| Fri 30 Jun 2023|
15:30 - 16:30
|Seminar: Soft robotics, haptics and manipulation|
Double seminar on haptics, robotic manipulation and applications of soft robotics: 15:30-16:00 Applications of soft haptics and robotics, by Professor Helge A. Wurdemann, University College London 16:00-16:30 Robotic manipulation and haptics, by Dr Adam Spiers, Imperial College London Speaker 1: Professor Helge A. Wurdemann, University College London https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=mTCuCN4AAAAJ Bio. Professor Helge A....
| Wed 14 Jun 2023|
11:00 - 12:00
|Seminar: Bio- and more than bio-: to combine bio-inspired soft robots with bi-stability
By Zechen Xiong|
Title: Bio- and more than bio-: to combine bio-inspired soft robots with bi-stability Speaker: Zec Xiong MS TEAMS link Imaginary Abstract: This talk is about bio-inspired soft robotics, as the title shows --- "Bio- and Beyond," and about multi-stable structures. Bio: Zechen Xiong is currently a fifth-year PhD candidate at Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York. And he finished his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing....
| Tue 6 Jun 2023|
08:00 - 19:00
|London Robotics & AI Summer Mini-School|
Join us at the Mile End Campus of Queen Mary University of London for the first pilot of the London Robotics & AI Summer School, jointly organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University College London (UCL). This first edition will be a one-day event (i.e. a Mini-School), with presentations by academics of QMUL, UCL and Imperial College, followed by a short robotic hackathon in which you will be challenged to update the ROS code of a small robotic arm to pick as many objects as...
| Mon 29 May 2023|
09:00 - 17:00
|ICRA2023 Lab tour @ Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)|
ICRA2023 ARQ Lab tours Date: 29 May 2023 Time for arrival: 09:00 for the Morning session; 14:00 for the Afternoon session Location: Centre for Advanced Robotics @ QMUL (ARQ) Bancroft Road Entrance, Engineering Building, Queen Mary...
| Mon 29 May|
- Fri 2 Jun 2023
|Conference: 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)|
ARQ is a key organiser of 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). The largest and most prestigious event of the year in the Robotics and Automation calendar, 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) will bring together the world's top academics, researchers, and industry representatives. Taking place for the first time in the UK, London will provide the perfect backdrop to this world-class event. If Robotics and Automation is your...
| Thu 25 May 2023|
13:00 - 14:00
|Seminar: EXCESS AND INDIFFERENCE: Embodiment, Aliveness and Agency, invited talk by Stelarc
EXCESS AND INDIFFERENCE: Embodiment, Aliveness and Agency Invited talk by Stelarc, an artist who pioneered movement augmentation In person in the Fogg Lecture Theatre or Online via Teams Abstract The body in excess has become a contemporary chimera of meat, metal and code. In the technological terrain of that it now inhabits the body requires sensory, machinic and computational augmentation. And in this age of body hacking, gene mapping, prosthetic augmentation, organ swapping, face...
| Wed 17 May 2023|
13:00 - 13:30
|Seminar: ARQ Research Seminar - Talk by Dr Bidan Huang|
Title: The Use of Tactile Sensing in Robotic Manipulation Abstract: This talk will discuss the role of tactile sensing in accomplishing continuous in-hand manipulation tasks. Our research proposes a comprehensive framework for end-to-end policy learning incorporating tactile feedback and sim-to-real transfer. We showcase the ability of this approach to finely manipulate a thin cylindrical object, leveraging multiple contacts of a highly skilled robot hand. By effectively utilizing high...
| Wed 22 Feb 2023|
14:30 - 15:00
|Seminar: Seminar: Robot-Assisted Systems for Medical Training|
ARQ (advanced robotics centre) seminar Robot-Assisted Systems for Medical Training by Dr Thilina Lalitharatne, Lecturer in Robotics and Mechatronics, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London (joined ARQ in Jan 2023) Abstract. Medical trainees usually acquire examination and surgical skills by practicing on real patients with feedback from experts. Given the risks associate in dealing with real patients, Simulation-Based Education (SBE) is frequently...
