School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Michael Gillham obtained his first degree BEng (Hons) Engineering from the Open University and an MSc (Hons) Electronic engineering from the University of Surrey, obtaining his PhD in Electronic engineering from the University of Kent in 2015. He has worked since 2014 as a Research Associate in the Engineering and Digital Arts at the University of Kent.

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Jennison Building
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7NT

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My research interests lie in mobile robotics; remote operated or semi-autonomous for exploration, human operator controlled machines, and assistive powered wheelchair technology.

I have been involved with the following projects: 

  • Empowering Disabled People through Ethics in Care and Technology (EDECT)
  • SYStème Intelligent et Autonome d’aide aux Soins de Santé (SYSIASS)
  • Empowerment of Disabled people through the User Coproduction of Assistive Technology (EDUCAT)
  • A synergetic adaptive non-intrusive-navigation assistance system for empowering the disabled, elderly and infirm powered wheelchair user (SANAS)
  • Multimodal information fusion for Safe Assisted drone Navigation (MASAN)

Publications

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Article:
Gillham, Michael, Pepper, Matthew G., Kelly, Stephen W., Howells, Gareth. 2017, Stakeholder views addressing the development and uptake of powered wheelchair assistive technology. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
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Gillham, Michael, Pepper, Matthew G., Kelly, Stephen W., Howells, Gareth. 2017, Feature determination from powered wheelchair user joystick input characteristics for adapting driving assistance. Wellcome Open Research
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Gillham, Michael, Howells, Gareth. 2015, A Dynamic Localized Adjustable Force Field Method for Real-time Assistive Non-holonomic Mobile Robotics. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
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Gillham, Michael, Howells, Gareth, Spurgeon, Sarah K., McElroy, Ben. 2013, Floor Covering and Surface Identification for Assistive Mobile Robotic Real-Time Room Localization Application. Sensors
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Conference item:
Howells, Gareth, Gillham, Michael. 2017, Attitude Control of Small Probes for De-orbit, Descent and Surface Impact on Airless Bodies Using a Single PWM Thruster. 6th International conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology
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Chatzidimitriadis, Sotirios, Oprea, Paul, Gillham, Michael, Sirlantzis, Konstantinos. 2017, Evaluation of 3D obstacle avoidance algorithm for smart powered wheelchairs. Seventh International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST)
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Canoz, V, Gillham, Michael, Oprea, P, Chaumont, P, Bodin, A, Laux, P, Lebigre, M, Howells, Gareth, Sirlantzis, Konstantinos. 2017, Embedded hardware for closing the gap between research and industry in the assistive powered wheelchair market. IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII 2016)
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Gillham, Michael, Howells, Gareth, Pepper, Matthew G., Kelly, Stephen W.. 2016, Developing Effective Intelligent Assistance for the Powered Wheelchair User. Technology for Independence Conference (T4i)
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Gillham, Michael, Howells, Gareth, Kelly, Stephen W.. 2016, Assistive trajectories for human-in-the-loop mobile robotic platforms. Sixth International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies
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Henderson, Martin, Kelly, Stephen W., Horne, Robert, Gillham, Michael, Pepper, Matthew, Capron, Jean-Marc. 2014, Powered Wheelchair Platform for Assistive Technology Development. 2014 Fifth International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST),
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Ferrer, S.B, Kokosy, Anne-Marie, Capron, J.M, Pepper, Matthew G., Henderson, Martin, Kelly, Stephen W., Gillham, Michael. 2014, Système universel à bas coût d'aide à la conduite d'un fauteuil roulant électrique. Handicap 2014
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Gillham, Michael, Howells, Gareth, Spurgeon, Sarah K., Kelly, Stephen W., Pepper, Matthew G.. 2013, Real-time Doorway Detection and Alignment Determination for Improved Trajectory Generation in Assistive Mobile Robotic Wheelchairs. Emerging Security Technologies (EST), 2013 Fourth International Conference on
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Gillham, Michael, McElroy, Ben, Howells, Gareth, Spurgeon, Sarah K., Kelly, Stephen W., Batchelor, John C., Pepper, Matthew G.. 2012, Highly efficient Localisation utilising Weightless neural systems. 20th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning, ESANN
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Gillham, Michael, McElroy, Ben, Howells, Gareth, Kelly, Stephen W., Spurgeon, Sarah K., Pepper, Matthew G.. 2012, Weightless Neural System Employing Simple Sensor Data for Efficient Real-Time Round-Corner, Junction and Doorway Detection for Autonomous System Path Planning in Smart Robotic Assisted Healthcare Wheelchairs. Emerging Security Technologies (EST), 2012 Third International Conference
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Gillham, Michael, Howells, Gareth, Spurgeon, Sarah K., Kelly, Stephen W., Pepper, Matthew G.. 2012, Real-time sensor data for efficient localisation employing a weightless neural system. Systems and Computer Science (ICSCS), 2012 1st International Conference on
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