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Rob Adams


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Graduate Academic Assistant

I have long had a fascination with Robotics and Machine Learning which has been the focus of my academic life since my school days. I am particularly interested in bio-inspired robotics; using our understanding of how humans and animals have adapted over time to create more advanced robots.

During my time at University, I worked as a software developer in a team, utilising IBM WATSON development tools to create a Google assistant-type chatbot for the law – essentially, a lawyer in your pocket.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science with Embedded Systems (MEng (hons)), I began working for Bosch as a software developer in their vehicle diagnostics department working with clients such as Mazda. Following this, I was offered the position of Graduate Academic Assistant at Sunderland to teach and pursue a PhD in Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robots.



Teaching and supervision

FDN002 – Foundation Degree Project
FDN006 – Foundations of Computing
FDN030 – Foundations of Computing Networking and Security
  • Robotics
 – Bio-inspired Robotics
 – Self Reconfigurable Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Last updated 10 August 2022