The Mobile Machines and Vision Laboratory (MMVL) is part of the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/meri/) under the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/meri/centres/robotics-rc.html) (CARR), at Sheffield Hallam University (https://www.shu.ac.uk/) (SHU).
MMVL is currently led (2008 onwards) by Dr Jacques Penders (previously Senior Research Scientist at KPN Research, The Netherlands) and was previously known as Microsystems and Machine Vision Laboratory. The latter was founded in 1998 and was led until 2008 by Dr Bala Amavasai (https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/meri/profiles/b_amavasai.html) (currently Senior Scientist at Prokter and Gamble, UK & Ireland).
The expertise within the MMVL group are diverse and include a long standing presence on open-source Computer Vision / Machine Perception systems development, as well as Embedded Systems and Human Machine interfaces, in relation to mobile robotics research and its applications.
The main theme of our research is on the inter-connection of artificial perception and physical action. Perception requires extensive processing and interpreting of data generated by sensors, including the means to integrate in an overall framework (robotics middle-ware). We employ a wide range of perception sensor modalities / sensing technologies, including cameras, ranging lasers and ultrasound devices. Actions are typically performed by mobile robots and multi robot teams, ranging from large (https://www.robotnik.es/en/products/mobile-robots/guardian) to medium (https://www.videredesign.com/index.php?id=250) and small (https://www.k-team.com/mobile-robotics-products/khepera-iii) sized mobile robots. We apply our solutions in largely unknown environments where human-machine interaction and networked systems play an important role.
- Dr Alboul, Lyuba (https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/meri/profiles/l_alboul.html) - Senior research fellow
- Dr Chliveros, Georgios (mailto:g.chliveros@REMOVETHISshu.ac.uk) - Researcher (https://vision.eng.shu.ac.uk/~cmsgc1/chliveros)
- Dr Holloway, Alan (mailto:a.f.holloway@REMOVETHISshu.ac.uk) - Researcher / Senior lecturer
- Dr Naghsh, Amir M. (mailto:a.naghsh@REMOVETHISshu.ac.uk) - Researcher / Senior lecturer
- Dr Penders, Jacques (https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/meri/profiles/j_penders.html) - Principal research fellow, head of MMVL
- Dr Saatchi, Reza (mailto:r.saatchi@REMOVETHISshu.ac.uk) - Reader / Principal lecturer
Core staff members are either part time or full time. Staff members of the MMVL with contractual teaching agreements are designated accordingly.
- Farah Q Al-Khalidi (mailto:farah.q.al-khalidi@REMOVETHISstudent.shu.ac.uk) - PhD student
- Joan Saez-Pons (mailto:juan.saez-pons@REMOVETHISstudent.shu.ac.uk) - PhD candidate (https://vision.eng.shu.ac.uk/mmvlwiki/index.php/saez)
- Jan Wedekind (mailto:j.wedekind@REMOVETHISshu.ac.uk) - PhD candidate (https://www.wedesoft.de/)
- Selvan, Arul (mailto:a.n.selvan@REMOVETHISshu.ac.uk) - PhD student
- Razaghi, Hajar - PhD student
Students can be either full time or part time and their studies are on-going. Candidates are on the final year of their studies on the thesis write-up stage.
- Dr Fabio Caparrelli (https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/meri/profiles/f_caparrelli.html) - senior research fellow / consultant
- Dr Alan Goude (https://www.goude.org/) - principal lecturer
- Dr Hashim, Abbas (mailto:a.hashim@REMOVETHISshu.ac.uk) - associate lecturer
- Dr Martin Howarth (https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/meri/profiles/m_howarth.html) - Head of the Dept of Engineering and Mathematics, ACES / SHU
- Dr McKibbin, Stephen (mailto:s.mckibbin@REMOVETHISshu.ac.uk) - research associate (currently on a Japanese Fellowship)
- Dr Alexei Nabok (https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/meri/profiles/a_nabok.html) - senior lecturer
- Dr Chris Roast (https://homepages.shu.ac.uk/~cmscrr/) - reader
- Dr Jon Travis (mailto:j.r.travis@REMOVETHISshu.ac.uk) - reader
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