Developments in Robotics and Vision at Aberystwyth

We are pleased to co-host an event with the Department of Computer at Aberystwyth University on Monday 21st June at 6.30pm.

This session will see a series of short talks giving an overview of the latest research and development in robotics and computer vision at Aberystwyth. This covers research topics ranging from home, land, sea, air and space robotics. The talks will be followed by a panel with the opportunity to ask questions to the researchers involved.

We will be joined by the following researchers: Dr Fred Labrosse, Dr Helen Miles, Dr Colin Sauze, Dr Patricia Shaw and Dr Myra Wilson.

The session is on Zoom. It is free and open to everyone.

To register for the event, please go to the Eventbrite page and book your free space.

The waiting room on Zoom will start at 6.15 and the talks will start at 6.30pm.

The talk is hosted with the Department of Computer Science as part of its week of events for UK Robotics Week 2021.

Speaker biographies

Speaker: Dr Fred Labrosse: Fred is a senior lecturer in Computer Science, his research concerns Robotics and Computer Vision, and in particular the interface between the two fields, working on the use of visual sensors and visual navigation methods. He is also interested in the practical applications of robotics, collaborating with many customers who need sensors in remote and dangerous places.

Speaker: Dr Helen Miles: Helen is a lecturer in Computer Science and a researches graphics and visualisation, and she has recently been applying this to work on the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars mission to help scientists and engineers plan for how to use the PanCam remote sensing instrument on the rover.

Speaker: Dr Colin Sauze: Colin is a research software engineer working on the Supercomputing Wales project, where he helps to solve “big data” and machine learning problems. He previously worked on autonomous boats for oceanographic sensing and surveying glaciers.

Speaker: Dr Patricia Shaw: Patricia is a lecturer in Computer Science and researches how to develop robots that can learn in the same way children do. She is also interested in how robots can work alongside people both as companions and assisting independent living for those with severe disabilities.

Speaker: Dr Myra Wilson: Myra is a lecturer in Computer Science. Her research interests include evolutionary robotics, ad-hoc networks, and biologically inspired robotics. She has worked on projects investigating how control systems can be evolved to improve UAV placement for ground based communications over large areas.