Professor Nick Hawes
Associate Professor of Engineering Science in the Oxford Robotics Institute at the University of Oxford.
Professor Nick Hawes is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science in the Oxford Robotics Institute at the University of Oxford, and a Tutorial Fellow at Pembroke College. His research applies techniques from artificial intelligence to allow robots to perform useful tasks in everyday environments, with a particular interest in long-term autonomy, mobile service robots, inspection and logistics. He researches how robots can understand the world around them (e.g. where objects usually appear, how people move through buildings etc.), and how they can exploit this knowledge to perform tasks more efficiently and intelligently. His recent work explores how robot mission behaviour can be associated with quality of service guarantees, and how to make these guarantees robust with respect to environmental and operator disturbances.
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