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University of Birmingham

School of Computer Science

Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

Intelligent Robotics Laboratory

Ales Leonardis, PhD


Phone: +44(0)121 414 8556



Selected current projects

USA-UK MURI project, “Understanding scenes and events through joint parsing, cognitive reasoning and lifelong learning”, 2015-2020.

H2020 project, RoMaNS – “Robotic Manipulation for Nuclear Sort and Segregation”, 2015-2018.

EU FP7 ICT STREP project, PaCMan – “Probabilistic and Compositional Representations of Objects for Robotic Manipulation”, 2013 – 2016.

EPSRC-Korea project, – “Nuclear robotics”, 2015-2018.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership, KUKA Robotics UK Limited, 2015-2018.

Some previous projects

EU FP7 ICT Cognitive Systems Large-Scale Integrated Project, CogX - “Cognitive Systems that Self-Understand and Self-Extend”, 2008–2012

EU FP7 ICT Cognitive Systems STEP Project, POETICON - “The Poetics of everyday life: Grounding resources and mechanisms for artificial agents”, 2008–2010.

EU FP6 IST Cognitive Systems Integrated Project, “Cognitive Systems for Cognitive Assistants” - CoSy, 2004–2008.

EU FP6 IST STREP, “Vision Technologies and Intelligent Maps for Mobile Attentive Interfaces in Urban Scenarios” - MOBVIS, 2005–2008.

EU FP5 IST Project, “Cognitive Vision Systems” - CogVis, 2002–2004.

“Neovison2”, Teledyne (DARPA-BAA-09-58), 2010 – 2011.

EU FP6 IST Cognitive Systems, “Computational and Cognitive Vision Systems: A Training European Network”, VISIONTRAIN, 2005–2009.

“Learning, analysis, and detection of motion in the framework of a hierarchical compositional visual architecture”, (J2-4284), SRA (2011–2014).

“Learning a large number of visual object categories for content-based retrieval in image and video databases”, (J2-3607), SRA (2010–2013).

“Computer vision for mobile computing and interaction”, (J2–221), SRA (2009–2012).

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