IML has three main lines of research in Agri-Robotic, Robot 4 waste sorta & Segregation and Robot 4 Health:

Agri-food Robotic Projects

These are the projects related to Agri-food robotic research @ IML.
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Robofruit [CERES Agri-Tech]
Strawberry (in-cluster) Picking Robot: Design, prototype, Perception, AI, Motion pllanning/Control
Fastpick [Innovate UK]
3D reconstruction for fast strawberry picking.
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Grasp-berry [Innovate UK]
Strawberry picking robot Motion Planning.
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Agriforwards CDT PhD #1 [EPSRC]
Visual and Tactile sensing for selective harvesting.
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Agriforwards CDT PhD #2 [EPSRC]
Poultry Shed Cleaning Autonomous Robot.

Robots for Waste Sort & Segregation

These are the past/current Waste Sort and Segregation projects @ IML.
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Blended Intelligence for Safe and Efficient Nuclear Sort & Segmentation.
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National Centre for Nuclear Robotic.
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RoMaNS [H2020]
Robotic Manipulation for Nuclear Sort and Segregation.
Robotic cutting
UOB funded PhD
Exploring complex multidimensional planning problems of robotic cutting.

Robots for Health

These are the past/current health robotis research @ IML.
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Intelligent algorithms and soft robotic systems for early breast cancer detection.
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Surgical Robotic
Surgical robotic related research.

Projects Demos/Videos

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Sample demo video of past projects are shown below. For more information please visit the corresponding pages or contact a.ghalamzan@gmail.com

Robofruit final project filed test: October 2021 University of Lincoln Robot Farmer. This is a final project field test. The project was completed in 15 months.

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News featuring Robofruits

News featuring Robofruits

BI-SENSS Blended Intelligence for Safe and Efficient Nuclear Sort & Segmentation SBRI- Innovate UK project for remote sort and seg of nuclear waste

Video attahcments to peer-reviewed papers

Deep Functional Predictive Control for Strawberry Cluster Manipulation using Tactile Prediction, Kiyanoush Nazari et al., IROS 2023 Submission

Combining Vision and Touch for Physical Robot Interaction, W. Mandil et al., Submitted to TRO.

Natural Language Robot Programming: NLP integrated with autonomous robotic grasping M. Arshad Khan et al., IROS 2023 Submission

Deep movement primitives for motion planning of Breast Cancer Examination; Sanni et al., AAAI 2022

A. Tafuro et al., Deep probabilistic motion planning: a use case in strawberry picking, In 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

W. Mandil et al., "Action Conditioned Tactile Prediction: case study on slip prediction", Robotics: Sicence and System (RSS) 2022

K. Nazari et al., Proactive Slip Control, Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) 2022

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