About Rafael Papallas

Rafael Papallas

I am a Research Fellow in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds. My research interest is in robotic object manipulation, motion planning and motion control. I am a Fellow of HEA and I teach robotics to third year Computing and Mechatronics students in the school. I am a certified AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

I hold a Ph.D. in AI and Robotics and a B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science (Industrial) from School of Computing, University of Leeds.

I envision a future where robots exist in our environments, outside cages, working alongside us in dynamic environments to empower and improve the quality of our lives. Building such intelligent robots isn’t easy. There are numerous challenges, but I am particularly interested in robotic manipulation (robot arms manipulating objects), motion planning and motion control. You can read more about the challenges here.

I like photography and sharing pictures of nice places I have been.