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Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems

Our research will focus on high-value digital manufacturing, wireless factory machinery, aerospace, autonomous vehicles and the societal challenges facing healthcare and assisted living.

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS) draws on a vision of the world that is human-centric, interactive, interconnected, data-rich, knowledge-intensive and smart.

IROHMS will focus its research on many sectors of strategic importance for Wales, including high-value digital manufacturing, wireless factory machinery, aerospace, autonomous vehicles and the societal challenges facing healthcare and assisted living.

Our interdisciplinary centre will build on the internationally excellent research expertise at Cardiff University’s Schools of Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics, and Psychology.

By bringing together our collective expertise under one banner, the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems will maximise our research expertise and drive forward innovations that tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges.

We have received EU funds through Welsh Government to become a national centre of excellence. It will position Cardiff and South Wales as a hub for emerging and innovative cutting-edge technologies, from robots and automated vehicles to virtual reality, artificial intelligence and cyber-physical systems.

Director

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

Academic staff

Professor Stuart Allen

Professor Stuart Allen

Head of School, Computer Science and Informatics

Email
allensm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6070
Junshen Chen

Junshen Chen

Project Officer

Email
chenj113@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4902
Emily Collins

Emily Collins

Lecturer

Email
collinse6@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)2920 870 716
Dr Parisa Eslambolchilar

Dr Parisa Eslambolchilar

Reader

Email
eslambolchilarp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9346
Dr Daniel Finnegan

Dr Daniel Finnegan

Lecturer

Email
finnegand@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6890
Dr Jacques Grange

Dr Jacques Grange

Research Associate

Email
grangeja@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 208 70470
Dr Yulia Hicks

Dr Yulia Hicks

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

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

Professor Rob Honey

Professor

Email
honey@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5868
Dr Ze Ji

Dr Ze Ji

Lecturer

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

Dr Yukun Lai

Director of Research

Email
laiy4@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6353
Professor HaiJiang Li

Professor HaiJiang Li

Professor - Chair in BIM for Smart Engineering

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

Dr Federico Liberatore

Lecturer in Data & Knowledge Engineering

Email
liberatoref@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Hantao Liu

Dr Hantao Liu

Director of International
Senior Lecturer

Email
hantao.liu@cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6557
Dr Phil Morgan

Dr Phil Morgan

Reader

Email
morganphil@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0784
Pablo Ouro Barba

Pablo Ouro Barba

Lecturer in Computational Hydraulics

Email
ourop@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0014
Dr Charith Perera

Dr Charith Perera

Lecturer

Email
pererac@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0987
Dr Michael Ryan

Dr Michael Ryan

Lecturer

Email
ryanm6@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4070
Dr Liam Turner

Dr Liam Turner

Lecturer

Email
turnerl9@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0011
Dr Nervo Verdezoto Dias

Dr Nervo Verdezoto Dias

Lecturer

Email
verdezotodiasn@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 1735
Dr Jing Wu

Dr Jing Wu

Lecturer

Email
wuj11@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)2920 688810
Dr Kensuke Yokoi

Dr Kensuke Yokoi

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
yokoik@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0844
Dr Abolfazl Zaraki

Dr Abolfazl Zaraki

Lecturer

Email
zarakia@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4278
Dr Han Xing Zhu

Dr Han Xing Zhu

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
zhuh3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4824
Dr Alexia Zoumpoulaki

Dr Alexia Zoumpoulaki

Lecturer

Email
zoumpoulakia@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0052

Associated staff

Helen Whitfield

Helen Whitfield

Research Centre Manager for IROHMS

Email
whitfieldh@cardiff.ac.uk
Jed Rual

Jed Rual

Administrator for IROHMS

Email
rualj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5794

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with IROHMS. We offer two levels of academic membership plus collaborative engagement for external stakeholders.

Membership

Full IROHMS membership

  • access to PhD studentships secured by IROHMS
  • close interaction with our industrial collaborators
  • visibility through our online presence
  • support with bid writing
  • invitation to attend our events.

Associate IROHMS membership

  • visibility through our online presence
  • opportunity to interact with our industrial collaborators
  • invitation to attend our events.

Leadership and collaboration

As a member of IROHMS, researchers are encouraged to develop their leadership skills through the creation of interdisciplinary working groups, focusing on the key areas of artificial intelligence, robotics and human-machine systems. This will provide opportunities to develop the scope of research interests and lead on collaborative projects with likeminded researchers and industrial partners.

Facilities

You will be able to make use of the new and improved research infrastructure facilities across the Schools of Engineering, Psychology and Computer Science and Informatics. These have been made possible by European Structural Funds intervention. The facilities include:

  • The Human-Machine Interactions Lab based in the School of Engineering.
  • The Autonomous Systems and Robotics Lab based in the School of Engineering.
  • The Immersive Dome, Driving Simulator and Command and Control Simulator based in the School of Psychology.

Bid writing

Our key objective is to increase the success of Welsh research institutions in securing private and competitive research funding. We will offer our members the opportunity to develop their skills in bid writing, with its members collaboratively working on research funding applications for new and exciting projects that demonstrate the interdisciplinary excellence of the Centre.

Stakeholder engagement

We have already received a great deal of support from collaborators in industry, higher education, the public and third sectors. We offer a broad range of engagement opportunities for external stakeholders interested in the interdisciplinary fields of artificial intelligence, robotics and human-machine systems including:

  • membership on our Stakeholder Forum
  • peer reviewer
  • mentor/mentee scheme
  • collaborator on R&D projects
  • services/consultancy
  • postgraduate sponsorship (Masters or PhD)
  • continuing professional development
  • undergraduate placements
  • networking/events attendance
  • knowledge transfer partnerships
  • access to facilities/people/non-sensitive data
  • guest lectures

Please get in touch with us at IROHMS@cardiff.ac.uk for further details of engagement opportunities and membership.