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…

The 2015 Innovative Surgical Robotics Forum – 18 March 2015

This event is for any healthcare professional, academic or company interested in discussing the challenges, current barriers and ways to move forward in the arena of surgical robots. The global market for medical robotics and computer-assisted surgical (MRCAS) equipment was worth nearly $2.7 billion in 2013. The market is projected to approach $3.3 billion in…

9 CoRe Papers and 1 CoRe Workshop accepted at ICRA 2014

9 papers by members of the Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe) and 1 full-day workshop on “Soft and stiffness-controllable robots for minimally invasive surgery” have been accepted at the top robotics conference: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014). In June 2014, this conference will be held in Hong Kong. Please see below the…

Huge Media Interest: Why octopus arms don’t stick together?

“Octopus arms have a built-in mechanism that prevents the suckers from grabbing octopus skin,” says Guy Levy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), the lead author of the work, which appears today in Current Biology. Their article has received a huge interest from the media such as Nature, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, IBT, The Scientist, National…

Translocations – Perspectives on dance

How does a piece of contemporary dance fare under the lens of a neuroscientist? Will its poetics inspire a professor of robotics? Shobana Jeyasingh presented one of her works, Bruise Blood, to six academics chosen for their professional interest in the human body and asked them to comment on it from their specialist perspective. These personal,…

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.