February 28, 2016


Intelligent Robotic and Autonomous Systems Conference IRAS-2016, 21/22 March 2016, Lancaster

Day 1 (21st of March, Monday, Green Lane Lancaster University)

8:30-9:00         Coffee, registration

9:00-9:05         Housekeeping, present the Pro VC for Research (Prof. P. Angelov)

9:05-9:15          Official Opening, Welcome to Lancaster – (Prof. S. Decent, Pro VC for Research)

9:15-9:40          Intelligent & Autonomous Systems @ Lancaster (Prof. P. Angelov)

9:40-10:00       Robotics @ Lancaster (Dr S. Monk, Dr J. Taylor, Dr D. Cheneler, Dr A. Montazeri)

10:00-10:30     Dr Rob Buckingham, UKAE and OC Robotics

10.30-11.00      Coffee Break

11:00-11:30      Prof. Rafal Zbikowski and Dr. Al Savvaris, Cranfield University

11:30-12:00      Ian Schofield, ABB

12:00-13:30      Networking Lunch (Hotel Restaurant/Bar)/Demo’s (Eng dept)

13:30-14:00      Steve Fitz, Plextek

14:00-14:30      Prof. Atta Badii, Reading University and ISRL

14:30-15:00      Prof. Jeremy Wyatt, Birmingham University

15:00-15:15      Coffee break (posters)

15:15-15:45       Prof Barry Lennox, Manchester University

15:45-16.15       Mr Robert Wortham, Bath University

16.15-16.45       Prof. Daniela Romano, Sheffield Robotics

16:45-17:15       Dr. Cunjia Liu, Dr. Hyondong Oh, Loughborough University

19:00-21:00      Networking Dinner (Private Dining Bowland Suite, Lancaster House Hotel)


Day 2 (22nd of March, Tuesday, Forrest Hills, Lancaster)

8:30-9:00         Coffee, registration

9:00-9:15         Welcome Address, Prof. Pete Atkinson, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology

9:10-9:15          Breaking into groups, setting the scene (P Angelov, S Monk, V Marshall)

9.15-9:45          Vicki Marshall, EPSRC, Portfolio Manager, Engineering

9.45-10.00       Coffee Break, Posters

10.00-11:30     Small groups discussion: Challenges and Opportunities

11:30-12:00      Analysis and conclusions (moderators)

12:00-14:00     Networking Lunch, Demos, Posters

14:00-15:00     Small groups discussion: Possible Solutions, Directions, Collaborations

15:00-15:30     Analysis and conclusions (moderators)

15:30                   Depart


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