Professor Derek Seward

Professor Derek Seward

Emeritus, Academic Move Coordinator

Engineering Building
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YR

+44 (0)1524 593017

Derek Seward's Publications

2010

Control of a dual-arm robotic manipulator

Taylor, C. J. & Seward, D. 08/2010 In : Nuclear Engineering International. 55, 673, p. 24-26 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

2008

Development of an automated verticality alignment system for a vibro-lance

Shaban, E. M., Ako, S., Taylor, C. J. & Seward, D. W. 07/2008 In : Automation in Construction. 17, 5, p. 645-655 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Modelling of an hydraulic excavator using simplified refined instrumental variable (SRIV) algorithm

Gu, J., Taylor, J. & Seward, D. 11/2007 In : Journal of Control Theory and Applications. 5, 4, p. 391-396 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Safe and effective navigation of autonomous robots in hazardous environments.

Seward, D. W., Agate, R. & Pace, C. 04/2007 In : Autonomous Robots. 22, 3, p. 223-242 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Control architecture characteristics for intelligence in autonomous mobile construction robots.

Seward, D., Agate, R. Y., Bakari, M. & Pace, C. M. 2006 Proceedings of the 24th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction.. p. 846-851 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Emotions modelling for safe behaviour generation in robotic systems.

Seward, D., Agate, R. Y. & Pace, C. M. 2006 Proceeding of the European safety and reliability conference (ESREL 2006).. p. 93-99 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Human arm-like mechanical manipulator, the design and development of a multi-arm mobile robot for nuclear decommissioning.

Bakari, M. & Seward, D. W. 2006 Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on informatics in control, automation and robotics (ICINCO 2006)..

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Implementation issues for safe behaviour in robotic systems.

Seward, D. W., Pace, C. M. & Agate, R. Y. 2006 Proceeding of the European safety and reliability conference (ESREL 2006)..

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Multi-arm mobile robot for hazardous nuclear decommissioning tasks.

Bakari, M., Seward, D. W., Shaban, E. M. & Agate, R. 2006 Proceedings of the 23rd international symposium on automation and robotics in construction..

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2005

Nonlinear control system design for construction robots: estimation, partial linearization by feedback and state-dependent-parameter control.

Shaban, E. M., Zied, K., Taylor, C. J. & Seward, D. W. 2005 Proceedings of the 22nd international symposium on automation and robotics in construction (ISARC-05).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

SME expectations and experiences

Seward, D., Quayle, S., Rennie, A. & Taylor, S. 2005 0 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceSpeech

The use of robotics and automation in nuclear decommissioning.

Seward, D. W. & Bakari, M. J. 2005 Proceedings of the 22nd international symposium on automation and robotics in construction.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2004

Graphical programming and the development of construction robots.

Seward, D. W. & Zeid, K. 01/2004 In : Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. 19, 1, p. 64-80 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Proportional-Integral-Plus Control Strategy of an Intelligent Excavator

Gu, J., Taylor, C. J. & Seward, D. W. 01/2004 In : Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. 19, 1, p. 16-27 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Formula student – the problem of learning and assessment.

Seward, D. W. & Quayle, S. D. 2004 Proceedings of the international conference on innovation, good practice and research in engineering education. Vol. 2, p. 99-104 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

PIP-gain scheduling control of an intelligent excavator.

Gu, J., Taylor, C. J. & Seward, D. W. 2004 Proceedings of the 21st international symposium on automation and robotics in construction. p. 280-285 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

The monitoring of pile construction to assess integrity and load carrying capacity of CFA piles.

Rust, M., Clayton, C., Mure, N., Scott, J., Seward, D. & Quayle, S. 2004 p. 1565-1569 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

2003

Criteria for the selection of a software development environment for construction robotic systems.

Seward, D. W. & Zied, K. 2003 Proceedings of the 20th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction. p. 407-412 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Towards a comprehensive feasibility analysis for the use of robots in the construction industry.

Seward, D. W. & Zied, K. 2003 Proceedings of the 20th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction. p. 399-405 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Towards the realisation of a multi-perspective virtual design environment: the integration of design tools, methods and virtual reality.

Winsby, A. J., Quayle, S. D. & Seward, D. W. 2003 Proceedings of the 4th national conference on rapid and virtual prototyping and applications.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2002

Automating the construction workplace: positioning and navigational factors.

Seward, D. W. 1/01/2002 In : Construction Innovation. 2, 3, p. 167-189 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Data interpretation from Leuze RotoScan sensor for robot localisation and environment mapping.

Seward, D. W., Quayle, S. D., Kied, K. & Pace, C. 2002 Proceedings of the 19th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Just-in-time continuous flight auger piles using an instrumented auger.

Mure, N., Scott, J. N., Seward, D. W., Quayle, S. D., Clayton, C. R. I. & Rust, M. 2002 Proceedings of the 19th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2001

Nuclear technology – the engineering perspective.

