Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Aerial Robotics



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326City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Rob Buckingham, UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) RACE

Barbara Mazzolai, Italian Institute of Technology, IIT

Afzal Suleman, University of Victoria

Guest Lectures

Unmanned Maritime Systems Conference, May 16-17 2018, London, 2018

Breaking the Surface Marine Robotics Symposium, Biograd na Moru, Croatia

RAS in challenging environments Symposium, Culham, UK

Imperial College Additive Layer Manufacturing Symposium

Int. Conf. on Smart and Multifunctional Materials


Soft Robotics Symposium

National working group symposium for UAVs

Breaking the Surface Marine Robotics Symposium

CECIIS Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems

Imperial College TechForesight symposium

TheEngineeringClub Lecture Series

Cambridge Philosophical Society Biomimetics Symposium

Future Cities Summit

International Myorobotics Winter School

London Innovation Summit

Future of Robotics Forum

Robotics: Systems and Sciences RSS 2014 Soft Robotics workshop, Berkeley, US

Robotics: Systems and Sciences RSS 2014 Aerial Robotics workshop, Berkeley, US

University of Sheffield Engineering Symposium, UK

WinDays 2014, Croatia

IEEE IROS 2013 Multi-modal mobility workshop, Tokyo

Robotics: Systems and Sciences RSS 2013 Aerial Robotics workshop, Berlin

Research Colloquium on Building Technologies at ETH Zurich

Royal Aeronautical Society, London, UK

PwC Conference

ERF 2018 - European Robotics Forum

Keynote Lecture at International Conference of Micro Aerial Vehicles

Invited talk at Khalifa University (2017)

Invited talk at Behang University, Beijing

2016 Children Christmas Lecture at Imperial College

2017 Children Christmas Lecture at Surrey

IEEE RAS Conference on Soft Robotics - RoboSoft 2018

Royal College of Arts Engineering Design Program, UK

Research Staff







Research Student Supervision

Chermprayong,P, Digital manufacturing with aerial robot swarms

Farinha,A, Machine Learning for Remote Sensor Placement With Multi-Modal Aerial Robots

Ortega,A, Performance enhancing skins for aerial-aquatic robots

Xiao,F, Aerial robots perching and surface locomotion on complex structures

Zheng,P, Energy-Independent Aerial Robots

Zufferey,R, Multi-modal propulsion