I am a researcher in AI & Robotics at the Extreme Robotics Lab, University of Birmingham. My main research interest is in mapping perception into actions to model intelligent behaviours for next-gen AI systems. I am a trained scientist in AI, robotics, ML and computational vision. Proficient experience in leading and supervise high-quality research and science communicator

 

Further info: 
orcid.org/0000-0002-2943-3518

 

Download my cv here. In the other tabs more details on my research interests, my latest achivements, and my publication list.

 

PhD positions are available for students interested in robotics, AI and ML.

To apply for a position email your CV to me (C.Zito [at] bham [dot] ac [dot] uk).

 

PhD Students
  • Laura Ferrante. CDT University of Birmingham.

 

Grants & Awards
  • Finalist Best Paper Award, ICORR 2019 (Karoline Heiwolt).

  • Birmingham International Engagement Fund (BIEF),
    Travel Grant for UoB & Waseda University Collaboration, Nov 2018, £1.5k.

  • Paul & Yuanbi Ramsay Research Fund, May 2018, £4k.

  • College Best Paper Awards, UoB, Feb 2018, £1,000. [link]

  • Conference and Travel Awards, £2,070.

  • Paul & Yuanbi Ramsay Research Fund, Dec 2017, £4k. 

  • JSPS Research Fellowship, £30.000 (Co-PI, in review).  

  • University of Birmingham, "Phd-led seminar funding", £1,000.

  • Guarantor of Brain, "Support for short meetings & conferences", £2,000.

  • Guarantor of Brain,"Support for short meetings & conferences", £1,000.   

  • UK Research Council, "Roberts Skills Training Fund", £1,000.   

  • EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, "Vulcanus in Japan", €15,000.

 

Research Projects             
  • Work-package leader in EPSRC grant for Autonomous Robotics in Hazardous Environments, FEFE 18455 RRAH/RRAD, £700k.

  • Researcher in the European Robotic Challenge (EuRoC ), FP7-ICT-608849, €170k.

  • Work-package co-leader in PaCMan, FP7-2011-9-IST-600918, €1,452k

  • Doctoral Researcher in GeRT, FP7-2009-IST-248273, €908k

  • Researcher in EPSRC grant for research on Modelling Human's Grasping Strategies under Object-Pose Uncertainty, £20k.  

 

Invited speaker / Seminar / Dissemination   

 

MSc Students & Projects
  • T. Faycal & V. Mizaridis. Optimal Action Selection in RL Agents.

  • K. Heiwolt. Failure Detection for EMG Controlled Prosthetics.

  • A. Barsky. Multisensory Learning Framework for Robot Drumming.

  • C. Solari & T. Deregowski. AI Dexterous Grasp Assistant for Teleoperated Robotics

  • T. Brereton, & E. Davis & M. Ghazanfar. Mastering Match-3 Puzzle with Deep Learning.

  • J. Stuber. Two-Level Push-MDP: Learning Policies for Autonomous Mobile Robots.

  • D. Hill. Developing a Torque Based Model Of Control Using Reinforcement Learning.

  • V. Raman & R. Bansi & I. Lei. Web-Based Educational Tools to Develop the Understanding of AI Concepts.

  • X. Xue.  Developing a Graphical Tool for Teaching AI Searching Algorithms.

 

Scientific Journals/Conferences Reviewer

AURO, CASE, Humanoids, ICRA, IROS, JIST, Taros, ASTESJ, ICORR, ISRR, RSS, Frontiers AI & Robotics.

 

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