Crowdfunding Trials of Our NQR Explosives Detector!

Field Trials to Test an Explosives Detector to Remove Landmines left after Conflict- In collaboration with King’s College London, Dr Jamie Barras is raising funds to run field trials to test an explosive detector for clearing landmines. Dr. Jamie Barras is the head of humanitarian technologies lab in the Department of Informatics. He is running…

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…

Sir Bobby Charlton awards funding to CoRe

Researchers from the Department of Informatics have been awarded £321k by the Find a Better Way foundation to investigate radiofrequency-based sensor detection of landmines. They received the award from Sir Bobby Charlton. If you are not redirected automatically, follow the link.

HANDLE and Beyond: Advances in In-Hand Manipulation

Professor Veronique Perdereau from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris presented the final results of the HANDLE project at King’s Building, Strand Campus, on February 13th, 2013. HANDLE has involved the Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe) for 4 years, from 2009 to February 2013. The presentation reported the initial project approach (improving dexterity, pre-shaping…

SRNS Generic I/O Module and Standard Bridge Module developed by the Shadow Robot Company now @ CoRe

Within the EU FP7 Project STIFF-FLOP the Shadow Robot Company developed the “Shadow Robot Nervous System” (SRNS) which is a universal hardware integration platform for connecting input and output components to a PC running the research standard Robot Operating System (ROS). The connection is made via EtherCAT which allows for fast, high bandwidth, real time…

€7.35 million to develop first generation stiffness controllable robotic instruments for heart and cancer surgery

Octopuses and robots will lead to new ways for surgeons to safely and effectively intervene in cancers, prostate and heart conditions. The Centre for Robotics Research in the Department of Informatics at King’s College London leads a consortium of European scientists and medical doctors aiming to create soft, flexible robotic tools to improve “keyhole” or…