226 7 p., 8656557.

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A soft matter computer for soft robots

Garrad, M., Soter, G., Conn, A. T., Hauser, H. & Rossiter, J., 21 Aug 2019, In : Science Robotics. 4, 33, eaaw6060.

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Avian surface reconstruction in free-flight with application to flight stability analysis of a barn owl and peregrine falcon

Durston, N., Wan, X., Liu, J. & Windsor, S., 8 May 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 222, 9, 15 p., jeb185488.

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A wearable skin-stretching tactile interface for human-robot and human-human communication

Haynes, A., Simons, M., Helps, T., Nakamura, Y. & Rossiter, J., 1 Apr 2019, In : IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 4, 2, p. 1641-1646 6 p., 8632684.

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Characterisation and lubrication of tube-guided shape-memory alloy actuators for smart textiles

Helps, T., Vivek, A. & Rossiter, J., 8 Nov 2019, In : Robotics. 8, 4, 13 p., 94.

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De-electroadhesion of Flexible and Lightweight Materials: An Experimental Study

Cao, C., Gao, X., Guo, J. & Conn, A., 12 Jul 2019, In : Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 9, 14, 9 p., 2796.

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Design and Physical Prototyping of a Novel Braking System for a Helicopter Rotor

Booker, J., Lock, R. & Drury, D., 28 Jul 2019, In : Designs. 3, 17 p., 40.

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Determining the three-dimensional structure of a volcanic plume using Unoccupied Aerial System (UAS) imagery

Wood, K., Albadra, A., Berthoud, L., Calway, A., Watson, M., Thomas, H., Richardson, T., Liu, E. & Chigna, G., 16 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 106731.

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Distributed pressure sensing–based flight control for small fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems

Wood, K., Araujo-Estrada, S., Richardson, T. & Windsor, S., 3 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Aircraft. 56, 5, p. 1951-1960 10 p.

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DS-KCF: a real-time tracker for RGB-D data

Hannuna, S., Camplani, M., Hall, J., Mirmehdi, M., Damen, D., Burghardt, T., Paiement, A. & Tao, L., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Real-Time Image Processing. 16, p. 1439-1458 20 p.

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Dynamics of Outgassing and Plume Transport Revealed by Proximal Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Measurements at Volcán Villarrica, Chile

Liu, E. J., Wood, K., Mason, E., Edmonds, M., Aiuppa, A., Giudice, G., Bitetto, M., Francofonte, V., Burrow, S., Richardson, T., Watson, M., Pering, T. D., Wilkes, T. C., Mcgonigle, A. J. S., Velasquez, G., Melgarejo, C. & Bucarey, C., Feb 2019, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 20, 2, p. 730-750 21 p.

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Elasticity vs. Hyperelasticity Considerations in Quasi-Static Modelling of a Soft Finger-like Robotic Appendage for Real-time Position and Force Estimation

Shiva, A., Sadati, S. M. H., Noh, Y., Fraś, J., Ataka, A., Würdemann, H., Hauser, H., Walker, I. D., Nanayakkara, T. & Althoefer, K., 1 Apr 2019, In : Soft Robotics. 6, 2, p. 228-249 22 p.

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Electrically controllable connection and power transfer by electroadhesion

Guo, J., Xiang, C. & Rossiter, J., 29 Aug 2019, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 28, 8 p.

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Electroactive textile actuators for breathability control and thermal regulation devices

Xiang, C., Guo, J., Sun, R., Hinitt, A., Helps, T., Taghavi, M. & Rossiter, J., 18 Jul 2019, In : Polymers. 11, 7, 15 p., 1199.

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Electroadhesion Technologies For Robotics: A Comprehensive Review

Guo, J., Leng, J. & Rossiter, J. M., 31 Dec 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 36, 2, p. 313-327 15 p.

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Estimation of Tool-Tissue Forces in Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery using Neural Networks

Abeywardena, S., Qiaodi, Y., Tzemanaki, A., Psomopoulou, E., Droukas, L., Melhuish, C. & Dogramadzi, S., 16 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 6, 11 p., 56.

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