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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future

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Dr Amanda Prorok

Dr Amanda Prorok


Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 763593


Before joining Cambridge, Amanda was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania in the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception laboratory. She holds a PhD from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, where her thesis was awarded the 2014 Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) award for the best thesis in Computer Science, Automatics, and Telecommunications.

Departments and Institutes

Computer Laboratory:

Research Interests

Dr Prorok's research lab designs algorithms for coordinating systems composed of multiple autonomous robots. The lab's mission is to facilitate cooperation in large-scale, heterogeneous, multi-agent cyber-physical systems. This research brings in methods from planning, control, estimation, and learning, and has numerous applications. Of particular interest to this CDT are applications that contribute towards improving the efficiency of automated transport and logistics (thereby reducing waste and pollution), as well as the deployment of networks of autonomous robots and drones for environmental monitoring and surveillance.

Key Publications

A. Prorok, V. Kumar; Privacy-Preserving Vehicle Assignment for Mobility-on-Demand Systems, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017, to appear, PDF (preprint on arxiv)

A. Prorok, M. A. Hsieh, and V. Kumar; The Impact of Diversity on Optimal Control Policies for Heterogeneous Robot Swarms. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), 33, pp. 346 – 358, DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2016.2631593. April 2017. PDF

L. Guerrero-Bonilla, A. Prorok, V. Kumar; Formations for Resilient Robot Teams. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (R-AL), 2, pp. 841-848, DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2017.2654550. April 2017. PDF