Ali Shafti | Research
Research Associate in Robotics and AI @ Imperial College London
- Research and development on multiple robotics and sensing systems.
- Development of full system integration through ROS.
- Development of personalisation through (Deep) Reinforcement Learning.
- System validation through tests and experiments with end-users.
- Project manager for all research and administrative activities at ICL.
Aside from this specific application project, my general research involves human and robot in-the-loop method within machine learning, and particularly reinforcement learning, to achieve more intuitive, natural and efficient human robot interaction and collaboration. The keywords below list some of the tools I use for my current research.
Keywords: [Robot Operating System (ROS)], [Python], [C++], [MATLAB], [Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM)], [Finite State Machines], [(deep) Reinforcement Learning], [OpenAI Gym], [Solidworks], [Formlabs Form2 3D Printer], [Universal Robots UR10], [BioServo SEMGlove], [BioServo CarbonHand], [Myo Armband], [Arduino], [SMI Eye-trackers], [Agile Project Management].
Gallery of research at Imperial College London
Gaze-based, context-aware HRI based on human action grammars, 2019.
Gaze-based, context-aware HRI through multi-modal sensing, 2017.
- Research and development on robot learning and actively ergonomic human-robot interaction.
- System validation through tests and experiments with users.
- Project manager for all research and administrative activities at KCL.
Aside from this specific application project, my general research involved human behaviour analysis, particularly in the area of human physiological comfort. As part of this I developed methods and devices for the objective real-time assessment of human comfort, which was then used to place the human, and their physical comfort, within the robotic system's action/perception loop. This allowed for active robot-assisted ergonomic interactions within the factory environment as well as objective studies of surgeons' comfort within the clinical environment. The keywords below list some of the tools I used for my previous research.
Keywords: [Robot Operating System (ROS)], [MATLAB], [Solidworks], [Dimension/Formlabs/Utilmaker 3D printers], [Baxter Research Robot], [Arduino], [Microsoft Kinect], [Supervised Learning], [Agile Project Management].