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Reader in Intelligent Robotics

Dr. Richard Dearden


My research is in the general area of reasoning under uncertainty. In particular, I work on planning and decision making, autonomy in robotics, and fault diagnosis. More detail about my research interests can be found here.

I am a P.I. for an EPSRC-funded project on sustained autonomy, funded through the Autonomous Intelligent Systems Programme. I have also been P.I. on the NERC-funded AFDA project on fault diagnosis for autonomous underwater vehicles and on two EU FP&-funded projects, CogX, which was concerned with building intelligent robots as office assistants, and GeRT, which involved learning planning operators from hand-built robot programs.

DX 2012: 23rd International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis

I was the programme chair for DX 2012. The workshop website can be found here.


As of May 2013, I will be moving to Schlumberger Gould Research Centre in Cambridge. I expect I will still be at Birmingham one day a week, but as yet that hasn't been finalised.

Other Stuff

When I'm not working, I get up to some of these things.

Contact details

School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6687
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 4281