Sara Bernardini

Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Royal Holloway, University of London

About Sara

Sara is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Royal Holloway University of London. Last year, she was also a visiting professor at CSAIL, MIT. Sara was previously at King’s College London, UCL and NASA Ames Research Center.

Sara’s research interests revolve around designing and building autonomous systems for extreme environments and lie at the intersection between different areas: decision-making, intelligent control and cognitive robotics.

Sara is currently the co-PI of three ambitious Innovate UK projects: Connect-R (self-building modular robots for nuclear decommissioning), MIMRee (first fully autonomous robot ensemble for inspection, maintenance and repair of off-shore wind turbines), and Prometheus (fully autonomous robots for geotechnical surveys in unknown voids). She also leads a Leverhulme grant on using game theory for large-scale, hybrid, decision-making problems.