Roy Ruddle gave an opening talk yesterday at the AI Tech North 2020 hackathon, titled “How good is my data and how can I check it?”
  Tom “King of the Mountains” and Roy “Downhills are Best” Ruddle on their commute to work today through Yorkshire’s fantastic countryside. Why not join us!
Abstract Electroencephalograph (EEG) has been widely applied for brain-computer interface (BCI) which enables paralyzed people to directly communicate with and control of external devices, due to its portability, high temporal resolution, ease of use and low cost. Of various EEG paradigms, steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP)-based BCI system which uses multiple visual stimuli (such as…
Abstract Insect swarms are common phenomena in nature and therefore have been actively pursued in computer animation. Realistic insect swarm simulation is difficult due to two challenges: high-fidelity behaviors and large scales, which make the simulation practice subject to laborious manual work and excessive trial-and-error processes. To address both challenges, we present a novel data-driven…
Abstract Warp knitted (WK) fabrics are typically three-dimensional (3D) structures, and their design is strongly dependent on the structural simulation. Most of the existing simulation methods are only capable of two-dimensional (2D) modelling, which lacks of perceptual realism and cannot show design defects, making it hard for a manufacturer to produce the required fabrics. The…
Abstract: We introduce a novel approach to automatic unstructured mesh generation using machine learning to predict an optimal finite element mesh for a previously unseen problem. The framework that we have developed is based around training an artificial neural network (ANN) to guide standard mesh generation software, based upon a prediction of the required local…
  Prof Roy Ruddle has been appointed as LIDA’s Director of Research Technology for another two years (LIDA is the┬áLeeds Institute for Data Analytics). His role spans the hardware, software and wetware of data science, with data visualization one of the core components.
Join us at today’s Alan Turing Institute symposium on “Visualization for Data Science and AI”, including three talks from Leeds about astronomy on Powerwalls, the spread of Covid-19 and the Turing Geovisualization Engine.
  TechXplore covered our ICRA 2020 paper. The article can be found here Abstract: Humans, in comparison to robots, are remarkably adept at reaching for objects in cluttered environments. The best existing robot planners are based on random sampling of configuration space — which becomes excessively high-dimensional with large number of objects. Consequently, most planners…
Congratulations to Hamish who was anointed an EG Fellow this week. EG’s announcement follows. Hamish Carr is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds, UK. He received a B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics in 1987 and a LL.B., Law in 1990 from the University of Manitoba, Canada before he moved into…