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Professor Richard Mitchell


Examinations Officer

School Director of Technology Enhanced Learning


Room 135

Building location

Polly Vacher

Areas of interest

Professor Mitchell's current interests include:

  • Cybernetics
  • Mobile robots
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Control engineering
  • Technology enhanced learning for control
  • Gaia theory

These areas are reflected in the FutureLearn Open Online Course (OOC) Begin Robotics.


  • Applications of Computer Science
  • Neural Networks
  • Java
  • Virtual Reality
  • Frequency Response
  • Gaia Theory.

Research projects

Professor Mitchell has been involved in research and industry projects worth nearly £2m, many of these being Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects.


Professor Mitchell came to Reading in 1977 as an undergraduate. He was made Professor of Cybernetics in August 2015.

Awards and honours

In 2011, Professor Mitchell was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship for his contribution to Teaching and Learning across the University. He was made Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2014.


See his personal website for more information. You can also find him on Google ScholarResearchGate and LinkedIn.

Selected publications

Professor Mitchell has over 120 publications, including four books and a specially written text for a custom book on cybernetics.


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