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On the impact of different types of errors on trust in human-robot interaction: Are laboratory-based HRI experiments trustworthy? (2019)
Journal Article
Flook, R., Shrinah, A., Wijnen, L., Eder, K., Melhuish, C., & Lemaignan, S. (2019). On the impact of different types of errors on trust in human-robot interaction: Are laboratory-based HRI experiments trustworthy?. Interaction Studies, 20(3), 455-486. https://doi.org/10.1075/is.18067.flo

© John Benjamins Publishing Company Trust is a key dimension of human-robot interaction (HRI), and has often been studied in the HRI community. A common challenge arises from the difficulty of assessing trust levels in ecologically invalid environmen... Read More about On the impact of different types of errors on trust in human-robot interaction: Are laboratory-based HRI experiments trustworthy?.

Estimation of tool-tissue forces in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery using neural networks (2019)
Journal Article
Abeywardena, S., Qiaodi, Y., Tzemanaki, A., Psomopoulou, E., Droukas, L., Melhuish, C., & Dogramadzi, S. (2019). Estimation of tool-tissue forces in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery using neural networks. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 6, https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2019.00056

A new algorithm is proposed to estimate the tool-tissue force interaction in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery which does not require the use of external force sensing. The proposed method utilizes the current of the motors of the surgical in... Read More about Estimation of tool-tissue forces in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery using neural networks.

A Cilia-inspired Closed-loop Sensor-actuator Array (2018)
Journal Article
Whiting, J. G., Whiting, J., Mayne, R., Melhuish, C., & Adamatzky, A. (2018). A Cilia-inspired Closed-loop Sensor-actuator Array. Journal of Bionic Engineering, 15(3), 526-532. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42235-018-0043-7

© 2018, Jilin University. Cilia are finger-like cell-surface organelles that are used by certain varieties of aquatic unicellular organisms for motility, sensing and object manipulation. Initiated by internal generators and external mechanical and ch... Read More about A Cilia-inspired Closed-loop Sensor-actuator Array.

Design of a wearable fingertip haptic device for remote palpation: Characterisation and interface with a virtual environment (2018)
Journal Article
Tzemanaki, A., Al, G. A., Melhuish, C., & Dogramadzi, S. (2018). Design of a wearable fingertip haptic device for remote palpation: Characterisation and interface with a virtual environment. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 5(JUN), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2018.00062

© 2018 Tzemanaki, Al, Melhuish and Dogramadzi. This paper presents the development of a wearable Fingertip Haptic Device (FHD) that can provide cutaneous feedback via a Variable Compliance Platform (VCP). The FHD includes an inertial measurement unit... Read More about Design of a wearable fingertip haptic device for remote palpation: Characterisation and interface with a virtual environment.

Improved power and long term performance of microbial fuel cell with Fe-N-C catalyst in air-breathing cathode (2017)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., Greenman, J., Santoro, C., Serov, A., Melhuish, C., Atanassov, P., & Ieropoulos, I. (2018). Improved power and long term performance of microbial fuel cell with Fe-N-C catalyst in air-breathing cathode. Energy, 144, 1073-1079. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.11.135

© 2017 Power output limitation is one of the main challenges that needs to be addressed for full-scale applications of the Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) technology. Previous studies have examined electrochemical performance of different cathode electrode... Read More about Improved power and long term performance of microbial fuel cell with Fe-N-C catalyst in air-breathing cathode.

Gelatin as a promising printable feedstock for microbial fuel cells (MFC) (2017)
Journal Article
Ieropoulos, I., Theodosiou, P., Taylor, B., Greenman, J., & Melhuish, C. (2017). Gelatin as a promising printable feedstock for microbial fuel cells (MFC). International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(3), 1783-1790. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.11.083

© 2016 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC The microbial fuel cell (MFC) is an energy transducer that can directly produce electricity from bacterial oxidation of organic matter. MFCs consist of two reaction chambers (anode and cathode) separated by a s... Read More about Gelatin as a promising printable feedstock for microbial fuel cells (MFC).

