Dr Martin Stoelen
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Dr Martin Stoelen

Lecturer in Robotics

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation ("Sobresaliente Cum Laudem"), 2010 - 2014 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain
  • Master in Robotics and Automation ("Matrícula de Honor"), 2008 – 2010 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.), Aerospace Engineering, 2005 – 2008 University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, USA
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Aerospace Engineering & Astronautics, with Distinction, 2001 – 2005 Kingston University, London, UK

Professional membership

  • IEEE (2006 – present): member
  • ACM (2007 – present): member
  • HFES (2009 – present): member
  • EUCognition (2012 - present): member
  • RobotDoc (2012 – present): associate fellow

Teaching interests

Module Leader:

  • ROCO504 “Advanced Robot Design”
  • ROCO224 “Introduction to Robotics” 
    • Previously ROCO216/217
    • Forward and inverse kinematics
    • Statics and structural analysis
    • Robot control and programming
  • AINT153PP “Intelligent Systems”, co-taught
    • Introduction to intelligence
    • Mobile robot behaviours
Also teaching:
  • AINT514 “Computer Science Workshop”
  • AINT511 “Topics in Advanced Intelligent Robotics”
  • ROCO050 “Electronics & Robotics”
Other responsibilities:
  • Exam Coordinator, Computing
  • Programme Manager, MSc Robotics (from 2018/2019)

Research interests

See my up-to-date ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Martin_Stoelen

Grants & contracts

  • Grant: CASTOR, 2018-2020
    • Royal Academy of Engineering - Industry Academia Partnership Programme, UK/Colombia
    • Funding: £50,000 total
    • Co-Investigator, Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Cifuentes G.
  • Grant: Robotic Fruit & Vegetable Picker Videos, 2018
    • SEI Creative Associate Awards, Plymouth University
    • Funding: £2,000
    • Principal Investigator (PI), Creative Associate: Danny Cooke
  • Grant: China Robot Harvest++, 2018-2019
    • Newton Fund, UK
    • Funding: £72,000
    • Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigator: Prof. Mick Fuller
  • Grant: China Robot Harvest, 2017-2018
    • Newton Fund, UK
    • Funding: £50,000
    • Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigator: Prof. Mick Fuller
  • Grant: Autonomous Brassica harvesting in Cornwall (ABC), 2017-2020
    • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
    • Agri-tech in Cornwall
    • Funding: £216,000
    • Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Grant: Fieldwork Robotics Ltd, 2017
    • Spin-out company at Plymouth University
    • HEIF Proof of Concept, Plymouth University
    • Funding: Approx. £50,000
    • Director and co-founder
  • Grant: Compliant Autonomous Systems for Agriculture (CASA), 2016 - 2019
    • HEIF Proof of Concept, Plymouth University
    • Funding: £29,100
    • Principal Investigator. Co-investigator: Prof. Angelo Cangelosi
  • Fellowship: Developmental Context-driven Robot learning (DeCoRo), 2014-2016
    • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development (IEF), EU FP7
    • Funding: €230,000 
    • Website: http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/SoCCE/CRNS/decoro/
    • Supervisor: Prof. Angelo Cangelosi

