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Saturday the 30th March was the University of Leeds’ annual family-friendly Be Curious Research Open Day. Be Curious allows researchers across the University of Leeds to showcase the exciting research they’ve been doing to the public. Robotics at Leeds had two stands at the event – one to showcase the work being done by our…
On Tuesday 12th March members of the Robotics at Leeds team attended the KTN’s Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase held in Salford, Greater Manchester. Dr Pete Culmer’s Slips project measuring pressure on the soles of feet to avoid ulceration in people with diabetes. Final Year MSc students Nathan Churchill and Daniel Middleton exhibited their…
Prof Metin Sitti visited Leeds from the Max Planck Instate for Intelligent Systems, Germany on 13th March. Prof Sitti gave a talk on bio-inspired small-scale soft robotics. The seminar was attended by many staff and students alike who greatly enjoyed the talk which sparked much discussion.
A Robotics at Leeds team, led by Prof Pietro Valdastri, has made it though to the finals of the Kuka Innovation Award 2019. The theme of the award is health living and the Leeds team is one of five selected from an initial thirty entrants. The Leeds team “Team RoboFORCE” are presenting their magnetic robotic…
The Robotics at Leeds team had no less than two stands at the International Robotics Showcase on 21st June. The showcase was held as part of the International Business Festival at Exhibition Centre Liverpool which is located alongside the waterfront next to the River Mersey. A team from Leeds’ STORM Lab were exhibiting their latest work…
On the 21st of February, we were invited by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to showcase our pioneering work on magnetic guided capsule robots, alongside other Sonopill team members, at the historic Royal Society in central London. The aim of the event, entitled “Science for a Successful Nation,” was to demonstrate the importance…
16 February 2018. Pietro Valdastri was invited to give the talk “Lifesaving Capsule Robots” at the University of Toronto, within the Distinguished Seminar Series of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. During the visit, Pietro had a chance to visit several great research labs, including Jim Drake’s Lab at SickKids Hospital (picture below) and…
2 March 2018. We have been awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the International Symposium on Medical Robotics 2018 for the work “A Disposable Continuum Endoscope Using Piston-driven Parallel Bellow Actuator” by N. Garbin, L. Wang, J. Chandler, K. L. Obstein, N. Simaan, P. Valdastri. The paper describes a ultra-low-cost solution for gastric cancer screening…
In late January and early February 2018, a team of six University of Leeds academics embarked on a week long trip to Asia to enhance their understanding of the needs of people with disabilities in India and China. The trip was funded by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund with a view to informing…