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Interview - Professor Sarah Spurgeon

She highlighted in a recent interview how control systems are an underpinning technology for all robotics.

Our Head of Department, Professor Sarah Spurgeon specialises in robotic control systems. She highlighted in a recent interview how control systems are an underpinning technology for all robotics. The design of a control system has to take into consideration how the individual robotic unit must operate and be controlled, but also how it needs to adjust its operation depending in the feedback it gets from its environment and how it might operate within a network of other autonomous or semi-autonomous robots. Topics covered in the interview include

  • The importance of building a robust system
  • Designing for wear and tear and possible damage
  • Designing for performance and accuracy
  • Biped robots, unmanned vehicles and the application of Artificial Intelligence
  • How autonomous do you want your autonomous wheelchair
  • How system feedback can be used to accelerate rehabilitation
  • How robots would need to work for disaster recovery
  • Why designing a 'kill switch' would not work
  • The future of robotics as bio-inspired, soft robotics

Listen to the interview here: https://www.ninetopminds.co.uk/single-post/UCLRobotics-Sarah-Spurgeon