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About Nicola Bellotto

I am a Reader (Associate Professor) in Computer Science at the University of Lincoln. I hold a Laurea in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padua and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Essex. Before moving to Lincoln, I was a postdoc at the University of Oxford. I also worked for several years in the industry developing and programming embedded systems. My research interests are mostly in machine perception of humans for robotics and autonomous systems, from low-level detection and tracking, to high-level behaviour understanding and reasoning. These include methods for multisensor data fusion, active vision and qualitative spatial representation. Currently, I am a working on two large collaborative projects, RASberry and FLOBOT, and on a project sponsored by a Google Faculty Research Award, called ActiVis. Until recently, I was also a PI in the ENRICHME project. See my research page for more details. See my personal website for more details --

Department Responsibilities

Member of the College of Science Research Committee Steering Committee Member of the Lincoln Institute for Health Member of the Research Information Services Group

Subject Specialism

Mobile robotics, computer vision, artificial intelligence

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Research Interests

  • artificial intelligence

  • Computer Vision

  • Mobile robotics

Research Projects

  • Active Vision with Human-in-the-Loop for the Visually Impaired — Google Faculty Research Award (Principal Investigator) in 2015
  • ENRICHME - Enabling Robot and assisted living environment for Independent Care and Health Monitoring of the Elderly — awarded £425000 by EU H2020 (Principal Investigator) in 2015
  • FLOBOT - Floor Washing Robot for Professional Users — awarded £239000 by EU H2020 (Principal Investigator) in 2015
  • Smart Assistive Application for Object Detection by the Visually Impaired — awarded £1000 by UROS (Principal Investigator) in 2014

Research in the Lincoln Repository

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