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…

Events Space at COLLECT – Monday 11 May, 11.15am – Matthew Howard

COLLECT 2015 – Beyond Craft – Crafts Council The Crafts Council’s 2014 research Measuring the Craft Economy found that craft skills in industries beyond the creative sector generate over £2.4bn GVA per year. Here, textile artist Karina Thompson, with her collaborator Dr Matthew Howard, King’s College London, and Chloe Meineck share their experiences of working…

Feeding Robot supported by King’s CoRe

Last Supper is a durational and interactive performance piece in which the artist wears a costume made of recycled machinery, such as, computers/printers as well as cooking utensils (an electric knife, ladle and spoon). anti-cool made the costume called “The Feeding Robot” using applied robotics technology. This allowed it to become interactive and controlled by…

King’s CoRe developed robotic doll for comedian Matthew Highton

Ali Shafti (PhD student at CoRe) and Kristan Marlow (PhD student from the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University and visiting researcher at CoRe) collaborated with comedian Matthew Highton on his new comedy show. The roboticists equipped his doll Sam with a rotary head and wrote an Android application for the wireless control.