PEOPLE

Team leader

Sabine Hauert

Sabine Hauert

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Robotics

Sabine Hauert is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Robotics at the University of Bristol in the UK. Her research focusses in designing swarms that work in large numbers (>1000), and at small scales (<1 cm). Profoundly cross-disciplinary, Sabine works between Engineering Mathematics, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and Life Sciences. Before joining the University of Bristol, Sabine engineered swarms of nanoparticles for cancer treatment at MIT, and deployed swarms of flying robots at EPFL.

Sabine is also President and Co-founder of Robohub.org, a non-profit dedicated to connecting the robotics community to the world.

As an expert in science communication with 10 years of experience, Sabine is often invited to discuss the future of robotics and AI, including in the journals Science and Nature, at the European Parliament, and at the Royal Society. Her work has been featured in mainstream media including BBC, CNN, The Guardian, The Economist, TEDx, WIRED, and New Scientist.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Distributed situational awareness in industrial swarms.

Namid Stillman

Namid Stillman

Automatic design of swarming nanomedicine.

Edmund Hunt

Edmund Hunt

Bio-inspired swarm engineering: risk, plasticity, and personality.

Scott McCormick

Scott McCormick

Tumour-on-a-chip for nanoparticle visualisation.

PhD Candidates

Ana Rubio Denniss

Ana Rubio Denniss

Co-supervisor: Thomas Gorochowski

Engineering swarm arenas for micro-nano systems.

Emma Milner

Emma Milner

Co-supervisor: Manuel Giuliani

Swarm engineering for warehouses.

Georgios Tzoumas

Georgios Tzoumas

Co-supervisor: Tom Richardson

Swarming drones for firefighting.

Julian Hird

Julian Hird

Co-supervisor: Andrew Conn

Stochastic swarms for outdoor exploration.

Elliott Scott

Elliott Scott

Co-supervisor: Christos Ioannou, Martin Genner

Bio-inspired robot-fish shoals.

Khulud Alharthi

Khulud Alharthi

Imitation learning in swarms.

Merihan Alhafnawi

Merihan Alhafnawi

Co-supervisor: Paul O'Dowd

Expressive swarms.

Laura Gemmell

Laura Gemmell

Co-supervisor: Lucy Wenham

Educating those left behind by the advancement of robotics and AI.

Matthew Uppington

Matthew Uppington

Co-supervisors: Helmut Hauser

Growing microswarms.

Elliott Hogg

Elliott Hogg

Co-supervisor: Arthur Richards

Evolution of supervisory behaviours for robot swarms.

ALUMNI

Research associates

Sara Carreira

Jack Phillips

PhD Students

Matthew Hockley

Simon Jones

Daniel Carrillo Zapata