• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the fields of social and assistive robotics, ambient intelligence, robotic cognitive architectures, human-robot interaction, and deep geometric learning.

Personal profile

Biography

Luis J. Manso is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences of Aston University.

Research Interests

Dr Manso's research interests include active perception, social and assistive robotics, ambient intelligence, robotic cognitive architectures, human-robot interaction, and deep geometric learning.

Teaching Activity

2022-2023
CS3IVP - Image and Video Processing
CS4340 - Software Engineering
CS4790 - Robotics and Autonomous Systems
CS4740 - Deep Learning

2021-2022
CS3330 - Image and Video Processing
CS4340 - Software Engineering
CS4790 - Robotics and Autonomous Systems

2020-2021
CS2230 - Operating Systems
CS3330 - Digital Image and Video Processing
CS4340 - Software Engineering

2018-2020
CS1020 - Java Programming Foundations
CS4330 - Data Structures and Algorithms
CS4340 - Software Engineering

 

 

 

 

PhD Supervision

Current PhD students

  • Daniel Rodriguez-Criado -  "Graph Neural Networks for Sensorised Environments"
  • Goodluck Oguzie - "Combining Predictive Models and Evolutionary Strategies for Deep Reinforcement Learning"
  • Kieran Saunders - "Self-supervised Monocular Depth Estimation"
  • Vincent Gbouna - "Human Activity Analysis in Smart Environments"

Previous PhD students

  • Marco A. Gutierrez - "Planned Cognitive Perception for Autonomous Robots"

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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  • A Survey on Socially Aware Robot Navigation: Taxonomy and Future Challenges

    Singamaneni, P. T., Bachiller-Burgos, P., Manso, L. J., Garrell, A., Sanfeliu, A., Spalanzani, A. & Alami, R., 12 Feb 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: The International Journal of Robotics Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
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  • Predictive World Models for Social Navigation

    Oguzie, G., Ekárt, A. & Manso, L. J., 1 Feb 2024, Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems, Contributions Presented at the 22nd UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence. Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Grace, P., Yang, L. & Prajapat, S. (eds.). Springer, p. 53–64 13 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication

  • Dyna-DM: Dynamic Object-aware Self-supervised Monocular Depth Maps

    Saunders, K., Vogiatzis, G. & Manso, L. J., 25 May 2023, 2023 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC). Lopes, A. C., Pires, G., Pinto, V. H., Lima, J. L. & Fonseca, P. (eds.). IEEE, p. 10-16 7 p. (Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication

  • Self-supervised Monocular Depth Estimation: Let’s Talk About the Weather

    Saunders, K., Vogiatzis, G. & Manso, L. J., 6 Oct 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference on Computer Vision. IEEE, p. 8907-8917 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication

    Open Access
    File
  • SocNavGym: A Reinforcement Learning Gym for Social Navigation

    Kapoor, A., Swamy, S., Bachiller-Burgos, P. & Manso, L. J., 13 Nov 2023, 2023 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). IEEE, 8 p. (IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication