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Towards a Platform-Independent Cooperative Human Robot Interaction System: III. An Architecture for Learning and Executing Actions and Shared Plans (2012)
Journal Article
Lallée, S., Lallee, S., Pattacini, U., Lemaignan, S., Lenz, A., Melhuish, C., …Dominey, P. F. (2012). Towards a Platform-Independent Cooperative Human Robot Interaction System: III. An Architecture for Learning and Executing Actions and Shared Plans. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 4(3), 239-253. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAMD.2012.2199754

Robots should be capable of interacting in a cooperative and adaptive manner with their human counterparts in open-ended tasks that can change in real-time. An important aspect of the robot behavior will be the ability to acquire new knowledge of the... Read More about Towards a Platform-Independent Cooperative Human Robot Interaction System: III. An Architecture for Learning and Executing Actions and Shared Plans.

Lump localisation through a deformation-based tactile feedback system using a biologically inspired finger sensor (2012)
Journal Article
Pipe, T., Roke, C., Melhuish, C., Pipe, A. G., Drury, D., & Chorley, C. (2012). Lump localisation through a deformation-based tactile feedback system using a biologically inspired finger sensor. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 60(11), 1442-1448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2012.05.002

The ability to localise harder areas in soft tissues is often desired during robot-assisted surgical operations. A deformation-based tactile feedback system was tested for the detection of objects within soft tissues, after being chosen over common p... Read More about Lump localisation through a deformation-based tactile feedback system using a biologically inspired finger sensor.

Towards a variable compliance hydrostatic skeleton inspired gripper (2012)
Journal Article
Pipe, T., Zheng, Y., Giannaccini, M. E., Giannaccini, M. E., Zheng, Y., Dogramadzi, S., & Pipe, A. G. (2012). Towards a variable compliance hydrostatic skeleton inspired gripper. Proceedings of the ... IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 246-251. https://doi.org/10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290885

Variable compliance is a subject of great interest in the robotics community, particularly in the area of HumanRobot interaction. In this work, variable compliance is achieved in a novel grasping device inspired by the hydrostatic skeletons of invert... Read More about Towards a variable compliance hydrostatic skeleton inspired gripper.

An Internal Model Architecture for Novelty Detection: Implications for Cerebellar and Collicular Roles in Sensory Processing (2012)
Journal Article
Pearson, M. J., Anderson, S. R., Anderson, S., Porrill, J., Pearson, M., Pipe, A. G., …Dean, P. (2012). An Internal Model Architecture for Novelty Detection: Implications for Cerebellar and Collicular Roles in Sensory Processing. PLoS ONE, 7(9), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0044560

The cerebellum is thought to implement internal models for sensory prediction, but details of the underlying circuitry are currently obscure. We therefore investigated a specific example of internal-model based sensory prediction, namely detection of... Read More about An Internal Model Architecture for Novelty Detection: Implications for Cerebellar and Collicular Roles in Sensory Processing.

Towards tactile sensing applied to underwater autonomous vehicles for near shore survey and de-mining (2012)
Journal Article
Pearson, M. J., Pipe, A. G., Rooney, T., Pipe, A. G., Dogramadzi, S., & Pearson, M. (2012). Towards tactile sensing applied to underwater autonomous vehicles for near shore survey and de-mining. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 7429 LNAI, 463-464. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32527-4_60

Artificial tactile whisker sensors demonstrate an approach to localisation [1] that is robust to harsh environmental disturbances, endowing autonomous systems with the ability to operate effectively in confined, noisy and visually occluded spaces, su... Read More about Towards tactile sensing applied to underwater autonomous vehicles for near shore survey and de-mining.

Predictive prey pursuit in a whiskered robot (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Mitchinson, B., Pearson, M., Pipe, A. G., & Prescott, T. J. (2012, August). Predictive prey pursuit in a whiskered robot. Paper presented at FIRA-TAROS congress

Highly active small mammals need to capture prey rapidly and with a high success rate if they are to survive. We consider the case of the Etruscan shrew, which hunts prey including crickets almost as large as itself, and relies on its whiskers (vibri... Read More about Predictive prey pursuit in a whiskered robot.

Towards an anthropomorphic design of minimally invasive instrumentation for soft tissue robotic surgery (2012)
Journal Article
Pipe, T., Tzemanaki, A., Dogramadzi, S., Pipe, A. G., & Melhuish, C. (2012). Towards an anthropomorphic design of minimally invasive instrumentation for soft tissue robotic surgery. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 7429 LNAI, 455-456. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32527-4_56

Minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy, have significantly decreased blood loss, postoperative morbidity and length of hospital stay. Robot-assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has offered refined accuracy and more ergonomic instrume... Read More about Towards an anthropomorphic design of minimally invasive instrumentation for soft tissue robotic surgery.

