Feedback from one of the attendees at the ROS workshop
Thanks for the event. As a new Robotics PhD student who knows a lot about programming and not very much about robots, this has really helped me gain confidence that ROS is indeed very helpful to abstract the controls and focus on the what, not the how. When I used the simulator I got a vague idea of how the system operates, but testing it on real robots made me aware of practical implications, connectivity issues, etc and reassured me that I can indeed "make it work". It has also been very valuable for me to talk to and work with people that are also exploring this -potentially revolutionary- piece of software. It opened my mind to the fact that not just academics but also small and large companies and independent individuals are indeed interested in ROS. Many thanks and looking forward to the next one.
See the group photograph in our photos section
We plan to re-run this Workshop in the first quarter of 2014 - watch this space for more information. Places will be limited so check back regularly.
How Will System-Level Modelling Help RoboThespian Walk?
4th December 2013 | 2pm GMT
Join this webinar to hear how the developers of RoboThespian, are using system-level modelling to tackle the complex challenges inherent in developing a full-sized, dynamic humanoid robot. Plus how you can apply these techniques
to your mechatronic and multidomain design problems. Tune in
from your desktop or mobile device.
European Robotics Week 2013, 25 November to 1 December 2013
Would you like to get involved?
European Robotics Week offers one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of application areas. The Week aims at inspiring technology education in students of all ages to pursue careers in STEM-related fields, i.e. science, technology, engineering and math.
There is a lot going on in Europe during the European Robotics Week and we’ve love for you to get involved:
· Go on a school visit
· Open the lab up to the public
· Give a public lecture
· Contact your local science centre and offer to bring a robot along
· Anything you can do in public with your robots...
We are the UK coordinators of European Robotics Week events and we’d love to hear what you’re planning, we’re also available if you’d like some help or guidance in getting something going. Also, if you'd like us to publicise your event via the EU Robotics website, please let us know. We have been given a deadline of October 31st to get our events included in the initial publicity release, so anything you can send by then would be great.
Please forward this to anyone you think may be interested in taking part.
Claire Rocks, University of Warwick (email@example.com
Nick Hawes, University of Birmingham (firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Courtney, PB Consulting (email@example.com
Geoff Pegman, RURobots (firstname.lastname@example.org
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Robot residencies at the Science Museum, October 2015-April 2016.
In 2015, the Science Museum will be mounting a major exhibition on the history of robots. You, robot
will explore how our human self-perception has been manipulated, codified and projected in new robotic forms over hundreds of years. And, most intriguingly, it’ll explore questions of why
we are fascinated by robots, machines that may look or behave like us.
Anthropomorphism remains a uniquely human characteristic, but while the human form has long been a central subject of art, portrait and sculpture, it has also been a central concern of mechanism. This will be the first time the subject has been explored in an exhibition.
Please contact Ben Russell
for further information.
Opportunities for researchers who are interested in space mechatronic software systems: