Poster Presenters

The Future of Robotics & Autonomous Systems

The UK-RAS Network’s Early Career Forum is pleased to announce the accepted posters that are confirmed to present at the International Robotics Showcase on the theme: “The Future of Robotics and Autonomous Systems”.

The poster session is a key part of the Showcase, which allows PhD students and early career researchers an opportunity to discuss on-going research activities with the community.

The poster session will take place in the Atrium during the extended lunch break. The posters will be on display throughout the Showcase. Please go along and speak to our poster presenters on their numbered boards. You will find the presenters by their posters 13:30-14:15.

We will also have a number of posters displayed alongside their University’s stand in the Demo areas.


  1. Electric Field-Driven Dielectrophoretic Elastomer Actuators – Ciqun Xu (University of Bristol)
  2. Robo-Squid: experimental investigation of pulsed jet propulsion based on magnetohydrodynamics – Saba Farouznia (University of Bristol)
  3. Synergy-Based Orthopedic Fatigue Tracking (SOFT) Glove – Ben Allen (University of the West of England)
  4. Towards Online Social Robot Navigation – Steven Silva (Cardiff University)
  5. Towards Intelligent Robotics For Material Discovery – Gabriella Pizuto (University of Liverpool)
  6. Towards adaptive impedance control of upper-limb prostheses – presenter TBC
  7. BRL/Pisa/IIT SoftHand-AA: An Underactuated, Tendon-Driven Hand with Active Antagonism and Variable Stiffness – Haoran Li (University of Bristol)
  8. Skill Acquirement of Disassembly Tasks using Deep Reinforcement Learning – Yue Zang (University of Birmingham)
  9. Reviewing Strategies to Improve Reinforcement Learning for Contact-Rich Robotic Manipulation – Anselmo Parnada (University of Birmingham)
  10. Vision and Tactile Pose Identification for Picking a Target without Collision – Saekwang Nam (University of Bristol)
  11. The visual-based grasp detection system for a mobile manipulator – Thanavin Mansakul (Cranfield University)
  12. Robot helper for shoppers with special needs – Gilbert Tang (Cranfield University)
  13. Engineering Design, Humans vs. Machines – Hamid Isakhani (University of Birmingham)
  14. Hybrid AI Framework for Ad Hoc Teamwork in Robotics – Hasra Dodampegama (University of Birmingham)
  15. Autonomous Robotic Arm Manipulation for Planetary Missions: Survey and Current Challenges – Cian McDonnell (Cranfield University)
  16. Towards a Robotic Solution to Support Medication Adherence and Management at Home for Older Adults – Sunbul Ahmad (Cardiff University)
  17. Attention of Robot Touch: Tactile Saliency Prediction for Robust Sim-to-Real Tactile Control – Yijong Lin (University of Bristol)
  18. Generalizable and Robust Tactile Pushing using Sim-to-Real Deep Reinforcement Learning – Max Yang (University of Bristol)



  1. From UV-C to Far-UV: the First Human-centered Designed Far-UV Robot in the UK – Aveen Najm (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
  2. A Novel Fall Detection System Using the AI-Enabled EUREKA Humanoid Robot – Haolin Wei (Cardiff Metropolitan University)


  1. Analyzing Task Complexity in Reinforcement Learning – Rea Nkhumise (University of Sheffield)
  2. Autonomous Deformable Swarm Robots for Object Detection and Manipulation in Restricted Environments – Stanley C. Obilikpa, John Oyekan, Roderich Gross (University of Sheffield)
  3. Robot Platoons Navigating Unknown Terrain Using Distributed Model Predictive Control – Jahir Alexander Argote Gerald (University of Sheffield)
  4. A Real-time Fuzzy Interacting Multiple-Model Velocity Obstacle Avoidance Approach for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Fethi Candan (University of Sheffield)