For 5 years, the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Techniques (UK-RAS) Community have been holding the UK Robotics Week. This 12 months’s version kicked off on the 19th of June because the UK Competition of Robotics with the purpose of boosting public engagement in robotics and clever techniques. The pageant options on-line occasions, particular competitions, and interactive actions for robotic fanatics of all ages. Amongst them, we selected to advocate you the Robotic Lab Dwell session that may happen on-line on Wednesday the 23rd of June, 4pm – 6pm (BST).
Robotic Lab Dwell is a digital robotics showcase that includes 16 of the UK’s prime robotics analysis teams. Every group will show-off their cutting-edge robots and autonomous techniques concurrently to stay audiences on YouTube. You possibly can flick between totally different demos working throughout the two-hour livestream, ask questions and work together with the analysis groups within the chat. Right here’s the hyperlink to look at the livestream.
Aside from Robotic Lab Dwell, there are different interactive (and on-line!) occasions that we discover of specific curiosity:
Mosaix with Swarm Robotic Tiles (Tuesday the 22nd of June, 4pm – 6pm BST): On this occasion, it is possible for you to to remotely management your personal Tile on the Bristol Robotics Laboratory to create collective artwork with different customers. Tiles are small, Four-inch screens-on-wheels that customers can draw on, color, and transfer. ‘Mosaix’ emerges from the interactions between swarms of robotic ‘Tiles’.
Tech Tag (Thursday the 24th of June, 5pm – 7pm BST): Management one in all our robots at Harwell campus in Oxford as they play a high-tech model of the schoolyard basic – tag. Go to this web site to affix one of many 4 robotic groups (blue, purple, purple or yellow) and vote for the place your robotic ought to go subsequent to keep away from being tagged. If you happen to’re it – attempt to catch one of many different robots as shortly as you possibly can! With stay commentary from science communicator and presenter, Sam Langford.
CSI Robotic (Friday the 25th of June, 3pm – 4pm BST): Would you prefer to strive being an accident investigator, discovering out the reason for incidents involving people and social robots? Then be part of us for this enjoyable, interactive session!
To search out out about extra occasions, please go to this web site.
Daniel Carrillo-Zapata was awared his PhD in swarm robotics on the Bristol Robotics Lab in 2020. He now fosters the tradition of “scientific agitation” to interact in two-way conversations between researchers and society.