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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. (00) Journal Not Listed,

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.

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, 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.

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.

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., Judith, B., 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.

Preface (2017)
Journal Article
Meacham, D., & Studley, M. (2017). Preface. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190652951.001.0001

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 Preface.

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.

Gathering and presenting social feedback to change domestic electricity consumption (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Studley, M., Chambers, S., Rettie, R., & Burchell, K. (2011, May). Gathering and presenting social feedback to change domestic electricity consumption. Paper presented at SIGCHI 2011

This paper describes the CHARM Energy Study in which mobile technology is used to study the impact of social group feedback on household energy consumption. We describe the background and rationale behind the study, the technology which supports th... Read More about Gathering and presenting social feedback to change domestic electricity consumption.

Parallel data mining-case study (2010)
Report
Tekiner, F., Pettipher, M., Bull, L., Studley, M., Whittley, I., & Bagnall, T. (2010). Parallel data mining-case study

Towards accelerated distributed evolution for adaptive behaviours in swarm robotics (2010)
Book Chapter
O'Dowd, P., Winfield, A. F., & Studley, M. (2010). Towards accelerated distributed evolution for adaptive behaviours in swarm robotics. In T. Belpaeme, G. Bugmann, C. Melhuish, & M. Witkowski (Eds.), Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2010, (169-175). University of Plymouth

The major problem facing swarm robotics is that of design. A recent promising approach is the application of evolutionary algorithms to solve the problem of decomposing group behaviour to that of interacting individual behaviours. This paper presents... Read More about Towards accelerated distributed evolution for adaptive behaviours in swarm robotics.

CHARM: social norms marketing for energy efficiency (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Rettie, R., Studley, M., & Barnham, C. (2009, October). CHARM: social norms marketing for energy efficiency. Paper presented at First European Conference on Energy Efficiency and Behaviour 2009: Connecting Policy, Theory and Practice

UK focus group research with dark/light and non-green consumers explored attitudes to a range of government, charity, manufacturer and retailer sustainability initiatives. The study explored how consumers understand the term 'green' and its relation... Read More about CHARM: social norms marketing for energy efficiency.

Heart robot: a public engagement project (2009)
Journal Article
Rocks, C., Jenkins, S., Studley, M., & McGoran, D. (2009). Heart robot: a public engagement project. Interaction Studies, 10(3), 427-452

Heart Robot was a public engagement project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The aim of the project was to challenge cultural perceptions of robots, and to stimulate thought and debate in members of the gener... Read More about Heart robot: a public engagement project.

Using the XCS classifier system for multi-objective reinforcement learning problems (2007)
Journal Article
Studley, M., & Bull, L. (2007). Using the XCS classifier system for multi-objective reinforcement learning problems. Artificial Life, 13(1), 69-86. https://doi.org/10.1162/artl.2007.13.1.69

We investigate the performance of a learning classifier system in some simple multi-objective, multi-step maze problems, using both random and biased action-selection policies for exploration. Results show that the choice of action-selection policy c... Read More about Using the XCS classifier system for multi-objective reinforcement learning problems.


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