Professor Robert Sutton
Profiles

Professor Robert Sutton

Emeritus Professor

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Role

Professor of Control Systems Engineering

Qualifications

BEng(Tech), MEng, PhD

Robert Sutton holds the degrees of BEng(Tech) in Engineering Production, and MEng and PhD in Control Engineering from the University of Wales. Prior to joining the Royal Navy as a Commissioned Officer in 1976, he served general engineering and student apprenticeships with Firth Cleveland Fastenings Limited, Pontypridd, UK, followed by a period as a research student in the Industrial Engineering Unit, UWIST, Cardiff. On completion of his service in 1992 in the rank of Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy, he took up an appointment at the University of Plymouth.Currently, he is the Head of the School of Engineering and of the MIDAS Research Group.

Professional membership

CEng, FIMechE, FIET

Roles on external bodies

EXTERNAL COMMITTEES

 

 

1.        International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Technical Committee on Marine Systems, Member 

2.                  Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) Underwater Robotics Group Committee. Member 

3.                  Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.

Staff serving as external examiners

EXTERNAL EXAMINER

 

2000 to 2003 :  External Examiner for the BSc Combined Studies (Integrated Technologies) course offered by the University of Sheffield under the aegis of its Collegiate Studies Scheme.

2002 to 2004:  External Examiner for the BEng in Mechanical Engineering course offered by the Department of Mechanical and Design Engineering, University of Portsmouth.

2005 todate      External Examiner for the BEng and MEng in Marine Technology courses offered by the School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

    

2006 to            External Examiner for the MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology course offered by Cranfield University.

Research interests

Professor Sutton's main research activities lie in the application of advanced control engineering and artificial intelligence techniques to control problems. Ongoing research is concerned with the use of fuzzy logic, neurofuzzy algorithms, artificial neural networks and adaptive search algorithms in the design of novel control systems for industrial and marine plant. Of particular interest is the design and development of uninhabited marine vehicles for both surface and underwater operations.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

PhD and MPhil PROGRAMMES

 

Completion

  1. BATE J. Performance Analysis and Prediction of High Speed Planing Craft. PhD. 1991-1994. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  2. WITT N A J. Artificial Intelligence Techniques Applied to Automatic Ship Guidance. PhD. 1991-1995. Full-time study (Supervisor).

  3. SHARIF M T. Control Techniques Applied to Integrated Ship Motion Control. PhD. 1992-1995. Full-time study (Supervisor).

  4. JOHNSON C. Depth and Yaw Control of an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle using Neural Networks. MPhil. 1992-1995. 2 years full-time and 1 year part-time study (Director of Studies).

  5. TAYLOR S D H. The Design and Tuning of Fuzzy Autopilots using Artificial Neural Networks. MPhil. 1993-1995. Part-time study (Supervisor).

  6. WALDOCK M I..Artificial Neural Networks for Control Modelling of an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle. MPhil. 1993-1996.Part-time study (Supervisor).

  7. CRAVEN P J. Intelligent Control Strategies for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. PhD. 1995-1999. Full-time study (Director of Studies) (Awarded the Fugro-Geos Ltd prize for best thesis in Applied Marine Science and Technology by the Society for Underwater Technology).

  8. ZIRILLI A. Intelligent Autopilots for Ships. PhD University of Wales. 1997-2000 Full-time study (Supervisor).

  9. BONHAM C R. Evolutionary Decomposition of Complex Design Spaces. PhD.1997-2000. Full-time study (Supervisor).

  10. CVETKOVIC D. Evolutionary Multi-Objective Decision Support Systems for Conceptual Design. PhD. 1997-2000. Full-time study (Supervisor).

  11. WANG W-H. Modelling Machine Induced Noise and Vibration in a Ship Structure. PhD. 1994-2000. Part-time study (Director of Studies).

  12. PEARSON A R. Intelligent Fault Tolerant Control Schemes for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. PhD. 1998-2002. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  13. KNIGHT M J. Precision Control of a Sensorless Brushless Direct Current Motor System. PhD. 1999-2002. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  14. LEAVEY C M. Development of an Intelligent Decision Support System for Application to Orthofunctional Design. MPhil 1997-2002. Part-time study (Supervisor).

