School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Open day: Robotics for society - The Centre of Advanced Robotics Inaugural Event

29 June 2017

Time: 3:45 - 8:00pm
Venue: Octagon Queens' Building Queen Mary, University of London MIle End Rd London Greater London e1 4ns

The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) is inviting to its day of inauguration. We will be showcasing QMUL's varied and exciting robotics activities and hear from our researchers about their most recent advancements in their areas of interest - highlights include soft robotics, flying solar-copters, micro swarm robots, articulated prosthetics for children, robot co-workers for the factory environment, tactile sensing, haptic tele-operation, wearable robots and much more.

Free registration required:eventbrite

Detailed programme:
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QMUL open robotics day

Where: QMUL Mile End campus, Octagon (talks) and Robotics lab visit (Eng. build, G12)
When: Thu, June 29, 2017, 14:00-15:30 (lab visit) and 16:00-20:00 (in Octagon)

Talks “Robotics for Society”, Demonstrations and Networking reception in Octagon

16:00-16:05 Welcome word, VP for Public engagement, Professor Peter McOwan
16:05-16:15 Introduction of ARQ and robotics activities at QMUL, Professor Kaspar Althoefer
16:15-17:05 Invited talk: Autonomous robots: motivations, challenges and impact of an emerging technology, Professor Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy
coffee break
17:20-17:30 Fly by the Sun: The ‘Solarcopter’ prototype, Dr Hassan Shaheed
17:30-17:40 Predicting behaviour from eye movements, Dr Isabelle Mareschal
17:40-17:50 Cognitive robots that learn like humans and from humans, Dr Lorenzo Jamone
17:50-18:00 Robots physically interacting with people, Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov
18:00-18:15 Soft robotics, Professor Kaspar Althoefer

Interactive demonstrations and networking reception, venue: Octagon, 18:15-20:0
(flying robots, augmented musical instruments, wearable technology, robotics for manufacturing, soft robots, computer vision and many others)