Our research has been funded by bodies such as The British Council, Innovate UK, EPSRC, and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

We have worked in collaborative research projects with universities including Sheffield Hallam and the University of Bath. We have also taken part in international KTP projects with universities in India and China.

Current projects

Amit Singh and John Gan, Machine learning and AI for classifying and ranking advertisement websites, funded by Innovate UK and MediaCom, Jan. 2020-Jan. 2022. (Additional associate support: Kakia Chatsiou)

V. Mohan and J. Woods, Adaptive Motion control for Next Gen Laser cutting machines, Innovate UK KTP, 2019-2021.

V. Mohan, Essex Agrobot for Soft Fruit Harvesting. Pro VC call for Strategic Equipment. July 2019.

D. Gu and V. Mohan, Measuring the dimensions of wheat ears using dense 3D point clouds. March 2020 funded by National Physical Laboratory.

V. Mohan and Woods, J. Intelligent selection of objects from cutting table for factory automation. Innovation Voucher with Blackman and White Ltd. February 2020.

V. Mohan and Lawson, Tracy. Robotic transplanting of Lettuce plants from propagation float to growing bed. Innovation Voucher with Anglia Salads Ltd. April 2020.

H. Hu, D. Gu and Ian Daly, “A Cloud based Fall Detection and Healthcare System”, funded by Technology Strategy Board & August International Ltd., Grant No. KTP1025627, 15/02/2019– 14/02/2022.

H. Hu and D. Gu, The development of a robotic operated sample preparation and delivery system to an automated viscometer for petroleum, cellulose and other polymer samples, funded by Innovate UK and PSL Ltd., 04/07/2017 - 03/07/2020.

H. Hagras and A. Clark, "Visual classification & tagging, and delivering this ability into the hands of the domain experts", funded by Technology Strategy Board an Filament Ltd, Grant No. KTP010993, Mar 2018 - Jun 2021.

Previous projects

A. Clark and H. Hu, The development of a commercially available Software Development Kit (SDK) that enables Augmented Reality (AR) developers to produce geo-located AR solutions for their clients, funded by Innovate UK and CGEye Ltd., 20/06/2017 - 19/12/2019.

A. Clark, "Immersive content solution creation for asset management industry", Funded by EIRA, Apr-Nov 2019.

D. Gu and K. McDonald-Maier, “To develop a next generation control system for permanent magnet AC motors and embed the capability to extend the range and tailor solutions in the future”, Technology Strategy Board & Flakt Woods UK Ltd. 29/02/2016-28/02/2018.

K. McDonald-Maier and D. Gu, EU Interreg 2 Seas Programme 2014 - 2020 “INCASE: towards Industry 4.0 via Networked Control Applications and Sustainable Engineering”, 13/07/2016- 31/08/2019.

J. Woods, Monitoring and control of large scale renewable energy for farming, funded by KTP and DICAM ltd (Halesworth) March 2016 – 2018

J. Woods, Intelligent control of emergency lighting, funded by KTP with Jordan Reflectors ltd (Basildon), January 2016 – 2018

H. Hu and D. Gu, “Intelligent wearable consumer electronic products used for health monitoring”, funded by Technology Strategy Board & August International Ltd., 01/03/2015– 28/02/2018.

J. Woods, IP based systems for door access and control, funded by KTP with Raytel Security ltd (South Woodham Ferrers), January 2015 – 2017

J. Gan, H, Hu, F. Sepulveda, “BCI as an Intelligent Sensor: BCI Integrated Collaborative Control of a Cognitively Enhanced Smart Wheelchair”, Research Exchanges with Tezpur University, India, The British Council, 01/03/2015 - 31/08/2016.

H. Hu and A. Clark, “A cost effective absolute camera pedestal positioning system for TV studios.”, funded by Technology Strategy Board & Vitec Videocom Limited, Grant No. KTP009297, 01/04/2014 – 31/03/2016.

D. Gu and H. Hu, “ECROBOT: European and Chinese Platform for Robotics and Applications”, FP7-PEOPLE-2012–IRSES, PEOPLE MARIE CURIE ACTIONS, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, 1/1/2013 – 31/12/2015.

H. Hu, K. McDonald-Maier and D. Gu, “COALAS: COgnitive Assisted Living Ambient System”, EU FP7 INTERREG IVA “2 Mers Seas Zeeën” Cross-border Cooperation Programme, 1/12/2012 – 1/7/2015.

K. McDonald-Maier, H. Hu and D. Gu, "EDECT: Empowerment of Disabled People through Ethics in Care & Technology" - Phase 2, EU FP7 INTERREG IVA “2 Mers Seas Zeeën” Cross-border Cooperation Programme, 01/11/2014 – 30/07/2015.

D. Gu and H. Hu, “Cooperative Autonomy of micro Aerial Vehicles”, Research Exchanges with Beijing Institute of Technology, China, The British Council, 1/12/2012 -- 30/12/2014.

K. McDonald-Maier, H. Hu, D. Gu, “SYSIASS: Autonomous and Intelligent Healthcare System”, EU FP7 INTERREG IVA “2 Mers Seas Zeeën” Cross-border Cooperation Programme, Grant No.: 6-020-FR_SYSIASS 1/12/2010 – 30/06/2014.