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About Nicola Bellotto

I am a Reader in the School of Computer Science. My research interests are mostly in machine perception for robotics and autonomous systems, including sensor fusion, active vision and qualitative spatial reasoning. I hold a Laurea in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padua and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Essex. Before joining Lincoln, I was a researcher at the University of Oxford. I have also several years of professional experience in the industry working as embedded systems software developer. Currently I am a Principal Investigator in two large European H2020 projects, ENRICHME and FLOBOT, as well as in ActiVis, which is partially sponsored by a Google Faculty Research Award. 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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