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7th September – 8th September 2022

23rd Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference


UKAEA’s RACE is delighted to be hosting the 23rd TAROS – the longest running UK-hosted international conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS).  

TAROS is aimed at the presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics research and applications. 

This conference offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress. It welcomes senior researchers and research students alike, and specifically provides opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to the scientific community. 


Keynote speakers

TAROS 2022 is excited to welcome the following keynote speakers to this year’s conference. Full details of each talk will be confirmed in the conference programme.
  • Professor Paul Newman – Oxbotica, ORI
  • Professor Luc Jaulin – ENSTA Bretagne
Time Wednesday 7 Sep Thursday 8 Sep
9:00 – 9:30 Registration and coffee Coffee and networking 
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome talks 


Underwater exploration by an autonomous robot with the method of stable cycles

Luc Jaulin (Ensta Bretagne)

10:00 – 10:30 


Universal Autonomy about and without the Hard Miles

Paul Newman, Oxbotica

10:30 – 11:00  Poster session and networking with coffee
11:00 – 11:20 Poster session and networking with coffee Session 3 – Design, Modelling and Applications           
  Effectiveness of brush parameters in a robotically removal of glovebox debris
11:20 – 11:40 Session 1 – Teleoperation A distributed approach to haptic simulation
 Teleoperating a Legged Manipulator through Whole-Body Control 
11:40 – 12:00 Trigger-Assisted Ambidextrous Control Framework for Teleoperation of Two Legged Manipulators Tactile and Proprioceptive Online Learning in Robotic Contour Following
12:00 – 12:20 Implementing and assessing a remote teleoperation setup with a Digital Twin using cloud networking In-silico Design and Computational Modelling of Electroactive Polymer based Soft Robotics
12:20 – 12:40 Investigating the relationship between posture and safety in teleoperational tasks: A pilot study in improved operational safety through enhanced human-machine interaction Lunch break and site tours
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch break 
14:00 – 14:20 

Session 2 – Perception and Planning


 Session 4 –  Agent-based learning and multi-agent systems
 EMap: Real-time terrain estimation Agent-Based Simulation of Multi-Robot Soil Compaction Mapping
14:20 – 14:40 Internal State-based Risk Assessment for Robots in Hazardous Environment Towards Scalable Multi-Robot Systems by Partitioning the Task Domain
14:40 – 15:00 A-EMS: An Adaptive Emergency Management System for Autonomous Agents in Unforeseen Situations Integration and robustness analysis of the Buzz swarm programming language with the Pi-puck robot platform
15:00 – 15:20 Sensing Anomalies as Potential Hazards: Datasets and Benchmarks Task Independent Safety Assessment for Reinforcement Learning
15:20-15:30 Coffee and networking Coffee and networking
15:30-16:00 Queen Mary UK Best PhD in Robotics Award Discussion panel
16:00-16:30 Lightning talks