Professor Noel Sharkey
Noel Sharkey BA PhD FIET, FBCS CITP FRIN FRSA is a Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield (Department of Computer Science) and EPSRC Senior Media Fellow (2004-2009).
He has held a number of research and teaching positions in the UK (Essex, Exeter, Sheffield) and the USA (Yale, Stanford, Berkeley). Noel has moved freely across academic disciplines, lecturing in departments of engineering, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, artificial intelligence and computer science.
He has published over a hundred academic articles and books as well as articles and web chats for BBC web pages and regular magazine articles. In addition to editing several journal special issues on modern robotics, Noel is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Connection Science and an editor of both Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence Review.
His main research interests are now in Biologically Inspired Robotics, Cognitive Processes, history of automata (from ancient times to present), Human-Robot interaction and communication, Representations of Emotion and Machine learning.