We hold regular seminars in the School to discuss a wide range of exciting and thought-provoking research topics.
Speakers include both members of staff and invited guests. If you are interested in attending one of our seminars, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org stating the date and title of the event, and why it interests you.
|8 June 2022||ENGIN Research Seminar Series||How do logjams slow the flow? Prediction of logjam-generated upstream backwater rise and flow redistribution|
|9 March 2022||ENGIN Research Seminar Series||Professor David Wallis, Institute for Compound Semiconductors, School of Engineering, Cardiff University|
|9 February 2022||ENGIN Research Seminar Series||Dr Lorenzo Morini, Applied and Computational Mechanics Research group, School of Engineering, Cardiff University||Vibration control and wave filtering using quasicrystalline phononic structures|
|12 January 2022||ENGIN Research Seminar Series||Dr Daniel Zabek, Magnetics and Materials Research Group, School of Engineering, Cardiff University||Ferroelectric and Ferromagnetic Smart Materials and Fluids|
|8 December 2021||IROHMS||Dr Abdullah Alhusin Alkhdur, Cardiff University||Using EEG brain signals to facilitate a collaborative human-robot assembly|
|17 November 2021||ENGIN Research Seminar Series||Dr Ameya Rege Institute of Materials Research, German Aerospace Center Cologne.||Computational multiscale modelling of nanostructured porous materials|
|21 July 2021||IROHMS||Dr Ze Ji, Cardiff University||Robot learning and active sensing|
|07 July 2021||CHFE||Dr Tommaso Cappello, University of Bristol||Improving the linearity-efficiency trade-off in RF sub-systems|
|23 June 2021||IROHMS||Dr Emmanuel Senft, University of Wisconsin-Madison||Designing robotic technologies for natural interactions with humans|
|16 June 2021||IROHMS||Professor Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire||Empowerment: Theme and Variations|
Shannon information, formerly essentially the domain of communication engineers or, at best, physicists, has, in the last two decades, turned into an indispensable tool to study complex systems, and especially decision-making. Information has been identified as the universal currency which governs the dynamics of such systems. As such, it has become increasingly important to track various forms of information flow through such systems, especially agents, whether natural or artificial. Here we consider one such information flow, empowerment, which is now finding strongly increasing use as a principled form of intrinsic motivation. The present talk will discuss empowerment in more detail and consider lesser-known ramifications and aspects of this concept.
|9 June 2021||IROHMS||Dr Jos Elfring, TomTom||Mapping, localisation, and world modelling in automated driving|
During this talk I will first introduce the multinational company TomTom. TomTom is a leading independent location technology specialist with a mission to develop innovative technologies to realize a future with safer roads, free of congestion and emission. Then, I will show examples of problems I have recently worked on, all related to the field of automated driving. The emphasis will be on topics related to mapping, localization, and world modelling.
|2 June 2021||IROHMS||Dr Cristian Vergara, KU Leuven||Chorrobot: Challenging Operations using Reactive ROBOT control|
|2 June 2021||IROHMS||Dr Ziad Salem, Joanneum Research||I4RC (Illumination for Robotic Control): The potential of visible light communication, positioning and sensing in the robotic domain.|
The increasing use of white LEDs for indoor environment provides a significant opportunity for generating functionalities beyond illumination, like Visible Light Communication (VLC), Positioning (VLP) and Sensing (VLS). This talk will discuss potential application scenarios of VLC, VLP, VLS and an Illumination for Robotic Control (I4RC) approach. It will also explore how VLS accentuates as an alternative option for industrial and home robot monitoring in combination with VLP and optical wireless communication.
|26 May 2021||IROHMS||Dr Tom Carlson, University College London (UCL)||Shared Control for Assistive Robotics and Brain-Machine Interfaces|
The principles of shared control integrate fast, reliable and precise task execution capabilities of automation with the complementary inventive, adaptive and interactive task execution skills of humans. In this talk we explore the progress made in shared control systems applied to assistive robots, such as smart wheelchairs. We also present how we are tackling several ongoing challenges through projects like H2020 CrowdBot project and the EU Interreg FCE ADAPT project.
|12 May 2021||Dr Juan D. Hernández Vega, Cardiff School of Engineering||Motion Planning for Multipurpose Autonomous Systems|
Robots are continuously evolving towards becoming autonomous entities that are capable of operating in changing and unstructured settings. In this talk we will discuss how motion planning is being used to improve the decision-making capabilities of different types of autonomous systems, such as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), autonomous/automated cars and service robots
|11 May 2021||Cardiff TWS||Dr Bing Zhang, Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS)||Composites delamination suppression and prediction|
|5 May 2021||CHFE||Prof George Dimitrakis, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham||Dielectric spectroscopy; a viable tool for process monitoring and optimisation of processes|