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My research is centred around artificial intelligence, in particular the areas of automated planning, knowledge representation and reasoning, and cognitive robotics. I am particularly interested in problems related to:

  • Epistemic planning, with a focus on reasoning about knowledge and action, especially under conditions of incomplete information and uncertainty involving multiple agents,
  • Adapting tractable models of knowledge representation and reasoning for planning and high-level agent control,
  • Multiagent planning,
  • Applications of planning to human-robot interaction, social robotics, and natural language dialogue,
  • Explainable planning, and
  • Machine learning techniques for learning the symbolic structure of actions and and control knowledge for planning.

For more information about my research, please visit my publications page, invited talks and tutorials page, or software page.


I have been involved in a number of research projects funded by the European Commission and EPSRC. Here's a list of some of my current and past projects: