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 Christopher Wallbridge

Christopher Wallbridge

Research Associate

I am a roboticist specialised in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) working as a research associate at the IROHMS lab. Before joining the IROHMS lab I was a PhD student at the University of Plymouth working on generating dynamic spatial referring expressions for HRI. Currently I am interested in seeing how aspects of my previous work can be expanded to improve transparency and safety for AI systems in machine systems, especially in regards to machine learning.

I studied at the University of Nottingham for a BSc in Computer Science with Robotics, graduating in 2010. After spending several years working on software for warehouse management I decided to return to academia. At the University of Plymouth I studied an MSc in Robotics. Upon graduating in 2016 I immediately started a PhD in Human Robot Interaction with supervisors Tony Belpaeme, Séverin Lemaignan and Angelo Cangelosi. My Thesis is titled 'Dynamic Generation of Spatial Referring Expressions for Social Robots' and is currently under review by my supervisors. I started at the IROHMS lab in February 2020.

Before joining the IROHMS lab I was a PhD student at the University of Plymouth working on generating dynamic spatial referring expressions for HRI. Currently I am interested in seeing how aspects of my previous work can be expanded to improve transparency and safety for AI systems in machine systems, especially in regards to machine learning. My previous research has also involved robot assisted language learning and balance recovery for humanoid robots.