Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

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.

A connected autonomous vehicle testbed: Capabilities, experimental processes and lessons learned (2020)
Journal Article
Kent, T., Pipe, A., Richards, A., Hutchinson, J., & Schuster, W. (2020). A connected autonomous vehicle testbed: Capabilities, experimental processes and lessons learned. Automation, 1(1), 17-32. https://doi.org/10.3390/automation1010002

VENTURER was one of the first three UK government funded research and innovation projects on Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) and was conducted predominantly in the South West region of the country. A series of increasingly complex scenarios cond... Read More about A connected autonomous vehicle testbed: Capabilities, experimental processes and lessons learned.

Examining profiles for robotic risk assessment: Does a robot's approach to risk affect user trust? (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Bridgwater, T., Giuliani, M., van Maris, A., Baker, G., Winfield, A., & Pipe, T. (2020). Examining profiles for robotic risk assessment: Does a robot's approach to risk affect user trust?. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. , (23-31). https://doi.org/10.1145/3319502.3374804

© 2020 Association for Computing Machinery. As autonomous robots move towards ubiquity, the need for robots to make decisions under risk that are trustworthy becomes increasingly significant; both to aid acceptance and to fully utilise their autonomo... Read More about Examining profiles for robotic risk assessment: Does a robot's approach to risk affect user trust?.

A corroborative approach to verification and validation of human–robot teams (2019)
Journal Article
Webster, M., Western, D., Araiza-Illan, D., Dixon, C., Eder, K., Fisher, M., & Pipe, A. G. (2020). A corroborative approach to verification and validation of human–robot teams. International Journal of Robotics Research, 39(1), 73-99. https://doi.org/10.1177/0278364919883338

© The Author(s) 2019. We present an approach for the verification and validation (V&V) of robot assistants in the context of human–robot interactions, to demonstrate their trustworthiness through corroborative evidence of their safety and functional... Read More about A corroborative approach to verification and validation of human–robot teams.

Feed-forward selection of cerebellar models for calibration of robot sound source localization (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Baxendale, M. D., Nibouche, M., Secco, E. L., Pipe, A. G., & Pearson, M. J. (2019). Feed-forward selection of cerebellar models for calibration of robot sound source localization. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24741-6_1

© 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. We present a responsibility predictor, based on the adaptive filter model of the cerebellum, to provide feed-forward selection of cerebellar calibration models for robot Sound Source Localization (SSL), based o... Read More about Feed-forward selection of cerebellar models for calibration of robot sound source localization.

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.

ROS-Unity3D based system for monitoring of an industrial robotic process (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Sita, E., Horváth, C. M., Thomessen, T., Korondi, P., & Pipe, A. G. (2018). ROS-Unity3D based system for monitoring of an industrial robotic process. https://doi.org/10.1109/SII.2017.8279361

© 2017 IEEE. Planning and monitoring the manufacturing of high quality one-of-a-kind products are challenging tasks. In the implementation of an industrial system, the commissioning phase is typically comprised of a programming phase and an optimizat... Read More about ROS-Unity3D based system for monitoring of an industrial robotic process.

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.

Self-adaptive context aware audio localization (2017)
Book Chapter
Baxendale, M., Pearson, M. J., Nibouche, M., Secco, M., & Pipe, A. G. (2017). Self-adaptive context aware audio localization. In C. Lekakou, Y. Jin, S. Fallah, & G. Yang (Eds.), Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, 66-78. Springer link

An audio sensor system is presented that uses multiple cere- bellar models to determine the acoustic environment in which a robot is operating, allowing the robot to select appropriate models to calibrate its audio-motor map for the detected environ... Read More about Self-adaptive context aware audio localization.

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.

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.

A Novel Design for a Robot Grappling Hook for use in a Nuclear Cave Environment (2016)
Journal Article
Bridgwater, T., Griffiths, G., Winfield, A., & Pipe, T. (2016). A Novel Design for a Robot Grappling Hook for use in a Nuclear Cave Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.10.569

© 2016 Within the field of robotics there exist few designs for detachable grappling hooks. This paper focusses on the novel design of a detachable grappling hook for use within a nuclear cave environment. The design seeks to exploit the complex netw... Read More about A Novel Design for a Robot Grappling Hook for use in a Nuclear Cave Environment.