| Tue 6 Dec 2022|
09:00 - 18:00
|ARQ-Robotics Centre Research Day 2022|
This is an internal QMUL event organised by the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ QMUL (ARQ). Venue: Robin Brook Centre (19 Giltspur St, EC1A 9DD), Morris Lecture Theatre Registration link (free, but required to reserve catering): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arq-day-2022-robotics-at-qmul-tickets-464606960927 Programme 9:00- 9:30 Breakfast 9:30-12:00 Session #1 - Presentations by ARQ Steering Committee 9:30 - 9:40 Dr Lorenzo Jamone - Welcome and Introduction 9:40 - 9...
| Mon 12|
- Thu 15 Sep 2022
|Conference: IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2022)|
The 2022 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2022) will be held on September 12–15, 2022 in the Mile End Campus of the Queen Mary University of London, UK. The research of the ICDL community, previously referred to as...
| Wed 24|
- Fri 26 Aug 2022
|Conference: Haptic & Audio Interaction Design|
11th International Workshop on Haptic & Audio Interaction Design We are thrilled to announce the 11th International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design HAID 2022. Since its conception by Stephen Brewster in 2006, the aim of the HAID workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners who share an interest in finding out how the haptic and audio modalities can be used together in human-computer/machine interaction. The research challenges in the area are best approached...
| Wed 8 Jun 2022|
11:00 - 12:00
|Seminar: Grand Challenges of Mixed Reality Technology, by Professor Anthony Steed|
Seminar: Research on Virtual Reality Systems, by Professor Anthony Steed, University College London On-campus location: QMUL Mile End, Graduate centre, 6th floor GC601 ONLINE MS Teams link: click here to join About Professor Antony Steed: https://wp.cs.ucl.ac.uk/anthonysteed/ https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=mPvFg_8AAAAJ Abstract. While virtual reality and augmented (VR & AR) technologies have been considered in the laboratory and niche industries since the...
| Wed 1 Jun 2022|
14:00 - 15:00
|Seminar: Haptic Interaction in Immersive Environments by Dr Jin Ryong Kim|
Seminar: Haptic Interaction in Immersive Environments by Dr Jin Ryong Kim, University of Texas at Dallas Hybrid: online MS Teams and on-campus: QMUL Mile End, Graduate centre GC601 (6th floor) MS Teams link: click here to join the Teams call https://jessekim.com https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Evm4Sq0AAAAJ Abstract. Haptics is the science and engineering of creating and employing touch sensations. Recently, it has played a significant role in the next...
| Wed 16 Mar 2022|
14:30 - 15:00
|Seminar: Affect Analysis in-the-wild: Valence-Arousal, Expressions, Action Units and a Unified Framework, seminar by Dr Dimitrios Kollias |
Affect Analysis in-the-wild: Valence-Arousal, Expressions, Action Units and a Unified Framework Dr Dimitrios Kollias, Lecturer in Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London Abstract. Affect recognition based on subjects' facial expressions has been a topic of major research in the attempt to generate machines that can understand the way subjects feel, act and react. In the past, due to the unavailability of large amounts of data captured in real-life situations, research has mainly...
| Mon 27 Sep 2021|
16:10 - 18:10
|IROS 2021 workshop - Benchmarking of robotic grasping and manipulation: protocols, metrics and data analysis|
We have the pleasure to organize a workshop allowing researchers from different fields to discuss several topics related to benchmarking of robotic grasping and manipulation. This workshop features world-leading researchers in both academia and industry, who are going to share the solutions and issues they face when systematically comparing robotic systems.
| Wed 15 Sep 2021|
14:30 - 15:10
|Seminar: Fundamental mechanics and mathematical techniques to analyse robotic mechanisms, Dr Sajeeva Abeywardena (Postdoctoral Researcher, ARQ)|
Seminar link: MS Teams Abstract: In this talk, I will provide an overview of the research I have conducted in my Doctoral studies at Monash University and previous roles as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London and Bristol University. My research to date can be summarised as the use of fundamental mechanics and mathematical techniques to analyse robotic mechanisms; with design and control applications in parallel mechanisms, force-feedback haptic devices, robotic...
