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.
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 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
- pattern recognition
- machine learning
- 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.