C-Lab: Cognitive systems

Machines that can learn, reason and understand the world.

Man using robot

Current activities

  • Robotics
  • Learning
  • Human computer interaction
  • Man machine interfaces.

Current projects

  • Swiss Nation Science Foundation: SMILE (2016-2019) “Scalable Multimodal sign language
  • Technology for sIgn language Learning and assessment”
  • H2020: Context4ALL (2017-2020) “Personalised Content Creation for the Deaf Community in a Connected Digital Single Market”
  • InnovateUK: AVP (2018-2021): “Autonomous Valet parking
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: ExTOL (2018-2021) "End to End Translation of British Sign Language"
  • Four industrial PhDs with: Tesco Labs, Raymarine, McLaren, Jaguar Land Rover.

Previous projects

EU

  • CogViSys
  • COSPAL
  • URUS
  • DIPLECS
  • Dicta-Sign.

EPSRC

  • LILiR
  • Making Sense
  • Learning to Recognise Dynamic Visual Content.

Distinctive approach and achievements

  • Both fundamental and application driven research
  • Weak supervision pervades approaches
  • Human inspired
  • First ever sign language translation work
  • SOTA performance on many gesture and tracking benchmarks
  • Many best paper and thesis awards
  • Consistent record of high quality TPAMI papers over the last three REF periods.

Future focus

  • New project on level four autonomy
  • Self driving cars and boats
  • Strengthening links with the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences and Surrey Space Centre to help build critical mass in this area
  • 3D perception and reasoning over scene content
  • Human pose estimation and prediction
  • Sign to Sign Translation System.

Partners

Logos of all the CVSSP partners

Contact us

Find us

Address
Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
Alan Turing Building (BB)
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH