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UKRAS19 Conference on Embedded Intelligence

Marianne Knight

The second UKRAS conference for PhD and Early-Career Researchers took place at Loughborough University on Thursday 24th January. The conference attracted over 130 delegates on the day. The programme included four plenary speakers; Dr Slava Chesnokov,  Senior Technical Director, Media Imaging, ARM, “ARM computational platforms for CV/Image Processing for future Robots: NN accelerator vs. fixed NN HW”; Prof. Tom Duckett, Professor of Robotics & Autonomous Systems 
Director, Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) “The Future of Robotic Agriculture”; Dr. Séverin Lemaignan, Senior Research Fellow
Bristol Robotics Laboratory, “Robots for education: from social to non-social, a look at the challenges of tomorrow”; and Prof. Barry Lennox, Professor of Applied Control School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringSchool of Electrical & Electronic Engineering /Dalton Nuclear InstituteFaculty of Science and Engineering, “Development of Robotic Systems for Nuclear Applications”.

The programme included 12 paper presentations and 25 poster presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published soon.

Best Research-paper:
“Dynamic, Anytime Task and Path Planning for Mobile Robots”
Authors:
Cuebong WongErfu Yang, Xiu Yan, Dongbing Gu

Best Poster-paper:
“A Novel Wireless Measurement While drilling System for Geotechnical and Geophysical Applications”    
Authors: 
Moutaz Khater, Waleed Al-Nuaimy           

The best research paper is automatically selected to present at TAROS this year. The 20th TAROS conference will be hosted by the Centre for Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary University of London from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2019.

TAROS is the longest running UK-hosted international conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), which is aimed at the presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics research and applications.

TAROS offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress. It welcomes senior researchers and research students alike, and specifically provides opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to the scientific community.