Prof. Jian Dai first in UK to receive ASME Award

In August of this year, Professor Jian Dai of the Department of Informatics at the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, was awarded the “Mechanisms and Robotics Award” at the 39th ASME Mechanisms & Robotics Conference held in Boston, USA. The award was given for lifelong contributions to mechanisms and robotics by the American Society…

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…

IEEE Spectrum: Enhanced Haptic Feedback Replace Surgeons’ Sense of Touch at King’s CoRe

IEEE Spectrum recently reported about haptic feedback solutions for minimally invasive surgery proposed by world-leading research groups. The article mentions the work  that the Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe) led by robotics expert Prof. Kaspar Althoefer at King’s College London has devised a system that tracks the probe’s spatial position, how deeply it indents the tissue, and the…

Service Robots – Flexible Helpers in Professional Use at CoRe

Service robotics in Europe is on the rise. The market entrance of Google, the establishment of the “Robo-Stox” index in 2013, special reports in magazines such as “The Economist” or “Der Spiegel” show it: service robotics is on the threshold of entering a new maturity level. Service robotics conquers new, commercial fields of application and…

#AskRobotics with Matthew Howard

From cyborg assassins to driverless cars, robots continue to capture the public’s imagination, inspiring apprehension and wonder in equal measure. Will the rise of machines threaten the human race? Are they truly capable of emotional intelligence? Will they put us all out of work? And more importantly, can they do the washing up? Dr Matthew…

IEEE Student Branch Event at King’s

The IEEE Student Branch at King’s College was founded in 2001 and reshaped in 2012 as a more active branch. To celebrate the new academic year and welcome new students as well as get reacquainted with senior students, we are planning a social event on Tuesday 11th of November 6pm. Date: Tuesday 11th November, 18:00 Venue: Room K0.20, Strand Campus, King’s College…

Ada Lovelace: @KingsNMS event for #NMSWomenInScience

As part of the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences’ Celebrating Women in Science week, we are delighted to announce our Ada Lovelace event, which will take place on Wednesday 15 October, 2pm-5pm, in Tutu’s (Macadam Building, Level 4, Strand campus). If you are not redirected automatically, follow the link.

East London Science School visit CoRe labs

We were very excited to show how we do robotics experiments and how we make simple robots to students from the East London Science School. Hope their determination to lead scientific careers further solidified. It was very encouraging to see the depth of their questions. One child asked – “how do you get ideas to…