Sabine Hauert is Reader (Associate Professor) of Swarm Engineering at the University of Bristol in the UK. Her research focusses on making swarms for people, and across scales, from nanorobots for cancer treatment, to larger robots for environmental monitoring, or logistics. Profoundly cross-disciplinary, Sabine works between Engineering Mathematics, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and Life Sciences. She’s PI or Co-I on more than 30M GBP in grant funding and has served on national and international committees, including the UK Robotics Growth Partnership, the Royal Society Working Group on Machine Learning and Data Community of Interest, and several IEEE boards. 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, and executive trustee of AIhub.org, two non-profits dedicated to connecting the robotics and AI communities to the public.
As an expert in science communication with 15 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.
Design of trustworthy swarms for intralogistics.
Distributed situational awareness in industrial swarms.
Bio-inspired robot-fish shoals.
Robot swarms to image fluid dynamics in basking sharks.
Modelling and control of heterogeneous bacterial collectives using light.
Computational modelling of brain-tumour biomarkers.
Human-swarm interaction for the monitoring and control of swarms of drones for firefighting.
Ana Rubio Denniss
Engineering swarm arenas for micro-nano systems.
Swarm behaviours and interfaces to control swarms of drones for firefighting.
Co-supervisor: Zahraa Abdallah
Automatic extraction of swarm behaviours from video.
Co-supervisors: Rich Pancost, Casey Bryce
Robot swarms for space cave exploration.
Co-supervisor: Johanna Blee
Computational models of snake bites and antivenoms.
Co-supervisor: Tom Richardson
Swarming drones for firefighting.
Co-supervisors: Eugenia Piddini
Light-based wound healing.
Co-supervisor: Alex Mavromatis
Hive mind networks to power decentralised swarm behaviours.
Fault detection and mitigation in robot swarms.
Nitirak (Fern) Rayabphand
Co-supervisor: Dandan Zhang
Control of magnetic nanoswarms for biomedical applications.
Co-supervisors: Helmut Hauser
Light-based control of microswarm locomotion.
Co-supervisor: Andrew Conn
Stochastic swarms for outdoor exploration.
Co-supervisor: Manuel Giuliani
Swarm behaviours and metrics for intralogistics.
Co-supervisor: Jon Ives
Bioethics of first in-human trials of nanoswarms for cancer treatment.
Co-supervisors: Ayalvadi Ganesh
Consensus formation in robot swarms.
Designs, builds, and maintains the robot swarms and helps us connect the swarms to users.
Daniel Carrillo Zapata