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Metin Sitti Seminar Success


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.

Kuka Innovation Awards Finalists!


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...

International Robotics Showcase


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...

Science for a Successful Nation


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...

Seminar at the University of Toronto


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...

Best Student Paper Award at the International Symposium on Medical Robotics 2018


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...

Rehabilitation Workshops Held in China and India


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...

New Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Awarded: Integrating robotic control and planning with human activity prediction for efficient human robot


University of Leeds researcher Luis Figueredo won a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship for a project that will enable humans and robot collaborate on forceful interaction tasks. Dr Figueredo explains his project: "In this project, I will develop a robotic planning and control system that performs human-robot collaborative manipulation tasks. The system will enable robots to...

New Funding Awarded: Human-like physics understanding for autonomous robots


Leeds researchers have been awarded £300K by EPSRC to build robots that can reason about physics like humans. How do you grasp a bottle of milk, nestling behind some yoghurt pots, within a cluttered fridge? Whilst humans are able to use visual information to plan and select such skilled actions with external objects with great...