All webinars have been recorded. You can find them on this playlist.
2nd April 2020 Hosted by the University of Manchester.
9:30 Keir Groves: Exploration and radiation mapping of unknown environments using radiation informed 3D navigation
9:50 Matthew Nancekievill: Active deployment of the University of Manchester’s tracked robotic platform at Dounreay, and a summary of our aquatic robotics research
10:10 Liam Brown: Reconfigurable robotic platform with advanced sensing for confined spaces
23rd April 2020 Hosted by the University of Nottingham.
9:30 Mingfeng Wang: A novel self-calibration algorithm for enhancing the machining capability of reconfigurable parallel kinematic manipulators
9:50 Matteo Russo: Continuum robot with self-propelled capability for the inspection of extreme environments
10:10 Nan Ma: Modelling and experimental validation of a compliant under-actuated parallel kinematic manipulator
30th April 2020 Hosted by the University of Liverpool.
9:30 Michael Fisher: What is Verification and Validation?
9:50 Rafael Cardoso: Integrating Verifiable Agents in ROS
10:10 Fabio Pappachini: Processing and Verification of Information Streams
7th May 2020 Hosted by the University of Sheffield.
9:30 Sandor Veres: Innovative approaches to HRI.
9:50 James Clarke: Reconfigurability through NLP.
10:10 Mohammed Hazim: System programming architectures
14th May 2020
9:30 Yannick Verbelen, The University of Bristol: State of the Art for Robotics and Sensors for Nuclear Monitoring and Inspection
9:50 Tilly Alton, The University of Lancaster: Developing radiation detection instrumentation for ROS
10:10 Andy West, The University of Manchester: 2D Gamma Radiation Mapping with the TORONE Projects
21st May 2020 Hosted by the University of Manchester, School of Social Sciences.
9:30 Başak Sarac̣-Lesavre: Decommissioning of Sellafield as a Collective Experiment
9:50 Petra Tjitske-Kalshoven: Preparing for a Future: Time to Think in Nuclear Decommissioning
10:10 Ian Tellam: Problematising Technological Adoption at Sellafield
28th May 2020 Hosted by the RAIN Human Robot Interaction team
9:30 Guido Herrman: Introduction
9:40 Emily Collins: Considering 'H'RI Challenges in Hazardous Environments
09:55 Ozan Tokatli: Teleoperated Gloveboxes
10:10 Erwin Lopez: Estimation and prediction of human behaviour using multi-modal physiological measurements and data-driven methods in human robot interaction
11th June 2020 Hosted by the University of Oxford, focussing on legged robots within RAIN
9:30 Romeo Orsolino, Oxford Robotics Institute: Interactive Nonlinear Trajectory Re-Optimization for Walking Robots
9:50 Wei Cheah, The University of Manchester: Corin - a hexapod for non-planar motion research
10:10 Joseu Camacho, The University of Nottingham: From Parallel Kinematic Manipulators to an Advanced Walking Machine Centre
18th June 2020 More from RAIN HRI team
9:30 Peter Scarfe: Understanding sensorimotor optimisation of bimanual telerobotics
9:50 Inmo Jang: Towards minimum worries in nuclear tele-manipulation: Collision-free inverse kinematics
10:10 Alex Smith: User study in variable autonomy
25th June 2020 Guest takeover by the ORCA Hub
9:30 Jamie Blanche: Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) Radar for Non-Contact Asset Health Monitoring
9:50 Arnau Garriga Casanovas: Robot Deployable EMAT NDE Sensor
10:10 Osama Zaki: Self-Certification and Safety Compliance for Robotics Platforms
9th July 2020 Guest takeover by Sellafield Ltd. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Integrated Research Team (RAI-IRT)
09:30 Chris Ballard and JP Richardson, Use of robotics and artificial intelligence at Sellafield Ltd
09:40 Paul Mort, Areas for innovation
09:55 Phil Toomey, ROVs in the legacy ponds
10:10 Amanda Smith and Calvin Smye, UAV Inspections
10:25 Simon Watson, Collaborative Robotics Projects with Sellafield
16th July 2020 Pipe and in-bore robotics
9:30 Nick Castledine: Design of a 2" Bore Pipe Inspection Robot for the Nuclear Industry
9:50 Tristan Tremethick: In-bore welding strategy for fusion power plants
10:10 Keelan Keogh: Laser Piglet a solution for in-bore pipe cleaning
23rd July 2020 Session hosted by RACE on CorteX, agenda tbc
9:30 Radhika Nath: Computer vision system for teleoperated gloveboxes
9:50 Ipek Caliskanelli and Matthew Goodliffe: CorteX: A software framework for interoperable, plug-and-play, distributed robotic systems-of-systems
10:10 Luigi Pangione: Condition monitoring system of the RAIN glovebox developed at RACE
30th July 2020 Guest hosted by Rolls Royce
9:30 James Kell: Collaboration success between UoN & RR within aerospace in-field maintenance
10:00 Richard Mecrow: Spotlight on COBRA
13th August 2020 2 hour workshop: ROS for nuclear sensing. This workshop will focus on designing Robot Operating System (ROS) messages to better integrate radiation sensors onto robot platforms. Sign up using this eventbrite page.
20th August 2020 Aquatic special, including a guest presentation from the NOC
9:30 Maaten Furlong, the National Oceanography Centre:Marine Autonomy Systems in Ocean Science: Developments, Operations and Integration
9:50 Ammar Al Mhdawi, University of Newcastle: Design and Development of Intelligent Tether System
10:10 Matthew Nancekievill, University of Manchester: Aquatic robotic research at The University of Manchester