Upcoming events

Pitch Masterclasses (2015 & 2016 cohorts)

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 09:00 to Tue, 26/09/2017 - 13:00
Robotarium seminar room Heriot-Watt University

This half day training session will cover the following:

Understand what makes an effective pitch

- Get clear on the objective and the audience

- Students deliver pre-prepared pitches which are filmed

- Review the filmed pitches as a group and provide feedback

- Reflections and action plan

Throughout the masterclass the following learning areas will be addressed:

New Scientist Live

Thu, 28/09/2017 (All day) to Sun, 01/10/2017 (All day)
ExCel London

New Scientist Live, a festival of ideas and discovery, is taking place at ExCeL London from 28th September until 1st October.

The event will have five main themes – Humans, Technology, Earth, Cosmos and Engineering.  There will be a wide range of speakers including two academics from the Centre.

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar will speak about “Shared autonomy: the future of interactive robotics”.  Professor Barbara Webb will discuss "How insects inspire robotics".

Annual Conference

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 09:00 to Thu, 12/10/2017 - 17:00
Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities

The aim of the 2017 conference is two-fold:

to provide delegates with an overview of the areas of research in which the RAS CDT students are working 

to provide a forum in which academia and industry can open the dialogue about collaborating to seek solutions to real world challenges

Mona: an Affordable Open-source Mobile Robot for Research and Education (Workshop)

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 15:30
Robotarium Seminar Room, Heriot-Watt University

15:30 - 17:00 Workshop  "Mona: an Affordable Open-source Mobile Robot for Research and Education"

The workshop is free to attend, but advanced registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mona-an-affordable-open-source-mobile-robot-for-research-and-education-tickets-37982468586

Duration: 60 to 90 min

Requirement: Laptop/PC with installed Arduino Software

Maybe the robot invasion is a good thing - Dr. Subramanian Ramamoorthy

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 17:00
Disruptive Innovation Festival

Maybe the robot invasion is a good thing 

23rd Nov, 17:00

Maybe the robots will round us up in internment camps, or maybe we'll be sipping cocktails by the pool while our gadgets sweep our streets and stock our shops. Find out why robotics researcher, Dr Subramanian Ramamoorthy prefers to think the future will contain more of the latter than the former.