New Paper! Read our new paper on robot task planning in
New Paper! Read our new paper on dexterous grasp learning in IJRR.
New Paper! Read our new paper on robot task planning with non-monotonic logic and POMDPs in IEEE TRO.
Public Lecture: Watch a public lecture I gave, called "Robot Life: A User's Manual".
We create algorithms that enable robots to work in uncertain and
unfamiliar worlds. I work on autonomous robot
planning, architectures for robot intelligence, robots that
learn, robot manipulation, machine vision and general machine learning. One goal of my
work is to endow a robot with explicit representations of
what it does and doesn't
know, and of how its knowledge changes
under the actions it can perform. This ability allows
robots to plan in challenging worlds where they know little.
I am a member of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, and of CN-CR, a centre for neuroscience and robotics. I'm currently the Project Coordinator for the FP7 funded project PacMan on robot manipulation. I also coordinated the CogX project on robots that plan and learn in the face of knowledge gaps. I work in the project Strands on long term autonomy and spatial temporal mapping, and I was part of the projects GeRT on robot manipulation, and CoSy on Cognitive Robotics.
Some recent appearances in the media.
My public timetable.
A summary of what I get up to.
Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT, UK
PA: +44 (0)121 415 8722 (Claire Lindow, Lab Administrator)
Email for Claire: irlabpa @ cs.bham.ac.uk)
jlw @ cs.bham.ac.uk