  15. NAEEM W. Guidance and Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. PhD 2001-2004, Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  16. LOEBIS D. An Intelligent Navigation System for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. PhD 2001-2004. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  17. TAN CS. A Collision Avoidance System for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. PhD 2002-2005. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

  18. XU T, An Intelligent Navigation System for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle. PhD 2004-2007. Full-time study (Director of Studies).

     ALSO SUPERVISED NUMEROUS SUCCESSFUL MSC DISSERTATIONS

PhD and MPhil EXAMINATIONS

PhD Examinations

External       

  1. McGURN J T. Application of Heat Transfer Models to Boiler Fouling Monitoring. Queen's University of Belfast, June 1994.
  2. MacCONNELL PFA. Heating Control using a Knowledge-Based Approach. University of Exeter, March 1996.
  3. HU JQ. Adaptive Fuzzy Predictive Control using a Neurofuzzy Model with Application to Sintering. University of Sheffield, April 1997.
  4. LEA R K. Simulation and Experimental Comparison of Control Strategies for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. University of Southampton, August 1998.
  5. CREASER P. Application of Evolutionary Computation Techniques to Missile Guidance. Cranfield University, March 1999.
  6. STEPHENS RI. Adaptive Control for Dynamic Positioning of Ships. Coventry University, May 1999.
  7. SHARMA SK Soft Computing for Dynamic Modelling and Control with Application to Flexible Manipulators. University of Sheffield,October 2000.
  8. PRINCE MP.Stabilising Ships for Helicopter Operations. University of Southampton, December 2000.
  9. CREERY NJ. Inlet Manifold Fuel Film Study. Queen's University of Belfast, January 2001.
  10. PLATTS JT. A Self-Organising Fuzzy Logic Supervisor. Loughborough University,March 2001.
  11. RIDAO P. A Hybrid Control Architecture for an AUV: Implementation on a Real-Time Operative System. University of Girona, Spain, June 2001.
  12. YANG D-M. Development of Novel Intelligent Condition Monitoring Procedures for Rolling Element Bearings. University of Aberdeen, December 2001.
  13. HICKMAN DM. The Simulation of Spark Ignition Engine Behaviour Under Drive Cycle and Off-Cycle Operating Conditions. University of Nottingham, February 2002.
  14. MOODY L. Sensors, Sensor Measurement Fusion and Missile Trajectory Optimisation. Cranfield University, September 2003.
  15. CARRERAS M. A Proposal of a Behavior-Based Control Architecture with Reinforcement Learning for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. University of Girona, Spain, September 2003.
  16. KONGEZOS V. An Investigation into Industrial DCS using Wireless Communications. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, March 2004.
  17. SANCHEZ A. Data-Driven Control Design of Wastewater Treatment Systems. University of Strathclyde. June 2004.
  18. AL-TOWAIM T. Practical Implementation of Norm-Optimal and Predictive Iterative Learning Control on a Chain Conveyor System. University of Southampton, July 2004.
  19. ANASTASAKIS L. Application of Time Series Prediction in Business Processes. University of Sheffield, November 2004.
  20. GOVINDHASAMY JJ. Learning Systems for Process Identification and Control. Queen’s University Belfast, December 2004.
  21. SUGDEN C. Intelligent Sensor Fusion Techniques for Road Car Positioning. University of Tasmania, Australia, July 2005.
  22. HOME G. A Hybrid Intelligent Architecture for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Navigation. University of Sunderland, July 2006.
  23. NOLAN GA. Modelling and Optimisation of a Heaving Buoy Wave Energy Converter for Potable WaterProduction. National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland, September 2006
  24. MOALEJI R. Adaptive Control for Ship Roll Stabilization using Anti-Roll Tanks. University College London, February 2007 
Internal                

