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Academic staff

Senior Lecturer (associate professor)


Academic research visitors

Valerio Riccò

Academic research visitor (2019/20)

Thematic areas: swarm robotics, modular robots, soft robotics

co4vr@sheffield.ac.uk


PhD students

Ed Bray

PhD student (from 2019/20)

Thematic areas: self-reconfigurable robots, all-terrain navigation

enbray1@sheffield.ac.uk

Yue Gu

PhD student (from 2016/17)

Thematic areas: machine learning, Turing Learning

YGu16@sheffield.ac.uk

Matthew Hall

PhD student (from 2017/18)

Thematic areas: self-reconfigurable modular robotics

m.d.hall@sheffield.ac.uk

Genki Miyauchi

PhD student (from 2019/20)

Thematic areas: swarm robotics, human-robot interaction

g.miyauchi@sheffield.ac.uk

Zhikun Wang

PhD student (from 2017/18)

Thematic areas: reinforcement learning

zwang119@sheffield.ac.uk


MSc/MEng/BEng students

  • Arjan Dhesi
  • Lewis Goodall
  • Michaela Links
  • Hengfei Liu
  • Nicholas Mistry
  • Jian Tan

Alumni (past PhD students)

Melvin Gauci

PhD awarded Jan 2015 (now with Harvard University)

Thesis: Swarm robotic systems with minimal information processing

Jianing Chen

PhD student (PhD awarded Mar 2015, now postdoc at University of Manchester)

Thematic areas: swarm robotics, communication and cooperation

Thesis: Cooperation in swarms of robots without communication

Wei Li

PhD student (thesis submitted; now postdoc at University of York)

Thematic areas: evolutionary computation, evolutionary and swarm robotics

Thesis: Automated reverse engineering of agent behaviors

Fernando Perez-Diaz

PhD student (from 2012/13)

Thematic areas: swarm robotics

Thesis: Firefly-inspired synchronization in swarms of mobile agents

Christopher Parrott 

PhD student (from 2012/13)

Thematic areas: modular reconfigurable robots, self-assembly

Thesis: A hybrid and extendable self-Reconfigurable modular robotic system

Yuri Kaszubowski Lopes

PhD student (PhD awarded Mar 2017, now postdoc at The University of Sheffield - EEE)

Thematic areas: swarm robotics, formal methods

Thesis: Supervisory control theory for controlling swarm robotics systems

Gabriel Kapellmann Zafra 

PhD student (from 2013/14)

Thematic areas: swarm robotics, human-robot interaction, multi-robot systems

Thesis: Human-swarm robot interaction with different awareness constraints

Leonardo Stella

PhD awarded Nov 2018; now Lecturer, University of Derby

Thesis: Bio-inspired collective decision-making in game theoretic models and multi-agent systems

Stefan Trenkwalder

PhD awarded Mar 2020; now Senior Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien)

Thesis: Classification and management of computational resources of robotic swarms and the overcoming of their constraints

Anıl Özdemir

PhD awarded April 2020; now postdoc, University of Sheffield

Thematic areas: swarm robotics

Thesis: Synthesis and analysis of minimalist control strategies for swarm robotic systems

Matthew Doyle

PhD student (from 2014/15) - thesis defended

Thematic areas: self-reconfigurable robots

MDoyle3@sheffield.ac.uk

Isaac Vandermeulen

PhD student (from 2017/18) - thesis defended

Thematic areas: distributed robotics, planning

iavandermeulen1@sheffield.ac.uk

João V. Amorim Marques

Postdoc (from Feb 2020)

PhD student (from 2015/16)

Thematic areas: multi-robot systems, self-reconfigurable robots, underwater robotics

JVCMarques1@sheffield.ac.uk


Alumni (post-docs, project students and visitor selection)

Narmada Herath

Mappin Medal

BEng student, 2010/11

PhD MIT, now with MathWorks

Michael Price

Royal Aeronautical Society Prize

MEng student, 2010/11

now with MBDA

Stephen Foster

BEng student, 2010/11

Pranay Agrawal

Visiting graduate student, 2011

MsR CMU

now with Cruise Automation, San Francisco Bay Area

Alicja Wasik

SURE scheme scholar, 2011/12; now with EPFL

Runxiao Ding

BEng student, 2011/12

PhD Loughborough University

Now with Jaguar Land Rover

Zheng Lin

BEng student, 2011/12

Co-Founder/CEO of Intelligent Robots LTD

Andrew Hills

post-doc in 2012

Now research fellow, University of Sheffield

Juan A Escalera

Post-doc from 2013-2014

Now assistant professor at Charles III University of Madrid

RoboticsLab profile

Toshiyuki Yasuda 

Visiting lecturer, 2011/12 and 2013/14

Nicole Salomons

Academic Research Visitor (2015/16)

Thematic areas: swarm robotics, human-robot interaction

Now with Yale University

Salomè Bonnet

Academic Research Visitor (2017)

Thematic areas: computation-free swarming

Now with Yespark, Paris

Tomohiro Hayakawa

Academic research visitor, 2017/18

Federico Pratissoli 

Academic research visitor (2018/19)

Thematic areas: swarm robotics, soft robotics

Roopika Ravikanna

Academic research visitor (2018/19)

Thematic areas: AgriFood, swarm robotics

N8 AgriFood, 2018/19

María-Teresa Lorente

Postdoc (from Feb 2020)

Thematic areas: multi-robot systems, localisation, navigation

m.lorente@sheffield.ac.uk

João V. Amorim Marques

Postdoc (from Feb 2020)

PhD student (from 2015/16)

Thematic areas: multi-robot systems, self-reconfigurable robots, underwater robotics

JVCMarques1@sheffield.ac.uk

Project updates

Natural Robotics Lab: investigating robotic systems inspired by nature, and robotic models of natural systems.

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