The following are current projects at ARVIS

EU CHIST-ERA InDex Project (2019-2022)
Robot In-hand Dexterous manipulation by extracting data from human manipulation of objects to improve robotic autonomy and dexterity (total award €1.2 million, €441k to Aston, funded by EPSRC). Consortium: Aston University (UK), Sorbonne University (FR), Technical University Wien (AT), University of Genoa (UniGe), University of Tartu (UT).

Co-ordinator: Dr. Diego R. Faria

Co-I: Dr. George Vogiatzis

Research Students: Yingyi Kuang

Postdoc: Abraham Weinberg

Sim2Real (2019-2020 funded by The Royal Society)

From Simulation to Real Robotic Application using Deep Reinforcement Learning and Knowledge Transfer.

Funding: £20,000

PI: Dr Diego Faria

Research Students: Jordan J. Bird and Yingyi Kuang

Visual Perception for Autonomous Vehicles (2020 – 2022)

KTP – Innovate UK with RDM Automotive (Aurrigo) UK – £200K.

Co-ordinators: Dr Diego Faria and Dr George Vogiatzis

Combining NLP and Image/Vision Processing for Multimedia Retrieval (2020 – 2022)

Knowledge Transfer Partnership, KTP-UK scheme in collaboration with True212 Ltd.

Funding: £260,000

Co-ordinators: Dr George Vogiatzis and Dr Diego R. Faria

ENGagement through Adaptive GamEs: Neurocognitive Training Intervention to Monitor Progress of Children with Attention Defecit (ENGAGE).

Collaboration with State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil (2019-2020). 


Funding source: IEEE RAS Sight for Mobility and Practical Experiments with Children (Pilots) in Portugal

Newton Fund / CONFAP-Brazil via Mobility Grants for Pilots (Municipal Schools) in Brazil

Research Students: Jordan J. Bird

Stepping-stones to Transhumanism: Merging EMG and EEG signals to control a low-cost robotic hand for academia.

Collaboration with Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Brazil (2018-2020) & Ingeniarius Ltd (Portugal). Funding via Mobility Grants (Newton Fund and CONFAP Brazil) & via seed corn project funded by SARI-Aston University.

PI: Dr Diego R. Faria

Co-I: Prof. Eduardo Parente Ribeiro (Brazil)

External Visitor: Dr Micael Couceiro (Ingeniarius Ltd. and ISR-UC)

Research Students: Karen Tatarian (external visitor, American University of Lebanon) and Jhonatan Kobylarz (external visitor – UFPR-Brazil)


Read the results of our work as conference papers, journal articles, and book chapters.