BRL Mini-Workshop

Updated: Mar 22

Title: Human-Robot Interaction in Unstructured and Dynamic Environments

Organizers: Dr. Dandan Zhang et al

Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm, 25th March

Invited Participants:

Tactile Robotics Group at UoB (PIs, Postdoc Researchers, PhDs, MScs, Interns)

Teleoperation Group at UWE (PIs, Postdoc Researchers, PhDs, MScs, Interns)

Data Science Group/AI Group/VI Group at UoB (PIs, PhDs, Interns)

Main Objective:

This workshop aims to put the ‘Human-Robot Interaction in Unstructured and Dynamic Environment’ under the spotlight by investigating the current trends and providing guidance towards possible future directions in the field. This event will also provide opportunities for PhD students, early-career researchers to practice their presentation and communication skills, which may benefit their social networking. Moreover, it would be great for PIs who are interested in this research topic to discuss potential collaborations, joint-grant proposals.


In recent decades, there has been much advancement in the development of human-robot interaction (HRI) techniques for various applications. A large body of work in the field of HRI look at how humans and robots may better collaborate which span a wide range of research areas, including industrial robots, surgical robots, assistive robots etc.

We are looking forward to discussing the current and future research direction of human-robot interaction and addressing the challenges with i) uncertainties that alter the environment or ii) dynamic events that influence the robotic perception of the environment.


12:30pm-12:45pm Welcome Talk (Dandan)

12:45pm-1:15pm Group Leader Talks (Nathan, Ning, Chenguang, Ben, Efi, Weiru)

4-6min introduction for each PI

1:15pm-1:45pm Lunch (free food will be provided)

1:45pm-2:15pm Student projects presentation

1-3 min teaser presentation for PhDs, MScs, Interns

2:15pm-2:30pm Brainstorm for research ideas (all)

2:30pm-3:00pm Discuss potential collaboration (PIs, postdocs)


I may record my talk and take some photos of the event.

I will gain your permission before making the photos public available on my website or UoB website (potential).

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