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 CoreteX, agenda tbc
9:30 Radhika Nath: Computer vision system for teleoperated gloveboxes
9:50 Ipek Caliskanelli and Matthew Goodliffe: CoreteX: 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