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Dr Nathan Lepora
Dr Nathan Lepora
Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics
BA(Cantab), MMath(Cantab), PhD(Cantab)
Area of research
Robotics and computational neuroscience
I am Lecturer and MSc Programme Director in the Department of Engineering Mathematics. I am also affiliated with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.
PhD - Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University
MMath (Part III) - Mathematics, Cambridge University
BA - Mathematics, Kings College, Cambridge University
JRF - Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University
RF/RA - Robotics & Neuroscience, Sheffield University
I have also worked as a commissioned author
Program Director for the MSc in Robotics.
- Robot and animal perception. Artificial and natural decision making. Biomimetics.
- Lepora, N, Aquilina, K & Cramphorn, LP, 2017, Exploratory tactile servoing with active touch. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
- Martinez-Hernandez, U, Dodd, TJ, Evans, M, Prescott, TJ & Lepora, NF, 2016, Active sensorimotor control for tactile exploration. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol 87., pp. 15?27
- Lepora, NF, 2016, Biomimetic Active Touch with Fingertips and Whiskers. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol 9., pp. 170-183
- Roscow, EL, Kent, C, Leonards, U & Lepora, NF, 2016, Discrimination-Based Perception for Robot Touch. in: Nathan F Lepora, Anna Mura, Michael Mangan, Paul F M J Verschure, Marc Desmulliez, Tony J Prescott (eds) Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: 5th International Conference, Living Machines 2016, Edinburgh, UK, July 19-22, 2016. Proceedings. Springer Verlag, pp. 498-502
- Aquilina, K, Barton, D & Lepora, N, 2016, Gaussian Process Regression for a Biomimetic Tactile Sensor. in: Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: 5th International Conference, Living Machines 2016, Edinburgh, UK, July 19-22, 2016. Proceedings., pp. 393-399
- Ward-Cherrier, B, Cramphorn, L & Lepora, N, 2016, Tactile manipulation with a TacThumb integrated on the Open-Hand M2 gripper. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol 1., pp. 169-175
- Cramphorn, LP, Ward-Cherrier, B & Lepora, NF, 2016, Tactile manipulation with biomimetic active touch. in: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016): Proceedings of a meeting held 16-21 May 2016, Stockholm, Sweden. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 123-129
- Lepora, NF & Ward-Cherrier, B, 2015, Superresolution with an optical tactile sensor. in: IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 2686-2691
- Martinez-Hernandez, U, Lepora, NF & Prescott, TJ, 2015, Active haptic shape recognition by intrinsic motivation with a robot hand. in: IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 299-304
- Martinez-Hernandez, U, Lepora, NF & Prescott, TJ, 2015, Active control for object perception and exploration with a robotic hand. in: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Springer Verlag, pp. 415-428
Dr Lepora currently teaches 2 courses:
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