We split our research expertise into four themes

  • Assistive Robotics & Social Robotics

    We are developing companion robots for older people; assistive robots for disabled and older people and smart furniture. We are also conducting research into telepresence robots for future applications.

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  • Intelligent Personalised Support

    We are working on sensors and signal processing, data communication, modelling and inference to support people to make decisions about self-managing their health.

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  • Human Communication Technology

    We are creating systems that assist people with disordered speech to communicate with other people, technologies that assist people to interact with machines more easily and analysis tools that can extract information from the speech and audio signal.

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  • Complex Behavioural Interventions

    We are developing interventions and applications to improve mental health and well-being, promote healthy living and enable the self management of long term conditions.

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We apply our research in the areas of: cognitive and mental well-being, independent living, healthcare and self-managed health, and self-managed rehabilitation.

Our academic credentials speak for themselves

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We bring together and coordinate the activities of over 70 academics, across 17 departments and five faculties at the University of Sheffield. This includes healthcare scientists, engineers, psychologists, computer scientists, architects and social scientists

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