Autonomous  Robots
To do what no robot has been able to do before

Mohan Sridharan
I am a Chair in Robot Systems in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh (UK). Prior to my current role, I held academic appointments in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham (UK), the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Auckland (NZ), and at Texas Tech University (USA). I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

My primary research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning, cognitive systems, and interactive learning as applied to adaptive robots and agents. I develop architectures and algorithms that enable robots to collaborate with non-expert human participants, acquiring and using sensor inputs and high-level human feedback based on need and availability. Furthermore, I am interested in developing algorithms for estimation and prediction problems in application domains such as agricultural irrigation management, intelligent transportation, and climate informatics. Please contact me if you need any further information regarding my research, teaching or outreach activities.

Links to my: Research Statement, Teaching Statement and Publications.

Please note:
  • Funded PhD/postdoctoral research positions available. Please read this before you contact me. For the funded positions, please look at my papers before you prepare a research proposal.
  • I cannot answer questions related to admissions and scholarships in the context of undergraduate and taught postgraduate programs; these decisions are made by appropriate committees.
  • If you and interested in pursuing a research-focused postgraduate degree (MPhil, MScR, PhD) in my areas of interest, please follow the steps described here to apply. If you want to work with me, you can list me as a potential supervisor in your application; you can also contact me by email, as described here.
  • If you are already an undergraduate or postgraduate student at the University of Edinburgh and are interested in working with me on a research project in robotics or AI, please send me an email.

Contact Information:
Email: m [dot] sridharan [at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk


Research, Research Group


Robot Outreach

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