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Dr Joe Norton from the University of Leeds’ STORM Lab UK has been interviewed by the BBC for their Digital Planet podcast showcasing the latest in technology. Joe describes the magnetic colonoscopy system developed by Prof Pietro Valdastri’s team and how its use will lead to less painful procedures for thousands of patients every year….
Robotics at Leeds’ Prof Rob Richardson was announced as the new chair of the UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems (UKRAS) network. UKRAS was established in 2015 and coordinates the activities of a range of the EPSRC’s investments in RAS activities across the UK. The announcement was made at the annual UKRAS International Robotics Showcase held…
A team from Robotics at Leeds attended the 2019 International Robotics Showcase event at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 27th June. We were joined by teams from other leading Robotics research centres across the UK in showing off the best of the UK’s research in robotics and autonomous systems.  As well as meeting…
Prof Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive of UKRI, was in Leeds on Monday 10th June for an event to celebrate the first anniversary of the formation of UKRI. Robotics at Leeds was lucky enough to be asked to host of visit by Sir Mark to meet some of our researchers to learn about the world-leading…
Read about the development of a robotics artist who can draw what she sees…
The work of the Robotics at Leeds team has been covered in a recent article on 3DPrint.com. You can read more about the work carried out to build continuum segment robots with 3D printing to reduce costs here.
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.