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Engineers and scientists have paved the way for a robot that can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs – to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy.
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…