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Tejada VF, Stoelen MF, Kusnierek K, Heiberg N & Korsaeth A 2017 'Proof-of-concept robot platform for exploring automated harvesting of sugar snap peas' Precision Agriculture , DOI PEARL
Stoelen MF, Tejada VF, Jardón A, Bonsignorio F & Balaguer C 2016 'Adaptive Aid on Targeted Robot Manipulator Movements in Tele-Assistance' Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics 7, (1) , DOI PEARL
Stoelen MF, de Tejada VF, Huete AJ, Balaguer C & Bonsignorio FP 2015 'Distributed and Adaptive Shared Control Systems: Methodology for the Replication of Experiments' IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine 22, (4) 137-146 , DOI PEARL
Jardon A, Stoelen MF, Bonsignorio F & Balaguer C 2011 'Task-Oriented Kinematic Design of a Symmetric Assistive Climbing Robot' IEEE Transactions on Robotics 27, (6) 1132-1137 , DOI
Stoelen MF & Akin DL 2010 'Assessment of Fitts’ Law for Quantifying Combined Rotational and Translational Movements' Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 52, (1) 63-77 , DOI
Chapters
Stoelen MF, Bonsignorio F & Cangelosi A 2016 'Co-exploring Actuator Antagonism and Bio-inspired Control in a Printable Robot Arm' From Animals to Animats 14 14th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2016, Aberystwyth, UK, August 23-26, 2016, Proceedings Springer 244-255 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Conference Papers
Bridge G, Raach M & Stoelen MF 2017 'Jellyfish inspired soft robot prototype which uses circumferential contraction for jet propulsion' 61-72 , DOI PEARL
Sheard J, Draper R, Troughton M & Stoelen MF 2017 'Soft robotic snake with variable stiffness actuation' 363-377 , DOI PEARL
de Azambuja R, Garcia D, Stoelen MF & Cangelosi A 2017 'Neurorobotic Simulations on the Degradation of Multiple Column Liquid State Machines' International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) Anchorage, Alaska, USA 14/05/2017 19/05/2017 PEARL
de Azambuja R, Klein FB, Adams SV, Stoelen MF & Cangelosi A 2017 'Short-Term Plasticity in a Liquid State Machine Biomimetic Robot Arm Controller' International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) Anchorage, Alaska, USA 14/05/2017 19/05/2017 PEARL
de Azambuja R, Klein FB, Stoelen MF, Adams SV & Cangelosi A 2016 'Graceful Degradation Under Noise on Brain Inspired Robot Controllers' 195-204 , DOI PEARL
Stoelen MF, Kusnierek K, Tejada VF, Heiberg N, Balaguer C & Korsaeth A 2015 'Low-cost robotics for horticulture: A case study on automated sugar pea harvesting' 283-290
Stoelen MF, Marocco D, Cangelosi A, Bonsignorio F & Balaguer C 2014 'Predictive Hebbian association of time-delayed inputs with actions in a developmental robot platform' 700-707 , DOI
Stoelen MF, Tejada VF, Jardon Huete A, Bonsignorio F, Balaguer C & IEEE 2014 'Distributed Sensing, Learning and Control in an Assistive Manipulator' 1348-1353
Stoelen MF, Tejada VF, Victores JG, Jardon Huete A, Bonsignorio F & Balaguer C 2013 'Adaptive Collision-Limitation Behavior for an Assistive Manipulator' 1143-1148
Stoelen MF, Tejada VF, Jardon Huete A, Bonsignorio F, Balaguer C, IEEE & Japan RSO 2012 'Benchmarking Shared Control for Assistive Manipulators: From Controllability to the Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off' 4386-4391
Stoelen MF, Bonsignorio F, Balaguer C, Marocco D, Cangelosi A & IEEE 2012 'Online Learning of Sensorimotor Interactions using a Neural Network with Time-Delayed Inputs'
Stoelen MF, Jardon Huete A, Fernandez V, Balaguer C, Bonsignorio F & IEEE 2011 'An Information-Theoretic Approach to Modeling and Quantifying Assistive Robotics HRI' 257-258 , DOI
Jardón A, González JC, Stoelen M, Martínez S & Balaguer C 2009 'ASIBOT assistive robot in a domestic environment' , DOI
Stolen MF, Dillow B, Jacobs SE & Akin DL 2008 'Interface for EVA human-machine interaction' , DOI
Jacobs SE, Stolen MF, Roderick S & Akin DL 2007 'Advanced space suit design within a human-robotic architecture' 1690-1700
Dobrosielski J, Gray T, Nhan A & Stolen M 2007 'Carpool.UMD: Community carpooling' 2055-2060 , DOI