About

  • I am a PhD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, part of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. I am also a member of the HRI Lab and the Interaction Lab at Heriot-Watt University. Previously, I was awarded an Electronics Engineering degree by the National University of Rosario (Argentina), and an Erasmus Mundus Masters in Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) jointly awarded by the University of Burgundy (France), the University of Girona (Spain) and Heriot-Watt University (UK). I carried out my Masters thesis in the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (IPAB) at the University of Edinburgh. I also hold a Masters in Robotics and Autonomous Systems awarded as part of my doctoral training.
  • My research interests span humanoid robots, artificial intelligence, machine learning (including deep learning), 3D perception, natural language understanding, visual servoing and cognitive systems. I am also interested in the application of these technologies with the aim of improving healthcare, wildlife protection and the preservation of the environment.

News

  • September 2017 - Our team has made it to the finals in the Amazon Alexa Prize!!! Read about it here!
  • July 2017 - I'll be visiting the Institute for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bremen during the second half of July.
  • July 2017 - The semifinals period of the Amazon Alexa Prize has started!
  • April 2017 - My team and I are going to be in Seattle at the end of the month for the Alexa Prize Summit.
  • November 2016 - Our team has been selected as one of the 12 sponsored teams to participate in the Amazon Alexa Prize!!

Publications

Conferences

  • J. L. Part and O. Lemon, Incremental Online Learning of Objects for Robots Operating in Real Environments, to appear in Proceedings of the 7th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2017.

Doctoral Consortia

  • J. L. Part and O. Lemon, Teaching Robots through Situated Interactive Dialogue and Visual Demonstrations, in Proceedings of the 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Melbourne, Australia, August 2017.

Workshops

  • J. L. Part and O. Lemon, Incremental On-Line Learning of Object Classes using a Combination of Self-Organizing Incremental Neural Networks and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks, in Workshop on Bio-inspired Social Robot Learning in Home Scenarios at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, Korea, October 2016.
    @inproceedings{ part-ws-iros16,
    author = {Part, Jose L. and Lemon, Oliver},
    title = {{Incremental On-Line Learning of Object Classes using a Combination of Self-Organizing Incremental Neural Networks and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks}},
    booktitle = {Workshop on Bio-inspired Social Robot Learning in Home Scenarios at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
    address = {Daejeon, Korea},
    month = {October},
    year = {2016}
    }