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Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event Highlights


The Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event took place on 27 to 28 June at Weetwood Hall, Leeds, as part of the UK Robotics Week 2017, to showcase the current state-of-the-art of robotics for infrastructure through a packed programme of talks and demonstrations. The event brought together over 80 academics, industry, policy makers and...

Giving robots a change of heart


A prototype robotic sleeve, which can wrap around a weak heart before synchronising with its natural motion to help it keep beating, has been developed by an international team of engineers.

How infrastructure robots can keep countries efficient


Robots operating in pipes, on lamp posts, flying over power lines and on train tracks will be key to identifying future infrastructure issues, saving money and keeping countries efficient.

Vision for better living through robotics


Robots rarely get a good press. They’re either turning rogue, trying to control the human race as in The Matrix, or wreaking a path of destruction to kill the hero in Will Smith’s I, Robot.

New research aims to charge robots remotely


Researchers at the University of Leeds are taking part in a project to develop ways to wirelessly "beam" power into robots and other digital systems.