UKRAS19: Speakers

UKRAS19: Speakers

Prof. Tom Duckett, Professor of Robotics & Autonomous Systems 
Director, Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS)
Email: Tom Duckett

His research interests include autonomous robots, artificial intelligence, machine perception and robotic mapping, with applications including agri-food and service robotics. He worked previously at the Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University, Sweden, where he led the Learning Systems Laboratory. He obtained his PhD in the AI Group at the University of Manchester, UK. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked for several years as a programmer, developing and supporting software solutions for the fresh food industry. Tom has co-authored over 120 scientific publications and held peer-reviewed grants worth over £3 million at the University of Lincoln.

Prof. Barry Lennox, Professor of Applied Control
School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringSchool of Electrical & Electronic Engineering /Dalton Nuclear InstituteFaculty of Science and Engineering
Email: Barry Lennox

His research interests are in the development and deployment of robotic systems for nuclear decommissioning applications, applied control systems and the use of acoustic pulse reflectometry for monitoring industrial pipelines. In 2002 he co-founded Perceptive Engineering, a process control solutions provider and through Circor, his work in acoustics has led to the development of equipment that has been commercialised and successfully applied in the North Sea, USA and Asia to detect and locate blockages in subsea pipelines and heat exchangers.

Prof. Tony Pipe, Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Deputy Director of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory 
Email: Tony Pipe

Tony Pipe has 20 years of experience in carrying out research on advanced sensor-systems, medical robotics, biologically-inspired robotics, machine learning and adaptive behaviour, applied to intelligent and distributed control/monitoring systems for robotics. His research foci are: innovative medical technology, safe physical Human Robot Interaction for robots co-located with humans; modelling animal brain signal processing and control structures; self-healing VLSI electronic hardware for safety-critical applications. He has co-authored over 200 internationally reviewed publications.



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