Towards model-based robot behaviour adaptation: Successful human-robot collaboration in tense and stressful situations (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Dogramadzi, S., Pipe, A. G., Sobhani, M. M., Sobhani, M., Pipe, A. G., Dogramadzi, S., & Fennell, J. G. (2015). Towards model-based robot behaviour adaptation: Successful human-robot collaboration in tense and stressful situations. In 2015 23rd Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, (922-927). https://doi.org/10.1109/IranianCEE.2015.7146343

© 2015 IEEE. In a demanding environment such as search and rescue, where human-robot collaboration provides potential benefits, understanding complex human behaviour will promote greater success. We propose that robots need to be equipped with embodi... Read More about Towards model-based robot behaviour adaptation: Successful human-robot collaboration in tense and stressful situations.

The robot vibrissal system: Understanding mammalian sensorimotor co-ordination through biomimetics (2015)
Book Chapter
Prescott, T., Mitchinson, B., Lepora, N., Wilson, S., Anderson, S., Porrill, J., …Pipe, A. G. (2015). The robot vibrissal system: Understanding mammalian sensorimotor co-ordination through biomimetics. In A. Groh, & P. Krieger (Eds.), Sensorimotor Integration in the Whisker System, 213-240. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2975-7_10

We consider the problem of sensorimotor co-ordination in mammals through the lens of vibrissal touch, and via the methodology of embodied computational neuroscience—using biomimetic robots to synthesize and investigate models of mammalian brain archi... Read More about The robot vibrissal system: Understanding mammalian sensorimotor co-ordination through biomimetics.

Measuring the local viscosity and velocity of fluids using a biomimetic tactile whisker (2015)
Journal Article
Pipe, T., Rooney, T., Pearson, M. J., & Pipe, A. G. (2015). Measuring the local viscosity and velocity of fluids using a biomimetic tactile whisker. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9222, 75-85. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22979-9_7

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. A novel technique for determining the relative visco-density of fluids using an actuated flexible beam inspired by the tactile whiskers of marine mammals is presented. This was developed for the i... Read More about Measuring the local viscosity and velocity of fluids using a biomimetic tactile whisker.

An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training (2014)
Journal Article
Pipe, A. G., Tzemanaki, A., Walters, P., Pipe, A. G., Melhuish, C., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014). An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 10(3), 368-378. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcs.1544

© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Background: Over the past century, abdominal surgery has seen a rapid transition from open procedures to less invasive methods, such as robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This study aimed to investigate... Read More about An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training.

μAngelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Tzemanaki, A., Burton, T. M. W., Gillat, D., Melhuish, C., Persad, R., Pipe, A. G., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014, August). μAngelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design. Paper presented at 2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)

Abdominal surgery has seen a rapid transition from open procedures to Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (R-A MIS). The learning process for new surgeons is long compared to open surgery, and the desired dexterity cannot always be achieved usi... Read More about μAngelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design.

Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Dikaiakos, G., Tzemanaki, A., Pipe, A. G., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014, August). Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments. Paper presented at 2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has proven to be beneficial in providing outstanding results for the patients. However, studies have shown that the surgeon faces significant challenges whilst performing this type of surgery, ranging from poorly desi... Read More about Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments.

Remotely deployable aerial inspection using tactile sensors (2014)
Journal Article
Macleod, C. N., Cao, J., Pierce, S. G., Sullivan, J. C., Pipe, A. G., Dobie, G., & Summan, R. (2014). Remotely deployable aerial inspection using tactile sensors. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1581, 1873-1880. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4865052

For structural monitoring applications, the use of remotely deployable Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) inspection platforms offer many advantages, including improved accessibility, greater safety and reduced cost, when compared to traditional manual... Read More about Remotely deployable aerial inspection using tactile sensors.

A novel bio-inspired tactile tumour detection concept for capsule endoscopy (2014)
Journal Article
Pipe, T., Winstone, B., Melhuish, C., Dogramadzi, S., Pipe, A. G., & Callaway, M. (2014). A novel bio-inspired tactile tumour detection concept for capsule endoscopy. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 8608 LNAI, 442-445. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09435-9_56

Examination of the gastrointestinal(GI) tract has traditionally been performed using endoscopy tools that allow a surgeon to see the inside of the lining of the digestive tract. Endoscopes are rigid or flexible tubes that use fibre-optics or cameras... Read More about A novel bio-inspired tactile tumour detection concept for capsule endoscopy.