  1. CHUDLEY J. An Adaptable Mathematical Model for Integrated Navigation Systems. University of Plymouth, April 1994.
  1. WILLIAMS E. A Neural Network Based Fault Detection System for Industrial Processes. University of Plymouth, March 1995.
  2. ROY R. Adaptive Search and the Preliminary Design of Gas Turbine Blade Cooling Systems. University of Plymouth,April1997.
  3. FINDLAY M. Factors Affecting Collision and Grounding Losses in the UK Fishing Fleet. University of Plymouth, January 1998.
  4. WATSON AH. An Investigation of Evolutionary Computing in Systems Identification for Preliminary Design. University of Plymouth January 1999.
  5. RADIX C-A L. Human Control of Robotic Mechanisms : Modelling and Assessment of Assistive Devices. University of Plymouth, November 1999.
  6. QURASHI Z A. A Generic Approach Employing Information Systems for Introducing Systems in SMEs University ofPlymouth, February 2000.
  7. RICHTER R. A Predictive Fuzzy-Neural Autopilot for the Guidance of Small Motorised Marine Craft.University of Plymouth, August 2000.
  8. DONG C. Closed Loop Controlled Total Intravenous Anesthesia. University of Plymouth, July 2003.
  9. GOMEZ DA. A New Type of Linear Extension Sensor for Use in Compliant Robotic Actuators. University of Plymouth, February 2005.
  10. SOLIMAN E M. Delay Hierarchy Propagation Model. University of Plymouth, August 2005.

 External

      1.   BRIDGES L W. On-Line Quality Control for Wire-Coating Process. University of Sheffield, February 1999.
      2.   MANDALOJU N. Hardware Approaches to Model Identification and Control. University of Southampton, July 2007.

 

Internal

        1.   Kirby-Chambers H M. 
              A Thermodynamic and Mechanical Engineering Investigation of a Reciprocating Joule Cycle Engine, September 
              2001

 

Grants & contracts

 

RESEARCH INCOME

 

EPSRC and Other Sources

 

1991    £18 K (over 3 years), Research studentship, SERC.

 

1992    £50 K (over 3 years), MOD (Navy) for Integrated Ship Motion Control with GN Roberts (Royal Naval Engineering College).

 

1992    £200 K (over 3 years), SERC/Kelvin Hughes Ltd for Technological Refinements in Integrated Bridge Design with M J Dove and M M A Pourzanjani (Southampton Institute), K M Miller (University of Plymouth) and P Smeaton (Liverpool John Moores University).

 

1995    £18 K (over 3 years), Research studentship, EPSRC.

 

1996    £ 4 K Collaborative research with the University of Exeter.

 

1998    £25 K (over 3 years) Research studentship, EPSRC.

 

1999    £34.5 K (over 3 years) Industrial CASE studentship, EPSRC with R Burns.

 

1999    £50 K (over 2 years) DERA Bincleaves for a feasibility study into Remote Technologies Research with J Chudley, S Grove, D Pilgrim and P Robinson.

( £ 25 K subject to approval for year 3).

 

2000    £596.2 K (over 3 years) EPSRC / Seaeye Marine Ltd for IMPROVES research project with R Allen (University of Southampton) and G N Roberts (University of Wales College Newport).

 

2000    £17.98 K (over 6 months) CRAFT Exploratory Award / Industry for Wine Fermentation In-Process Quality Monitoring System with Polmassick Vineyard, Cave Chaurienne and the University of Pavia.

 

2001    £ 428.48 K (over 3 years) EPSRC / Industry for An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with Adaptive Tracking and Navigation Capabilities Research Project with J Chudley, RS Burns, S Tetlow (Cranfield University) and RL Allwood (Cranfield University).

 

2004     £ 250.75 K (over 3 years) EPSRC / Industry for An Unmanned Surface Vehicle with Pollutant  Tracking and Surveying Capabilities Research with J Chudley

 

2004     €267.28 K Euros (over 2 years) EC CRAFT Award for Wine Fermentation In- Process Monitoring System. Total grant 904 K Euros.

 

Teaching Company Programmes


1997    £65 K (over 2 years), Teaching Company Directorate / EPSRC / DTI / G and S Smirthwaite Ltd for an Inelligent Design System for Bespoke Product Development with J Pearce and M Polkinghorne.