| Wed 1 Sep 2021|
14:30 - 15:15
|Seminar: Learning motor skills for robot locomotion and manipulation|
Learning motor skills for robot locomotion and manipulation Zhibin (Alex) LI Assistant Professor, Director of AIR Lab, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh https://groups.inf.ed.ac.uk/advr/ Teaser Multi-expert learning of adaptive legged locomotion: https://youtu.be/n34gGhb7Qjo Abstract One of the overarching scientific goals of robot control of physical interactions is to develop machines to traverse various terrains, deliver payload, and perform...
| Wed 5 May 2021|
14:00 - 15:00
|Seminar: ARQ Seminar: Intelligent Tactile Robots - From Safe Interaction to Dexterous Manipulation, Dr Qiang Li, Bielefeld University|
Abstract: Recent years, we witness the tendency that robots are walking out of labs and factories and getting into our life. Service robots are working in the hospital and taking care of the patients. They can grasp an object then deliver to a...
| Thu 10 Dec 2020|
14:00 - 15:00
|QMUL Crisis Prevention & Management -
Medical and Engineering Approaches to Crisis.|
Join Kaspar Althoefer, Adrian Martineau and Mauro Perretti for the next seminar in a series on Crisis Prevention and Management, this Thursday at 2pm via Zoom. In this series the nature of "Crisis" is explored, and how we can get better at predicting...
| Wed 25 Nov 2020|
11:00 - 12:00
|ARQ at EECS Research Week 2020|
The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) is a cross-faculty multidisciplinary research centre which brings under one roof the different robotics-related activities performed at the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The main objective of ARQ is to facilitate collaborations within QMUL to reach critical mass and maximise societal impact. While interacting with different stakeholders from the industry and from the society at large, the members of ARQ provide world-class research...
| Wed 25 Nov 2020|
17:00 - 18:00
|Soft robots interacting with humans and other fragile objects|
Webinar: "Soft robots interacting with humans and other fragile objects" by Professor Kaspar Althoefer, 25th November 2020 - 5:00 PM Register via Eventbrite
| Mon 23 Nov 2020|
09:00 - 10:00
|Designing and Fabricating Soft Robots: Challenges and Tricks of the Trade|
How do soft robots mould themselves to their environment? How can we integrate sensors into soft bodies? Find out at Prof Althoefer's talk on "Designing and Fabricating Soft Robots: Challenges and Tricks of the Trade". Join via Microsoft Teams
| Fri 10 Jul 2020|
14:00 - 16:00
|Conference: QMUL Robotics showcase - presentations for EPSRC|
14:00-14:05 Welcome and Introduction of ARQ, Kaspar Althoefer (Professor, EECS/SEMS) 14:05-14:10 Lorenzo Jamone (Lecturer, EECS) - cognitive robotics, manipulation 14:10-14:15 Ketao Zhang (Lecturer, SEMS) - robotic...
| Mon 16 Dec 2019|
10:00 - 10:40
|Wearable Sensing and Medical Big Data for Precision Health|
by Professor Ye Li, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technologies, China http://www.bit-siat.com/en/ https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=Vo09I7kAAAAJ Abstract: Cardiovascular disease is one of the most...
| Fri 22 Nov 2019|
12:30 - 15:00
|Interactive Agri-Robotics and Machine Learning for Machine Listening
Interactive Agri-Robotics and Machine Learning for Machine Listening by Philip Noman, Ross Robotics, UK and Dr Emmanouil Benetos, Queen Mary University of London, UK Interactive Agri-Robotics: Philip Norman...
| Wed 3|
- Fri 5 Jul 2019
|Conference: TAROS 2019: 20th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference|
The 20th TAROS conference will be hosted by the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary, Queen Mary University of London from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2019. Camera-ready submission deadline for both short and full-length papers is ...
| Wed 17 Apr 2019|
16:00 - 17:00
|Seminar: Perspectives on robotics interaction control
Seminar: Perspectives on robotics interaction control by Dr Thiago Boaventura, Sao Paulo University, Brazil When: Wed, April 17, 16:00-17:00 Where: Computer Science building (entrance from Bancroft road),...
| Sun 14 Apr 2019|
00:00 - 00:00
|RoboSoft 2019 Workshop: Eversion and Growing Soft Robots|
This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss, and share ideas related to the development and application of eversion and growing soft robots. Recent years have seen a surge in interest in creating soft robots, offering a high level of dexterity...