The emergence of action sequences from spatial attention: Insight from rodent-like robots (2012)
Presentation / Conference
attention: Insight from rodent-like robots. Paper presented at Living Machines 2012

Animal behaviour is rich, varied, and smoothly integrated. One plausible model of its generation is that behavioural sub-systems compete to command effectors. In small terrestrial mammals, many behaviours are underpinned by foveation, since important... Read More about The emergence of action sequences from spatial attention: Insight from rodent-like robots.

Bioinspired control of electro-active polymers for next generation soft robots (2012)
Book Chapter
Wilson, E., Anderson, S. R., Assaf, T., Pearson, M., Walters, P., Melhuish, C., …Porrill, J. (2012). Bioinspired control of electro-active polymers for next generation soft robots. In G. Herrmann, M. Studley, M. Pearson, A. Conn, C. Melhuish, M. Witkowski, …J. H. Kim (Eds.), Advances in Autonomous Robotics: Joint Proceedings of the 13th Annual TAROS Conference and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress, Bristol, UK, August 20-23, 2012, Proceedings, 424-425. Springer

Paper given at TAROS Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference, Bristol, UK 20-25 August 2012.

Towards tactile sensing applied to underwater autonomous vehicles for near shore survey and de-mining (2012)
Journal Article
Rooney, T., Pipe, A. G., Dogramadzi, S., & Pearson, M. (2012). Towards tactile sensing applied to underwater autonomous vehicles for near shore survey and de-mining. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 7429, 463-464. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32527-4_60

Artificial tactile whisker sensors demonstrate an approach to localisation that is robust to harsh environmental disturbances, endowing autonomous systems with the ability to operate effectively in confined, noisy and visually occluded spaces, such a... Read More about Towards tactile sensing applied to underwater autonomous vehicles for near shore survey and de-mining.

Evolving cell array configurations using CGP (2011)
Journal Article
Bremner, P., Samie, M., Dragffy, G., Pipe, A. G., & Liu, Y. (2011). Evolving cell array configurations using CGP. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 6621 LNCS, 73-84. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20407-4_7

A cell array is a proposed type of custom FPGA, where digital circuits can be formed from interconnected configurable cells. In this paper we have presented a means by which CGP might be adapted to evolve configurations of a proposed cell array. As p... Read More about Evolving cell array configurations using CGP.

Biomimetic vibrissal sensing for robots (2011)
Journal Article
Charles Sullivan, J., Pearson, M. J., Pearson, M., Mitchinson, B., Sullivan, J. C., Pipe, A. G., & Prescott, T. J. (2011). Biomimetic vibrissal sensing for robots. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 366(1581), 3085-3096. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2011.0164

Active vibrissal touch can be used to replace or to supplement sensory systems such as computer vision and, therefore, improve the sensory capacity of mobile robots. This paper describes how arrays of whisker-like touch sensors have been incorporated... Read More about Biomimetic vibrissal sensing for robots.

Adaptive cancelation of self-generated sensory signals in a whisking robot (2010)
Journal Article
Prescott, T., Pearson, M. J., Anderson, S. R., Anderson, S., Pearson, M., Pipe, A., …Porrill, J. (2010). Adaptive cancelation of self-generated sensory signals in a whisking robot. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 26(6), 1065-1076. https://doi.org/10.1109/TRO.2010.2069990

Sensory signals are often caused by ones own active movements. This raises a problem of discriminating between self-generated sensory signals and signals generated by the external world. Such discrimination is of general importance for robotic system... Read More about Adaptive cancelation of self-generated sensory signals in a whisking robot.

Safe adaptive compliance control of a humanoid robotic arm with anti-windup compensation and posture control (2010)
Journal Article
Spiers, A., Pipe, T., Khan, S. G., Herrmann, G., Pipe, A. G., & Melhuish, C. (2010). Safe adaptive compliance control of a humanoid robotic arm with anti-windup compensation and posture control. International Journal of Social Robotics, 2(3), 305-319. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-010-0058-7

Safety is very important for physical human-robot interaction. Compliance control can solve an important aspect of the safety problem by dealing with impact and other forces arising during close contact between humans and robots. An adaptive complian... Read More about Safe adaptive compliance control of a humanoid robotic arm with anti-windup compensation and posture control.