Events

Following the success of the 1st (University of Birmingham in February 2016) and 2nd (Imperial College London in July 2017) workshops, the 3rd UK Robot Manipulation Workshop will be taking place at the University of Leeds on the 9th and 10th of April 2019. Last year’s workshop brought together 145 members of the UK robot manipulation community,…

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Abstract: Inspired by soft-bodied animals, soft functional active materials could enable physical intelligence for small-scale (from a few millimeters down to a few micrometers overall size) robots by providing them unique capabilities, such as shape changing and programming, physical adaptation, safe interaction with their environment, and multi-functional and drastically diverse dynamics. In this talk, our…
Robotics at Leeds will be showcasing rehabilitation technologies at the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase begin organised by Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). The event is being held at Audacious Manchester on Tuesday 12th March. We’ll have demonstrations of stroke rehabilitation robots as well as other robotic medical devices.
Abstract: Physical exercises have been prescribed for good health since 600BC, and there is plenty of scientific evidence that exercise is effective to improve health outcomes. The healthcare scenario, however, is changing at an increasingly rapid pace: on one hand, the population is becoming older, with more than 16% of the world population expected to…
Please note change of date Abstract: Robots have been successful in the applications which require speed, power and precision, but very limited where soft and delicate interactions are necessary. In this context the use of soft functional materials opened the door to a range of new types of machines, soft robots, that can not only interact…
Abstract: Robots are widely used for a number of tasks ranging from conventional industrial applications to service robotics. Researchers aim to further spread robots by improving their performance and/or by finding novel potential applications. These challenging goals can be conveniently achieved by means of design procedures, which can take into account multiple design criteria, since…
Abstract: Automated vehicles have been under development for over 50 years.  In this time there have been advancements to sensors, software and computers, but incredible challenges still remain.  Sensors need significant improvement to provide a level of capability similar to the human eye; but, most importantly, the software must be enhanced to meet the challenge. …
Abstract: Growing theoretical and experimental research on action and language processing and on number learning and gestures clearly demonstrates the role of embodiment in cognition and language processing. In psychology and neuroscience, this evidence constitutes the basis of embodied cognition, also known as grounded cognition (Pezzulo et al. 2012; Borghi & Cangelosi 2014). In robotics,…
Abstract: The performance of autonomous robots, i.e. robots that can make their own decisions and choose their own actions, is becoming increasingly impressive, but most of them are still constrained to labs, or controlled environments. In addition to this, these robots are typically only able to do intelligent things for a short period of time,…
Abstract: There is a need for surgical tools and devices to migrate from manual operation and remote-control, to more automated processes that can provide additional information and insight to the physician without an undue operational burden. This talk will focus on key aspects for enabling these mobile in vivo devices including studies of tissue mechanics,…
The themes for the day are as follows with a keynote speaker for each: – Artificial Intelligence / Robot Manipulation – Medical Robotics – Field Robotics – General Robotics We will also have invited speakers from other UK universities: Imperial College London, University of Lincoln and others to be confirmed ! Call for Abstracts  —…