UK-RAS Conference

UKRAS20: Programme

UKRAS20: Programme


Friday 17th April 2020

09:00Poster Carousel
10:00Welcome and Introduction
10:15Keynote talk: Prof Ingmar Posner (University of Oxford)
10:45Session One: AI and Robotics
Oliver Roesler: Enhancing Unsupervised Natural Language Grounding through Explicit Teaching
Genki Miyauchi and Elizabeth Sklar: A Study Assessing the Impact of Task Duration on Performance Metrics for Multi-Robot Teams
Achim Buerkle, Ali Al-Yacoub and Pedro Ferreira. An incremental learning approach for physical Human-Robot Collaboration
Edmund Hunt: Plastic ‘personalities’ for effective field swarm
Mickey Li, Arthur Richards and Mahesh Sooriyabandara: Reliability-Aware Multi-UAV Coverage Path Planning Using Integer Linear Programming
12:00Lunch, Poster Session A
13:00Keynote talk: Dr Fumiya Iida (University of Cambridge)
13:30Session Two: Field and Service Robotics
Alexander Gabriel and Paul Baxter: Towards Intention Recognition for Human-Interacting Agricultural Robots
Raymond Kirk, Michael Mangan and Grzegorz Cielniak: Feasibility Study of In-Field Phenotypic Trait Extraction for Robotic Soft-Fruit Operations
Ronnie Smith. Human-in-the-Loop Adaptation and Reuse of Robot Assistance Policies for Ambient Assisted Living
Willow Mandil, Karoline Heiwolt, Grzegorz Cielniak and Marc Hanheide: Automated Topological Mapping for Agricultural Robots
Ashith Babu, Arunkumar Rathinam and Zhou Hao: Trajectory Tracking and Control of Multiple Robot Arms on a Free-Floating Spacecraft for Debris Removal
15:00Coffee, Poster Session B
16:00Keynote talk: Dr Adam Stokes (University of Edinburgh)
16:30Session Three: Novel and Emerging Technologies
Jakub Hulas and Chengxu Zhou: Improving Quadrupedal Locomotion on Granular Material Using Genetic Algorithm
Robert Woolley, Jon Timmis and Andy Tyrell. Analysis of two wheeled robot morphology for aslope environment
Illimar Issak and Ayse Kucukyilmaz: The Goods and Bads in Dyadic Co-Manipulation: Identifying Conflict-Driven Interaction Behaviours in Human-Human Collaboration
Luke Hickton, Matthew Lewis and Lola Canamero: Expression of Grounded Affect in a Hexapod Robot
Joshua Emerson and Khaled Elgeneidy: Optimising Soft Fin Ray Robotic Fingers using Finite Element Analysis to Reduce Object Slippage
17:45Awards Ceremony, Farewell, Closing Remarks
18:00Finish