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Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Dennis, L. A., Fisher, M., & Winfield, A. F. (2015, January). Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour. Presented at Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Texas, USA

Ensuring that autonomous systems work ethically is both complex and difficult. However, the idea of having an additional ‘governor’ that assesses options the system has, and prunes them to select the most ethical choices is well understood. Recent wo... Read More about Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour.

Self-assembly in heterogeneous modular robots (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2012, November). Self-assembly in heterogeneous modular robots. Paper presented at International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

This paper describes the distributed self-assembly of a multi-robot ‘organism’ from a swarm of autonomous heterogeneous modular mobile robots. A distributed self-assembly strategy based on a symbol sequence representation is proposed. Constructed fro... Read More about Self-assembly in heterogeneous modular robots.

A macroscopic probabilistic model of adaptive foraging in swarm robotics systems (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2009, February). A macroscopic probabilistic model of adaptive foraging in swarm robotics systems. Paper presented at 6th Vienna International Conference on Mathematical Modelling, Vienna

In this paper, we extend a macroscopic probabilistic model of a swarm of foraging robots from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous case. In the swarm, each robot is capable of adjusting its searching time and resting time thresholds following the rul... Read More about A macroscopic probabilistic model of adaptive foraging in swarm robotics systems.

Implementation of an IR approach for autonomous docking in a self-configurable robotics system
Presentation / Conference
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. Implementation of an IR approach for autonomous docking in a self-configurable robotics system. Paper presented at Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

This paper presents an IR approach to the development of a sensor system which enables robots to autonomously dock with each other to form complex morphologies. The system includes three sub-units with different operational ranges: a short range pro... Read More about Implementation of an IR approach for autonomous docking in a self-configurable robotics system.



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