| Tue 29 Jan 2019|
16:00 - 17:00
|Seminar: Human Robotics|
Seminar: Human Robotics by Professor Etienne Burdet, Imperial College London https://www.imperial.ac.uk/human-robotics When: Tue, Jan 29, 16:00-17:00 Where: Engineering building, Eng 3.24 (Mile End campus)...
| Thu 13 Dec 2018|
15:00 - 16:00
|Seminar: Quality-Diversity Optimisation: Learning large sets of diverse and high-performing solutions in robotics|
Seminar: Quality-Diversity Optimisation: Learning large sets of diverse and high-performing solutions in robotics by Dr Antoine Cully (Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK) This seminar is co-organised with the QMUL Institute of Applied Data Science. When: Thu, Dec 13, 15:00-16:00, coffee/tea reception after the seminar 16:00-16:20 Where: People's palace, PP2, Mile End campus (building 16, campus map, https://www.qmul.ac.uk/docs...
| Fri 22 Jun 2018|
14:00 - 15:00
|Seminar: Flexible Endoscopic Surgery Robots|
Seminar: Flexible Endoscopic Surgery Robots Professor Dong-Soo Kwon, KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Fri, June 22, 2018, 14:00-15:00 QMUL Mile End campus, People's Palace building, room LG01 (basement) ...
| Wed 21 Mar 2018|
14:00 - 19:00
|Workshop on Assistive Robotics & Technologies
Workshop on Assistive Robotics & Technologies When: March 21, 14:00-19:00 Where: GO Jones building, ground floor Lecture theatre, Queen Mary Univerisity of London, Mile End Campus (Stepney green or Mile End road stations) QMUL...
| Thu 22 Feb 2018|
00:00 - 00:00
|Conference: The 2nd IEEE UK & Ireland RAS Conference
The 2nd IEEE UK & Ireland RAS Conference When: Thursday, 22nd of February, 2018 Where: Arts One: ALT, Queen Mary University of London Registration: registration website. Synchronising with the pace of IEEE Robotics...
| Fri 17 Nov 2017|
17:00 - 21:30
|Workshop: Next Generation Robots for the Factory of the Future
Workshop: Next Generation Robots for the Factory of the Future To mark the completion of the FourByThree project, Queen Mary University London has organised an event entitled “Next Generation Robots for the Factory of the Future” that has attracted audience of hundred participants and took place in Royal Society, London on the 17th of November. During this workshop there were presentations of results from FourByThree partners (KCL, QMUL, DFKI, IFF), as well as invited...
| Thu 12 Oct 2017|
14:00 - 15:00
|Seminar: Tactile perception in and outside our body
Seminar: Tactile perception in and outside our body by Professor Vincent Hayward (University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France; Centre for Advanced Studies, University of London, UK) When: Thu, Oct 12, 14:00-15:00 ...
| Thu 29 Jun 2017|
12:00 - 19:00
|Open robotics day at Queen Mary University of London|
@ Queen Mary (ARQ) is inviting to its day of inauguration. We will be showcasing QMUL's varied and exciting robotics activities and hear from our researchers about their most recent advancements in their areas of interest - highlights include soft robotics, flying solar-copters, micro swarm robots, articulated prosthetics for children, robot co-workers for the factory environment, tactile sensing, haptic tele-operation, wearable robots and much more. The event is open to everyone...
| Wed 12 Apr 2017|
15:00 - 16:00
|Seminar: Spatial Perception for Mobile Robots
Seminar: Spatial Perception for Mobile Robots by Dr Stefan Leutenegger, Imperial College London, Dyson Robotics Lab When: April 12, 15:00-16:00 Where: Room GC 222, Graduate Centre (new building 18, see campus map), QMUL Mile End campus Campus map: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/docs/about/26065.pdf The seminar is open to all. Abstract: Mobile robots need dedicated sensing and processing for localisation and mapping as well as scene understanding....
| Fri 3 Feb 2017|
15:00 - 16:00
|Seminar: How humans communicate through touch
Title: How humans communicate through touch by Dr Atsushi Takagi, Human Robotics group, Bioengineering, Imperial College London When: Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, 15:00-16:00 Where: Room 4.02, Computer science building (Bancroft Road Teaching...