Interesting People

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The list is intended as a repository of information about people who might be suitable for events such as talks, competition (judges), etc..

If you find anyone interesting who isn't on this list, then please add them!

You might also want to check out the list of Interesting Companies

Robotics Specialists

Alan Winfield - Hewlett-Packard Professor of Electronic Engineering and Director of the UWE Science Communication Unit, Bristol Robotics Lab - Already contacted very briefly through twitter

Kevin Warwick - Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, England, where he carries out research in artificial intelligence, control, robotics and biomedical engineering

Noel Sharkey - Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Professor of Public Engagement, University of Sheffield

Owen Holland - Owen Holland is currently a professor of cognitive robotics in the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex - Was involved with the Walking with Robots programme.

Claire Rocks - Intelligent Robotics Researcher. Organised the UK's First Festival of Robotics

Yang Guang-Zhong - Imperial College Professor of Medical Robotics

Igor Aleksander - Professor at Imperial EEE, Seems to be a great speaker - Youtube Video

Yiannis Demiris Imperial College EEE Lecturer, researches robotics and intention recognition

Antonios Tsourdos Professor and Head of Autonomous Systems group at Cranfield University

Kerstin Dautenhahn Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Hertfordshire University

Sunny Bains EEE professor - while difficult to get hold of herself, she is a well-connected roboticist/artificial intelligence enthusiast

Tony Prescott Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the Sheffield Centre for Robotics (SCentRo)

List of IEEE RAS Lecturers - Highly distinguished lecturers and through cooperation with the Imperial IEEE Student Branch we can almost definitely get one of these. I'm just a little concerned that this list is old and that the current distinguished lecturers are different.

Technology

John Naughton - Open University Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology - Contact through Teresa

Phil Webb - Phil is a member of the Council of the British Automation and Robotics Association and represents the UK on the General Assembly of the International Federation of Robotics.

Authors/Bloggers/Journalists

Mark Stephenson - Author, comedian and futurologist. Based in London