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…

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…

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.

Soft Robots at King’s CoRe

The Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe) at King’s College London is developing technology for “soft robots”. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Taking inspiration from the natural world, these robots have soft exteriors that make them safer and more adept for collaboration with humans. Al Jazeera visited King’s CoRe to report on the latest developments…

STIFF-FLOP in the News

Taking inspiration from the realm of soft-bodied animals, a European-wide team of engineers, biologists and surgeons coordinated by roboticists at King’s College London have made new ground in the framework of EU project STIFF-FLOP (STIFFness controllable Flexible and Learnable manipulator for surgical OPerations) creating soft and stiffness-controllable robotic devices specifically for minimally-invasive surgery. Here, a…

King’s Robot Receptionist Design Competition

The Department of Informatics, King’s College London, is running a competition to design the face of Kinba – the new King’s College London robotic receptionist in the Strand Campus, who will succeed the legendary, cheeky chatty robot receptionist Inkha. Inkha has been faithfully attending the Strand Campus reception for more than 10 years now, and…

Access the UK’s commercial opportunities in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Learn about the UK’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems sector from leading innovators and academics such as Ian Stevens, Chief Executive Officer at Touch Bionics, Professor Kaspar Althoefer, Head of Centre for Robotics Research at Kings College, London, and Professor David Lane, Chair of the Robotics and Autonomous System Special Interest Group appearing via 3D hologram…

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…

RoboSoft Newsletter with latest news from King’s CoRe

RoboSoft is a Coordination Action for Soft Robotics funded by the European Commission under the Future and Emerging Technologies – FET- Open Scheme (FP7-ICT-2013-C project # 619319). The March 2015 newsletter which also contains latest progress of the CoRe’s inflatable manipulator can be found here.