BBC visit Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

At the beginning of March The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics played host to the BBC's Science editor, David Shukman. He visited both the Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh sites, and got a taste of our current research. It was a great way to showcase the facilities, technology and research that the centre has to offer.

The BBC spent time with a number of academics associated with the centre with Centre co-director Professor David Lane explaining  that there is ''a global race to be the country that develops the best smart robots". 

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar our centre's other co-director puts David [Shukman] at ease by explaing there is very little risk of a robot with shared autonomy going 'rogue'

To read David's full article and watch the video featuring Sethu Vijayakumar see the link below.

Useful Links

BBC news article and video by David Shukman - 'Being comfortable in robotics' uncanny valley'

Current research at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar's website

Professor David Lane's website