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Since Jan.2018 I have been working on Human Robot Interaction and Explainable AI as Experimental Lead for the HRI theme of the ORCA Hub project (Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets), funded by EPSRC and industry. The aims of the hub project can be found here:https://orcahub.org.

I am also working on the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Node on Trust: https://trust.tas.ac.uk/

Previously I was working on MIRIAM (Multimodal Intelligent inteRactIon for Autonomous systeMs) as part of HWU INCRA lab funded by dstl under the Defence and Security Accelerator theme, Revolutionise the human information relationship for Defence, with industry partners SeeByte and Tekever. That project involves a conversational agent for autonomous systems. I have continued to work on MIRIAM for the ORCA Hub and recent work raised MIRIAM's technology readiness level from working with simulated vehicles to operating with a real autonomous underwater survey vehicle. 

Other research interests are: Image-based emotion feedback, Image summarisation, Cognition; Promoting collaboration through computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) and visualisation; also User experience when using visualisations of complex data.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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