EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS - Alex Elias

Alex Elias

  • University of East Anglia

Research Interests

Soft robotics, robot-human interaction/collaboration, virtual & augmented reality, and autonomous vehicles.

About me

Hi I’m Alex, I am originally from Wales and I’ve spent the last 4 years studying in Bristol at the University of the West of England completing my BEng in Robotics. I applied for the CDT program which includes a year in Lincoln to complete my Masters which will start this October, I’m extremely passionate to be able to further my academic journey with this program as well as start my profession career. I am looking forward to starting this program as it will allow me to refine my skills while allowing me to focus on the area of agri-food robotics that I find most interesting.

MSc Project

Exploring trust towards TIAGo’s behaviour during the completion of an agricultural-related task

As fully autonomous systems are yet to be a viable solution for agricultural tasks the synergy between robots and humans is vital if they are going to be used within the agricultural sector. In this project, we address the importance of trust in human-robot interaction within the behaviour of TIAGo while it is completing an agricultural task. During an interaction with TIAGo, two sample groups will be monitored, one made up of the general public and the other made up of specialists in the field of robotics or agriculture, to help diversify findings and draw conclusions about contributing factors of trust in robots performing agricultural tasks.

PhD Project

Title to be confirmed