•In 1994, we proposed and founded the Essex-Robots group and constructed the Brooker lab for intelligent embedded
systems. The robotics group has now grown to the largest
and most successful in the country.
•In 1998, we identified an opportunity to apply the agent
mechanisms we had developed for robotics to the rapidly developing field of Pervasive Computing and Ambient Intelligence.
Thus, the Intelligent Inhabited
Environments(IIE) group was formed.
•The group: 3 academics, Victor Callaghan, Martin Colley and Hani Hagras, 1 computer officer (Dr. Graham Clarke),
6 Research Officers and 10 PhD students