Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
University of the West of England
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL)
Specialist Research Area
Safe Human-Robot Interaction. Real-time sensory-motor control by spiking neural networks 'in silico'. Tactile sensing. Immunotronics
Tony Pipe is Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Deputy Director of BRL. He has 18 years experience of carrying out research in biologically-inspired robotics, machine learning and adaptive behaviour, applied to intelligent and distributed control/monitoring systems. He is an electronics engineer come roboticist 'by trade', but believes that his work with life scientists, such as neuro-biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, anatomists, as well as with scientists and engineers from other disciplines such as mechanical engineers and materials science, is crucial to the forward advance of his work on modern robotics.