Joyce, M. J. & Seward, D. W. 2001 Proceedings of the nuclear education and training forum.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Teaching safety – issues of course design and delivery.

Seward, D. W. & Joyce, M. J. 2001 Proceedings of a safety critical systems symposia.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The use of simulation in the economic analysis of robotised construction tasks.

Seward, D. W., Zied, K. & Riehl, J. 2001 Proceedings of the 18th international symposium on robotics in construction. p. 265-270 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2000

Safety analysis of autonomous excavator functionality.

Seward, D. W., Pace, C., Morrey, R. & Sommerville, I. 10/2000 In : Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 70, 1, p. 29-39 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1999

Conceptual design and development of a navigation system for a mobile robot.

Yavuz, H., Chandler, A., Bradshaw, A. & Seward, D. W. 1999 Proceedings of the 1999 Lancaster international workshop on engineering design: computer-aided conceptual design ’99 (CACD ’99). Bradshaw, A. & Counsell, J. M. (eds.). Windermere, p. 65-85 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Global integration of construction automation and robotics.

Seward, D. W., Quayle, S., Mure, N. & Scott, J. 1999 Proceedings of the 16th IAARC/IFAC/IEEE international symposium on automation and robotics in construction. Madrid, p. 11-16 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Some experimental force analysis for automation of excavation by a backhoe excavator.

Hemami, A., Seward, D. W. & Quayle, S. 1999 Proceedings of the 16th IAARC/IFAC/IEEE international symposium on automation and robotics in construction. Madrid, p. 503-508 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1998

The development, control and operation of an autonomous robotic excavator.

Bradley, D. A. & Seward, D. W. 01/1998 In : Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. 21, 1, p. 73-97 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Development of a safety manager for an autonomous mobile robot.

Pace, C. & Seward, D. 1998 Proceedings of the 29th international symposium on robotics 1998: advanced robotics beyond 2000. Birmingham, p. 277-282 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Developments in the piling process through advances in technology

Findlay, J. D., Seward, D. W., Mure, J. N. & Scott, J. 1998 The value of geotechnics in construction. London: Institution of Civil Engineers, 359 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Integrating the business process with automation through object technology in a foundation company.

Mure, N., Scott, J. N., Seward, D. W. & Quayle, S. D. 1998 Proceedings of ECPPM'98 - the Second European Conference on Product and Process Modelling in the Building Industry. BRE, 581 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1997

Developing the safety case for large mobile robots.

Seward, D. W., Quayle, S., Sommerville, I. & Morey, R. 1997 Advances in safety and reliability : proceedings of the ESREL '97 International Conference on Safety and Reliability, 17 - 20 June 1997, Lisbon, Portugal. Soares, C. G. (ed.). Oxford: Pergamon, p. 2293-2300 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

LUCIE - Lancaster University computerised intelligent excavator.

Seward, D. W. & Quayle, S. 1997 In : Circuit Cellar - The Magazine For Computer Applications. 79, p. 67-73 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Safe systems architectures for autonomous robots.

Sommerville, I., Seward, D. W., Morey, R. & Quayle, S. 1997 Proceedings of the safety critical systems conference. Brighton

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The automation of piling rig positioning using satellite GPS.

Seward, D. W., Scott, J., Findlay, J. & Kinniburgh, H. 1997 In : Automation in Construction. 6, 3, p. 229-240 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The development of an interactive simulation of site information technology systems in relation to construction automation.

Scott, J., Bradley, D. A., Seward, D. W., Adelson, R. M. & Pengelly, M. 1997 Proceedings of the 14th international symposium on robotics in construction. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University, p. 154-165 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The simulation and modelling of safety systems for construction robots.

Zhang, L., Bradley, D. A. & Seward, D. W. 1997 Proceedings of the 14th international symposium on robotics in construction. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University, p. 224-229 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1996

LUCIE the robot excavator - design for system safety.

Seward, D. W., Margrave, F. W., Sommerville, I. & Morrey, R. 04/1996 Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE international conference on robotics and automation. Minneapolis: IEEE, Vol. 1, p. 936-968 33 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The software development process for intelligent robots.

Seward, D. W. & Garman, A. 04/1996 In : IEE Journal on Computing & Control Engineering. 7, 2, p. 86-92 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Precise on-site positioning of a piling rig.

Seward, D. W., Ward, J., Findlay, J. & Kinniburgh, H. 1996 Proceedings of the Trimble 1996 surveying and mapping conference. California, p. 183-189 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

System architectures and safety for mobile construction robots.

Seward, D. W. & Quayle, S. 1996 Proceedings of the 13th international symposium on robotics in construction. Tokyo, Japan: Japan Robot Association (JARA), p. 727-732 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The anatomy of a humanoid robot.

