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Robots in Smart Cities (2020)
Book Chapter
Studley, M. E., & Little, H. (2021). Robots in Smart Cities. In How Smart is Your City? (75-88). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56926-6_7

Robots and Smart Cities seem like natural partners. They both gather data and process it, and could provide added value to each other in a variety of ways. In this chapter, we briefly explore some potential use cases featuring the smart city as an in... Read More about Robots in Smart Cities.

Usability study of a robot companion for monitoring industrial processes (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Sita, E., Thomessen, T., Pipe, A. G., Studley, M., & Dailami, F. (2020). Usability study of a robot companion for monitoring industrial processes. In 2020 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems (ACIRS). , (37-42). https://doi.org/10.1109/acirs49895.2020.9162607

In this paper we present the findings of a usability study for a monitoring robotic unit tele-operated via a virtual fixtures (VF) based control framework. The study aims at investigating the impact of VF on the robot navigation as well as the impact... Read More about Usability study of a robot companion for monitoring industrial processes.

Technology and risk considerations in shaping future drone legislation (2020)
Journal Article
Wright, S., & Studley, M. (in press). Technology and risk considerations in shaping future drone legislation. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management,

The global aviation industry has decades-old and highly successful legislation enforcing safety in conventional manned aerospace. This framework has been evolved gradually around a set of mature technologies with particular goals and implementations,... Read More about Technology and risk considerations in shaping future drone legislation.

The impact of affective verbal expressions in social robots (2020)
Conference Proceeding
van Maris, A., Sutherland, A., Mazel, A., Dogramadzi, S., Zook, N., Studley, M., …Caleb-Solly, P. (2020). The impact of affective verbal expressions in social robots. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378358

This research investigates whether there is an ethical concern in robots misrepresenting their internal state through speech. Participants were asked to discuss their food preferences with a robot, where the robot would either respond through facts o... Read More about The impact of affective verbal expressions in social robots.

Speech related accessibility issues in social robots (2020)
Conference Proceeding
van Maris, A., Dogramadzi, S., Zook, N., Studley, M., Winfield, A., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2020). Speech related accessibility issues in social robots. In HRI '20: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. , (505-507). https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378379

This work describes an incidental finding from a longitudinal Human-Robot Interaction study that was investigating whether a robot showing emotions during interactions with older adults was perceived differently than to a robot that did not display e... Read More about Speech related accessibility issues in social robots.

Designing ethical social robots - A longitudinal field study with older adults (2020)
Journal Article
van Maris, A., Zook, N., Caleb-Solly, P., Studley, M., Winfield, A., & Dogramadzi, S. (2020). Designing ethical social robots - A longitudinal field study with older adults. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2020.00001

Emotional deception and emotional attachment are regarded as ethical concerns in human robot interaction. Considering these concerns is essential, particularly as little is known about longitudinal effects of interactions with social robots. We ran a... Read More about Designing ethical social robots - A longitudinal field study with older adults.

Onboard Evolution of Understandable Swarm Behaviors (2019)
Journal Article
Jones, S., Winfield, A. F., Hauert, S., & Studley, M. (2019). Onboard Evolution of Understandable Swarm Behaviors. Advanced Science, 1(6), https://doi.org/10.1002/aisy.201900031

Designing the individual robot rules that give rise to desired emergent swarm behaviors is difficult. The common method of running evolutionary algorithms off‐line to automatically discover controllers in simulation suffers from two disadvantages: th... Read More about Onboard Evolution of Understandable Swarm Behaviors.

The need for ethical principles and guidelines in social robots (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Van Maris, A., Zook, N., Studley, M., & Dogramadzi, S. (2019). The need for ethical principles and guidelines in social robots. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Robot Ethics and Standards. https://doi.org/10.13180/icres.2019.29-30.07.006

This paper stresses the importance of establishing ethical principles regarding possible (psychological) effects of interactions with (social) robots. It highlights existing principles and standards regarding artificial intelligence systems and robot... Read More about The need for ethical principles and guidelines in social robots.

Robot companion for industrial process monitoring based on virtual fixtures (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Sita, E., Thomessen, T., Pipe, A. G., Dailami, F., & Studley, M. (2018). Robot companion for industrial process monitoring based on virtual fixtures. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2018.8591105

© 2018 IEEE. In this paper, the use of a monitoring companion is proposed to more efficiently collect the process information during the tuning of industrial systems, and therefore to assist the system integrator in the optimization process for compl... Read More about Robot companion for industrial process monitoring based on virtual fixtures.

Ethical considerations of (contextually) affective robot behaviour (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Van Maris, A., Zook, N., Caleb-Solly, P., Studley, M., Winfield, A., & Dogramadzi, S. (2018). Ethical considerations of (contextually) affective robot behaviour. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robot Ethics and Standards. https://doi.org/10.13180/icres.2018.20-21.08.002

The use of social robots can bring many benefits, but raises ethical concerns as well. One of these concerns, emotional deception, was investigated in this research. First, affective robot behaviour is validated, followed by a user study to investiga... Read More about Ethical considerations of (contextually) affective robot behaviour.

