Autonomous Systems and Robotics

The Autonomous Systems and Robotics group with over 20 members of staff are involved in a wide range of research and teaching activities.

Some of the areas of research in this group include:

  • autonomous vehicles,
  • unmanned systems,
  • self-driving cars,
  • supervisory control,
  • Holoscopic 3D imaging,
  • biologically inspired robotics,
  • self-sustained/self-powered systems,
  • multi-robot collaborations,
  • swarm robotics,
  • monocular vision to control autonomous navigation,
  • human robot interaction,
  • microblogging to manage interaction between humans and robots,
  • distributed control,
  • nonlinear control,
  • unmanned aerial vehicles,
  • artificial intelligence,
  • humanoid robots,
  • energy efficiency for robots,
  • concurrent and real-time programs,
  • safety-critical systems,
  • multi-agent systems,
  • verification tools (theorem provers, model checkers),
  • logical and algebraic foundations,
  • concurrent algorithms and data structures, etc.

Systems Engineering Research Group (SERG) Laboratory

Our capabilities include: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), National Instrument Suite (NI), Sensor & Actuation Networks, Flexible I/O Configurations, Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL), Software-in-the-Loop SiL), Robotics, RFID technologies.

Modelling tools: LabView, MATLAB, Arena, and other research based software tools for quality assessment, control and event modelling built in SERG.

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This centre is a part of the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences.

Page last updated: Tuesday 26 April 2016