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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.

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.

Muddying the waters or clearing the stream? Open Science as a communication medium (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Grand, A., Bultitude, K., Wilkinson, C., & Winfield, A. F. (2010, December). Muddying the waters or clearing the stream? Open Science as a communication medium. Paper presented at Public Communication of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India

Open Science is an approach to the conduct of science in which the whole of an ongoing scientific investigation – data, ideas, questions, plans, results and more – is made available online. Open Science began as a way to facilitate the workings of mu... Read More about Muddying the waters or clearing the stream? Open Science as a communication medium.

On open science and public engagement with engineering (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Grand, A., Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., & Winfield, A. F. (2010, September). On open science and public engagement with engineering. Paper presented at European Association for Studies in Science and Technology, Trento, Italy

Open Science is an emerging approach to the conduct of science, technology and engineering projects, in which information about the whole of an ongoing investigation is made available on and through the Internet. Adopting an Open Science approach mea... Read More about On open science and public engagement with engineering.

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.

Towards dependable swarms and new discipline of swarm engineering (2004)
Presentation / Conference
Winfield, A. F., Harper, C., & Nembrini, J. (2004, July). Towards dependable swarms and new discipline of swarm engineering. Paper presented at Swarm Robotics, SAB 2004 International Workshop, Revised Selected Papers, Santa Monica, CA, USA

The original shorter paper was given as an invited talk at the SAB '04 workshop on Swarm Robotics. Selected papers were invited to be extended and following further full review were published in this volume in the highly-regarded 'state of the art re... Read More about Towards dependable swarms and new discipline of swarm engineering.

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.