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Artificial intelligence and robotics

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics research combines expertise from a number of research areas with the aim of developing a higher level of autonomy for robotics or unmanned systems.

Overview

Our group combines expertise from a number of research areas across engineering, including robotics, artificial intelligence, industry 4.0, manufacturing informatics, sensors, signal and image processing, and medical informatics.

Our aims

Our main aim is the development of a higher level of autonomy for robotics or unmanned systems, providing robot cognitive capabilities for advanced situational awareness, intelligent decision making, and safe human robot collaboration.

Our research areas

Research is conducted in a broad range of areas including:

Robotics and autonomous systems

  • mobile robotics
  • industrial robotics
  • service robotics
  • robots for medical applications and security
  • autonomous/semi-autonomous control
  • human-robot interaction
  • autonomous localisation and mapping (slam)
  • machine/deep learning, 3d reconstruction
  • object recognition and tracking
  • human tracking.

Signal and image processing

  • applications in medical image analysis
  • medical informatics
  • health and sports monitoring
  • human motion analysis and human action and activity recognition
  • image and video segmentation.

Industrial 4.0, manufacturing informatics, and knowledge-based systems

  • data mining
  • knowledge discovery
  • image processing
  • decision and performance support systems
  • optimisation
  • pattern recognition
  • machine learning
  • semantics
  • knowledge management
  • knowledge-based applications.

Smart systems and sensors

  • systems with embedded intelligence
  • smart sensors
  • intelligent condition monitoring and prognostics
  • machine and process health management strategies
  • high speed real time data analytics.

We aim to promote collaboration between different research areas and investigate how research in artificial intelligence and robotics can be beneficial to, or applied to, different engineering problems.

Working with industry

We are also working with industry on a number of collaborative research projects including:

  • 3D reconstruction and characterisation of Additive Manufacturing Laboratories (AML) processes, which is funded by Renishaw and the Cardiff University Strategic Fund.
  • Pushing the boundary of vision-based 3D surface imaging.
  • Additive manufacturing and robotics to support improved response to increased flexibility, funded by Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) through Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE) and industry.

People

Dr Ze Ji

Dr Ze Ji

Senior lecturer
Teaching and research

Email
jiz1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0017
Dr Yulia Hicks

Dr Yulia Hicks

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
hicksya@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5945
Professor Rossi Setchi

Professor Rossi Setchi

Professor of High-Value Manufacturing
Deputy Head of School, Director of Research

Email
setchi@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5720
Dr Michael Packianather

Dr Michael Packianather

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
packianatherms@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5911
Dr Ying Liu

Dr Ying Liu

Reader

Email
liuy81@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4696
Dr Abhishek Kundu

Dr Abhishek Kundu

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
kundua2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5953
Dr Daniel Gallichan

Dr Daniel Gallichan

Lecturer in Medical Imaging

Email
gallichand@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0045
Dr Roger Grosvenor

Dr Roger Grosvenor

Reader

Email
grosvenor@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5913
Professor HaiJiang Li

Professor HaiJiang Li

Professor - Chair in BIM for Smart Engineering

Email
lih@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5133