EvoBot: Towards a robot-chemostat for culturing and maintaining Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) (2017)
Book Chapter
Theodosiou, P., Faina, A., Nejatimoharrami, F., Stoy, K., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2017). EvoBot: Towards a robot-chemostat for culturing and maintaining Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs). In N. Lepora, T. Prescott, P. F. Verschure, A. Mura, M. Cutkosky, & M. Mangan (Eds.), Biomimetic and Biohybrid SystemsSpringer

In this paper we present EvoBot, a RepRap open-source 3D-printer modified to operate like a robot for culturing and maintaining Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs). EvoBot is a modular liquid handling robot that has been adapted to host MFCs in its experimen... Read More about EvoBot: Towards a robot-chemostat for culturing and maintaining Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs).

Autonomous energy harvesting and prevention of cell reversal in MFC stacks (2016)
Journal Article
Papaharalabos, G., Stinchcombe, A., Horsfield, I., Melhuish, C., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2017). Autonomous energy harvesting and prevention of cell reversal in MFC stacks. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164(3), H3047-H3051. https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0081703jes

© The Author(s) 2016. This study presents a novel method for avoiding cell reversal whilst optimising energy harvesting from stacked Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) by dynamically reconfiguring the electrical connections between them. The sequential chan... Read More about Autonomous energy harvesting and prevention of cell reversal in MFC stacks.

Toward Bio-Inspired Tactile Sensing Capsule Endoscopy for Detection of Submucosal Tumors (2016)
Journal Article
Pipe, T., Winstone, B., Melhuish, C., Pipe, A. G., Callaway, M., & Dogramadzi, S. (2017). Toward Bio-Inspired Tactile Sensing Capsule Endoscopy for Detection of Submucosal Tumors. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(3), 848-857. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2016.2627798

© 2016 IEEE. Here, we present a method for lump characterization using a bio-inspired remote tactile sensing capsule endoscopy system. While current capsule endoscopy utilizes cameras to diagnose lesions on the surface of the gastrointestinal tract l... Read More about Toward Bio-Inspired Tactile Sensing Capsule Endoscopy for Detection of Submucosal Tumors.

Microbial fuel cell – A novel self-powered wastewater electrolyser for electrocoagulation of heavy metals (2016)
Journal Article
Melhuish, C., Greenman, J., Stinchcombe, A., Gajda, I., Gajda, I., Stinchcombe, A., …Ieropoulos, I. (2017). Microbial fuel cell – A novel self-powered wastewater electrolyser for electrocoagulation of heavy metals. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(3), 1813-1819. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.06.161

© 2016 The Authors This paper describes the suitability of the Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) for generation of electrical power with a simultaneous synthesis of active catholyte in the form of caustic solution. The active solution formed inside a terraco... Read More about Microbial fuel cell – A novel self-powered wastewater electrolyser for electrocoagulation of heavy metals.

Design of a multi-DOF cable-driven mechanism of a miniature serial manipulator for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Tzemanaki, A., Fracczak, L., Gillatt, D., Koupparis, A., Melhuish, C., Persad, R., …Dogramadzi, S. (2016, June). Design of a multi-DOF cable-driven mechanism of a miniature serial manipulator for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Presented at International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics

While multi-fingered robotic hands have been developed for decades, none has been used for surgical operations. MicroAngelo is an anthropomorphic master-slave system for tele-operated robot-assisted surgery. As part of this system, this paper focuses... Read More about Design of a multi-DOF cable-driven mechanism of a miniature serial manipulator for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

Single motor actuated peristaltic wave generator for a soft bodied worm robot (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Winstone, B., Pipe, A. G., Melhuish, C., Callaway, M., Etoundi, A., & Dogramadzi, S. (2016, June). Single motor actuated peristaltic wave generator for a soft bodied worm robot. Paper presented at BioRob 2016 - IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics

This paper presents the design and development of a single motor actuated peristaltic worm robot with three segments using a bio-inspired method of locomotion with one actuator that achieves optimised worm like peristaltic motion. Each segment consis... Read More about Single motor actuated peristaltic wave generator for a soft bodied worm robot.

Small scale ceramic MFCs for efficient energy harvesting from wastewater and full system development (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Gajda, I., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2016, May). Small scale ceramic MFCs for efficient energy harvesting from wastewater and full system development. Presented at The Electrochemical Society, 29th ECS Meeting

The main aim of this work was to increase the efficiency of the ceramic based MFCs by compacting the design and exploring the ceramic support as the building block for small scale modular multi-unit systems. The improved energy density would then all... Read More about Small scale ceramic MFCs for efficient energy harvesting from wastewater and full system development.