Sea of possibilities: Old and new uses of remote sensing data for the enforcement of the Ascension Island marine protected area (2018)
Journal Article
Appleby, T., Studley, M., Moorhouse, B., Brown, J., Staddon, C., & Bean, E. (in press). Sea of possibilities: Old and new uses of remote sensing data for the enforcement of the Ascension Island marine protected area. Marine Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.06.012

Very large marine protected areas are in danger of becoming 'paper parks'. This paper uses an interdisciplinary team to investigate the use of remote sensing technologies to provide sufficient evidence for effective fisheries management. It uses the... Read More about Sea of possibilities: Old and new uses of remote sensing data for the enforcement of the Ascension Island marine protected area.

A two teraflop swarm (2018)
Journal Article
Jones, S., Studley, M., Hauert, S., & Winfield, A. F. (2018). A two teraflop swarm. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 5(FEB), https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2018.00011

© 2018 Jones, Studley, Hauert and Winfield. We introduce the Xpuck swarm, a research platform with an aggregate raw processing power in excess of two teraflops. The swarm uses 16 e-puck robots augmented with custom hardware that uses the substantial... Read More about A two teraflop swarm.

Towards multimodal interactions: Robot jogging in mixed reality (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Sita, E., Studley, M., Dailami, F., Pipe, A. G., & Thomessen, T. (2017). Towards multimodal interactions: Robot jogging in mixed reality. In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology - VRST '17, (1-2). https://doi.org/10.1145/3139131.3141200

© 2017 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). The recent progress made in the field of Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality (AR/MR) has opened new possibilities and approaches to research areas that can benefit from 3D visualization of digital content in... Read More about Towards multimodal interactions: Robot jogging in mixed reality.

Could a Robot Care? It’s All in the Movement (2017)
Book Chapter
Meacham, D., & Studley, M. (2017). Could a Robot Care? It’s All in the Movement. In P. Lin, K. Abney, & R. Jenkins (Eds.), In Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence. Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190652951.003.0007

In this chapter, we ask if care robots can care. The standard and indeed intuitive response to such a question is no. This response is premised on the argument that care requires internal cognitive and emotional states that robots lack. We explore ar... Read More about Could a Robot Care? It’s All in the Movement.

Il y a du soin dans l’air: Robots soignants et environnements de soin (2015)
Journal Article
Meacham, D. E., & Studley, M. (2015). Il y a du soin dans l’air: Robots soignants et environnements de soin. https://doi.org/10.3917/mult.058.0173

In this article we examine the possible challenges facing the use of the concept of « care » or « taking care », when the carer is an autonomous robot, what we call an « artificial medical care agent ». In other words, we ask if robots can care. Agai... Read More about Il y a du soin dans l’air: Robots soignants et environnements de soin.

Mobile GPGPU acceleration of embodied robot simulation (2015)
Journal Article
Winfield, A., Jones, S., Studley, M., & Winfield, A. F. (2015). Mobile GPGPU acceleration of embodied robot simulation. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 519, 97-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18084-7_8

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. It is desirable for a robot to be able to run on-board simulations of itself in a model of the world to evaluate action consequences and test new controller solutions, but simulation is computatio... Read More about Mobile GPGPU acceleration of embodied robot simulation.

The distributed co-evolution of an on-board simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours (2014)
Journal Article
Winfield, A. F. T., O'Dowd, P. J., O'Dowd, P., Studley, M., & Winfield, A. F. (2014). The distributed co-evolution of an on-board simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours. Evolutionary Intelligence, 7(2), 95-106. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12065-014-0112-8

We investigate the reality gap, specifically the environmental correspondence of an on-board simulator. We describe a novel distributed co-evolutionary approach to improve the transference of controllers that co-evolve with an on-board simulator. A n... Read More about The distributed co-evolution of an on-board simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours.

Is social norms marketing effective?: A case study in domestic electricity consumption (2013)
Journal Article
Chambers, S., Harries, T., Rettie, R., Burchell, K., & Studley, M. (2013). Is social norms marketing effective?: A case study in domestic electricity consumption. European Journal of Marketing, 47(9), 1458-1475. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-10-2011-0568

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present details of a large-scale experiment that evaluated the impact of communicating two types of feedback to householders regarding their domestic electricity consumption: feedback on their own consumption... Read More about Is social norms marketing effective?: A case study in domestic electricity consumption.

The distributed co-evolution of an embodied simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours (2011)
Presentation / Conference
O'Dowd, P., Winfield, A. F., & Studley, M. (2011, September). The distributed co-evolution of an embodied simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours. Paper presented at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), San Francisco, USA

Embodied fitness assessment of robotic controllers is slow but grounded, while assessment in a simulated environment is fast but can run foul of the ‘reality gap’. We present a distributed co-evolutionary method to adapt the environmental model of an... Read More about The distributed co-evolution of an embodied simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours.