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A team from Robotics at Leeds recently took part in a range of trials to assess the effectiveness of using robots to disinfect public spaces to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19. You can read more in the BBC News article and see video of the trials on Facebook.
A new video released on YouTube follows the story of Leeds researchers and their part in using a specially designed robot to film previously unexplored sections of an Egyptian pyramid. As well as the documentary, the research team have also released the full nine hours of raw footage of the exploration. Read more.  
Robot manufacturer KUKA recently awarded a team from the University of Leeds’ STORM Lab the KUKA Innovation Award. Read more about this on the KUKA blog.
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…