Congrats Lukas Lindenroth! The First Prize (Gold Medal) Winner of the Mechatronics Students Prize Competition of 2016

We are pleased to report that our last year’s project student Lukas Lindenroth has won the First Prize (Gold Medal) of the Mechatronics Students Prize Competition of 2016 organised by IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers). Lukas also received the Project Award last year at the Department level. Lukas’ MSc project was supervised by Dr Hongbin…

TAROS-16 Best Student Paper prize for Dr. Elizabeth Sklar’s student

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Sklar PhD student (Eric Schneider, enrolled at Univ of Liverpool) won the Best Student Paper prize at the UK flagship robotic conference- 17th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS-16) in June for the paper entitled “Evaluating Multi-Robot Teamwork in Varied Environments” by Eric Schneider (Liverpool), Elizabeth Sklar (KCL) and Simon Parsons (KCL).

Robotics Open Day 2016- Saturday June 25th

The Centre for Robotics Research (CORE) at King’s College is demonstrating the latest research that deals with a broad range of exciting topics. We will show how we see the future, and how robots can change our lives. You will see: soft robots that are created taking inspiration from the natural world and wildlife; wearable…

Big day for ThrishLab, EPSRC just confirmed that Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara’s research grant proposal will be funded to lead a major UK based research consortium!

MOTION – Morphological Computation of Perception and Action Partners: King’s College London (lead organization), Cambridge University, Imperial College London, University of Surrey, Shadow Robotics Company, Rethink Robotics, Southern Scientific Ltd. Duration: 3 years (July 2016 – July 2019) Funding Body: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK Amount: £1.2 million Motivation: The recent Ebola…

Newly released KCL Metamorphic Robot Hand (Metahand 3)

The Mechanisms and Kinematics Group led by Prof Jian Dai has been continuously working on the metamorphic robot hand since its invention in 2004. With the principle of metamorphosis, the novel design of the multifingered robot hand brought in an articulated palm which changes the traditional structure of robot hands with a rigid palm. The…

Humanitarian Technologies Lab at King’s CoRe

The Humanitarian Technologies Lab (HT Lab) exists to develop new technologies to deliver humanitarian assistance to people in need.  It brings together a broad range of disciplines within CoRe, with its main areas of focus being: humanitarian demining and safe medicines. If you are not redirected automatically, follow the link.

Prof. Jian Dai first in UK to receive ASME Award

In August of this year, Professor Jian Dai of the Department of Informatics at the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, was awarded the “Mechanisms and Robotics Award” at the 39th ASME Mechanisms & Robotics Conference held in Boston, USA. The award was given for lifelong contributions to mechanisms and robotics by the American Society…