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Pejman Iravani is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. His research is in the area of Robotics, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. His current work aims taking robots from factories into populated environments.


Pejman's current research is looking into the technologies that will make robots operational in real-world environments such as homes, workplace, hospitals and so on. His vision is that within the next 10-15 years robots will be doing most of the unpleasant jobs that currently humans are doing.

Pejman and his team are developing various technologies, including sensing materials for artificial skins, machine learning methods for robots to learn autonomously, and control methods to make robots safe when in close proximity to humans.

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Projects 2006 2022

Smart servohydraulic robot actuation

Georgilas, I., Plummer, A. & Iravani, P.


Project: UK industryResearch

Additive Constructed Trastibial Intelligent ProstHetic

Iravani, P. & Plummer, A.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

3D printers
Medical problems
Microprocessor chips

Future Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management (UTM)

Cleaver, D., Du Bois, J. & Iravani, P.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 2004 2019

Driving Style Modelling with Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System and Real Driving Data

Feng, Y., Pickering, S., Chappell, E., Iravani, P. & Brace, C., 1 Jan 2019, Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2018. Springer Verlag, p. 481-490 10 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 786).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Fuzzy inference
Railroad cars
Fuzzy logic
3 Citations
anodic stripping
Carbon nanofibers

A study of a compliant hydraulic actuator for running robots

Ding, B., Plummer, A. & Iravani, P., 25 Sep 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Hydraulic actuators
Hydraulic accumulators

Hybrid Testing of an Aerial Refuelling Drogue

Bolien, M., 11 Jan 2018, 158 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Air refueling

Hybrid tests of contact events in air-to-air refueling

Bolien, M., Iravani, P., Du Bois, J. L., Richardson, T. & Robertsson, A., 30 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Aircraft. 55, 5, p. 2092-2103 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Actuation and Control of Lower Limb Prostheses

Author: Yu, T., 2 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Plummer, A. (Supervisor) & Iravani, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Additive Manufacturing of Functional Engineering Components

Author: Jones, R., 2 Jul 2013

Supervisor: Bowyer, A. (Supervisor) & Iravani, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Autonomous Visual Learning for Robotic Systems

Author: Beale, D., 31 Mar 2012

Supervisor: Hall, P. (Supervisor) & Iravani, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Development of Low Temperature Catalysts for an Integrated Ammonia PEM Fuel Cell

Author: Hill, A., 6 Jul 2017

Supervisor: Torrente Murciano, L. (Supervisor), Marken, F. (Supervisor) & Iravani, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Dielectric elastomer actuation performance enhancement, higher order modelling and self-sensing control

Author: Zhang, R., 18 Dec 2017

Supervisor: Keogh, P. (Supervisor) & Iravani, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD