Praminda Caleb-Solly is Professor of Embodied Intelligence at the University of Nottingham, UK and leading the Cyber-physical Health and Assistive Technologies research group. Prior to this she was leading research in Assistive Robotics in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. She holds degrees in Electronic Systems Engineering, Biomedical Instrumentation Engineering, and a PhD in Interactive Evolutionary Computation.
From 2014 to 2018 she was Head of Electronics and Computer Systems at Designability, an assistive technology SME and charity located at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Prof Caleb-Solly's recent portfolio of Innovate UK, EPSRC, AHRC and EC funded projects includes designing and evaluating socially and physically assistive robotics and Internet of Things sensor-based intelligent technology.
Her research focus is on investigating different ways in which these technologies can assist people with age-related disabilities and long-term conditions, as well as their carers, in providing support for activities of daily living. She is currently leading an EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Network+ programme, EMERGENCE: Tackling Frailty - Facilitating the Emergence of Healthcare Robots from Labs into Service. In 2020 she co-founded Robotics for Good CIC, a start-up to enable deployment of leading-edge intelligent robotics and smart technology solutions that seek to empower people in their everyday lives.
Professor Caleb-Solly’s academic publications cover machine learning and human-robot interaction. She also co-authored the UK-Robotics and Autonomous Systems White Paper on Robotics in Social Care: A Connected Care EcoSystem for Independent Living; and gave evidence to the UK House of Lords’ Science and Technology Committee inquiry into Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living.
She also serves as a member of the British Standards Institute’s Technical Committees on Robotics and Ethics for Robots and Autonomous Systems.