James is a PhD student in the Department of Design and Innovation conducting research into robotic systems. His work investigates methods for implementing coordination and cooperation in robotic teams, with particular application to dynamic and challenging environments. James’ research interests include spatial representation, task abstraction, task allocation architectures, planetary robotics and multi-robot systems.
James is part of a collaboration with the University of Plymouth and the University of Warwick, developing a competitive Mirosot robot football system under the FIRA robot football federation (www.fira.net). He manages the Open University’s robot football team and, along with colleagues from Warwick and Plymouth, has represented England in 4 international competitions, reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup in Singapore in 2005.
Phone: +44 (0)1908 653094
Fax: +44 (0)1908 654052
Room: N2018A, Venables building
J. A. Law and J. H. Johnson, “The Voronoi Game in Robot Coordination”, proceedings of the FIRA RoboWorld Congress, Dortmund, Germany, June 2006. [pdf]
J. A. Law, “Analysis of Multi-Robot Cooperation using Voronoi Diagrams”, proceedings of the 3rd International Kemurdjian Workshop “Planetary rovers, space robotics and Earth-based robots-2005”, St Petersburg, Russia, October 2005 [pdf]
J. A. Law and J. H. Johnson, “Discrete Dynamics and the Space Time Possession Game”, proceedings of the FIRA World Congress, Busan, South Korea, October 2004. [pdf]
P. Robinson, J. C. Wolf, J. A. Law, J. D. Oliver, K. W. Young and D. A. Harwood-Gill, “Recent Mirosot Developments in the U.K.”, proceedings of the FIRA World Congress, Busan, South Korea, October 2004. [pdf]
2003 - present PhD “Intelligent Robotics for Remote Exploration”, The Open University, Milton Keynes.
1999 - 2003 MEng Electronic Engineering with Electronic Control and Robot Engineering, The University of Hull, Hull.
Member, IET (1999-present)
Student Member, IEEE (2004-present), Robotics and Automation society member
Student Member, AISB (2004-present)
2006 Best Poster Award, Research Student Poster Event, OU Technology Faculty
2004 Best Paper Award, 2004 FIRA Robot World Congress
2003 IEE prize, University of Hull
2002 IEE Undergraduate scholarship
2001 Study Award, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
2000 School of Engineering scholarship, University of Hull
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