Michael James Gratton

Research Associate and PhD Candidate
School of Computer Science and Engineering &
Creative Robotics Lab
The University of New South Wales

Research Interests

I am primarily investigating reasoning and perception in artificial intelligence and robotics. My research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning, cognitive robotics, machine perception, and cognitive science.

As a research associate jointly at the School of Computer Science and Engineering and the Creative Robotics Lab, I am investigating the recognition, formal representation and reasoning of human emotions for cognitive robotics.

The topic of my PhD thesis is “Reasoning About Action with Formal Context”. I am examining the use of context in formal logic for as a means for reasoning about action and change. My thesis is supervised by Maurice Pagnucco and co-supervised by Bernhard Hengst and Michael Thielscher.

Recent activity



School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales, Kensington
NSW 2052

Creative Robotics Lab
UNSW Art & Design, Paddington
NSW 2021


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