current students

The activities of the group take place within the context of the Robotics, Autonomous Intelligence and Learning Lab at the University of the Witwatersrand.
If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Dr Rosman.


Ritesh Ajoodha
"Tracking Musical Influence from the Renaissance to Post-Modern"
University of the Witwatersrand
Dario Fanucchi
"Adaptive Effort Bayesian Optimisation"
University of the Witwatersrand, Isazi Consulting
"Neurophysiology of Grasping"
University of Johannesburg, CSIR
Ndivhuwo Makondo
"Knowledge Transfer between Robotic Systems"
Tokyo Institute of Technology, CSIR
Adam Earle
"Deep Action Hierarchies"
University of the Witwatersrand
Pravesh Ranchod
"Discovering Skills from Multiple Related Demonstrators"
University of the Witwatersrand
Tumelo Ramphoreng Allan Uoane
"Firepower Modelling and Simulation for Infantry using Weapon Target Assignment"
University of the Witwatersrand, CSIR
Beatrice van Eden
"Scene Identification based on Concept Learning"
University of the Witwatersrand, CSIR


Steve James
"On the Confidence of Simulation Returns in Monte Carlo Go"
University of the Witwatersrand
Benjamin van Niekerk
"Accelerating Policy Selection using Latent Variable Models of Task Similarity"
University of the Witwatersrand
Jeremy Richard Lai Hong
"Knowledge Injection for MCTS in Imperfect Information Games"
University of the Witwatersrand
Phumlani Nhlanganiso Khoza
"Asynchronous Motor Imagery EEG-BCI for Text Input"
University of the Witwatersrand
Ntokozo Mabena
"Implementation of Action Priors under Operational Uncertainty"
University of the Witwatersrand
Sello Ralete
"Ad-hoc Multi-agent Collaboration in Uncertain Environments"
University of the Witwatersrand
Yongama Feni
"Dimensionality Reduction for Demographic Data"
University of the Witwatersrand, CSIR
Isaac Tarume
"Modeling Fraud Detection using Temporal Probabilistic Graphical Models"
University of the Witwatersrand
Richard Fisher
"Topological Path Planning with Bayesian Optimisation"
University of the Witwatersrand, Opti-Num Solutions
Jason Perlow
"Planning in adventure games using affordances and visual cues: Creating inventory usage and crafting policies in Minecraft"
University of the Witwatersrand


Leroy Christopher Dunn
"Autonomous Advising with Goal Inference"
University of the Witwatersrand
Axel Ind
"Realtime Cortical Activation Visualization Tool"
University of the Witwatersrand


Victor Gueorguiev
"Context Learning in Game Playing Agents"
University of Cape Town



  1. 2016: Michihisa Hiratsuka, "Human-like Motion Modulation in Learning by Demonstration". Tokyo Institute of Technology.
  2. 2015: Ritesh Ajoodha, "Automatic Music Genre Classification". University of the Witwatersrand.
  3. 2013: Demetris Kolanis, "Learning to Adapt Robotic Interfaces". University of Edinburgh.
  4. 2013: Yu Li, "Learning to Adapt Robotic Interfaces". University of Edinburgh.
  5. 2011: Andrew Robinson, "Achieving Global Shapes Through Local Goals in Reconfigurable Robotics". University of Edinburgh.


  1. 2015: Nicolle Garber, "Content-Based Video Caption Generation". University of the Witwatersrand. [Starfield Prize for Best Project in Computational and Applied Mathematics Honours]
  2. 2015: Simphiwe D Msimango, "Content Adaptation in Games". University of the Witwatersrand.
  3. 2015: Patrick Pheme, "Geometric Scene Abstraction from Kinect Data". University of the Witwatersrand.
  4. 2014: Daniel van Flymen, "The Effect and Improvement of Learning on Human Subjects using Iterative Task-Based Stimuli in a Controlled Environment". University of the Witwatersrand.
  5. 2014: Ntokozo Mabena, "Action Priors on a Mobile Robot". University of the Witwatersrand.
  6. 2014: Jonathan Wasson, "Towards Online Adaptive Content Personalisation". University of the Witwatersrand.
  7. 2014: Robert Buchmann, "Using Knowledge Transfer To Bias Search In Planning Problems". University of the Witwatersrand.
  8. 2011: Sello Ralete, "Context Matching within a Skill Acquisition Framework". University of the Witwatersrand.