1997   £154 K (over 2 years), Teaching Company Directoratr / EPSRC / DTI / Spinnaker Ltd for an Intelligent Navigation System for Security Products with R Burns and S Furnell.

 

1999    £122 K (over 3 years) Teaching Company Directorate / EPSRC / DTI / Hovercam Ltd for the Design of an Autonomous Control and Navigation System for a Miniature Helicopter with R Burns and J Pearce.

 

1999   £77 K (over 2 years) Teaching Company Directorate / EPSRC / DTI / Morris Automation for the Development of a Design Methodology for Process Automation Equipment with R Burns and J Pearce.

 

1999    £88.7 K (over 2 years) Teaching Company Directorate / EPSRC / DTI / Plastech Thermoset Tectonics for Control and Monitoring of a Manufacturing Process for the Aerospace Industry with S Grove.

 

2000     £75 K (over 2 years) Teaching Company Directorate / EPSRC / DTI / Centrax Ltd for Application of Automation to the Gas Turbine Manufacturing Process with R Burns.

 

 

 

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Sharma SK & Sutton R 2013 'A genetic algorithm based nonlinear guidance and control system for an uninhabited surface vehicle' Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology 12, (2) 29-40 Publisher Site PEARL
Sharma SK & Sutton R 2012 'Modelling the yaw dynamics of an uninhabited surface vehicle for navigation and control systems design' JOURNAL OF MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 11, (3) 9-20 Author Site PEARL
Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2012 'Energy-Shaping Gait Generation for a Class of Underactuated Robotic Fish' MARINE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY JOURNAL 46, (3) 34-43 Author Site Publisher Site
Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2012 'Energy-Shaping Gait Generation for a Class of Underactuated Robotic Fish' Marine Technology Society Journal 46, 34-43-34-43 Publisher Site , DOI
Sharma SK, naeem W & Sutton R 2012 'An Autopilot Based on a Local Control Network Design for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle' The Journal of Navigation 65, (2) 281-301 , DOI PEARL
Sharma SK, Sutton R & Irwin G 2012 'Dynamic Evolution of the Genetic Search Region through Fuzzy Coding' Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 25, (3) 443-456 , DOI PEARL
Sharma SK, Sutton R & Irwin G 2012 'Dynamic Evolution of the Genetic Search Region through Fuzzy Coding' Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 25, (3) 443-456 , DOI
Sharma SK, naeem W & Sutton R 2012 'An Autopilot Based on a Local Control Network Design for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle' The Journal of Navigation 65, (2) 281-301 , DOI
Naeem W, Sutton R & Xu T 2012 'An integrated multi-sensor data fusion algorithm and autopilot implementation in an uninhabited surface craft' OCEAN ENGINEERING 39, 43-52 Author Site , DOI
Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2012 'Energy-Shaping Gait Generation for a Class of Underactuated Robotic Fish' MARINE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY JOURNAL 46, (3) 34-43 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Sutton R, Sharma S & Xao T 2011 'Adaptive navigation systems for an unmanned surface vehicle' Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology 10, (3) 3-20 Publisher Site
Dai YM, Gardiner N, Sutton R & Dyson PK 2011 'Hydrodynamic analysis models for the design of Darrieus-type vertical-axis marine current turbines' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT 225, (M3) 295-307 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Roper DT, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2011 'A review of developments towards biologically inspired propulsion systems for autonomous underwater vehicles' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT 225, (M2) 77-96 Author Site , DOI
Sutton R & Roberts GN 2009 'Martronics: a philosophy for marine systems design' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT 223, (M2) 163-175 Author Site , DOI
Naeem W, Xu T, Sutton R & Tiano A 2008 'The design of a navigation, guidance, and control system for an unmanned surface vehicle for environmental monitoring' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT 222, (M2) 67-79 , DOI
Sutton R 2008 'SPECIAL ISSUE ON MARINE SYSTEMS' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT 222, (M2) I-I Author Site , DOI
TAN CS, SUTTON R & CHUDLEY J 2007 'An Integrated Collision Avoidance System for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles' International Journal of Control 80, (7) 1027-1049
Naeem W, Sutton R & Chudley J 2007 'Chemical plume tracing and odour source localisation by autonomous vehicles' Journal of Navigation 60, (2) 173-190
Tiano A, Sutton R, Lozowicki A & Naeem W 2007 'Observer Kalman filter identification of an autonomous underwater vehicle' Control Engineering Practice 15, (6) 727-739
Loebis D, Naeem W, Sutton R, Chudley J & Tetlow S 2007 'Soft computing techniques in the design of a navigation, guidance and control system for an autonomous underwater vehicle' International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing 21, (2-3) 205-236
Kiencke U, Nielsen L, Sutton R, Schilling K, Papageorgiou M & Asama H 2006 'The impact of automatic control on recent developments in transportation and vehicle systems' Annual Reviews in Control 30, (1) 81-89
Naeem W, Sutton R, Chudley J, Dalgleish FR & Tetlow S 2005 'An online genetic algorithm based model predictive control autopilot design with experimental verification' International Journal of Control 78, (14) 1076-1090
Wang M & Sutton R 2005 'Closed loop identification of a remotely operated flight vehicle' Underwater Technology 26, (2) 57-63
WANG M & SUTTON R 2005 'System Identification of a Remotely Operated Flight Vehicle' Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology A6, 17-22
NAEEM W, SUTTON R, CHUDLEY J, DALGLEISH FR & TETLOW S 2004 'A GA Based Model Predictive Control Autopilot Design and Its Implementation in an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Proc Instn Mech Engrs Part M:' Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment 218, 175-188
Loebis D, Sutton R, Chudley J & Naeem W 2004 'Adaptive tuning of a Kalman filter via fuzzy logic for an intelligent AUV navigation system' Control Engineering Practice 12, (12) 1531-1539
TAN CS, SUTTON R & CHUDLEY J 2004 'Collision Avoidance Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Part A: A Review of Obstacle Detection' Journal of Marine Science and Environment, Part C, (C2) 39-50
TAN CS, SUTTON R & CHUDLEY J 2004 'Collision Avoidance Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Part B: A Review of Obstacle Avoidance' Journal of Marine Science and Environment Part C, (C2) 51-62
Knight MJ & Sutton R 2004 'Fuzzy model based sliding-mode control of a d.c. servomechanism' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part I-Journal of Systems and Control Engineering 218, (I3) 211-225
NAEEM W, SUTTON R & AHMAD SM 2004 'Pure Pursuit Guidance and Model Predictive Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Cable/Pipeline Tracking' Journal of Marine Science and Environment C1, 25-35
Loebis D, Sutton R & Chudley J 2003 'A fuzzy Kalman filter for accurate navigation of an autonomous underwater vehicle' Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2003 157-162
Naeem W, Sutton R, Ahmad SM & Burns RS 2003 'A review of guidance laws applicable to unmanned underwater vehicles' Journal of Navigation 56, (1) 15-29
Leavey CM, James MN, Summerscales J & Sutton R 2003 'An introduction to wavelet transforms: a tutorial approach' INSIGHT 45, (5) 344-353 , DOI
Leavey CM, James MN, Summerscales J & Sutton R 2003 'Damage detection in CFRP using wavelet scale correlation' Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis 440-4, 211-218
Knight MJ, Sutton R & Burns RS 2003 'Fuzzy model based integral action sliding mode control' Soft Computing 7, (4) 244-251
Roberts GN, Sutton R, Zirilli A & Tiano A 2003 'Intelligent ship autopilots - A historical perspective' Mechatronics 13, (10) 1091-1103
Ahmad SM, Sutton R & Burns RS 2003 'Retrieval of an autonomous underwater vehicle: An interception approach' Underwater Technology 25, (4) 185-197
Loebis D, Sutton R & Chudley J 2002 'A review of multisensor data fusion techniques and their application autonomous underwater vehicle navigation' Proceedings Part A: Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology 1, 3-14
Sutton R & Craven PJ 2002 'An On-Line Intelligent Multi-Input-Multi-Output Autopilot Design Study' Proc Instn Mech Engrs Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment 216, (M2) 117-131
Sutton R & Craven PJ 2001 'A fuzzy autopilot design approach that utilizes non-linear consequent terms' Journal of Marine Science and Technology 9, (2) 65-74
Knight MJ, Sutton R, Burns RS & Jenkins DFL 2001 'Sensor bandwidth reduction for data capture' Measurement Science & Technology 12, (10) N35-N38
Zirilli A, Roberts GN, Tiano A & Sutton R 2000 'Adaptive steering of a containership based on neural networks' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL AND SIGNAL PROCESSING 14, (8) 849-873 Author Site , DOI
Sutton R, Burns RS & Craven PJ 2000 'Intelligent Steering Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle' Journal of Navigation 53, (3) 511-525 , DOI
Sutton R & Roberts GN 1999 'Unmanned underwater vehicles' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE 30, (9) 899-900 Author Site
Pearson AR, Sutton R, Burns RS, Robinson P & Tiano A 1999 'Fault tolerant control strategies for uninhabited underwater vehicles' UNDERWATER TECHNOLOGY 24, (2) 61-71 Author Site , DOI
Craven PJ, Sutton R, Burns RS & Dai YM 1999 'Multivariable intelligent control strategies for an autonomous underwater vehicle' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE 30, (9) 965-980 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Craven PJ, Sutton R & Burns RS 1999 'Multivariable neurofuzzy control of an autonomous underwater vehicle' INTEGRATED COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING 6, (4) 275-288 Author Site
Collar P & Sutton R 1998 'AUV technology special issue: Editors' foreword' UNDERWATER TECHNOLOGY 23, (1) 1-1 Author Site , DOI
Craven PJ, Sutton R & Burns RS 1998 'Control Strategies for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles' Journal of Navigation 51, (1) 79-105 , DOI
Sutton R & Craven PJ 1998 'The ANFIS approach applied to AUV autopilot design' NEURAL COMPUTING & APPLICATIONS 7, (2) 131-140 Author Site , DOI
Sutton R, Johnson C & Roberts GN 1997 'A Neural Auto-depth Controller for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle' Journal of Navigation 50, (2) 292-302 , DOI
Roberts GN, Sharif MT, Sutton R & Agarwal A 1997 'Robust control methodology applied to the design of a combined steering/stabiliser system for warships' IEE PROCEEDINGS-CONTROL THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 144, (2) 128-136 Author Site , DOI
Sutton R & Marsden GD 1997 'A Fuzzy Autopilot Optimized Using a Genetic Algorithm' Journal of Navigation 50, (1) 120-131 , DOI
Sutton R & Craven PJ 1997 'Fuzzy yaw autopilots for unmanned underwater vehicles tuned using artificial neural networks' UNDERWATER TECHNOLOGY 22, (4) 173-182 Author Site , DOI
Sutton R 1997 'Marine control systems - Part 2' TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL 19, (3) 118-118 Author Site , DOI
Sutton R 1997 'Marine control systems- introduction' Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control 19, (2) 62-62 , DOI
Sutton R, Roberts GN & Taylor SDH 1997 'Tuning fuzzy ship autopilots using artificial neural networks' TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL 19, (2) 94-106 Author Site , DOI
Sutton R, Taylor SDH & Roberts GN 1996 'Neuro-Fuzzy Techniques Applied to a Ship Autopilot Design' Journal of Navigation 49, (3) 410-430 , DOI
Sharif MT, Roberts GN & Sutton R 1995 'Sea-trial experimental results of fin/rudder roll stabilisation' Control Engineering Practice 3, (5) 703-708 , DOI
SUTTON R, ROBERTS GN & DEARDEN SR 1989 'DESIGN STUDY OF A FUZZY CONTROLLER FOR SHIP ROLL STABILIZATION' ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING JOURNAL 1, (4) 159-166 Author Site , DOI
Sutton R & Towill DR 1987 'A fuzzy model of the helmsman performing a course-keeping task' Appl Ergon 18, (2) 137-145 Author Site , DOI
SUTTON R, CHERRINGTON JE & TOWILL DR 1986 'MANUAL CONTROL OF CRANE SYSTEMS' ERGONOMICS 29, (10) 1155-1171 Author Site , DOI
SUTTON R & TOWILL DR 1985 'AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FUZZY-SETS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTROL ALGORITHMS' JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTION OF ELECTRONIC AND RADIO ENGINEERS 55, (10) 357-367 Author Site , DOI
SUTTON R 1983 'VALID HUMAN OPERATOR CONTROL-MODELS FOR CLOSED-LOOP DESIGN' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART B-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MANUFACTURE 197, (NOV) 237-240 Author Site
Books
ROBERTS GN & SUTTON R 2006 Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles. IEE Control Series,IEE Press
Tan CS, Sutton R, Ahmad S & Chudley J 2003 Autonomous underwater vehicle retrieval manoeuvre using artificial intelligent strategy.
Ahmad SM & Sutton R 2003 Dynamic modelling of a remotely operated vehicle.
Naeem W, Sutton R & Ahmad SM 2003 LQG/LTR control of an autonomous underwater vehicle using a hybrid guidance law.
Chapters
LOEBIS D, NAEEM W, SUTTON R, CHUDLEY J & TIANO A 2006 'Navigation, guidance and control of the Hammerhead autonomous vehicle' in ROBERTS GN; SUTTON R Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles IEE Control Series, IEE Press
Knight MJ, Sutton R, Burns RS & Jenkins DFL 2001 'A comparison of nonlinear identification techniques' in Kaszynski R Proc IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics 953-958
Tiano A, Zirilli A, Sutton R & Knight MJ 2001 'Nonlinear identification of a brushless motor' in Kaszynski R Proc IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics 977-980
Kwiesielewicz M, Piotrowski W & Sutton R 2001 'Predictive versus fuzzy control of an autonomous underwater vehicle' in Kaszynski R Proc IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics 609-612
Conference Papers
Sharma SK, Irwin GW & Sutton R 2007 'Fuzzy logic for priority based genetic search in evolving a neural network architecture' 2007 Ieee Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Vols 1-10, Proceedings 1648-1653 PEARL
NAEEM W, SUTTON R & CHUDLEY J 2006 'Modelling and Control of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Environmental Monitoring' CD-Rom Proc of UKACC International Control Conference, Glasgow, UK
Naeem W, Sutton R, Chudley J & IEEE 2006 'Soft computing design of a linear quadratic Gaussian controller for an unmanned surface vehicle' 918-+
Pearson AR, Sutton R, Burns RS & Robinson P 2002 'A fuzzy fault tolerant control scheme for an autonomous underwater vehicle' 425-430
Sutton R, Pearson A & Tiano A 2001 'A fuzzy fault tolerant control scheme for an autonomous underwater vehicle' Proc IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, Technical University of Szczecin 595-600
Sutton R, Chudley J, Solomon CM & McCabe S 1998 'A GA optimised fuzzy autopilot for an unmanned underwater vehicle' 93-98
Craven PJ & Sutton R 1998 'A neural network based fuzzy autopilot design for an autonomous underwater vehicle' 569-574
Craven PJ, Sutton R & Dai YM 1998 'A neurofuzzy technique applied to UUV autopilot design' 53-58
Sutton R & Roberts GN 1998 'Approaches to fuzzy autopilot design optimization' 77-82
Sutton R, Craven PJ & Solomon CM 1998 'Intelligent roll control of an autonomous underwater vehicle' 19-28
Craven PJ, Sutton R & Dai YM 1998 'Multi-input single-output autopilots for autonomous underwater vehicle control' 87-92
Craven PJ, Sutton R, Kwiesielewicz M, ENGINEERS IE & ENGINEERS IE 1998 'Neurofuzzy control of a non-linear multivariable system' 531-536
Sutton R 1997 'Optimization of fuzzy autopilots' 63-76
Sharif MT, Roberts GN & Sutton R 1996 'Final experimental results of full scale fin/rudder roll stabilisation sea trials' Elsevier BV 377-384 , DOI
Sutton R & Marsden GD 1996 'Optimisation of the fuzzy helmsman model using a genetic algorithm' 88-93
Sutton R & Pringle AI 1995 'A fuzzy hybrid autopilot for a very large crude carrier' 731-737
SUTTON R, JOHNSON C, ROBERTS GN & IEEE 1994 'DEPTH CONTROL OF AN UNMANNED UNDERWATER VEHICLE USING NEURAL NETWORKS' C121-C125
SHARIF MT, ROBERTS GN, SUTTON R & INST ELECT ENGINEERS CCDIV 1994 'INTEGRATED ROBUST SHIP ROLL STABILIZATION' 1566-1571
JOHNSON C, SUTTON R & ROBERTS GN 1994 'NEURAL CONTROL OF AN UNMANNED UNDERWATER VEHICLE IN THE SEA-BED PROFILING MODE' 183-191
SHARIF MT, ROBERTS GN, SUTTON R & IEEE CSSOC 1994 'ROBUST FIN RUDDER SHIP ROLL STABILIZATION' 1107-1112
SUTTON R & JONES HA 1993 'ROD CONTROL OF A SUBMARINE PRESSURIZED-WATER REACTOR USING FUZZY-LOGIC' 491-496

Reports & invited lectures

INVITED SEMINARS

Invited seminars given at the following venues:

1. Industrial Research Group, GlosCAT, Cheltenham, October 1988.

2. Working Group on Automation and Artificial Intelligence, INRIA, Paris, October 1989.

3. MSc course in Artificial Intelligence with Engineering Applications, University of Wales College of Cardiff, November 1990, November 1991, November 1993, December 1994.

4. IEEE Control Systems Chapter, University of Exeter, December 1990.

5. Hirst Research Laboratories, GEC Ltd, Wembley, November 1991.

6. Advanced Systems Research Group, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Southampton, February 1992.

7. Lucas Technology Update Symposium, Advanced Engineering Centre, Lucas Automotive Ltd, Solihull, June 1992.

8. Control and Instrument Systems Centre, University of Warwick, November 1993.

9. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada, April 1994.

10. UK/Japan Second Workshop on Fuzzy Systems, University of Southampton, October 1994.

11. Control and Systems Engineering Group, University of Exeter, October 1994.

12. Marine Technology Division, Southampton Institute, May 1995.

13. Third Workshop on Fuzzy Systems, University of Oxford, December 1995.

14. Faculty of Technology, Gwent College of Higher Education, February 1996.

15. Dipartimento Di Informatica E Sistemistica, University of Pavia, Italy, March 1996.

16. Division of Automation and Information Engineering, Korean Maritime University, Korea, July 1997.

17. Institute of Maritime Technology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan, July 1997.

18. Marine Special Interest Group, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, London July 1998.

19. Centre for Intelligent Systems, National University of Singapore, July 1999.

20. Joint Seminar Programme of Warwick and Coventry Universities on Systems and Control, November 2000.

21. Centre for Systems and Control, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, January 2002.

22. System Identification and Control Research Unit, School of Electronics, University of Glamorgan, February 2006.

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AWARDS AND PRIZES

1966 The Oxford Award for best attainment in the craft practice for a first year apprentice, Firth Cleveland Fastenings Ltd, Pontypridd.

1968 Winner of the de Ridder Apprentice Cup, Firth Cleveland Fastenings Ltd, Pontypridd.

1972 Vicrem Engineering Production Prize for best final year student project, UWIST, Cardiff.

1985 J Langham Thompson Premium for the most outstanding paper in the IERE journal during 1985.

1991 Donald Julius Groen Prize for most outstanding paper in Proceedings Part I of IMechE during 1991.

1995 Outstanding Paper Award for the best paper in the Journal of SNAME, ROC, during 1995

2002 Stanley Gray Award for the most worthy Offshore Technology paper in the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology Part A1 during 2001/2002