Professor Jacques Penders was awarded an MEng in Landscape Architecture by RHSTL, Boskoop, an MSc in Philosophy and an MSc in Mathematics by the University of Amsterdam, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence by the University of Maastricht.
He is currently the head of the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR). He is also the Deputy Director of Sheffield Robotics.
He has published on Swarm Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Multimedia retrieval and AI, Logistics and AI and on the Privacy aspects of Communication Traffic Data. His research interests are Swarm robotics and Human Robot Interaction for challenging environments.
Prof Jacques Penders joined Sheffield Hallam in 2003. He is currently the head of the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR). He is also the Deputy Director of Sheffield Robotics, a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. Sheffield Robotics includes besides CARR, the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University as well as Control Engineering, Computing and Psychology at the University of Sheffield.
Jacques was awarded an MEng in Landscape Architecture by RHSTL, Boskoop, The Netherlands, an MSc in Philosophy and an MSc in Mathematics by the University of Amsterdam, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence by the University of Maastricht. He held a teaching position at the University of Amsterdam, and several research and (international) management positions at KPN Research. He has published in international journals and conference proceedings on the subjects of Swarm Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Multimedia retrieval and AI, Logistics and AI and on the Privacy aspects of Communication Traffic Data. Jacques's current research interest is in Natural Agents and Robotics and Human Robot Interaction, he currently pursues two tracks
- Exploring the basic fabric of group behaviour by modelling groups of natural organisms and implementing groups of artificial agents, the latter includes swarm robotics and its application in Field Robotics
- Understanding the Communicational Landscape for tactile/haptic Human-Robot interaction for challenging environments as they occur for instance in Urban Search and Rescue
Mobile Robotics, Swarm Robotics, Human Robot Interaction, Field Robotics
- Centre for Automation and Robotics Research
- Materials and Engineering Research Institute
Sheffield Hallam cooperates locally with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Guo, J., Bamber, T., Singh, J., Manby, D., Bingham, P., Justham, L., ... Jackson, M. (2017). Experimental study of a flexible and environmentally stable electroadhesive device. Applied Physics Letters, 111 (25), 251603. http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4995458
Bamber, T., Guo, J., Singh, J., Bigharaz, M., Petzing, J., Bingham, P., ... Jackson, M. (2017). Visualization methods for understanding the dynamic electroadhesion phenomenon. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 50, 205304. http://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aa6be4
Haynes, P., Alboul, L., & Penders, J. (2012). Dynamic graph-based search in unknown environments. Journal of Discrete Algorithms, 12, 2-13. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jda.2011.06.004
Penders, J., Alboul, L., Witkowski, U., Naghsh, A., Saez-Pons, J., Herbrechtsmeier, S., & Habbal, M.E. (2011). A robot swarm assisting a human fire-fighter. Advanced Robotics, 25 (1-2), 93-117. http://doi.org/10.1163/016918610X538507
Penders, J. (2010). Robot revolution: Robots for use at major incidents are being developed by Sheffield Hallam University and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Fire Risk Management, (MARCH), 55-56
Dawes, F., Penders, J., & Carbone, G. (2018). Remote control of a robotic hand using a leap sensor. Cham, Switzerland: Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03320-0_36
Janani, A., Alboul, L., & Penders, J. (2016). Multi-Agent Cooperative Area Coverage: Case Study Ploughing (Extended Abstract). In AAMAS, 1397-1398. ACM: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2936924
Janani, A.-.R., Alboul, L., & Penders, J. (2016). Multi robot cooperative area coverage, case study: spraying. Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40379-3_17
Ranasinghe, A., Penders, J., Dasgupta, P., Althoefer, K., & Nanayakkara, T. (2013). A two party haptic guidance controller via a hard rein. IEEE xplore: http://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6696341
Penders, J., Jones, P., Ranasinghe, A., & Nanayakara, T. (2013). Enhancing trust and confidence in human robot interaction. In UKRE, Sheffield, 1 March 2013.
Naghsh, A., Saez-Pons, J., Penders, J., Gancet, J., Motard, E., Nomdedeu, L., ... Sebastia, R. (2010). Remote and in-situ multirobot interaction for firefighters interventions under smoke conditions. In IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), 109-115. http://doi.org/10.3182/20101005-4-RO-2018.00037
Çayirpunar, O., Gazi, V., Tavli, B., Cervera, E., Withowski, U., & Penders, J. (2010). Experimental study on the effects of communication on cooperative search in complex environments. In Using Robots in Hazardous Environments: Landmine Detection, De-Mining and Other Applications (pp. 535-556). . http://doi.org/10.1533/9780857090201
Wheat, J., Fleming, R., Burton, M., Penders, J., Choppin, S., & Heller, B. (2006). Establishing the accuracy and feasibility of Microsoft Kinect in various multi-disciplinary contexts. Sheffield Hallam University for EPSRC Engineering for Life. http://www.depthbiomechanics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/10/EFL-report.pdf