Seward, D. W., Margrave, F. W. & Bradshaw, A. 1996 In : Robotica. 14, 4, p. 437-443 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The automation of piling rig positioning using satellite GPS.

Seward, D. W., Ward, J., Findlay, J. & Kinniburgh, H. 1996 Proceedings of the 13th international symposium on robotics in construction. Tokyo, Japan: Japan Robot Association (JARA), p. 223-230 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1995

Developing real-time autonomous excavation - the LUCIE story.

Bradley, D. A. & Seward, D. W. 1995 Developing real-time autonomous excavation - the LUCIE story. New Orleans, p. 3028-3033 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Issues in the development of data flow simulation of construction sites: the pursuit of quality.

Scott, J., Bradley, D. A., Adelson, R., Pengelly, M. & Seward, D. W. 1995 In : International Journal of Project Management. 13, 5, p. 335-339 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Safe systems for mobile robots: the safe-SAM project.

Seward, D. W., Margrave, F. W., Sommerville, I. & Kotonyam, G. 1995 Proceedings of the 3rd safety-critical systems symposium published as directions in safety-critical systems. Brighton: Springer-Verlag, p. 153-170 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1994

Behaviours, models and the LUCIE robot excavator.

Seward, D. W. 1994 Proceedings of an ALSB'94 workshop. Leeds

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Control architectures and operational strategies for intelligent, high-powered manipulators.

Bradley, D. A., Seward, D. W., Heikkila, T. & Vaha, P. 1994 Proceedings of the 11th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction XI (ISARC). Amsterdam: Elsevier, p. 367-372 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Establishing the safety argument for the use of programmable electronics in transport.

Margrave, F. W. & Seward, D. W. 1994 Proceedings of the 27th ISATA conference: dedicated conferences on mechatronics and supercomputing applications in the transportation industries. Croydon: Automotive Automation, p. 519-526 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Hazard analysis techniques for mobile construction robots.

Seward, D. W., Bradley, D. A. & Margrave, F. W. 1994 Proceedings of the 11th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction XI (ISARC). Chamberlain., D. A. (ed.). Amsterdam: Elsevier, p. 35-42 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

IT in support of construction site automation and robotics.

Scott, J. N., Bradley, D. A., Adelson, R. M., Pengelly, M. & Seward, D. W. 1994 Proceedings of the 11th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction XI (ISARC). Chamberlain, D. A. (ed.). Amsterdam: Elsevier, p. 531-538 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Mechatronics and intelligent systems.

Bradley, D. A., Bradshaw, A., Seward, D. W. & Margrave, F. W. 1994 Proceedings of the second IEE international conference on intelligent systems engineering. London: IEE, p. 395-400 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Robo Sapiens: a personal assistant robot.

Bradshaw, A., Seward, D. W. & Nagy, F. N. 1994 Mechatronics - the basis for a new industrial development. Acar, M., Makra, J. & Penney, E. (eds.). Southampton: Computational Mechanics Publications, p. 159-164 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1993

Artificial intelligence in the control and operation of construction plant - the autonomous robot excavator.

Bradley, D. A., Seward, D. W., Mann, J. E. & Goodwin, M. R. 1993 In : Automation in Construction. 2, 3, p. 217-228 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Safety critical systems for robot excavation.

Zhang, L. B. & Seward, D. W. 1993 Automation and robotics in construction X : proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 24-26 May, 1993. Watson, G. H., Tucker, R. L. & Walters, J. K. (eds.). Amsterdam ; London: Elsevier, p. 109-116 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1992

Artificial intelligence and robot construction plant - the smart artisan.

Bradley, D. A. & Seward, D. W. 1992 IEE colloquium on artificial intelligence in civil engineering. London, p. 8/1-8/3

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Artificial intelligence in the operation of construction plant.

Bradley, D. A. & Seward, D. W. 1992 9th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction. Tokyo

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Controlling an intelligent excavator for autonomous digging in difficult ground.

Seward, D. W., Bradley, D. A., Mann, J. E. & Goodwin, M. R. 1992 9th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction. Tokyo

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Designing a robot excavator - the decision making process.

Seward, D. W. 1992 Mechatronics case studies. Mechatronics case studies

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

LUCIE - the autonomous excavator

Seward, D. 1992 In : Industrial Robot. 19, 1, p. 14-18 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Robot excavator.

Seward, D. W. 1992 IEE computing and control colloquium on telerobotically controlled mobil vehicles. London, p. 5/1-5/3

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Robots in construction.

Seward, D. W. 1992 In : Industrial Robot. 19, 3, p. 25-29 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The Lancaster University computerised excavator programme.

Bradley, D. A. & Seward, D. W. 1992 Mechatronics - the integration of engineering design. Dundee: IMechE, p. 163-168 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter