Events will take place all across Europe from the 23rd to the 29th of November.
The fifth edition of the European Robotics Week is only a few days away, and it is set to be the biggest held so far. Home to one of the most advanced Robotics laboratories in the UK, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), Bristol has now been chosen as the heart of the event, which is scheduled to happen from the 23rd to the 29th of November all across Europe.
From the BRL at UWE’s Frenchay campus, research fellow Dr Paul Bremner will be displaying his pioneering robotics research which has been previously showcased at TEDx Bristol on the 11th of November. As part of his fellowship, Dr Bremner has developed a Nao robot prototype able to perform the same movements as his operator. His demonstration will take place during the opening night, which happens on the 24th of November from 7pm at M-Shed. After that, a discussion about Robots and Society with renowned experts will be opened to the public.
Talks and hands-on activities will also take place throughout the week with the aim to engage the general public, especially young children. The morning and afternoon of the 25th of November will open with a discussion revolving ethics and legal matters, robotics’ academic research and current startups and a tour of the BRL. Following in the evening, those between the ages of 5 and 14 will be able to help researchers treat artificial cancer cells by helping them build 100 robots.
The aim of the week is to attract people of all ages and engage them with cutting-edge robotics research, learning from experts in the field. This week is not to be missed!
To learn more about events taking place near you and how to book your place, visit www.eu-robotics.net.
By Marcela Usmari