EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS - Prof. Marc Haneide portrait.

Prof Marc Hanheide (CDT Director)

Research Interests

Marc’s research focuses on autonomous robots, human-robot interaction, interaction-enabling technologies, and system architectures. He specifically focuses on aspects of long-term robotic behaviour and human-robot interaction and adaptation. His work contributes to robotic applications in care, logistics, nuclear decommissioning, security, agriculture, museums, and general service robotics.



Marc Hanheide is the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriForwArdS.

He is also a Principle Investigator in many national and international research projects, funded by H2020, EPSRC, InnovateUK, DFG, industry partners, and others. The STRANDS, ILIAD, RASberry, and NCNR projects are among the bigger projects he is involved with.

He features regularly in public media, has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, and is actively engaged in promoting the public understanding of science through appearances in dedicated events, media appearances, and public lectures.

Read more about Marc on his University of Lincoln profile here.

Project Supervision

Primary Supervisor

Cohort 1 CDT Student Roopika Ravikanna, who is working with Saga Robotics on their PhD project titled ‘Fleet Management of Autonomous Agricultural Robots with Human Awareness’.

Secondary Supervisor:

Cohort 3 CDT Student Paul-David Zurcher, on their PhD project titled ‘Low-cost interactive systems to optimise operator performance in the agri-food industry’.