Workshop on Smart Textiles and Robotics (STAR)

DESCRIPTION http://www.textilerobotics.org/ REGISTER While recent years have seen an increase in research on and advances in robotics and its different applications within the medical, industrial and service sections among others, there has been a similar trend in research on the use of textile as a means of sensing, communication and interfacing – leading to the…

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…

Impressions of the SCHUNK Expert Days 2014: Robots with Impact

In collaboration with SCHUNK, STIFF-FLOP showed a demonstration of their current state-of-the-art during the Expert Days 2014 in Hausen. This event is the world’s leading symposium for applied service robotics attended by more than 100 experts from all over the world, 18 international top-class speakers and 17 representatives of the international trade press this year.

STIFF-FLOP at the Science Museum

During the European Robotics Week, at the Science Museum in London we’ll meet swimming, flapping or crawling robots mimicking real animals. The EU-funded STIFF-FLOP project will be showing a robotic arm inspired by the softness and agility of an elephant’s trunk and by the octopus’ ability to find food by exploring small cavities in rocks.…

What use is a robot octopus? OCTOPUS meets STIFF-FLOP

Cecilia Laschi and Matteo Cianchetti from SSSA demonstrated how the OCTOPUS robot works and explained how it could one day be used for tasks such as repairing underwater structures like oil pipelines and ships’ hulls to performing search-and-rescue operations – venturing into places too dangerous for humans! The event was held at the Science Museum…

Centre for Robotics Research, Department of Informatics, collaborate on “Fearful Symmetry” Robot Exhibition at Tate Modern

Professor Kaspar Althoefer, Head of the Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe), Department of Informatics, collaborated with the Bartlett School (University College London) on a robot installation at the Tate Modern. Professor Althoefer and his team of roboticists were involved in an exciting arts and design installation initiated and led by Ruairi Glynn, lecturer at the…