School of Computer Science

Intelligent Robotics Lab

Ermano with Baxter Mobile robots Laura with Boris

Welcome to the Intelligent Robotics Lab (IRLab) in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. We have a history of working on basic and applied research projects at the intersection of AI, robotics, and machine learning. Our researchers have expertise in computer vision, knowledge representation and reasoning, cognitive systems, interactive learning, formal verification, and dexterous manipulation. Our research projects and educational initiatives are funded by competitive grants from funding agencies and industrial collaborators in the UK, EU, US, and other countries.

Academic Staff

  • Dr. Hyung Jin Chang
    Human-centered visual recognition and understanding, human-robot interaction, computer vision and machine learning.

  • Prof. Ales Leonardis
    Computer/cognitive vision, object and scene recognition and categorization, statistical visual learning, object tracking, and biologically motivated vision.

  • Prof. David Parker
    Formal methods for quantiative verification, multi-robot decision making

  • Dr. Mohan Sridharan
    Knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, cognitive systems, and computational vision, in the context of human-robot or human-agent collaboration.

  • Prof. Aaron Sloman
    (Honorary professor) biological evolution and development of cognitive mechanisms, artificial epigenesis, modelling ancient pre-logical mathematical cognition, architectures for biologically inspired artificial minds

  • Prof. Jeremy Wyatt
    (Honorary professor) Autonomous robot planning, robot architectures, robot manipulation, machine vision and machine learning.

Research Fellows

  • Dr. Hector Basevi
  • Dr. Paulo Ferreira

Research Students

  • Mohammad Ani
  • Ermano Arruda
  • Edoardo Bacci
  • Wei Chen
  • Fatma Faruq
  • Laura Ferrante
  • Maija Filipovica
  • Nora Horanyi
  • Ferdian Jovan
  • James Kelly
  • Michael Mathew
  • Irfan Muhammad
  • Oliver Kamperis
  • Oliver Kim
  • Mark Robson
  • Saif Sidhik

Please use the links on the right to learn more about our research projects.