Welcome to my website! Thanks for visiting, and please come back because I keep updating the contents frequently. This website reflects my journey so far in this planet, my research life and overall vision.

   It also directs you to different aspects of my scientific work, multidisciplinary projects I am involved in, articles, talks, reviews of recent readings and travels. 

   At different places you will find audiovisuals, demos on research works, downloadable articles, presentation and software!

     Hope you find the stuff interesting and do send me any comments and suggestions!

Recent News
EPIC (Essex Plant Innovation Centre) will be officially launched on September 20th)!! Join us for a full day of Cross disciplinary talks, brain storming and co-creation sessions to shape East Anglia's response to social, economic and technological challenges in AgriFood sector. Click here to register for EPIC Launch event.
 
July 22 - Our new agricultural robot 'The Beast' taking final shape with integration/testing  in the Essex robotics arena, see clip!!
 
May 17- Gave a talk at University of Leeds, Catching up with old friends, seeing some excellent physics based reasoning research with robots was an excellent break while marking (only) 400 exam papers! Slides here!
School of CSEE Research video covers our work..!
 
SmartHort 2019-  My talk with Andrey Ivanov of Tiptree on Collaborative robots for Soft Fruit harvesting and Podcast (how to prepare your farm for Robotics and automation)
Penny presented her Phd Project on 'Robotic Companions for Carehomes' at the House of Commons during STEM for BRITAIN 2019)
Our research featured in 'The Future of Food 2040' report of the National Farmers Union !!
Ongoing Science
Collaborative Robots for Soft Fruit  Harvesting
With Wilkin and Sons, Tiptree , Essex we are trying to explore robotic solutions to the 'Berry Big Problem' !! Research looks  at 'dexterous and soft' bimaual manipulation, perception, learning and human robot symbiosis in challenging  agricultural environments.  More information
Swift Cause-Effect learning and Common sense reasoning in Cognitive robots
Robot Episodic Memory - Connecting the dots of Experience....
Reenacting playful experiments related to 'learning, reasoning, creativity' shown by animals on developmental robots, we are exploring cognitive architectures that will enable robots to 'act, interact, learn and reason' effectively in a complex world of objects, actions, causal relations, choices and People! More info
We are building a new robot called 'the Beast' at Essex to be launched around August 2019- see design- further info will be added soon!
My work on bioinspired Robot episodic memory  enables Cumualtivley learning robots to effectively connect the dots between the remembered 'past' , the 'present context and the potential 'future' and hence plan goal oriented behaviors. Such memories are also partially transferable to other robots  (as the video shows). More info here
Teaching
The YouTube channel of my Module shows Amazing Robotics projects that First year students do at Essex..(another 40 projects videos to be added soon!!) Click   to choose videos to play..
Essex Challenge Week coordinated by me won the 2018 Excellence in Education award of University of Essex! The vision is to give an 'Impossible is Nothing' experience to First years- During their first five days!!  My presentation on what Challenge Week is about can be found here

© Vishwanathan Mohan

email: vishwanathan.mohan@essex.ac.uk

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