Principal Investigator

Amanda Prorok Amanda Prorok is an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Pembroke College. Her research lab designs algorithms for coordinating systems composed of multiple autonomous robots. The lab's mission is to facilitate cooperation in large-scale, heterogeneous, multi-agent cyber-physical systems. This research brings in methods from planning, control, estimation, and learning, and has numerous applications, including automated transport and logistics, environmental monitoring, surveillance, and search.

Amanda Prorok has been honored by the EPSRC New Investigator Award, the Isaac Newton Trust Early Career Award, and the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Award for the best thesis at EPFL in Computer Science. Further awards include Best Paper at DARS 2018, Finalist for Best Multi-Robot Systems Paper at ICRA 2017, Best Paper at BICT 2015, and MIT Rising Stars 2015. She serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (R-AL), and Associate Editor for Autonomous Robots (AURO). Prior to joining Cambridge, Amanda Prorok was a postdoctoral researcher at the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where she worked with Prof. Vijay Kumar. She completed her PhD at EPFL, Switzerland, under the direction of Prof. Alcherio Martinoli.

Contact

University of Cambridge
William Gates Building
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK

asp45 at cam.ac.uk

News

Nominated as one of the 30 women in robotics you need to know about.
(Published on 10/2019)

I have been elected General Chair for the 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, 2021, which will be held in Cambridge, UK.
(Published on 08/2019)

Holding keynotes at the International Robotics Showcase conference, and MobiUK conference this summer.
(Published on 06/2019)

Our work on cooperative driving is covered by BBC.
(Published on 05/2019)

We will be presenting our Minicar paper at ICRA 2019! Very proud of Nicholas and Yijun, who co-authored this paper as 1st year undergraduate students!
(Published on 02/2019)

Our workshop on 'Resilient Robot Teams: Composing, Acting, and Learning' at ICRA 2019 is accepted.
(Published on 12/2018)

Best Paper Award at DARS 2018 for this paper.
(Published on 10/2018)

Spotlight

Jobs

Postdoctoral position to work on resilient path coordination in multi-robot systems.

PhD applicants who wish to work in my lab are encouraged to apply here.

Selected Publications

N. Hyldmar, Y. He, A. Prorok, A Fleet of Miniature Cars for Experiments in Cooperative Driving, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019. PDF

A. Prorok; Redundant Robot Assignment on Graphs with Uncertain Edge Costs, International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), 2018. PDF (Best Paper Award)

A. Prorok, M. A. Hsieh, and V. Kumar; The Impact of Diversity on Optimal Control Policies for Heterogeneous Robot Swarms. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 346 – 358, DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2016.2631593. April 2017. PDF

A. Prorok, V. Kumar; Privacy-Preserving Vehicle Assignment for Mobility-on-Demand Systems, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017. PDF

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