Electricity and disinfectant production from wastewater: Microbial Fuel Cell as a self-powered electrolyser (2016)
Journal Article
Ieropoulos, I. A., Gajda, I., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2016). Electricity and disinfectant production from wastewater: Microbial Fuel Cell as a self-powered electrolyser. Scientific Reports, 6(25571), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep25571

This study presents a simple and sustainable Microbial Fuel Cell as a standalone, self-powered reactor for in situ wastewater electrolysis, recovering nitrogen from wastewater. A process is proposed whereby the MFC electrical performance drives the e... Read More about Electricity and disinfectant production from wastewater: Microbial Fuel Cell as a self-powered electrolyser.

Microbial Fuel Cell-driven caustic potash production from wastewater for carbon sequestration (2016)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., Santoro, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2016). Microbial Fuel Cell-driven caustic potash production from wastewater for carbon sequestration. Bioresource Technology, 215, 285-289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2016.04.004

© 2016 The Authors. This work reports on the novel formation of caustic potash (KOH) directly on the MFC cathode locking carbon dioxide into potassium bicarbonate salt (kalicinite) while producing, instead of consuming electrical power. Using potassi... Read More about Microbial Fuel Cell-driven caustic potash production from wastewater for carbon sequestration.

Emergent behaviors in a bio-inspired platform controlled by a physical cellular automata cluster (2016)
Journal Article
Assaf, T., Mayne, R., Adamatzky, A., & Melhuish, C. (2016). Emergent behaviors in a bio-inspired platform controlled by a physical cellular automata cluster. Biomimetics, 1(1), 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics1010005

This work illustrates behavior patterns and trajectories of a bio-inspired artificial platform induced by a cellular automata (CA)-based control strategy. The platform embeds both CA control as physical electronic architecture and a distributed hardw... Read More about Emergent behaviors in a bio-inspired platform controlled by a physical cellular automata cluster.

Microbial fuel cell - A self-powered wastewater electrolyser for electrocoagulation (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Gajda, I., Stinchcombe, A., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2015, December). Microbial fuel cell - A self-powered wastewater electrolyser for electrocoagulation. Presented at EFC15 European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference

This abstract describes the suitability of the Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) for generation of electrical power with a simultaneous synthesis of active catholyte in the form of caustic solution. The active solution was a product of self-powered electroly... Read More about Microbial fuel cell - A self-powered wastewater electrolyser for electrocoagulation.

Self sufficient wireless transmitter powered by foot-pumped urine operating wearable MFC (2015)
Journal Article
Melhuish, C., Mazzolai, B., Beccai, L., Mattoli, V., Greenman, J., Stinchcombe, A., …Ieropoulos, I. (2015). Self sufficient wireless transmitter powered by foot-pumped urine operating wearable MFC. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 11(1), 016001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/11/1/016001

© 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd. The first self-sufficient system, powered by a wearable energy generator based on microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology is introduced. MFCs made from compliant material were developed in the frame of a pair of socks, which w... Read More about Self sufficient wireless transmitter powered by foot-pumped urine operating wearable MFC.

Stability and reliability of anodic biofilms under different feedstock conditions: Towards microbial fuel cell sensors (2015)
Journal Article
Walter, X. A., You, J., Walter, X. A., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2015). Stability and reliability of anodic biofilms under different feedstock conditions: Towards microbial fuel cell sensors. Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research, 6, 43-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2015.11.007

© 2015 The Authors. Stability and reliability of microbial fuel cell anodic biofilms, consisting of mixed cultures, were investigated in a continuously fed system. Two groups of anodic biofilm matured with different substrates, acetate and casein for... Read More about Stability and reliability of anodic biofilms under different feedstock conditions: Towards microbial fuel cell sensors.

Electro-osmotic-based catholyte production by Microbial Fuel Cells for carbon capture (2015)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., Santoro, C., Li, B., Cristiani, P., & Ieropoulos, I. (2015). Electro-osmotic-based catholyte production by Microbial Fuel Cells for carbon capture. Water Research, 86, 108-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.08.014

© 2015 The Authors. In Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), the recovery of water can be achieved with the help of both active (electro-osmosis), and passive (osmosis) transport pathways of electrolyte through the semi-permeable selective separator. The elec... Read More about Electro-osmotic-based catholyte production by Microbial Fuel Cells for carbon capture.


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