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Nick Hawes

Principal Investigator

Biography

Nick is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Robotics) and a Tutorial Fellow in Engineering Science at Pembroke College. He joined the Oxford Robotics Institute in September 2017. Previously he was a Reader in Autonomous Intelligent Robotics in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, where he also completed a BSc and PhD in Artificial Intelligence. For more information see: http://nickhaw.es

Most Recent Publications

Online plan modification in uncertain resource-constrained environments

Harris CA, Hawes N & Dearden R (2021), Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 140

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Convex Hull Monte-Carlo Tree Search

Painter M, Lacerda B & Hawes N (2020), Vol 30 (2020): Proceedings of the Thirtieth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

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Multi-robot planning under uncertainty with congestion-aware models

Hawes N et al. (2020), Proceedings of AAMAS 2020

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Long-run multi-robot planning with uncertain task durations

Azevedo C et al. (2020), AAMAS '20: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent SystemsMay 2020, 1750-1752

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Research

Nick’s research interests lie in the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to create intelligent, autonomous robots that can work with or for humans. He has worked on long-term autonomy for mobile robots; mixed initiative or shared autonomy between humans and robots; information-processing architectures for intelligent systems; the integration of AI planning techniques into a variety of robot systems; and the use of qualitative semantic and spatial representations to enable robots to reason about the possibilities for action in their worlds.

From 2013 to 2017 Nick was the coordinator of the STRANDS project (Spatio-Temporal Representations and Activities for Cognitive Control in Long-Term Scenarios), a 4-year EU FP7 Integrating Project. Please see the project’s website, the STRANDS overview paper, or the “Success Stories of FP7” presentation at the European Robotics Forum 2017.

Nick has given invited talks to many conferences, workshops, summer schools. Follow the links to watch Nick’s talk on learning and semantic representations to the 2016 WASP graduate school, and a tutorial on probabilistic planning for mobile robots at the 4th Lucia School on AI and Robotics.

Most Recent Publications

Online plan modification in uncertain resource-constrained environments

Harris CA, Hawes N & Dearden R (2021), Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 140

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Convex Hull Monte-Carlo Tree Search

Painter M, Lacerda B & Hawes N (2020), Vol 30 (2020): Proceedings of the Thirtieth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

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Multi-robot planning under uncertainty with congestion-aware models

Hawes N et al. (2020), Proceedings of AAMAS 2020

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Long-run multi-robot planning with uncertain task durations

Azevedo C et al. (2020), AAMAS '20: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent SystemsMay 2020, 1750-1752

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Publications

Most Recent Publications

Online plan modification in uncertain resource-constrained environments

Harris CA, Hawes N & Dearden R (2021), Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 140

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Convex Hull Monte-Carlo Tree Search

Painter M, Lacerda B & Hawes N (2020), Vol 30 (2020): Proceedings of the Thirtieth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

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Multi-robot planning under uncertainty with congestion-aware models

Hawes N et al. (2020), Proceedings of AAMAS 2020

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Long-run multi-robot planning with uncertain task durations

Azevedo C et al. (2020), AAMAS '20: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent SystemsMay 2020, 1750-1752

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