Robust Autonomy and Decisions Group


Our work focusses on building autonomous robots and other cyber-physical systems systems, capable of working robustly in application domains such as the following:

  • Human-robot collaborative work in customisable manufacturing, personal robotics, etc.
  • Active sensing, predictive modelling and decision making in energy and environmental systems.

This motivates us to develop new models and algorithms to address conceptial issues such as:

  • Compositional and incremental methods for model learning and learning to act in multi-scale, dynamic environments.
  • Mechanisms of extended interaction for model selection, structure learning and coordinated action in the face of unknown unknowns.

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Stanford AI Distinguished Speaker Series talk

Subramanian Ramamoorthy will be giving a talk as part of this series within the Stanford AI Laboratory, on 10th June 2016. He will be discussing recent results from the RAD group on Representations and Models for Collaboratively Intelligent Robots. Further details are available here.


Workshop on Emerging Topological Techniques in Robotics at ICRA 2016

We are helping organise a workshop at ICRA aimed at popularising the use of emerging topological techniques in robotics, also seeking to encourage collaboration between the computational geometry and robotics communities. The workshop will be held on 20th May 2016, in Stockholm. Please see the workshop website for further details.


EPSRC Workshop on Human-Like Computing

Subramanian Ramamoorthy will be attending this two-day workshop, in Bristol on 17-18 Feb 2016, exploring the kind of research projects that would need to be put in place in order to work towards systems that can emulate human cognitive performance.


MIPC 2016 workshop at AAAI-16

The RAD group is co-organising the Third Workshop on Multiagent Interaction without Prior Coordination (MIPC 2016) at AAAI-16 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Papers can be submitted until 23 October 2015. The workshop will take place on 13 February 2016.