- August 2016
I gave a talk on How to Improve Human-Robot Interaction with Conversational Fillers at the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2016) in New York.
- August 2016
We have launched a start-up called Interactive Robotics. Its mission is to build interactive robots for all audiences!
- July 2016
I went to RoboCup 2016 in Leipzig to showcase our TRADR Search & Rescue robots. Also great to see some robot football in action. The field has made some impressive progress over the years, but still a long way to go to beat the human champions in 2050.
- October 2015
I will be giving a talk on the ethics of using robots in Search & Rescue missions at the International Conference on Robot Ethics (ICRE2015) in Lisbon.
- February 2015
We are organising a workshop on Human-Robot Teaming at the HRI 2015 conference in Portland. The aim of the workshop is to explore theories, tools, and design methodologies that enable safe and effective human-robot teamwork.
- December 2014
I wrote a report on the first TRADR joint exercise with Italian fire-fighters using TRADR technology: Robot team collaborates with human firefighters.
- September 2014
I started working as a postdoc on the TRADR project at Delft University of Technology. The project is about developing human-robot teamwork for robot-assisted disaster response (industrial accidents, earthquakes etc).
- March 2014
Attending HRI 2014 in Bielefeld. It’s that time of the year again.
- October 2013
Attending the Fourth EUCogIII Conference in Brighton on “Social and Ethical Aspects of Cognitive Systems”. After that its on to the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR2013) in Bristol.
- July 2013
PhD thesis corrections accepted and final version submitted!
- February 2013
I’ll be attending the HRI 2013 Pioneers Workshop and conference in Tokyo.
- November 2012
Survived the VIVA; corrections are pending.
- October 2012
Started working on the ALIZ-e project as a research fellow.
Back in the Netherlands to finalise my PhD thesis.
The LightHead robot will be on display at the Robotville Festival of the Science Museum London.
Will be attending the ICDL-EpiRob conference in Frankfurt. Should be an interesting conference, but not so sure about Frankfurt : -).
Gave a talk at the AAALE workshop in Paris. We also took the iCub on this trip.
Going to CogSci 2011 in Boston.
Went to SW GRADschool in Buckland Hall in Wales. 4 Days of skills development, self-reflection, team building activities and superb vegetarian food. It was great!
Back in Plymouth. It took a Turboprop to get here, but now it is business as usual.
Extended my stay in the Netherlands a little bit due to the volcano-ash problem. Prognosis is that I will be flying back to the UK tomorrow. It’s up to the volcano god now…