Michael James Gratton

Research Associate and PhD Candidate,
School of Computer Science and Engineering,
The University of New South Wales.

Research Interests

I am primarily investigating in common-sense reasoning for artificial intelligence and cognitive robotics. My research interests included 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 reasoning about the world, to better address problems in cognitive robotics. My thesis is supervised by Maurice Pagnucco and co-supervised by Bernhard Hengst and Michael Thielscher.

Recent activity



Room 301, Building K17
School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales
NSW 2052


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